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18 Creative Recipes to Spice Up Taco Night

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Everyone loves taco night, it’s why the term “Taco Tuesday” is used all the time! But, it can get boring if you serve the same old tacos each week. Here are some creative taco dinner ideas to spice up your own taco night!

1. Walking Taco Casserole

Walking taco casserole in a baking dish with fresh toppingns.
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

Walking taco casserole is a great recipe for moms who are trying to get a few extra veggies in. Ground beef is combined with zucchini and onions, and then baked with black beans and tomatoes. Once it is cooked let everyone “dress” their casserole with their favorite toppings!

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2. Easy Taco Salad

easy taco salad
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

Switch up taco Tuesday by serving this hearty taco salad instead. On the table in less than 30 minutes and filled with flavors that the family will love. You can easily customize this hearty salad with the toppings your family loves best. 

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3. Cheesy Ground Turkey Taco Skillet

Bowl with taco skillet and toppings
Photo Credit: Loren Runion for My Everyday Table.

Need a delicious weeknight meal that you can have on the table in just fifteen minutes? Then check out this cheesy ground turkey taco skillet. Just a few ingredients and a quick cook time, means you can have this healthy and filling meal on the table in minutes. 

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4. Mexican Tater Tot Casserole

mexican tater tot hotdish - scoop out of pan
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

If you want your kids to eat dinner you really can’t go wrong with tater tots can you? This Mexican tater tot casserole is full of Mexican casserole and then topped with tater tots and baked until they are golden, crispy perfection. This is a casserole the whole family will love!

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5. Easy Mexican Chicken Taco Soup

chicken taco soup recipe with toppings
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

This Mexican chicken taco soup is easy to make and comes together in just 30 minutes on the stove. This tasty soup is the perfect meal for warming up on a cold winter evening and you can serve it with a variety of toppings for your family to choose from. 

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6. Moroccan Spiced Ground Lamb Tacos

Lamb taco with pickled red onion
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

These Moroccan spiced ground lamb tacos are perfect for dinner or for entertaining. They aren’t difficult to make and they are just bursting with delicious Moroccan flavor that you are sure to love. 

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7. Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

Platter with fish tacos and mango salsa topping.
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

These fish tacos with mango salsa are filled with bright fresh flavors and you can have them on the table in under half an hour. You can use any type of flaky white fish for this tasty recipe and it will be delicious. Cabbage may be an unexpected taco addition but it gives these tacos an amazing crunch!

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8. Crispy Chicken Tacos

Photo credit: Pups with Chopsticks.

These crispy chicken tacos are filled with some surprising flavors that you are sure to love. Garlic and lemongrass might not be the first flavors you think of when you are talking about tacos, but they really work beautifully in this tasty recipe. 

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9. Taco Potato Casserole

Photo Credit: The Honour System.

This taco potato casserole is filled with layers of delicious flavor and it’s perfect for a weeknight meal or a potluck dinner. You only need a handful of ingredients for this one and everyone is going to love the combination of Mexican flavors and potatoes. 

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10. Taco Rice Bowl with Ground Beef

Photo Credit: The Honour System.

These taco rice bowl switch ground beef are quick to prepare and hit with kids and grown-ups alike. Add your favorite taco toppings for a filling meal that the whole family can make their own. 

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11. Shrimp Tacos

Photo Credit: Pass Me Some Tasty.

These tasty shrimp tacos are a delicious weeknight meal that you can have on the table fast. Shrimp, onions, kale, and bell peppers are all sauteed together for a tasty taco filling you are going to love,and you can have this meal on the table in just 20 minutes. 

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12. Vegan Lentil Tacos

Photo Credit: Lavender and Macarons.

These vegan lentil tacos are perfect for anyone who wants taco Tuesday to be meat free. Lentils, and cauliflower with a homemade avocado dressing in a corn tortilla make some delicious tacos that you are going to love. 

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13. Skillet Taco Salad

Photo Credit: The Gracious Pantry.

This skillet taco salad has lots of fresh ingredients and plenty of flavor. Set your toppings out on the table and let everyone build their own tasty taco salad for dinner.

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14. Roasted Butternut Squash and Chipotle Tofu Tacos

Photo Credit: Delish Knowledge.

These tasty tacos are filled with roasted butternut squash,  chipotle seasoned tofu, and a delicious homemade tahini lime slaw. These tacos are sure to be a hit around the dinner table!

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15. Crispy Air Fryer Cauliflower Tacos

Photo Credit: Delish Knowledge.

These amazing tacos are filled with cauliflower that has been battered for a crispy texture and then paired with a cilantro lime slaw and an avocado lime crema. These are the perfect taco for a spring or summer gathering thanks to their bright flavors! 

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16. Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Crema (Chili’s Copycat)

Photo Credit: Food Plus Words.

Don’t you just love it when you figure out how to make a restaurant favorite at home? These spicy shrimp tacos are full of flavor and the homemade cilantro-lime crema makes them a crave worthy dinner everyone will love!

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17. Big Mac Tacos

Photo Credit: Food Plus Words.

Can’t decide if you want tacos or a smashburger for dinner? Don’t decide and make a Big Mac taco instead. Flavorful smash burgers with a tortilla “bun”. You are going to love this tasty mash-up of dinners. 

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18. Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Photo Credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival.

These Instant Pot chicken tacos are the perfect recipe for a night when you don’t have much time to get dinner on the table , thanks to your trusty Instant Pot. Season and cook your chicken, shred it, then use it as a filling with your other favorite taco ingredients for a fast family friendly dinner. 

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