21 Easy Taco Recipes For Holidays | Mexican Recipes!

Tacos are fun to make and eat and often call for relatively affordable ingredients, perfect for feeding a crowd. They’re also endlessly customizable—dress them up with lettuce, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, shredded cabbage, or try sliced radishes and pickled onions for a street taco feel. Taco recipes are adaptable to any dietary need. Many can be made with either hard or soft corn tortillas, which are naturally gluten free. And for plant-based dinners, try fillings such as oyster mushrooms, Soyrizo and guacamole, or even just pan-fried potatoes and vegan cheese. You can’t go wrong with pan-fried tofu, either. These mexican recipes are best for lunch or dinner and great for holidays to celebrate cinco de mayo and others.

21. Easy Chicken Tacos

 Easy Chicken Tacos

With a simple spice rub, the chicken is cooked so quickly on the stovetop! Dice into small pieces and serve with pico, avocado + lime! I think this will be my go-to weeknight meal for the next few weeks. No, wait, months probably. Because, guys, we just brought home a little baby corgi brother for Butters. So to say my hands will be full with these two little buggers is clearly an understatement. So enter the easiest weeknight chicken tacos ever. With a simple spice rub – chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, garlic powder – the chicken is seasoned just right, thrown on the skillet and cooked through completely before dicing them up into bite-size pieces.
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Vegan Roast Dinner Recipes

20. Roasted Portobello Mushroom Tacos

. Roasted Portobello Mushroom Tacos

Let’s taco our Tuesday with these tasty vegetarian Roasted Portobello Mushroom Tacos topped with a creamy cilantro lime carrot slaw and crispy shallots. YES PLEASE! Roasted mushrooms. On tacos. With a creamy cilantro-flecked slaw. AND. FRIED. Shallots. My world has basically been rocked. Trust me when I say the love affair is real. Now let’s make some Taco recipes! As written they’re gloriously vegetarian. For vegan tacos, simply use your favorite plant based swaps for the mayo and sour cream. There are some awesome homemade or store-bought options!
Get the recipe here.

Related: Keto Mushroom Recipes

19. Cheeseburger Baked Tacos

 Cheeseburger Baked Tacos

These Cheeseburger Baked Tacos are our new FAVORITE taco recipes! Filled with barbecue ground beef, cheddar cheese, and topped with all your favorite burger toppings! They’re also naturally gluten-free. Tacos are such a social food, right? I love how it’s a meal that brings people together and gets everyone involved. Put out a spread of different toppings and everyone gets to do their thing! Plus, handheld food > a knife and fork, am I right? But you know what?
The hard taco shells are the perfect neutral (and hey — naturally gluten-free!) base for a cheeseburger — or any — taco, and it’s not weird at all! Lastly, I apologize that there is no bacon. I know you love bacon and you know I love bacon, but, well, I was lazy. And I didn’t want to cook bacon. You absolutely feel free to cook up some bacon and add it to yours!
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Meals Under 200 Calories

18. 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! You truly begin to miss things once they are gone. That’s not just a saying. It’s real life. It’s a quick recipe using a simple marinade for your skirt steak. It just needs 1 hour of marinating before you throw it onto a skillet. From there, you can top off your tacos with diced onion, cilantro and fresh lime juice. It’s simple, it’s easy and it’s just perfect. 
Get the recipe here.

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17. Asian Chicken Tacos with Mango Slaw

Asian Chicken Tacos with Mango Slaw

Wrap saucy chicken tacos and fresh mango slaw with crunchy butter lettuce to create these Asian Chicken Tacos with Mango Slaw! Enjoy them for lunch, dinner or as an appetizer. Save the best for last! For the last recipe of this month, I’m sharing these Asian Chicken Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Mango Slaw. This is my favorite meal that I shared this summer. They are completely irresistible and packed with the freshest flavour.
Combine a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry with some fresh homemade mango slaw and crunchy butter lettuce. This recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes. You can even prep the mango slaw in advance to save time. Cook the meatballs and layer them over a bed of mango slaw set on top of crunchy butter lettuce. Fresh wholesome ingredients create a tasty meal packed with nutrients and flavour. 
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Vegan Appetizer Recipes

