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Traveling Taco

Shh! Don’t tell anyone that we’ve even been known to have traveling taco for dinner.

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Traveling Taco

My mom made a traveling taco for me when I was younger and the first time I was asked to bring a dish to a potluck as a grown up, this was the dish I selected. Ever since this has been my go to potluck dish and is one of my most requested recipes. This is very kid friendly because they can help with almost every step of the process even at a young age.
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12
Calories 288 kcal


  • 16 oz refried beans
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 16 oz guacamole homemade or not
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 bunch green onions sliced
  • 1/2 iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 6 oz black olives sliced, optional
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded, divided
  • salsa


  • In a medium pot, blend the refried beans, 1 tbsp salsa, and ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese. Heat until cheese is thoroughly melted.
    16 oz refried beans, salsa, 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • Spread the mixture in one 9×13-inch rectangular casserole dish..
  • Let mixture cool to room temperature.
  • Spread sour cream over the refried beans.
    16 oz sour cream
  • Spread guacamole over the sour cream.
    16 oz guacamole
  • Spread salsa over the guacamole. OPTIONAL
  • Layer the lettuce, cheese, tomato and green onions next.
    1 tomato, 1/2 iceberg lettuce, 2 cups cheddar cheese, 1 bunch green onions
  • Garnish with black olives.
    6 oz black olives


Serve with tortilla chips.
TIP: You could also divide the ingredients into two 8×8-inch casserole dishes or make individual servings in small ramekins or other single serving containers.
Keyword kid friendly

By Angelia Embler

Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and four dogs. She creates, answers @Yoast support, and loves to ramble. Find her curled up with a book or watching her favorite TV shows, movies, or American football game. ?

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