10 Copycat Taco Bell Recipes You'll Love
Listen: We love Taco Bell here at MyRecipes—and everyone knows that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. From crave-worthy entrees (like our nacho cheese Doritos Locos Tacos or our Crunchy Roast Beef Quesadilla Wraps) to shareable sides and desserts (you can't go wrong with these Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes or these indulgent Cinnamon Twists), this collection of copycat Taco Bell recipes is our homage to our favorite fast food chain.
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.
Copycat Taco Bell Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes
Taco Bell may have axed Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes from their menu, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy our copycat version at home.
Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza
Did you know that you can make 6 Copycat Mexican Pizzas in the time it takes to make a Taco Bell Run? Well, you do now. Our Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizzas make a perfect late-night snack or simple family dinner. Or, whip some up for an after-school hangout and you'll be the coolest parent on the block.
Copycat Taco Bell Cinnamon Twists
Our take on Taco Bell’s Cinnamon Twists taste just like the real thing, minus the drive-thru experience. They’re super light and crunchy, and the cinnamon-sugar mixture provides the perfect balance of sweetness and spice.
Double-Layer Beef Tacos
Inspired by Taco Bell's Cheesy Gordita Crunch, our taco is bigger and offers bright, fresh flavors but still puts up better numbers than the drive-through original.
Family-Style Taco Night
Who needs drive thrus when you can create a taco buffet in your very own kitchen? For family taco night, set out the filling, taco shells, and toppings, and let everyone craft their own unique creations. Rather than a store bought taco mix pack, we created a simple homemade blend of basic pantry spices. It takes no more than five minutes to measure it all out and blend it up, and provides excellent flavor to a comforting, uncomplicated meal.
Crunchy Roast Beef Quesadilla Wraps
Meet the tasty, more sophisticated version of a Crunchwrap Supreme. These wraps are crispy, chewy, and flavorful thanks to layers of tortilla, cheese, beef, and crushed tortilla chips. Mexican cream and Chihuahua cheese can be found in Latin food markets. If you can't find them, substitue creme fraiche and cheddar jack.
Instant Pot Black Beans
Replace canned and fast food black beans (and the preservatives) easily with some help from your Instant Pot, no soaking required.
Quick and Easy Nachos
Nachos BellGrande who? This platter of goodness represents the lowest-effort end of the homemade nachos spectrum. That said, “low-effort”—by no stretch of the imagination—means a low YUM-factor here.
We’ve taken a very Tex-Mex approach to Beef Quesadillas, with a crunchy tortilla, cheesy gooey insides, and tangy sides of guac and salsa. Think Taco Bell, but elevated: It’s great for a meal or as a late-night snack after too many beers. Sprinkle that cheese over the whole tortilla so every single bite will be gooey.