Oven Baked Tacos

Oven Baked Tacos make a great option for your next Taco Tuesday dinner. 

Oven baked taco in a casserole dish with other tacos


We love oven baked tacos at our house and this beef tacos recipe has made it even easier for my little kids to enjoy tacos too. Baking the taco shells filled with meat and cheese somehow helps them to not fall apart as easily, which helps my littles to be able to eat their taco better. I’m not going to say that they never crack and fall apart but it just doesn’t seem to happen as easily as when I don’t take the little bit of extra time a and bake the taco shells with the meat and cheese in them.

It’s important to make sure the fat is drained as much as possible and the water and seasoning are well absorbed to help the shells not get soggy while baking. If you feel like your taco meat is on the liquid side then you can roll up some aluminum foil in the shape of a log and lay those pieces down in your 9×13 pan with the tacos on top of the foil to help the tacos not get soggy.

Oven baked taco with taco meat and melty cheese


These baked tacos uses your favorite taco meat and seasonings and then you can top with your favorite toppings. I have a recipe for taco seasoning or you can grab your favorite envelope mix from the store.

When I make baked tacos for my family I use a pound of ground beef and a mixture of hard and soft shells. I like my tacos topped with cheese, lettuce, sour cream and our favorite taco sauce



Next time you have tacos at your house I hope you try baking the shells stuffed with meat and cheese and see how well you like them!

Oven baked taco with lettuce and tomatoes on a white plate


Baked Tacos

Oven baked tacos with your favorite taco meat and cheese.


  • 1 pound taco meat (we use ground beef)
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 8 oz. package shredded cheese
  • 1 box of crunchy taco shells

Your favorite taco toppings


    • Brown taco meat and drain off fat really well. Add taco seasoning and water based on package instructions. Lightly spray a 9x13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
      Once the meat has absorbed the water and seasoning fill taco shells with a small layer of cheese and desired amount of taco meat. Sprinkle more cheese on the top and bake in a 400 degree for 10-14 minutes. Allow to cool and then top with favorite toppings.

    Green casserole dish filled with hard shell tacos

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