Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

A kicked up version of the original. It calls for instant potatoes, but I use leftover real mashed potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare mashed potatoes according to directions.
  2. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion until the meat is browned.
  3. Drain.
  4. Add tomatoes, corn, olives, taco seasoning, chili powder, salt and garlic powder.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Transfer to a greased 2 1/2 quart baking dish.
  8. Top with 3/4 cup cheese.
  9. Spread mashed potatoes over top.
  10. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  11. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  12. *4 1/2 cups of prepared mashed potatoes may be substituted for instant.
Most Helpful

I used a 12 ounces can of corn (couldn't find mexicorn). I used home made taco seasoning, no sodium. I omitted the salt. The package of mashed potatoes I used was not the best. I should have taken the brand Betty Crocker, and a flavor of butter and herbs. But other than that, it's perfect. Great recipe, easy to do. Thanks CoffeeB :) Made for PRMR

Boomette August 18, 2009

Hubby and I just loved this recipe- will make again for sure! Thank you!

Melanie Adrienne March 31, 2014

So delicious and such a nice change from the original. I loved the spicy element of this dish; it was perfect.

Abbs <3 August 05, 2009