Taco Salad with Doritos

The following recipe is one of my favorite recipes EVER! My mom made this recipe all the time when I was growing up and my brother and I absolutely love it. When I serve it to people outside my immediate family, they are intrigued and perplexed by the fact that we use Doritos in our recipe.  Trust me, it really works! It’s delicious!

So, check out our family favorite and enjoy! I know you won’t be disappointed. 🙂


Taco Salad with Doritos
  • 1 lb of hamburger
  • 1 head of lettuce
  • 1 Block of cheddar cheese
  • 1 Red pepper
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Cups Mayo
  • 2 Tbsp Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 small jar Taco Sauce
  • 1 Bag Nacho Cheese Doritos

  1. Brown your hamburger and drain. Set aside to cool.
  2. Chop Lettuce, dice the pepper and onion, cube the cheese and throw into a large salad bowl.
  3. Once your hamburger has cooled, you can toss it into the bowl as well.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, add your mayo, milk, sugar and taco sauce. Mix well, incorporating all ingredients.
  5. Pour Taco Dressing over salad and mix all ingredients thoroughly.
  6. Serve onto individual dishes and sprinkle crushed Doritos over the top of your Taco Salad.
  7. Enjoy!


Hey! Meet Vanessa

A foodie, crafty, homeschooling mom of 3, who loves her Happy Planner and all things Mid Century Modern!


A foodie, crafty, homeschooling mom of 3, who loves her Happy Planner and all things Mid Century Modern!

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  1. Christy hughes says:

    This salad is the bomb!! Van made it for me last time I was in Tulsa and I fell in LOOOOVEEE!!! You have got to try this!

    1. The Rookie Seamstress says:

      Aww thanks Christy!! Glad you liked it. 😉

  2. Rachel Rockwell says:

    Yummy! I love this stuff!

  3. Emily says:

    yummy!! I am a salad lover…This one looks amazing! I’m sharing it tomorrow at this weeks Tasteful Tuesday party…Come on over and check it out… hope you can link up again this week 😮 ) Oh and grab a featured button while you are over! Link will go live Monday evening at 8:30 central time…
    oh and I would LOVE for you to add my party to your link parties page!

    1. The Rookie Seamstress says:

      Thank you so much! What an honor! I will be sure to add you to my pages and link up again! Thank you so much for the feature! I’m so excited!!

  4. Yum! I’ve never seen this with dressing…awesome!

    1. The Rookie Seamstress says:

      It’s so good. You must try it!!!

  5. We’ve made something similar, Taco in a Bag, with Doritos. You’re right, so yummy! Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday!

    1. The Rookie Seamstress says:

      Ohh, such a great idea! make a walking taco salad with the mini Doritos bags!! I love it! Thanks for letting me link up!

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