16. Easy Carne Asada Street Tacos recipe

Easy Carne Asada Street Tacos recipe

This is such a delicious meal. Carne Asada Street Tacos are simple and easy. You are going to love how quickly these taco recipes come together! We love tacos and this recipe does not disappoint. The beef is so tender and the lime gives it the best flavor. With just a few ingredients, this recipe takes little to no time to make.
This recipe is so simple and quick to make that it’s the ideal meal for crazy days at work or school. If you are running from activities and more like we are, this meal is perfect. The meat just falls apart and is so tender. It’s packed with so much flavour. We love Mexcian recipes and Taco Tuesday is pretty common around here. It’s a meal I know that everyone will enjoy.
Get the recipe here.

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15. Cobb Salad Tacos

Cobb Salad Tacos

This keto taco salad is the perfect low carb lunch or dinner. Filled with spicy taco ground beef and fresh toppings this dish is one of my favourite taco recipes. And it tastes even better with homemade dairy free ranch dressing! This large salad serves two and has just 2.1g net carbs per serving! I think I’ve declared my love for salads many times on this blog. I eat one everyday and lately it’s been this keto taco salad.
While it’s a low carb salad for dinner kind of meal, no one would think of it as a diet meal. In other words your family would love it too even if they are not on a keto diet. It’s full of healthy ingredients like avocados, romaine lettuce, tomatoes which are my favorite taco toppings. And I made a low carb taco meat which I made with lean ground beef and a few spices.
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: High Protein Salad Recipes

14. Sheet Pan Pineapple Chicken Tacos

Sheet Pan Pineapple Chicken Tacos

Taco Tuesday is levelled up with a sweet and spicy pineapple chicken taco filling matched with a cool, earthy cilantro coleslaw! It always feel funny to pump up my own Mexican recipes. We’re taught to be humble, don’t brag, celebrate your accomplishments quietly. But all those lessons go out the window when you have a food blog! So here it is: these pineapple chicken tacos might be the best tacos you’ve ever met! With pineapples, onions, and plenty of cabbage, these tacos will check off your veggie needs for dinner! The nutrient composition of the recipe is also very balanced, providing plenty of potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and fibre!
Get the recipe here.

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13. Spicy Mango, Black Bean and Avocado Tacos

 Spicy Mango, Black Bean and Avocado Tacos

What’s more fun and more simple than mango taco recipes? Almost nothing. Serve these sweet & spicy little guys for a crowd-pleasing weeknight dinner. I don’t care if it’s taco Tuesday, taco Wednesday, or taco Friday… to me, any day is a good day to stuff things into tortillas!
Some people buy a loaf of bread every week as a grocery staple – I buy tortillas. So naturally, my on-hand tortillas came in handy as part 3 of this week’s meal plan. With those ingredients plus tortillas, a bit of cheese, cilantro, and a serrano pepper, I made these tacos. I tossed the cabbage with lime juice and salt to made a quick slaw. The beans got pepped up with some lime juice and chili powder. For a fun variation on this recipe, sub mango salsa for the diced mango and cilantro!
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Spring Vegetarian Recipes

12. Crispy Baked Fish Tacos

Crispy Baked Fish Tacos

This Crispy Baked Fish Tacos recipe is made with the yummiest panko-crusted fish, zesty cilantro-lime slaw, a super-simple chipotle crema, and whatever other favorite toppings (hello, avocado) you love most. You know, a fish taco that’s big on fresh flavors, but mercifully low on the grease factor (and accompanying stomachache). A fish taco that’s perfectly balanced with all things hot and cool, crispy and tender, smoky and citrusy, saucy and herb.
This recipe that’s naturally mild enough for everyone at the table to enjoy, yet can easily also be kicked up a spicy notch for those who like extra heat. This mexican recipes is that’s legit do-able in my own kitchen, yet rivals the authentic taco shop just down the street. This is the kind of fish taco I crave and great for cinco de mayo and for any holidays.
Get the recipe here.

