32 New and Different Taco Recipes

Not sure about you, but tacos are one of our favorite weekly go-to recipes (because tacos are life) – and not just for #TacoTuesday. But sometimes we get tired of the same old same old beef tacos – that’s where these recipes come in. Check out these new, easy, different and delicious spins on tacos that your entire family will be begging for all week long!

Oven Baked Chicken Tacos Recipe

“This Easy Oven Baked Chicken Tacos Recipe is PERFECT for a quick weeknight dinner! OVEN BAKED chicken tacos have lots of flavor and none of the stress. This Easy Chicken Tacos Recipe is the most popular recipe on The Cookie Rookie and has been pinned over 2 million times. Have you tried it?” – Becky

Carne Asada Tacos

“These carne asada tacos are marinated grilled steak piled into corn tortillas along with cabbage, pico de gallo and guacamole. The ultimate taco for meat lovers!” – Sara

Blackened Cod Fish Tacos

“If you haven’t tried this way of cooking fish, you HAVE to because omg. You pretty much burn the top and bottom but because it’s absolutely covered in spices it tastes delicious and fish stays moist and un-burnt! It’s foolproof and I promise you’ll love it.” – Aberdeen

Chipotle-Lime Cauliflower Tacos

“In this vegetarian taco recipe, cauliflower is tossed with a smoky-tangy sauce made with honey, lime juice and chipotles in adobo sauce before being roasted. Serve with more hot sauce, if desired.” – Carolyn

Easy Rotisserie Chicken Tacos

“These Easy Rotisserie Chicken Tacos are a quick and delicious weeknight meal, and a great way to feed a crowd at your next game day party.” – Martha

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

“First of all, my homemade shrimp tacos had to be spicy. Secondly, they needed a killer sour cream sauce to drizzle over the top, as I love the combination of cool sour cream with spicy foods. Mmm! Finally, I wanted to throw in some tomato and avocado, because those two ingredients just scream summer to me. I also threw in some bacon*, because … bacon loves shrimp. Bacon also loves tomato and avocado! Clearly, they all had to come together for the ultimate spicy shrimp taco experience.” – Sara

Mexican Street Tacos

“Easy, quick, authentic carne asada street tacos you can now make right at home! Top with onion, cilantro + fresh lime juice! SO GOOD!” – Chungah

Easy Breakfast Tacos

“Incredibly delicious tacos made with warm tortillas loaded with golden potatoes, crispy bacon, fluffy scrambled eggs, cheese and all the toppings. These easy to make breakfast tacos are a great way to start the day!” – Kathy

Crisp Black Bean Vegetarian Tacos

“Crisp Black Bean Vegetarian Tacos sound a little boring, and I get that, but you’d be missing out if you didn’t try them. The flavor is incredible!!” – Carrian

Cilantro Lime Pork Tacos

“These Cilantro Lime Pork Tacos are so simple to make. Just add your ingredients to the slow cooker and when it’s cooked you can shred the pork then serve. Full of flavor for the perfect taco night with family.” – Jennie

Instant Pot Chicken Tinga Tacos

“These Instant Pot Chicken Tinga Tacos are a delicious smoky take on a Mexican food favourite – made with fire-roasted tomatoes and a hint of chipotle, they’re gluten-free, come together in 30 minutes and you can prep the toppings while the chicken cooks!” – Taylor

Smoky Paprika Fish Tacos with an Apple Slaw

“Smoky Paprika Fish Tacos with an Apple Slaw is one-of-a-kind Taco Tuesday kind of party with a flavorful, fun taste. You will not find a recipe with so many ingredients bursting with flavor and seasoning that puts smiles on everyones faces bite after bite. Thick, plump seasoned Smoky Paprika Fish that is light and tasty in every taco with a sweet crunch of Apple Slaw to make the perfect combination!” – Alyssa

Mojo Marinated Steak Tacos

“I promise you these tacos will not disappoint. The meat comes out flavorful and it completely melts in your mouth. This dish can easily be made with chicken, pork or seitan and tofu! So it’s really a win win for all!” – Shoma

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

“These Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos are packed full of spicy buffalo sauce, creamy ranch, crunchy romaine and hearty avocados.” – Rene

Spicy Ranch Chicken Tacos

“When it comes to dinner time at my house, I can never go wrong putting tacos on the menu, and these Spicy Ranch Chicken Tacos were a huge hit with my husband and teenage boys.” – Danelle

