40+ Recipes That Start With Taco Seasoning
Taco seasoning adds serious flavor to many of your favorite Mexican-inspired meals. Check out this collection of taco seasoning recipes, including taco salads, fajitas, taco soups, enchiladas, and more!
Black Bean Cakes with Avocado-Corn Salsa
Taco seasoning, black beans, panko, onions, and more are mashed together to form these flavorful Black Bean Cakes.
Cooking the ground sirloin and beans with taco seasoning mix adds flavor to this salad.
Slow-Cooker Chicken Fajitas
Sprinkle a package of taco seasoning over layers of peppers, onions, garlic, and chicken to prepare these slow-cooked fajitas.
Fiesta Chicken Pronto
This crowd-pleasing chicken is slow cooked with black beans, cream of chicken soup, taco seasoning mix, and salsa.
Tex-Mex Rice Bowl
Tex-Mex Rice Bowl is your answer to a quick and easy one-dish meal for those busy weeknights. Cook taco seasoning, beef, corn, and pouch of precooked brown rice together in a large skillet.
Tami's Taco Soup
This soup is a perfect Mexican-inspired soup for a cold night. Add a bit of grated cheese and garnish with tortilla strips and this simple soup will become a fast favorite.
These 5-ingredient Baked Quesadillas are always a family favorite. Stuff tortillas with chicken, taco seasoning, salsa, and cheese before baking.
7-Layer Mexican Dip
The fiesta will never end with this 7-Layer Mexican Dip combining refried beans, sour cream, taco seasoning, avocados, and more!
Easy Taco Soup
In addition to being super simple, this easy taco soup recipe makes a lot of food, meaning you won’t have to worry about lunch or dinner for the next few days. Most of the ingredients are already in your pantry, so everything comes together quickly. We like finishing it off with corn chips or shredded cheddar cheese, but there’s a lot of opportunity to get creative here. For extra zing, top it with fresh cilantro, sour cream, or Greek yogurt.
Mexicali Meatless Tostadas
These tostadas are loaded with meatless burger crumbles flavored with taco seasoning, refried beans, rice, and cheese.
Make the Walking Taco your trusty sidekick when you're looking for a tasty meal on the go.
One-Pot Spicy Black Bean Chili
Serve this spicy dish with crunchy tortilla chips or a pan of warm cornbread.
Nacho Grande Casserole
Turn this chunky casserole into a hearty appetizer by providing tortilla chips for dipping. In this dish taco seasoning cooks with a beef mixture, beans, corn, and tomato sauce.
Slow-Cooker Taco Soup
This soup freezes well and makes enough to share with several friends.
Sweet Corn and Zucchini
Combine two of summer’s most popular veggies with taco seasoning and chives to create a colorful and tasty side dish.
Mexican Tortilla Skillet
This Mexican-flavored dish, with its soft, chewy tortillas and meat, reminds me of enchiladas, but is much quicker to make.
Five-Layer Mexican Dip
Taco seasoning contributes to the sour cream layer of this Mexican-inspired five-layer dip.
Smothered Green Chile Pepper Chicken
This chicken is sprinkled with taco seasoning and topped with a chile before baking, which gives the chicken and the broth a mild, roasted flavor.
Southwestern Chicken and White Bean Soup
Mix taco seasoning with the shredded chicken breasts to add some Southwestern flavor to this white bean soup.
Taco Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette
Layer a mixture of sautéd meatless crumbles, mushrooms, and taco seasoning on top of lettuce and drizzle with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette to make this main-dish salad.
Lean Green Lettuce Tacos
Taco fresco seasoning flavors the sautéed mixture of beef, zucchini, and yellow squash in these lettuce tacos.
Sprinkle taco seasoning on the chicken before cooking and crank up the heat in this 5-ingredient dish by topping each piece of chicken with sliced jalapeños.
Tex-Mex Pasta Salad
This kid-friendly recipe is a takeoff on macaroni and cheese; it makes a large batch that holds well for two or three days. Serve with pickled jalapeño slices for grownups who like spicy food.
Turkey Taco Salad
This recipe uses reduced-sodium taco seasoning to add flavor to the turkey while it cooks.
Grilled Chicken Tostadas
Pile grilled chicken, feta cheese, refried beans, and homemade slaw on top of a crunchy tortilla shell for a simple dinner that's ready in a hurry.
