27 Tasty Taco Recipes That Aren’t Just for Tuesdays

Whoever first came up with the idea of Taco Tuesday (or Taco Thursday according to some restaurants) might not have tried all the best taco recipes. After all, if you know how amazing and delicious tacos are, then why would you want to limit yourself to only eating them once a week? A bang bang shrimp or chicken chimichurri taco makes a delicious snack and you can choose from literally hundreds of different tacos. Corn or flour tortillas work, and there are also keto and gluten-free alternatives, meaning everyone can enjoy these fantastic recipes for tacos their own way!

Grilled Flank Steak Tacos

Steak tacos on a cutting board.

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Grilled Flank Steak Tacos. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Looking for a delicious and easy summer taco recipe? Try making Marinated Grilled Flank Steak Tacos using the best flank steak marinade (aka carne asada marinade) for a winning dish every time. Slice a couple of pounds of flank steak, grill to perfection, and enjoy a mouthwatering meal that’s perfect for taco Tuesdays or any day of the week.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Flank Steak Tacos

Blackened Tilapia Baja Fish Nachos

Fish tacos on a white platter.
Smoker Grilled Fish Tacos. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Consider making Sheet Pan Blackened Tilapia Baja Fish Nachos for a delicious and easy dinner tonight. This seafood nachos recipe is versatile and perfect for game day or any occasion. Customize the toppings to your liking, and enjoy a flavorful meal.
Get the Recipe: Blackened Tilapia Baja Fish Nachos

Irish Tacos with Potatoes, Corned Beef, Cabbage and Onions

Irish inspired tacos on a platter.
Irish Corned Beef Tacos. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Craving something new and delicious? Try this mouth-watering Irish corned beef tacos recipe! With a perfect blend of tender corned beef and fresh toppings, these tacos will elevate your taste buds to new heights.
Get the Recipe: Irish Tacos with Potatoes, Corned Beef, Cabbage and Onions

Easy to Make Crispy Turkey Tacos

A plate full of turkey tacos.
Crispy Turkey Tacos. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

A delicious alternative to beef tacos would be these crispy turkey tacos which are bursting with flavour. These easy to make tacos boast juicy turkey, as well as taco seasoning, onion, refried beans, and cheese. You need to really try these YUMMY crispy turkey tacos.
Get the Recipe: Easy to Make Crispy Turkey Tacos

Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

A plate with shrimp tacos.
Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos. Photo credit: Sugar and Soul.

Bang bang shrimp tacos have tender shrimp that get deep-fried to crunchy perfection before being tossed in a homemade four ingredient sauce! Fill tortillas with these Bang Bang Shrimp to create tacos or just simply enjoy them as is!
Get the Recipe: Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

Crispy Chipotle Shredded Beef Tacos

Several crispy shredded beef tacos.
Crispy Chipotle Shredded Beef Tacos. Photo credit: Britney Breaks Bread.

Shredded beef with plenty of chipotle flavor sounds like a great way to build a taco doesn’t it? This recipe makes for some crispy tacos that you are going to crave after you try them.
Get the Recipe: Crispy Chipotle Shredded Beef Tacos

Steak Street Tacos

A plate of street tacos with limes and jalapenos.
Steak Street Tacos. Photo credit: Love and Olive Oil.

I am not sure what is tastier? The steak tacos or the chipotle coleslaw topping! What a wonderful combination for those nights you need a change from ground beef tacos.
Get the Recipe: Steak Street Tacos

Baked Chicken Tacos

Tacos on a plate.
Baked Chicken Tacos. Photo credit: Britney Breaks Bread.

These oven baked chicken tacos are an easy weeknight dinner that the whole family will LOVE! It has a saucy rotisserie chicken filling and is topped with melty cheese, these crispy tacos are the BEST! Not to mention, no cooking is required – simply add everything to the taco shells and bake. You’ll have a delicious meal in 15 minutes flat!
Get the Recipe: Baked Chicken Tacos

Blackened Fish Tacos

Fish tacos on a plate.
Blackened Fish Tacos. Photo credit: The Novice Chef Blog.

Buttery fish fillets encrusted with a perfect balance of herbs and spices star in these Blackened Fish Tacos. Wrapped in warm corn tortillas, topped with shredded cabbage and served with a creamy chipotle-lime sauce on the side, these tacos burst with flavor in every bite.
Get the Recipe: Blackened Fish Tacos

Easy Beef Taco Salad

Ground beef taco salad
Easy Beef Taco Salad. Photo credit: Noshing With the Nolans.

This taco salad is easy to make and has a classic beef flavor. Serve this with fritos, tortilla chips, or even doritos if you like!
Get the Recipe: Easy Beef Taco Salad

Pulled Pork Waffle Tacos

Waffles stuffed with pulled pork and pineapple salsa.
Pulled Pork Waffle Tacos. Photo credit: The Crumby Kitchen.

These tacos are absolutely one of a kind! A crispy waffle is stuffed with pulled pork and topped with pineapple slaw. You are going to love this unique and flavorful dish!
Get the Recipe: Pulled Pork Waffle Tacos

Cajun Shrimp Tacos

Cajun shrimp tacos with creamy ranch sauce.
Cajun Shrimp Tacos. Photo credit: Britney Breaks Bread.

Spice up your shrimp tacos with plenty of cajun flavors. You are going to love these succulent shrimp paired with garlic lime ranch sauce and wrapped in a soft tortilla shell.
Get the Recipe: Cajun Shrimp Tacos

Taco Lasagna

A serving of taco lasagna being lifted from a casserole dish.
Taco Lasagna. Photo credit: Jo Cooks.

