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Over 30 Taco Inspired Meals

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Taco Tuesday is a mainstay of family meal plans all over the country. But, even though Zachary thinks that tacos are basically the best food dish ever created in history, even he can get kind of tired of eating the same old tacos every week. And that’s why I’m excited to share over 30 Taco Inspired Meals!

All of these dishes feature the flavor (and even the ingredients) of tacos, but in very different ways than your typical taco entree. There are casseroles, mini cups, empanadas, salads, and more to choose from here! And, with them all, you can get your favorite Tex-Mex taste without eating a regular taco.

Want even more ways to enjoy tacos? Check out this list of over 55 unique taco recipes you can make!

Taco Inspired Meals

Over 30 Taco Inspired Meals:

1. Skip the meat and try these vegetarian Asparagus and Lentil Tacos!

2. Serve up some Tex-Mex spuds with this recipe for Taco-Seasoned Potatoes!

3. This lovely Taco Quiche is a perfect appetizer with taco taste!

4. Believe it or not, most taco salads are far from healthy. Go lighter with this recipe for Healthy Taco Salad!

5. These Taco Egg Muffin Cups are bite-sized and yummy – perfect for a party!

6. And these Taco Salad Mini Bites make great appetizers too! Plus, kids will love them for afternoon snacks!

7. Bake up this hearty Taco Tater Tot Casserole for a weeknight dinner!

8. Pack this super cute Taco Bento Lunch for your kids during the day!

9. This huge Taco Roll Ring is a perfect party food! Guests can just tear and share!

10. Swap out taco meat for poultry in this Chicken Taco Casserole!

11. Use potatoes as the base for tacos with this recipe for Street Potato Tacos with White Sauce!

12. These Turkey Taco Bowls are sure to please hungry eaters!

13. We are huge cornbread eaters. We live in the South, after all. And this recipe for Taco Cornbread is a must-try!

14. Put this Crockpot Taco Soup on in the morning and have a taco-inspired dinner with you get home!

15. Make these Taco Empanadas and let the kids eat them as handpies!

16. Serve this filling Taco Chili and be sure to top it with sour cream and cheese!

Taco Inspired Meals and Recipes

17. Piled high and stuffed with cheese, this Impossible Taco Pie will be a regular addition to your meal plan!

18. Pack this yummy Taco Salad In a Jar for a quick grab-and-go lunch!

19. Mix two family favorites in one dish with this Taco Pizza!

20. This Taco Macaroni Casserole will be perfect for a hungry family!

21. Take some of the work out of cooking with this easy Crockpot Taco Pasta Bake!

22. Serve these individual Taco Wonton Cups as you sit and watch the game!

23. This spicy and Cheesy Taco Popcorn is a fun snack for kids to gobble up!

24. Have a taco dessert with this indulgent Cinnamon Pebbles Choco Taco!

25. Ever had a stuffed taco? Make one with this recipe for Taco Calzones!

26. Set up a DIY Taco Bar to let the family top their own tacos the way they want!

27. Enjoy the taste of Mexican food without the guilt with this recipe for Weight Watchers Chicken Taco Casserole!

28. Toss this recipe for Loaded Crunchy Taco Hamburger Helper together in just a few minutes!

29. Put a twist on your family’s classic pasta with this Taco Spaghetti!

30. Tacos and baked potatoes at the same time? Sign me up for these Chicken Taco Twice-Baked Potatoes!

31. Have tacos for breakfast with this fun Breakfast Taco Bar!

32. Everyone is going to love these Tender Slow Cooker Pork Tacos!

33. Make certain to make these Tender Instant Pot Tilapia Lime Tacos!

34. These 16 Tasty Quesadillas for Every Meal are an easy way to meal plan!

30+ Taco Inspired Meals

Taco Inspired Meals Resources:

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Miz Helen

Monday 31st of July 2017

This is a great Taco Roundup, we just love Tacos here at the cottage! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon! Miz Helen

Jenny from

Friday 28th of July 2017

Hi Kelli, That is quite a compilation!

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

Sunday 23rd of July 2017

They all look so good - especially the taco quiche! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner link up!