These enchiladas are stuffed with mild taco seasoning-flavored ground beef and smothered in a soup mixture before baking.
Skillet Stuffed Peppers
Shepherd's pie meets the classic stuffed pepper in these peppers stuffed with a beef mixture, potatoes, and cheese.
Cook chicken with taco seasoning and top it with your favorite salsa, cheese, and chiles before baking.
Three-Step Taco Salad
To make this salad, assemble all the ingredients and toss them just before serving to keep the lettuce and chips crisp.
Taco seasoning adds flavor to the roast as it cooks with a large onion in the a slow-cooker. If your guests run late, the meat for the burritos will hold for quite a while. Keep warm on low in the slow cooker, if necessary.
Smoky Green Chile-Cheddar Cheese with Avocado-Mango Salsa
This smoky green chili cheese dip, made with smoked cheddar, Monterey Jack and cream cheese is always a big hit at parties. Its spicy flavors pair well with the exotic avocado mango salsa for a mouthwatering burst of Tex-Mex flavor.
Baja Fish Tacos
The fish in these tacos is coated with taco seasoning, fresh lime juice, and orange juice before sautéing.
Cosmic Crab Salad with Corn Chips
This crab salad is made with cream cheese, green onions, mayonnaise, lime juice, taco seasoning, crab, and corn. It's delicious served with the homemade corn chips, which can be made several days in advance.
In this recipe, taco seasoning adds flavor to the chili mixture.
Taco Mac & Cheese
When taco night meets mac and cheese, magic happens. Melty cheese, hearty ground beef, and a creamy Tex-Mex inspired sauce come together in this taco-mac skillet for a maximum comfort food meal. You can absolutely prep this cheesy dinner bake ahead of time to make for even easier weeknight prep; simply assemble (following the recipe through step 4), then cover tightly and refrigerate until you’re ready to bake (add a few minutes to the bake time if you’re going from the fridge to the oven). You can typically find taco skillet sauce shelved near the dry taco seasoning and tortillas in the supermarket.
Wedding Bells Taco Layer Cake
Few things say everlasting love like a Crunchwrap Supreme. And in honor of the fact that, starting August 7th, couples can solidify their eternal love with a $600 Taco Bell wedding package, we created a layered taco wedding bells “cake.” This glorious stack of taco goodness is as delicious as it is festive (and debatably romantic).
Instant Pot Two-Minute Taco Soup
Dinner doesn’t get any easier than this tasty taco soup that the whole family will love.
Cheesy Taco Jalapeño Poppers with Cilantro-Lime Crema
Beefy, cheesy, taco-tasting poppers that are deep-fried and delicious... what more could you ask for in an appetizer? Cilantro-Lime Crema adds the perfect amount of balancing brightness, making these poppers something to remember. We recommend baking the jalapenos before frying them to cook them all the way through and give them that irresistible tender texture.
Copycat Doritos Locos Tacos
These cheesy nacho- and ranch-flavored tacos are, dare we say it, even better than the fast-food version. Pro-tip: If you can’t find cheese powder in your local grocery store (not surprising), no worries; you can use the packet of dry cheese mix from a box of macaroni and cheese (such as Kraft brand). You should only need 1 package for the amount of cheese powder called for in the recipe below.
Heavenly Taco Pie
This taco pie is a great alternative to a build-your-own taco bar. It can be made ahead of time and baked off right before the party. Just slice it up and set out some traditional toppings, buffet-style so everyone can customize. Be sure to let it stand before serving, as that’s the key to everything holding together.
Tex-Mex meets tater tots in this easy, inexpensive, and all-around comforting one-dish dinner. Our spicy twist on the classic tater tot casserole consists of a succulent ground beef filling—featuring creamy black beans, crisp-sweet corn, cheese, and mild green chiles for a kick—topped with crispy tater tots, and finished with a drizzle of an addictively spicy and tangy sour cream sauce. Top this fiesta of a casserole with fresh garnishes, such as avocado, tomato, jalapeño, and cilantro, and it’s as perfect to serve at your next football feast as it is for a casual weeknight meal. We use 85/15 lean ground beef for this recipe and recommend that you do not go with anything leaner, as the higher fat percentage both contributes to the filling’s rich flavor and keeps it from drying out while baking.