15 Taco Recipes That Aren’t Tacos: Casseroles, Soups, Sandwiches & More


In case you haven’t noticed, we love tacos! But sometimes we need a change of pace without losing the flavor - that’s where these taco recipes come in. They have all our favorite taco flavors, but come in all different shapes and sizes - from casseroles to appetizers to burgers to salads, here’s a variety of ways to get your taco fix!

Taco Tot Casserole “I love tacos in any form, but have always...

Taco Tot Casserole

“I love tacos in any form, but have always had a fondness for Taco casserole ever since I first remember Mama making it as a child. This recipe is a more convenient (and a little simpler) spin on Mama’s, involving tater tots as the foundation layer. My husband, Ricky, who used to swear he didn’t like casseroles, can’t get enough of this one. I bet you’ll have plenty of takers in your house, too!” - Christy

Taco Pasta “This pasta is creamy, delicious, and tastes like tacos! It...

Taco Pasta

“This pasta is creamy, delicious, and tastes like tacos! It won't heat up your kitchen since you don't have to use the oven. I need lots of these kinds of recipes this summer.” - Kelli

Taco Soup “This is one of those recipes that has 487 million...

Taco Soup

“This is one of those recipes that has 487 million variations. Everybody has one. But the truth is, it’s just too delicious not to share here too. And did I mention it’s easy? Like brown some meat and open a few cans easy. But it tastes like so. much. more! So here’s my family’s version. We’ve been making it for years.” - Stacey

Taco Spaghetti Casserole “I have made this several times and it is...

Taco Spaghetti Casserole

“I have made this several times and it is always a winner with the family, and guests. Very easy and very good!” - Sandee

Taco Grilled Cheese Sandwich “A grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with all of...

Taco Grilled Cheese Sandwich

“A grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with all of your favourite taco fixins’ including seasoned ground beef, salsa, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, guacamole and of course plenty of ooey gooey melted cheese.” - Kevin

Easy Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Shells “This dish is very easy to make....

Easy Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Shells

“This dish is very easy to make. It's Mexican with a twist. My kids love these stuffed shells. I hope you all do as well!” - Jennifer

Tacos Pastor Pork Burger “My Tacos Pastor Pork Burger has the same...

Tacos Pastor Pork Burger

“My Tacos Pastor Pork Burger has the same flavors and spices as this the popular Mexican street food Tacos el Pastor. A combination of chiles, pork, pineapple, cilantro, and onion combine wonderfully in a burger recipe.” - Paula

Easy Taco Pasta Salad “This Easy Taco Pasta Salad is a complete...

Easy Taco Pasta Salad

“This Easy Taco Pasta Salad is a complete meal that can be pulled together in less than thirty minutes. It is so delicious and with the use of romaine lettuce leftovers hold up well. It is a complete meal in itself and perfect for those warm summer nights when you don’t want to turn on the oven or venture out to grill something.” - Beth

Taco Noodle Bake “This is an easy, flavorful meal to throw together...

Taco Noodle Bake

“This is an easy, flavorful meal to throw together on the weeknights. You can make it as spicy, or not, as you'd like.” - Jenni

Taco Egg Rolls “Whether you're an egg roll fan or a taco...

Taco Egg Rolls

“Whether you're an egg roll fan or a taco fan, you will not be disappointed with these bad boys! They do take some time to prepare, but as you take your first bite you're handsomely rewarded. They have a yummy taco flavor. The dipping sauce is cool and creamy. Do not skip the dipping sauce! It's so good you might find yourself spooning it out of the bowl.” - Kitchen Crew

Kickin' Chicken Taco Soup “This was really tasty and unbelievably easy to...

Kickin' Chicken Taco Soup

“This was really tasty and unbelievably easy to make. I used thighs instead of breasts, but otherwise made as stated in the recipe, and it was very good. I loved that I didn't have to drain anything. The best part is that these are all things I normally keep in my pantry, so this would make a great meal for when I haven't been able to go to the grocery store. It was filling and very satisfying.” - Marcy

Mini Mexican Taco Bites “These taco bites are fun and tasty! Everything...

Mini Mexican Taco Bites

“These taco bites are fun and tasty! Everything you love about tacos, but in bite-size form. The wonton wrappers bake perfectly crisp and are a yummy vehicle for the taco toppings. We opted for cheese, tomatoes, avocado, lettuce, and a dollop of sour cream. Get creative with your favorite toppings. These are the perfect snack for a party or a scrumptious twist on Taco Tuesday.” - Kitchen Crew

Taco Casserole Ole “Unbelievably easy to make, unbelievably delicious to eat. You...

Taco Casserole Ole

“Unbelievably easy to make, unbelievably delicious to eat. You won't have leftovers when you serve this dish to family and friends.” - Debbie

Mom's Taco Salad “This taco salad has simple ingredients, but when you...

Mom's Taco Salad

“This taco salad has simple ingredients, but when you put everything together it creates a really tasty salad. We loved the crunch and flavor of the Fritos - it's a little different than the average tortilla chip. Traditionally taco salads have black beans and we loved the use of pinto beans instead. All the other ingredients are toppings you love on taco salad. This is a quick salad to throw together when you're not sure what to do for dinner. Your whole crew will love this, we did.” - Kitchen Crew

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Chili “The aroma while this slow cooker chicken...

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Chili

“The aroma while this slow cooker chicken simmers will make your mouth water. The Crock Pot cooks the chicken to perfection - super tender and juicy. All the spices pair well with the beans, tomatoes, corn, and other ingredients. This recipe is so easy to prepare it'll be on your menu when looking for healthier dinner options. Your family will definitely be coming back for seconds for this guilt-free chicken dinner.” - Kitchen Crew




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