Whether you celebrate Taco Tuesday every week or like to dig into delicious tacos occasionally you have got to try these tasty and unique recipes! We’ve compiled a list of traditional tacos such as fish tacos and ground beef tacos as well as several unique recipes such as pulled pork tacos, cheesy taco casserole, and taco soup. The options are truly endless! These recipes are bound to transform any ordinary dinner into a fiesta.

1. Spicy Ranch Chicken Tacos

Trade traditional ground beef tacos for these delicious spicy ranch chicken tacos. This recipe combines frozen popcorn chicken with a simple yet flavorful ranch dressing to create one unforgettable bite.

In addition to the popcorn chicken and ranch sauce, these tacos are laden with your favorite toppings. Some great options would be shredded lettuce, cheese, sour cream, and whatever else your heart desires.

2. Homemade Crunch Wrap Supreme

Everyone’s favorite Taco Bell dinner can now be prepared effortlessly at home. This recipe provides thorough instructions on how to fold, fill, and cook the crunch wrap so that it looks like it came straight from Taco Bell.

You’ll be pleased to discover that this meal comes together in just 25 minutes, so technically this is still considered fast food! In addition to the quick cooking time, you’ll also only need 8 simple ingredients.

3. Instant Pot Pulled Pork BBQ Tacos

Pulled pork is delicious, however, it often requires a lengthy cooking time. After all, we’re trying to achieve the perfect tender shreds of meat! Thankfully, there is a new kitchen gadget in town that is here to help make cooking quick and easy!

Instead of waiting several hours for the pork to roast in the oven, it can be cooked in about 1 hour in the Instant Pot. Once cooked you’ll be ready to smother the pork in delicious BBQ sauce. We also highly recommend serving the pork with a scoop of coleslaw.

4. Cheesy Taco Sticks

You don’t have to dig into a traditional taco to enjoy the delicious taco flavors! This recipe stuffs taco seasoned meat and cheese into a doughy pizza crust and then bakes the taco sticks in the oven.

The taco sticks only require about 10 minutes in the oven and then they are ready to eat! They serve well with your favorite taco toppings such as salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.

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5. Stuffed Sweet Potato Tacos

This is another untraditional taco recipe but it would be another excellent dinner to enjoy for Taco Tuesday! Clean and delicious ingredients are stuffed into the skin of a sweet potato.  Some of these wholesome ingredients include black beans, chopped green onion and delicious seasonings such as cumin.

Once the potato tacos are cooked, top it with your favorite taco toppings. This meal is a great meatless option that the family will surely love!

6. Bang Bang Fish Tacos

Fish tacos should be a part of everyone’s dinner rotations. Crispy fish sticks are tossed into a corn tortilla along with shredded cabbage. These tacos are topped with a creamy bang bang sauce that will seriously excite your taste buds.

All in all, this meal comes together in just 30 minutes. Serve the tacos with fresh cilantro, and freshly squeezed lime juice.

7. Taco Casserole

Casseroles are fun because they’re loaded with a variety of delicious ingredients and they’re easy to prepare too. This casserole is filled with Mexican flavors and is topped with Doritos, Fritos, and Tortilla chips.

Further, this meal can be prepared ahead of time and will keep in the fridge until you’re ready to cook it. You can also freeze this meal to be enjoyed later, just be sure to add the crunchy toppings and fresh lettuce after cooking as these ingredients can become soggy.

8. Taco Lasagna

Traditional lasagna with a Mexican spin is about to be your new favorite meal. Made with oven-ready lasagna noodles, taco seasoned ground beef, salsa, and loads of cheese.

This dinner only takes 15 minutes to prep and about an hour to cook. It is also a freezer-friendly meal which makes it a perfect dinner contender even on a busy weeknight.

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9. Dorito Taco Salad

Bundle up the flavor and ingredients of traditional tacos and toss it into an enticing salad! Salad often gets a bad rep, but that’s because many salads are made of boring ingredients. Picky eaters won’t be saying no to this type of salad!

Filled with taco-seasoned ground beef, shredded lettuce, and crunchy Doritos, you’ll surely be craving this dinner again! Finally, serve the salad with French dressing and be sure to add your favorite taco toppings too.

10. Five-Ingredient Baked Chicken Enchilada Tacos

Get ready for an incredibly easy and delicious taco dinner! This recipe combines two popular Mexican dishes to create one unforgettable dinner.

