Layered Taco Salad

  • Author: Kate Jackson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Cornbread, spicy ground beef, cheese and veggies come together for this easy, pretty layered taco salad!


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • 34 cups cornbread cubes
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in halves or quarters
  • Chopped scallions for garnish
  • Sour cream for garnish


  1. Cook ground beef with taco spice mix according to directions.
  2. In a large glass bowl, assemble layers as follows: layer of cornbread cubes, topped with a layer ground beef, topped with a layer of cheese, topped with a layer of lettuce, drizzled with some ranch dressing, Repeat.
  3. For the final layer, top the salad with the remaining cornbread cubes, the remaining cheese, the tomatoes and a scattering of chopped scallions. Top with sour cream if you like.
  4. This can be eaten immediately, or held for a hour at room temperature.