Taco Salad with Homemade Tortilla Bowls

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Taco Salad served in Homemade Tortilla Bowls-the best way to eat taco salad! 

Taco Salad Recipe

 Looking for a quick and easy dinner recipe? We’ve got you covered today! We are sharing one of our favorite weeknight meals-Taco Salad with Homemade Tortilla Bowls.

Taco salad has always been one of my favorite meals, I could eat it every night. Josh gets a little bored with taco salad though. I think it’s the salad thing. He never complains, but I can tell he isn’t thrilled when I say taco salad is on the dinner menu:) If I tell him we are having Taco Salad with Homemade Tortilla Bowls, he gets excited. It’s amazing what a simple Homemade Tortilla Bowl can do! These bowls are magic!

Taco Salad with Homemade Tortilla Bowls on twopeasandtheirpod.com A fun way to serve taco salad!

So how do you make these fancy schmancy bowls? It’s really easy, I promise. All you need are burrito sized flour tortillas, cooking spray, and oven safe bowls. Place the tortillas in greased oven safe bowls and bake them until crispy! They will only take about 15 minutes to crisp up.

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And if you want to make the tortilla bowls extra special, you can add a little cheese! Sprinkle shredded cheese in the center of the bowls a few minutes before the bowls are done baking. The cheese gets nice and melted. No wonder Josh loves these bowls so much. Look at that cheesy goodness!

How to make Homemade Tortilla Bowls on twopeasandtheirpod.com

We fill our tortilla bowls with our favorite taco salad fixins’! Our favorites include: lettuce, black beans, tomato, green onion, cilantro, shredded cheese, and avocado. I also like to add a big dollop of Creamy Avocado Dip for the dressing. Go wild and add your favorite taco salad toppings. We always go the vegetarian route, but you can add chicken, beef, or pork!

Taco Salad served in Homemade Tortilla Bowls! Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

Jazz up taco salad night by making Homemade Tortilla Bowls! They are fun to make and fun to eat! And the best part, you don’t have to do any dishes. You eat your bowl so clean up is a breeze!

Go bowl crazy and and make Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Ice Cream Bowls for dessert! Gotta love these edible bowls!

Taco Salad with Homemade Tortilla Bowls on twopeasandtheirpod.com One of our go to meals!

Taco Salad with Homemade Tortilla Bowls

Make homemade tortilla bowls to serve up your favorite taco salad! These bowls are fun to make and fun to eat!
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Total Time
25 minutes


For the tortilla bowls:

  • 6 oven safe bowls
  • Cooking spray
  • 6 burrito size flour tortillas
  • Shredded cheddar cheese optional

For the taco salad:

  • Lettuce
  • Black Beans rinsed, drained, and heated
  • Tomatoes diced
  • Green onion chopped
  • Cilantro chopped
  • Shredded cheese
  • Creamy Avocado Dressing


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Coat the inside of oven safe bowls with cooking spray. Gently press tortilla inside bowl. Place bowls on two large baking sheets. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until evenly browned. If using cheese, remove tortilla bowls from oven 2-3 minutes before they are done baking. Sprinkle with cheese and return to oven. Finish baking until cheese is melted. Let tortilla bowls cool in bowls for 5 minutes before transferring to wire cooling rack.
  3. Fill the tortilla bowls with your favorite taco salad fixings! We like to use lettuce, black beans, diced tomatoes, green onion, cilantro, shredded cheese, and creamy avocado dressing.
  4. Note-you can make the tortilla bowls in advance. They will keep in an air tight container or Ziploc bag for up to 2 days. You can also add shredded chicken, beef, or pork!

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Weird, I almost made these last night but I wasn’t feeling confident that the tortilla bowls would turn out so I just went with burritos. I’m definitely trying these out on the next taco night!

  2. Oooh that creamy avocado dressing looks like the perfect combo of guacamole and sour cream. I’ll definately be replacing that for the guac and sour cream next time we have mexican because I alway feel like I’m over doing the sauces when I use both! And the tortilla bowls with the cheese in the bottom is brilliant!!

  3. so so delicious. there is this place in Jersey I go to and they make the best tortilla bowls, of course it’s deep fried, and I tell myself I won’t eat the bowl and then I eat the whole thing and the salad. Sigh! Need to bake a bowl soon. 🙂

  4. These would be perfect to serve to a crowd at a dinner party with a spread of fixins’! Love the homemade tortilla bowl and your creamy avocado dressing!

  5. I made these for ‘date night’ & added some minced chicken that I added a few spices to – the hubs & I LOVED it! Will definitely be making this again 🙂 Thanks Maria & Josh!

  6. I am a master controller @ PBS. I have watched dozens of food programs over my lengthy career
    One of the most interesting I’ve seen recently was hosted by Joel Fuhrman, MD, whose primary directive is that we all should “CONSIDER OUR SALAD THE ENTREE” of our meal.

    Thus I fully support your inclusion of the recipe for the salads in a tortilla.
    At the same time, I prefer whole wheat tortillas, because of their higher fiber content.

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