Easy Taco Bowls

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Easy Homemade Taco Salad Bowls made in the oven in just a few minutes. Impress dinner guests with this effortless baked flour tortilla made into fun Taco Bowls.

Easy homemade Taco Salad Bowls made in the oven in just minutes. Impress dinner guests with this effortless baked flour tortilla made into fun Taco Bowls. #tacosalad #tacosaladbowl #mexicansaladbowl #tortillabowl

I’m always looking for ways to mix up our easy weeknight dinners. I like to ma make an effortless dinner that looks as beautiful as it tastes, especially when entertaining family and friends.

These bowls are a simple way to elevate your taco salad. They give the illusion that you’ve been working in the kitchen all day. In reality, they take just a few minutes to make! 

They create a memorable presentation without the effort. This taco bowl recipe is the perfect way to elevate your favorite Mexican recipes!

Easy homemade Taco Salad Bowls made in the oven in just a few minutes. Impress dinner guests with this effortless tortilla bowls made into fun Taco Bowls. #tacosalad #tacosaladbowl #mexicansaladbowl #tortillabowl

What Readers Are Saying About These Taco Bowls

  • Hannah says: “Looks amazing – easy and flavorful summer recipe!”
  • Erin says: “I never considered making my own bowls before- these are so easy and make our Mexican dinner nights feel a little more special!”
  • Roberta says: “These are perfect! I even made mini bowls for the grandkids and they got such a kick out of it. Thanks for sharing!”
Easy homemade Taco Salad Bowls made in the oven in just minutes. Impress dinner guests with this effortless baked flour tortilla made into fun Taco Bowls. #tacosalad #tacosaladbowl #mexicansaladbowl #tortillabowl

“You cannot make everybody happy… you are not a taco.”

Taco Salad Bowls are so easy to make and delicious that you’d never guess they are light in calories, too! With less than 150 calories, these darling shells are the perfect way to serve taco salad without guilt.

If you’re anything like our family, we like to eat Mexican-inspired dishes at least once a week for dinner. These homemade taco bowls are such an easy way to elevate a simple meal!

Easy homemade Taco Salad Bowls made in the oven in just minutes. Impress dinner guests with this effortless baked flour tortilla made into fun Taco Bowls. #tacosalad #tacosaladbowl #mexicansaladbowl #tortillabowl

Taco salad bowls add such a nice flavor and texture to your favorite taco salad.

What Do You Need to Make Taco Salad Bowls?

Variations

As I mentioned before, they’re so easy! No fuss, no mess. They are the perfect addition to your weeknight dinner. There’s nothing better than a warm, toasty tortilla bowl filled with all your favorite Mexican flavors! See the recipe card below for the full recipe!

How to Make a Taco Bowl

  1. Prep – Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Coat – Lightly coat flour tortillas with oil spray.
    Easy homemade Taco Salad Bowls made in the oven in just minutes. Impress dinner guests with this effortless baked flour tortilla made into fun Taco Bowls. #tacosalad #tacosaladbowl #mexicansaladbowl #tortillabowl
  3. Form – Shape in an oven safe bowl or tortilla shell mold. Alternatively, for smaller taco bowls, invert a muffin tin and place small corn tortillas in between to form bowls.
    Easy homemade Taco Salad Bowls made in the oven in just minutes. Impress dinner guests with this effortless baked flour tortilla made into fun Taco Bowls. #tacosalad #tacosaladbowl #mexicansaladbowl #tortillabowl
  4. Bake
    Easy homemade Taco Salad Bowls made in the oven in just minutes. Impress dinner guests with this effortless baked flour tortilla made into fun Taco Bowls. #tacosalad #tacosaladbowl #mexicansaladbowl #tortillabowl
Easy homemade Taco Salad Bowls made in the oven in just minutes. Impress dinner guests with this effortless baked flour tortilla made into fun Taco Bowls. #tacosalad #tacosaladbowl #mexicansaladbowl #tortillabowl

Tips for the Best Taco Bowl Shells

  • If you have one nearby, a local Hispanic market will carry fresh tortillas. You can often find them at your favorite grocery store!
  • If your tortillas are tearing, try warming them in the microwave or stovetop first. This makes them softer to help shape into bowls without tears.
  • Experiment with sizes. Mini tortillas are great for kids or smaller servings, and larger burrito-sized tortillas are great for hungry guests. (*For smaller tortilla bowls, try tucking the mini tortillas into an upside down muffin tin to form them into a bowl shape!)
  • For an extra indulgent touch, line the bowl with cheese!
  • If you’re making several at once, place bowls on baking sheets. This will allow you to put them in the oven and remove them with ease.

To Store

  • Room Temperature – Cool tortilla bowls or cups on their bowl, muffin tin or mold for 3 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack. Store cooled bowls in an airtight container or sealed plastic bag up to 2 days.

What Do You Put in Taco Salad Bowls?

Truly, these bowls work well with any Mexican food, especially brown rice and cilantro!

Easy homemade Taco Salad Bowls made in the oven in just minutes. Impress dinner guests with this effortless baked flour tortilla made into fun Taco Bowls. #tacosalad #tacosaladbowl #mexicansaladbowl #tortillabowl

Love that cilantro lime flavor combination? Don’t skip this Cilantro Lime Crema and Cilantro Aioli!

To see just how easy taco salad bowls are to make, watch the video in this post!

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You can find all of my Easy Mexican Recipes here! You’re especially going to love this taco salad that’s perfect to fill these shells. Don’t forget to make my favorite skinny margaritas to go along with your taco night! What are your family’s favorite Mexican dishes?

More Easy Recipes

taco salad bowl on white plate

Taco Bowls

Author: Julie Blanner
Easy Taco Salad Bowls made in the oven in just a few minutes. Impress dinner guests with this effortless but beautiful presentation.
5 from 17 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 1
Calories 100 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ teaspoon cooking spray olive or canola or brush olive oil on
  • 1 tortilla flour or corn

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325° F.
  • Spray both sides of tortilla and place in a bowl, mold or inverted muffin tin. Carefully mold with your hands to desired shape.
  • Bake 8 minutes or until just brown.

Video

Notes

Variations

  • Season – After coating with oil, season with salt and pepper, chili powder, fajita seasoning or taco seasoning.
  • Add Cheese – After baking, add fresh shredded cheese to the bottom and bake one minute.
  • Make Dessert Bowls – Coat with cinnamon sugar for a delicious dessert bowl!

For Smaller Taco Bowls

Alternatively, for smaller taco bowls, invert a muffin tin and place small corn tortillas in between to form bowls.

To Store

Cool tortilla bowls or cups on their bowl, muffin tin or mold for 3 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack. Store cooled bowls in an airtight container or sealed plastic bag up to 2 days.
  • Taco Salad shells are not only great for serving taco salad, but also an adorable way to serve dry accompaniments for a taco bar like cheese, onions, cilantro and lettuce.
  • They are perfect with any Mexican salad! I especially love them with my favorite Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette.

Nutrition

Calories:100kcalCarbohydrates:16gProtein:2gFat:3gSaturated Fat:1gSodium:207mgPotassium:46mgFiber:1gSugar:1gCalcium:32mgIron:1mg
5 from 17 votes
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