Spicy Salmon Tacos

“Juicy, flaky salmon is rubbed with a mixture of spices and Chipotles in adobo sauce and baked. Tacos are simply assembled with some crunchy lettuce, avocados, salmon, and then topped with chipotle pepper cream sauce.” – Lyuba

Instant Pot Tacos Al Pastor

“Instant Pot Tacos al Pastor are super tender, full of fresh pineapple and spicy chipotle, and are a simple Instant Pot pork recipe. Serve these Instant Pot tacos al Pastor for a quick and easy weeknight dinner in gluten-free corn tortillas or over cauliflower rice for a Paleo alternative.” – London

Chipotle Portobello Tacos (vegan)

“These vegan tacos, made with sheet-pan roasted portobello mushrooms are full of flavor! Smoky, spicy and ‘meaty’ these vegan tacos are hearty and delicious!” – Sylvia

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Tacos

“Good news for buffalo fans, you can also get buffalo chicken in your tacos, and it’s the perfect hot and saucy marriage of two of your favorite foods. Better news for buffalo fans? It’s easy to make this delectable, sounds too-good-to-be-true recipe clean and skinny. Yep, these skinny buffalo chicken tacos have it all (and I haven’t even mentioned the blue cheese yet).” – Nichole

Beer-Battered Fish Tacos with Cilantro Slaw

“Tacos are life. Could they even possibly get any better? Yes, they can. These simple, but savory, Beer-Battered Fish Tacos with Cilantro Slaw are 100% proof of that.” – Meaghan

Grilled Steak Tacos with Nacho Cheese Sauce

“Juicy grilled steak, loaded with all your favorite toppings and a creamy nacho cheese sauce that is absolutely delicious!” – Wendie

Pancakes and Sausage Breakfast Tacos

“Want a family friendly breakfast recipe? Then take a look at these sweet and savory pancake and sausage breakfast tacos. They’re easy to make and delicious!” – Kimberly

Shrimp Tacos

“These Shrimp Tacos are the BEST light, flavorful and filling shrimp tacos that rival any restaurant and on your table in 30 minutes! You can prep the toppings ahead of time for a super quick and easy weeknight dinner that tastes wonderfully gourmet.” – Jen

Vegan White Bean Tacos with Jalapeño Cilantro Sauce

“These Vegan White Bean Tacos with Jalapeño Cilantro Sauce are filled with spicy white beans, pre-made slaw and a delicious green sauce.” – Rene

Honey Mustard Chicken Tacos

“These Honey Mustard Chicken Tacos are the perfect meal for those crazy nights when you need a delicious dinner quick!” – Bobbi

Instant Pot Barbacoa Tacos

“This Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef recipe is super-easy to make in the pressure cooker, it’s full of big flavors, and it is perfect for tacos, burritos, salads, quesadillas and more!” – Ali

Baja Fish Tacos

“These Baja Fish Tacos are loaded with crispy fried fish, crunchy cabbage, pico de gallo, and a creamy fish taco sauce with plenty of lime juice squeezed over the top. All wrapped up in corn tortillas, this San Diego, California favorite is sure to be a hit in your home!” – Amy

Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos

“These vegetarian breakfast tacos are a great way to start the morning. The mushrooms and eggs satisfy even the meat eaters in the house!” – Irvin

BBQ Pineapple Chicken Tacos

“Easy Baked BBQ Pineapple Chicken makes fantastic BBQ Pineapple Chicken Tacos that are great for dinner any night of the week!” – Angie

Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

“These Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos are where the appetizer meets dinner! Crispy, spicy copycat Bang Bang Shrimp get all wrapped up in your favorite tortillas with a sweet and tangy coconut mango slaw for a flavor explosion that’s ready to devour in less than an hour.” – Erica

Ground Turkey Tacos in Lettuce Wraps with Cilantro Lime Crema

“Ground Turkey Tacos in Lettuce Wraps topped with a fresh Cilantro Lime Crema – a great healthy weeknight meal option that’s full of flavor and gluten free!” – Krista

Best Grilled Chicken Tacos

“This recipe is for chicken tacos – but not just any chicken tacos, we are talking about the very best, juicy and tender and incredibly flavorful grilled chicken tacos and the trick to making all of that goodness happen is in the marinade.” – Tiffany