Taco Bowls (Homemade Taco Salad Bowls)

LAST UPDATED: Jun 15, 2019 | PUBLISHED: May 21, 2018 | By: Julie Blanner

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?

Tips for the Best Taco Bowl Shells

  • Buy high quality tortillas. 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 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!

How to Make a Taco Bowl

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!

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Lightly coat flour tortillas with olive oil spray {Trader Joe’s or Pam are my favorites}. 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. Shape in an oven safe bowl. 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

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.

Optional: after spraying, season with salt and pepper, chili powder or taco seasoning

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

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?

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

How to Make Taco Salad Bowls With Flour Tortillas:

taco salad bowls recipe

Taco Bowls (Homemade Taco Salad Bowls)

Easy Taco Salad Bowls made in the oven in just a few minutes. Impress dinner guests with this effortless but beautiful presentation.
5 from 16 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • olive oil cooking spray {can substitute olive oil and brush on}
  • 1 tortilla flour

Instructions

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

Notes

  • 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.
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