The Dorito Taco Salad presents a nostalgic twist to the classic potluck recipe, adding an element of fun and personalization to the dining experience. The magic unfolds with a simple yet flavorful combination of ingredients: lean ground beef seasoned to perfection with taco seasoning, crisp iceberg lettuce, diced tomatoes, and the star of the show, Nacho cheese Doritos chips. Bringing it all together is the sweet and tangy Catalina dressing, infusing the salad with a burst of savory goodness.

To prepare this culinary delight, the seasoned ground beef takes center stage, providing a hearty and savory foundation. Once cooked and cooled, it joins forces with the crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, crunchy Doritos, and the flavorful dressing, creating a harmonious blend of textures and tastes. The result is a vibrant and mouthwatering salad that pays homage to tradition while introducing an interactive twist.

What sets this Dorito Taco Salad apart is the serving style – individual bags of Doritos become edible vessels for a personalized taco experience. Guests can fill their bags with the desired amount of meat, lettuce, tomatoes, and Doritos, creating a hands-on, customizable adventure. This innovative presentation not only enhances the visual appeal but also makes it a standout dish at potlucks and casual gatherings.

For those craving an extra layer of indulgence, the optional garnishes of sour cream and guacamole provide a creamy and flavorful enhancement. These additions complement the vibrant flavors of the salad, adding richness and depth to each bite.

In conclusion, the Dorito Taco Salad transcends the ordinary with its creative presentation and dynamic flavor profile. It transforms the act of enjoying a classic dish into an interactive and communal celebration of flavors. This recipe is not just about food; it’s about fostering a shared experience that brings joy and satisfaction to the table. So, gather your friends, prepare the spread, and embark on a journey of culinary delight with this innovative and delicious Dorito Taco Salad! 🌮🥳✨


Dorito Taco Salad has been a go-to potluck recipe for as long as I can remember!!

I have been making this forever… But I get individual bags of Doritos… Everybody gets a bag and u put ur toppings inside and eat it right from the bag


  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 lb. Lean ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp. Taco seasoning
  • 1 Medium iceberg lettuce chopped
  • 1 Large tomato diced
  • 1-2 C. Nacho cheese Doritos chips
  • 1 C. Catalina dressing
  • Sour cream and guacamole for garnish if desired


  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat on the stove.
  • Add the ground beef and taco seasoning to the skillet, and cook until completely browned. Drain and set the meat aside to cool.
  • Chop the iceberg lettuce, and place it into a large bowl.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, cooked beef, Doritos and Catalina dressing to the bowl with the lettuce, and toss well to combine.
  • Serve topped with sour cream and guacamole if desired.