Easy taco bowls

Brandi Bidot

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Tortillas are formed in oven safe bowls and then baked until crispy. Stuff these healthy bowls with all of your favorite taco fillings.

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I love Mexican food so much I think I could eat it every day! While delicious, sometimes it isn’t the healthiest option for dinner until now. Rather than use high-calorie taco shells or tortillas I simply used a single whole grain tortilla and formed it in a greased oven safe bowl and baked it. The result is a super-healthy version of a crunchy taco but stuffed into a little bowl. Kids will love this and rather than using a taco shell all of your fillings stay neatly inside the tortilla bowl.

Easy taco bowls recipe

Yields 6


For the tortilla bowls:

  • 6 oven safe bowls or ramekins
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 6 small fajita-sized tortillas

For the filling

  • 1 pound cooked ground taco meat of choice (turkey, beef, chicken)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Shredded romaine lettuce
  • 2-3 small tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • Sour cream, salsa and fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray each of the oven safe bowls with cooking spray.
  2. Form each of the tortillas to fit inside each of the bowls and place the bowls on a baking sheet in the oven. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until crispy.
  3. Remove the tortilla bowls from the oven and divide the cooked taco meat between each of the bowls.
  4. Top with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, onions and garnish with sour cream, salsa and fresh cilantro.
  5. Best served immediately.

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Brandi Bidot
Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic eating and tries to eat as natural and as unprocessed as possible. Frequenting farmers markets for the freshest produce possible, Brandi prefers to cook all of her family’s meals at home. She has a background in nutrition and photography and is the creator of the food blog Simplylovefood.com.