Make a layered lasagna that has all of the flavor of tacos, in a comforting and cozy form. Top this with tomatoes, lettuce, onions, or whatever you like!
Get the Recipe: Taco Lasagna

Beef Taco Salad Bowls

A taco salad bowl on a plate.
Beef Taco Salad Bowls. Photo credit: Averie Cooks.

Making homemade taco salad bowls is so easy and they’re perfect for holding this family-favorite taco salad including seasoned ground beef, black beans, cheese and more! Everything is topped with a creamy lime-cilantro dressing that’ll have everyone finishing their salad!
Get the Recipe: Beef Taco Salad Bowls

Flank Steak Tacos With Strawberry Salsa

Steak tacos with strawberry salsa.
Flank Steak Tacos With Strawberry Salsa. Photo credit: We Are Not Martha.

Make tacos with steak and plenty of strawberry salsa for a fresh summer dinner that will have your attention at the sight, and your heart at the first bite.
Get the Recipe: Flank Steak Tacos With Strawberry Salsa

Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp tacos with avocado, onion and lime.
Shrimp Tacos. Photo credit: Corrie Cooks.

Shrimp tacos are hard to resist. These are easy to make and have so many wonderful veggies on top, that there is no reason to say no to shrimp tacos for dinner.
Get the Recipe: Shrimp Tacos

Beer Battered Fish Tacos

Beer battered fish tacos on a plate.
Beer Battered Fish Tacos. Photo credit: Cooking School Dropout.

Beer battered fish tucked into a taco shell, topped with onions, avocados, tomatoes, or whatever you like. Doesn’t that sound like a great meal? These are such an easy option for taco Tuesday!
Get the Recipe: Beer Battered Fish Tacos

Chicken Chimichurri Tacos

Three chicken chimichurri tacos on a plate
Chicken Chimichurri Tacos. Photo credit: Midwexican.

Tangy chimichurri makes these chicken tacos pop with herby flavor. You will love these topped with onions, lettuce and cheese.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Chimichurri Tacos

Citrus Marinade Chicken Tacos

A line of chicken tacos.
Citrus Marinade Chicken Tacos. Photo credit: Cinnamon and Sage.

Make chicken tacos exciting with this easy citrus marinade. They have a kick of jalapeno to make them tangy, spicy and nothing short of delectable. Serve with rice and beans for a full meal.
Get the Recipe: Citrus Marinade Chicken Tacos

Grilled Fish Tacos

A plate of fish tacos with cabbage and corn.
Grilled Fish Tacos. Photo credit: Makes and Takes.

Make a flavorful taco with flaky fish, red cabbage and corn for a fresh summer meal. This serves perfectly on the deck in the company of friends for an easy meal that is sure to impress on Taco Tuesday.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Fish Tacos

Blackened Mahi Mahi Tacos

A fish taco with fresh veggies.
Blackened Mahi Mahi Tacos. Photo credit: Begin With Balance.

These healthy fish tacos have a custom blend of seasoning which pairs perfectly with avocado, cabbage and peppers. Make them for a fresh take on Taco Tuesday that you can serve with spicy rice, or chips and salsa for an easy dinner.
Get the Recipe: Blackened Mahi Mahi Tacos

Mini Crispy Lamb Tacos

Mini tacos with lamb meat and greek yogurt sauce.
Mini Crispy Lamb Tacos. Photo credit: We Are Not Martha.

Craving something distinctly different? Make these mini lamb tacos and add a dollop of greek yogurt sauce for a full Mediterranean flavor.
Get the Recipe: Mini Crispy Lamb Tacos

Sriracha Lime Chicken Tacos

Sriracha Lime Chicken Tacos
Sriracha Lime Chicken Tacos . Photo credit: Salted Mint.

Spicy chicken tacos are just the place to squeeze a little lime juice for the best flavor! You are going to love these with rice for a fresh and flavorful dinner.
Get the Recipe: Sriracha Lime Chicken Tacos

Vegan Tacos with Pineapple Mango Salsa

Vegan tacos topped with tropical salsa.
Vegan Tacos with Pineapple Mango Salsa. Photo credit: The Inspiration Edit.

Who says you need meat to make a great taco? This vegan option is perfect for those nights you want a lighter option with a fruity flavor addition.
Get the Recipe: Vegan Tacos with Pineapple Mango Salsa

Air Fryer Avocado Tacos

Air fried avocado tacos with lettuce and cheese.
Air Fryer Avocado Tacos. Photo credit: Joyful Balance Online.

This recipe makes the best crunchy, creamy avocado tacos! Pop them in the air fryer for an easy meal that will be a welcome addition to taco tuesday!
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Avocado Tacos

Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Dragonfruit Salsa

Shrimp tacos on pink tortillas with dragonfruit salsa.
Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Dragonfruit Salsa. Photo credit: Love and Olive Oil.

Make a colorful taco to share with someone special. This recipe has succulent shrimp, fruity dragonfruit and avocado cream sauce.
Get the Recipe: Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Dragonfruit Salsa

Corned Beef Tacos

Irish tacos with corned beef and cabbage.
Corned Beef Tacos. Photo credit: Hilda’s Kitchen.

Mix things up on taco night by making these delicious and distinctly Irish treats! They have corned beef and cabbage for a really tasty option for dinner any night of the week.
Get the Recipe: Corned Beef Tacos

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