Creative Taco Recipes for the Home Chef

Creative Taco Recipes

These tacos aren’t your run-of-the-mill tacos. From tres de leche, to cheeseburgers, to mango margarita, these creative taco recipes put basically anything between a tortilla and make it work.

The only thing that makes these tacos better is using freshly harvested herbs & veggies from the garden! You can grow your own taco toppings and experience the flavor of fresh! I would suggest it for any taco enthusiast!

Try these creative taco recipes at home to make every night taco night.

Breakfast Taco Cups

If you’ve never heard of a taco cup, you have now — and your taste buds will be happier for it. This breakfast taco cup recipe from Bev Cooks is the best way to start your day. With eggs, fresh kale, bacon, and a cheese inside, it’s all of your favorite parts of breakfast in a single taco cup.

Thai Tacos

Asian-style tacos are our new favorite type of tacos. This recipe from Mountain Mama Cooks is a delicious thai style taco, replete with thai seasoning and fresh veggie toppings. However, the true star of this recipe is the marinade for your protein. If chicken isn’t your preference, it tastes equally tasty on tofu or veggies.

Get the thai tacos recipe here.

Quinoa Taco Salad

This recipe comes from Austin-based chef Love and Lemons. For our healthier eaters out there, try this quinoa taco salad. With a chipotle-lime dressing, roasted corn and poblano, and a spicy pico de gallo, this salad is a flavor-filled hit.

Fish Tacos with Mango Margarita Salsa

No list of tacos is complete without a fish taco. This beer-battered fish taco recipe is a creative spin on the classic. The mango margarita salsa is our favorite kind of salsa. With just a touch of tequila and fresh cilantro, it’s a garden-fresh addition to your taco. Plus, a spicy jalapeño crema finishes it off.

Get the fish tacos recipe here.

Barbecue Chicken Tacos

We wouldn’t be from the South if we didn’t have an ode to barbecue. This creative taco recipe is a delicious combination of Mexican and southern cuisine. This recipe is super easy to make — perfect for the novice chef. Add a little bit of bacon and a touch of jalapeño to round out the flavors!

Cheeseburger Tacos

I know what you’re thinking: cheeseburger tacos?! And the answer is yes. This taco recipe from The Recipe Rebel is truly creative in its simplicity. Basically, just stuff all of the things you love about a cheeseburger in a taco shell. It’s perfect for the family and those who are less enthusiastic about spicy eats.

Get the cheeseburger taco recipe here.

Fudge Ice Cream Tacos

Lastly, finish off your taco night with the sweetest type of taco: a dessert taco. There are a million options for dessert tacos — from banana split tacos, to cheesecake tacos — but this recipe is our favorite. Tres leches coconut and fudge ice cream make up the base for this sweetness, and they’re topped off with banana peanut salsa and a rich chocolate dip.

Get the ice cream tacos recipe here.

Taco Garden Kit Call Out

Pick a couple of these recipes (I’m sure a couple caught your attention) and plan them for a Taco Tuesday or a Family Meal. Please, let us know which are your favorite! You can connect with us via Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter!