Dinner Shortcuts: Baked tacos

Brandy O'Neill

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This simple taco recipe is baked so the shells stay crispy and the cheese is perfectly melted. Plus it's a great way to feed a crowd.

Baked tacos

Taco Tuesday will never be the same! These crispy baked tacos are packed full of seasoned ground beef, topped with cheese and then baked until crispy. Finish them off by topping them with lots of shredded lettuce and fresh diced tomatoes.

Baked tacos

Yields 12 tacos


  • 1 pound hamburger
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 12 hard taco shells
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, guacamole and salsa


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Brown hamburger, add taco seasoning and follow directions on taco seasoning packet.
  3. Add taco shells to a 9 x 13-inch pan and fill each shell with an equal amount of prepared taco meat.
  4. Top with cheese and bake for about 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and the shell is crispy.
  5. Remove from the oven and top with shredded lettuce and tomatoes.

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Brandy O'Neill
Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New York. Her food is influenced by her small town roots as well as her many travels around the world.