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.
The only question is which one you’ll try first!
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of four cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to a tween and a teen, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.