Related: Keto Fish Meals

11. Mexican Street Corn Chicken Tacos

Mexican Street Corn Chicken Tacos

Marinated grilled chicken with a homemade street corn salsa, fresh avocado, cotija cheese, and spiced Mexican crema. These Mexican recipes will become a family favorite in no time at all! I love a good taco place that uses some creativity to change up a traditional taco. This is what we are doing here with these Mexican Street Corn Chicken Tacos. There is flavor, there is texture, there is spice, and you will want to keep coming back for more. I can’t get enough of these Mexican Street Corn Chicken Tacos! How many of you out there have tried Mexican street corn? It is usually served on the cob, slathered with mayo, cotija cheese, and a sprinkle of lime and chili powder. 
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Canned Corn Recipes

10. Pulled Butternut Squash Tacos

Pulled Butternut Squash Tacos

These Pulled Butternut Squash Tacos have shredded Squash cooked in traditional Chipotle Sauce and served with crunchy slaw. These super easy Shredded Butternut Squash Tacos. Shred the squash or use a spiralizer to make noodles. Cook it up with Chipotle sauce or roasted pasilla chile or guajillo chile sauce.
Serve it up on soft tacos with greens, red cabbage, jalapenos, salsa, cilantro and all the fix ins. The squash does not get all mushy and stays shredded. It takes 10+ minutes to go from crunchy to soft. Cook to preference for texture. Add some black beans or chickpeas or corn to the butternut, add the squash to burritos or make skinny taquitos.
Get the recipe here.

Related: Summer Squash Recipes

9. Crustless Taco Pie 

 Crustless Taco Pie 

Crustless keto taco pie is a fantastic way to enjoy a variation from regular tacos, without the addition of gluten or processed carbs. You’ll love this low-carb taco pie recipe with ground beef that’s chock full of cheese and a savory sauce, topped with your favorite taco additions. Who knew keto could be a WHOLE LOTTA YUM!? Even without the crust, our keto taco pie is the perfect weeknight dinner! Top with your favorite taco additions, such as salsa, avocado, and lettuce, or serve with a side salad and enjoy a dinner that is fun, festive, and flavourful. 
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Leftover Taco Recipes

8. Vegan Sweet Potato Tacos

Vegan Sweet Potato Tacos

These sweet potato tacos are one of the best vegetarian taco recipes. Easily made gluten free and vegan too! This delicious healthy dinner can be served with any of your favorite toppings like pico de gallo, sour cream, and salsa. These sweet potato tacos are full of smoky flavor and are so filling and delicious! Sweet potatoes are one of my top picks for any Mexican recipes. Sweet potatoes are perfect for vegetarian mexican recipes, because they are not only nutrient dense (and filling), but their sweetness contrasts perfectly with those smoky flavors and fresh zing-y lime juice. I prefer to roast mine at super high heat to get some crispy edges.
Get the recipe here.

Related: Sweet Potato Casserole Recipes

7. Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Five ingredients, 20 minutes, and dinner is served! Whether you have the time to sit and eat or you have to throw-and-go, our Shredded Buffalo Chicken Tacos are perfect for an easy weeknight dinner! This recipe combines the ease of precooked shredded chicken with the zesty taste of chicken wings for one satisfying and simple meal. There are so many different sides you can use to pair with our Shredded Buffalo Chicken Tacos. Some of our favorite side dishes include baked potatoes, onion rings, steamed green beans, homemade macaroni and cheese, our chickpea and edamame salad, baked beans, pasta salad, and french fries. Options….oh the options!
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Chicken Mushroom Recipes

6. Crunchy Taco Cups 

Crunchy Taco Cups 

How fun are these little Taco Cups made in a muffin tin?? I don’t think I’ll ever find another taco recipe I love more than these wonton tacos. They have double layers of crunchy taco shell, seasoned beef, spicy tomatoes, and gooey cheese all in one perfect bite! These crunchy taco cups are such a huge hit because, I prefer soft tacos but my father prefers crunchy tacos. So whenever we had taco night, we always had to make two different kinds of taco recipes. BUT, this taco recipe is the best of both worlds. The outside is satisfyingly crisp and crunchy, but the inside is soft and melty! Just how I like it. We both loved them!
Get the recipe here.

