Tacos are great! They’re easy, they’re cheap, and everybody loves them! But they can get a little old week after week. Put a little spice in your Taco Tuesdays with these taco night variations.
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Almost without fail, we have some kind of taco dish for dinner every single week.
Why? First of all, because it’s easy, and I’m all about easy dinners! Secondly, I can make it pretty cheaply. Thirdly, I can usually throw something together with stuff I have on hand. And finally (and most importantly), everyone likes it.
Win, win, win, and win.
But the same old tacos every week can get a little boring. (At least for me, since I like a lot of variety in my cooking/our eating.) So, I like to mix things up.
If you want to add a little spice to your Taco Tuesdays, try one of these taco night variations!
Taco Night Variations
Put a little spin on your favorite south-of-the-border meal with these taco night recipes:
- Burritos / Enchiladas
Pro tip: Make a double batch and freeze half for a busy night!
- Sheet Pan Nachos
You can find instructions in this post of game-changing sheet pan recipes.
- Taco Rolls
Make your favorite pizza or bread dough, and divide into about a dozen pieces (give or take, depending on the amount of dough). Flatten each piece and top with a small amount of taco sauce, seasoned meat, and cheese. Fold dough over the filling and pinch the sides to seal tightly. (These are great for eating on-the-go, by the way!)
When I make them for the whole family, I like to make them on sheet pans.
- Taco Pasta
- Taco Salads
Topping ideas: meat/beans, cheese, lettuce, black olives, white/red/green onion, avocado, tomatoes, corn, jalapeno, jalapeño, guacamole, salsa or other sauce, sour cream, cilantro, tortilla chips or baked tortilla strips
- Taco Pizza
- Burrito Bowls
All the burrito fixin’s (meat and/or beans, cheese, etc.) plus any additional toppings you’d like (avocado, corn, tomato, lettuce, hot sauce) on top of rice.
- Tacos with different kinds of meat
Change up your usual ground beef tacos with chicken, pork (ground or carnitas), beef roast, steak, shrimp, or fish!
- Taco Cups
- Breakfast Tacos or Breakfast Burritos
A breakfast for dinner + taco night mash-up?? Yes, please!
- Taco Kabobs
How fun is this idea?? I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m going to!
- Taco Stuffed Shells
Suuuper easy, but sooo good! This would be a great make-ahead meal, too.
- Quinoa Enchilada Bake
This is one of our favorite meatless meals!
(Also a great meal to make on a sheet pan — here’s how!)
- Taco Casserole
There are a million bazillion recipes for taco casserole, but here’s one we like.
- Mexican Lasagna
A combo of two classic favorites!
- Taco Burgers
Have you heard of taco burgers? I hadn’t either! But it sounds fun, and this recipe looks delicious. I’m definitely adding it to my rotation!
- Taco Mac and Cheese
Tacos? Mac and cheese? What’s not to like??
- Potato Tacos
I was first introduced to potato tacos on a trip to Mexico, and I fell in love. This crispy potato taco variation isn’t quite the same, but it’s delicious, nonetheless!
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