Seasoned taco meat, corn, and then topped with cornbread mix. Bake this Easy Cornbread Taco Pie for less then 30 minutes and dinner is ready. It's a new kind of taco recipe that you are sure to love. Yes, it is the best of both world's, it is a Taco filled Pie!!!
I'm sure you know by now how much we love to have taco flavored meals around here and today I'm sharing another favorite of mine.
My Taco Soup is one of my reader's favorites and today I am sharing another favorite taco recipe with you. This Easy Cornbread Taco Pie is easy to make a family favorite.
How to make Easy Cornbread Taco Pie:
This recipe is pretty easy to make! Cook your taco meat and the add your other ingredients. Fill your pie pan with the meat, tip with corn, and then top with your cornbread. Bake and then serve!
- Ground Beef
- Taco Seasoning
- Cream Cheese
- Cornbread Mix
- Shredded Cheese
- Cilantro (chopped for garnish)
Step one: Get started by preheating your oven to 400 degrees. Then prepare a pie dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
Step two: Next cook your ground beef in a large skillet. Drain fat and return to stove top. Add taco seasoning, salsa, and cream cheese. Cook until cream cheese is melted and all ingredients are well combined. Add this to your prepared pie pan.
- Tip: Make sure everything is drained well before adding it to your pie pan. This will help during baking to keep the base from getting soupy.
Step three: Now drain your corn well and add to the top of your pie.
- Tip: You can substitute out the same amount of fresh or frozen corn instead of canned.
Step four: Mix your cornbread according to box instructions. Mine called for 1 egg and ⅓ cup milk. Spoon this on top of your pie. And last top it with shredded cheese.
Step five: Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cornbread is cooked through.
Top this recipe with this great options!
I love to have additional taco toppings for this recipe.
- Sour Cream adds the perfect amount of creamy goodness to the cornbread.
- Guacamole is a nice rich and colorful topping for this.
- Salsa or Pico De Gallo can add some additional spice to this.
- Jalapenos are a great addition to add some heat to this recipe. Add them in the meal if you want or on top with the sour cream!
Can this recipe be made ahead of time?
Yes, you sure can make this ahead of time! Once your cook your meat and add the ingredients for the taco pie, drain it and allow it to cook.
Fill your pie pan once it is fully cooled top with corn and the cornbread mix. No need to add the shredded cheese at this point.
Wrap the pie with plastic wrap and then refrigerate for up to 3-5 days. Allow the pie to reach room temperature before baking.
Can this recipe be frozen?
Yes, you can freeze this before or after baking. Freezing before baking follow the same steps above to prepare ahead of time.
I recommend an aluminum or tin pie pan if freezing or a baking dish that has a cover. Cover your pie with plastic wrap and then aluminum foil.
Can stay frozen for up to about 2 months at best. When ready to bake, allow pie to thaw completely before baking.
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Easy Cornbread Taco Pie
- 1 pound Ground beef
- 1 packet Taco seasoning
- 1 cup Salsa
- 4 oz Cream cheese
- 1 can Corn
- 1 box Cornbread mix (8.5oz)
- 1 Egg
- ⅓ cup Milk
- ½ cup Shredded cheese
- 1 tablespoon Chopped cilantro (optional for garnish)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a pie dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- Start by cooking your ground beef in a large skillet. Drain fat and return to stove top. Add taco seasoning, salsa, and cream cheese. Cook until cream cheese is melted and all ingredients are well combined. Add this to your prepared pie pan.
- Drain corn well and add to the top of your pie.
- Mix your cornbread according to box instructions. Mine called for 1 egg and ⅓ cup milk. Spoon this on top of your pie. Top with shredded cheese.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cornbread is cooked through. Optional: garnish with fresh cilantro.
Decided to try this recipe tonight for dinner. I put in a small onion diced with the hamburger and added a layer of black olives on top of the corn. Delicious, and easy and every one loved it! Will be making this again. (I used the Jiffy Cornbread Mix and it was done in exactly 25 minutes).
I'm so glad you liked it!
I was super excited to try this, but after 50 min in the oven to top was starting to burn but the cornbread was still not cooked through. I followed the recipe to a T so I’m not quite sure what went wrong!
I only bake mine for 20-25 minute. If you make for longer you could risk it starting to burn. It not cooking through could be two things, the type of cornbread box you use. I would see how long the box suggest you cook it. Or it could have been the size pan. If you used something to small and the cornbread was not spread out enough. I would look into what type cornbread you used because it should definitely cook through after just 20-25 mins.
Looks amazing!! Anyway this can be made in a crockpot? At least one kiddo has some practice every night and they are starved the minute we get home and can’t wait the 30 minutes for the oven to be preheated and food cooked;)
I have not tried this in the crock pot and not sure how cornbread would cook in it.
Could I use sour cream instead of cream cheese?
I made this recipe and everyone LOVED it. I’ll make it tonight again 😉 The only thing is that I think I put too much corn bread on top because it’s was mostly cornbread haha. Now I’ll use less than 1 box
I am glad you liked it!
This was amazing. My family wants taco pot pie every night. Thank you for this recipe!
If you do not have salsa what can you use
A can of diced tomatoes that you add spices to to kick it up a notch?
You could use just diced tomatoes and add some spices.
Recipe was great! I doubled and used what I had available can of corn and can of black beans in 13 x 9 casserole. Thanks for the recipe!!
Can you make it ahead without loss of quality? I want to make it tonight for someone to eat for dinner tomorrow
Hi Linda, I have not made this ahead of time. Hope you enjoy the recipe and it works well for you.
46 year old guy here who just discovered cooking!
Just put this in the oven and the Kids and Wife can't wait!
Easy to make and the House SMELLS FANTASTIC!!!!
Awesome!! I hope you all enjoy the recipe and it tastes as good as it smells!!
I made this and it was delicious thanks for the recipe!!!!!! Added to the dinner menu!!!
So glad you liked it! Thanks!
My favorite! My absolute go to recipe when I'm hankering for something cheesy!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
Christine @ myblissfulmess
I just made this the other day and it was delicious! It was easy and quick to put together too and I LOVE recipes like that! Easy peasy, but doesn't lack flavor. I love how you can adjust the heat in this recipe too, just by using whatever heat level of salsa you prefer. I kept mine at medium because I'm a medium heat kinda person. So are my kids. I served this with a green salad. YUM! Thank you for this delicious recipe!
I am so happy that you loved the recipe Christine! I love the hot salsa but I use mild because the kids. The love this recipe =)
Can I use a cast iron skillet ?
Hi Annie! I have yet to try but think a cast iron skillet would work great for this recipe! Let me know how it turns out!
Is there any substitute for cream cheese?
This looks so yummy thank you
Hope you enjoy it! It's one of my favorites