What’s for dinner tonight? These 21 taco dinner ideas can help you make tonight a feast night with fabulous, delightful tacos.
Are you getting tired of the same ground beef-based tacos week after week with the same toppings? Change it up with some fresh flavors and combinations. These taco dinner ideas will turn up the heat and delicious factor on your Taco Tuesday, Taco Thursday or anytime you want some taco goodness.
My family often indulges in tacos on Tuesday. We set out a spread of toppings including guacamole, shredded lettuce, thinly sliced onions, diced tomatoes, salsas and more. And we all fix our tacos how we individually like them.
We also have an array of vessels for the tacos — hard corn shells, soft corn tortillas, flour tortillas and even cilantro-lime rice for taco bowls. It makes taco night appeal to everyone when there is so much choice.
The trick to getting our taco night dinner on the table fast — for us, at least — is to work together. One person browns, seasons and prepares the meat. One person makes the guacamole and flavors the rice (I usually start the rice cooking as soon as I get home). And one person lays out the toppings and gets the tortillas into 325 degree Fahrenheit oven to warm for a few minutes.
By working together, we can have dinner on the table in about 30 minutes. And really, that’s one of the reasons we love taco night so much: It makes for a quick and easy dinner time.
Ready to try something new for your taco night? These delicious taco dinner ideas are filled with big, bold flavors. Try a new recipe tonight to spice things up a bit — and you may just find a new family-favorite taco.
These fish tacos are a great alternative to the usual taco routine. And then are even better served with a fresh taco bar, filled with all sorts of toppings — including homemade quick pickled cucumbers and a refreshing slaw.
Forget the regular beef tacos, these BBQ pulled porcini tacos are full of flavor and color. With a tangy barbecue flavor and the crisp crunch of purple cabbage, these tacos are sure to spice up your taco Tuesday.
Be warned, these aren't spicy taco burgers. They are seasoned enough that they are unmistakeably taco flavored, but they won't make anyone's mouth burn. (Hence, these are very kid-friendly.) If you want spicy taco burgers double the quantities of the spices.
I love the idea of a cooperative dinner! Our Taco Tuesday got moved to Friday because of a sick kid.
About The Author
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, writer, editor and recipe developer who loves fresh tomatoes from the garden, juicy burgers and tacos every day of the week. She is an expert on quick and easy cooking from scratch who loves to help others discover their own cooking prowess. She lives in Maine with her two kids.