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5. Crack Chicken Tacos

 Crack Chicken Tacos

Crack Chicken Tacos are so aptly named because after you try this delicious kicked up taco, you will become amazingly addicted. Look below for a taco recipe to light your taste buds on fire in a good way and please your family with a delicious homemade chicken recipe tonight. These crack chicken tacos are perfect for a weekday, weekend, or if you need something hearty like I did this weekend, a perfect lunch.
Of course if this one is not your thing, this Ranch Chicken recipe makes everyone clean their plate or these chicken Parmesan fingers always hit the spot. But tacos? Now I love Taco recipes in any way, shape or form. I can gladly serve up a Taco Tuesday or Taco Thursday on any night of the week and this recipe takes your dinner to a whole new level.
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: High Protein Vegan Recipes

4. Chicken Wonton Tacos


These Applebee’s Chicken Wonton Tacos are filled with honey-garlic chicken, sweet chili sauce and zesty Asian slaw stuffed into crispy wonton shell. It’s so easy to make these tacos! There may be more steps than most of my Mexican recipes, but each step is fairly simple and you can prepare most items while another is cooking. There aren’t too many difficult to find ingredients in this recipe. and you’ll reuse a bunch for the sauce for the chicken and the coleslaw dressing. These are tiny little Asian appetizers, but if you have a sharp kitchen knife and are good at mincing, consider adding some of these other toppings: minced mushrooms and minced bamboo shoots. 
Get the recipe here.

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3. Vegetarian Lentil Tacos

Vegetarian Lentil Tacos

Vegetarian Lentil Tacos are a perfectly healthy and incredibly tasty taco recipe that will even impress meat lovers! They’re deliciously flavorful, unbelievably easy to make (the slow cooker does most of the work) and they make great leftovers. This is a meatless recipe my whole family can agree on, even my sister (who’s crazy about meat) loves these! And you can’t beat the quick prep time of this recipe. Plus you’ll be glad you’ll likely have leftovers for lunch the next day. You can finish these easy tacos off with any toppings you like, then if you are making them vegan use vegan cheese or omit it.
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: High Protein Slow Cooker Recipes

2. Homemade Shrimp Taco

BEST homemade shrimp taco

These taco recipes are basically just a simple riff on my favorite crispy baked fish tacos, filled with a bright and creamy cilantro lime slaw, lots of fresh avocado, a quick chipotle crema, and sprinkled with any of your favorite toppings. But the shrimp here are what really set this recipe over the top. They are coated in an extra-generous sprinkling of taco seasoning and then briefly cooked over high heat so that the spices are lightly charred and pack the best bold and zesty flavors. And when loaded up together with all of the other fillings in soft tortillas — especially these amazing homemade flour tortillas that I’m currently obsessing over! — these shrimp tacos are a total, delicious win.
Get the recipe here.

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1. Pulled Pork Waffle Tacos with Pineapple Slaw

 Pulled Pork Waffle Tacos with Pinea

Watch your back, tortillas – stuffed with slow cooked BBQ pulled pork and pineapple coleslaw, these Pulled Pork Waffle Tacos are coming to take Tuesdays away from you! In the Waffle vs. Pancake debate, I’m a French Toast supporter all the way. I just can’t help but love those thick slices of eggy, cinnamon-kissed bread, doused in maple syrup. But waffles are definitely an incredibly close second. It must be those amazing little grooves that hold all that extra maple goodness. Or whatever it is you happen to be drizzlin’ on top. In the case of these Pulled Pork Waffle Tacos, it’s homemade Pineapple BBQ Sauce. Yeah. That’s happening.
Get the recipe here.

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