Pick up a store-bought rotisserie chicken and combine it with enchilada sauce to create this tasty enchilada taco dinner. Additionally, the meal cooks in a casserole dish which means it’s easy to prepare and even easier to clean up! Better yet, your delicious dinner will be ready in 20 minutes or less!

11. Blackened Fish Tacos

Perhaps instead of breaded fish, you’d enjoy these blackened fish tacos! Tilapia fillets are tossed in an enticing blackened seasoning and are cooked in a cast-iron skillet.

While the fish is cooking, prepare the delicious avocado sauce that is made with Greek Yogurt, fresh lime juice, cilantro, and of course avocado. Serve the fish in a corn tortilla along with shredded cabbage and crumbled queso fresco.

12. Taco Pasta

With 15 minutes of prep and 15 minutes of cook time, you can have yourself a delicious Mexican pasta dinner in no time. This recipe combines seasoned taco meat with large pasta shells and a few other ingredients to create a flavorful dinner.

Since this meal comes together quickly, you can enjoy it even on your busiest weekday. Once cooked, serve the pasta with a dollop of sour cream and additional shredded cheese.

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13. Easy Shrimp Tacos

We’ve talked about breaded fish tacos, blackened fish tacos and now we’re sharing yet another delicious seafood taco idea! These shrimp tacos come together effortlessly and they pack a ton of flavor too.

The shrimps are tossed in a lovely mixture of seasonings and are baked in the oven. They only require about 10 minutes to cook and then can be tossed into a flour tortilla along with your favorite taco toppings. Further, be sure to try the homemade creamy sauce that pairs wonderfully with the shrimp.

14. Mexican Beef And Rice Skillet

This one-pot dinner is full of exciting flavor and texture. This easy weeknight dinner cooks all the ingredients simultaneously, so yes, that means you don’t have to cook the rice separately!

The recipe also provides several tips and tricks to ensure that this meal turns out perfectly every time. Finally, serve the dish with shredded cheese and your favorite taco toppings.

15. Chickpea Tacos

This recipe is another wonderful meatless taco idea. However, instead of tortillas, this vegan taco filling is served in a lettuce boat. Not only is it meat-free but it’s gluten-free too! It may just be the perfect light dinner you’ve been searching for.

Chickpeas are combined with a homemade taco seasoning and are cooked on the stovetop until they are slightly crispy. Once cooked, you’ll be ready to toss the chickpeas into the lettuce boats and be sure to add your favorite taco toppings.

16. Taco Sliders

Sliders are perfect for parties, potlucks, and of course, can be enjoyed for dinner too. These sliders are stuffed with delicious taco meat and cheese. You’ll also love that this recipe comes together in just 30 minutes.

Right before baking, be sure to brush the buns with garlic butter and bake the sliders until they’re golden brown and the cheese is melted. They serve well on their own but would pair wonderfully with a side of salsa and guacamole too.

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17. Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Fresh bell peppers are stuffed with ground beef, rice, salsa, and ooey-gooey cheese. This delicious, wholesome dinner is an easy weeknight meal and even serves well as leftovers.

With just a few ingredients, you can have these Mexican stuffed peppers ready to enjoy in no time. Finally, serve the peppers with additional shredded cheese.

18. Instant Pot Taco Soup

The Instant Pot has come to the rescue once again to help make delicious meals effortlessly. This recipe transforms taco flavors into an alluring soup.

Our recipe combines ground beef with beef broth, loads of seasonings and a few veggies too. Pressure cook the soup for just 5 minutes, followed by a 10-minute natural release and then serve it with a dollop of sour cream, chopped avocado, and more cheese!

19. Food Hack: DIY Hard Taco Shells, Bowls & Cups

If you have tortillas on hand but are craving a hard taco shell, don’t run to the grocery store! Instead, check out this super simple food hack that will prove you can make your own hard taco shells effortlessly.

In addition to the hard taco shells, we’re also sharing how to make your own taco bowls and cups too!

20. How To Make Taco Seasoning

Making your own taco seasoning is surprisingly easy and this recipe shares exactly how to do it. Once you try this homemade version, you’ll never want to go back to the store-bought packets again.

This recipe combines chili powder with cumin, garlic, and just a few other seasonings to create a flavorful homemade taco seasoning. Store the seasoning in an airtight container until you’re ready to incorporate it into your delicious taco meals.

 

 

Clarissa Vanner

Clarissa loves experimenting with food of all cultures to make unique healthy dishes. When she’s not browsing Pinterest for new recipe inspiration she likes to pick up a DIY project and use her creative hands to make art or crafts. In her down time you can find her watching the latest documentaries on Netflix or going for nature walks.

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