Serve an Easy Taco Recipe Dinner Board for any meal, with your favorite toppings! Make crunchy tacos with turkey, beef, chicken, or pork! Happy #TacoTuesday

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Happy Taco Tuesday, Friends! I hope you enjoy my Easy Taco Recipe Dinner Board! Grab the printable recipe and shopping list and invite some people over for tacos tonight! Grab The Big Board sizes/links below! You may also want to try my Easy Pork Carnitas Taco Board or our popular Epic Walking Taco Board.

Easy Taco Recipe Dinner Board

I am a hospitality lover. Bringing people together around food is what makes me happy. I credit my mother for teaching me how to make tacos!

Probably the first thing that comes to mind when we think of a Mexican menu is tacos! You may also love fish tacos! If so, try this Crunchy Breaded Fish Sticks Taco Board for an easy taco recipe dinner board.

Why we love an Easy Taco Recipe Dinner Board

We love to invite people over for tacos on the weekend. But we really love Taco Tuesday! I grew up with delicious tacos as a staple in my home, and have the fontest memories. It was my Mom who first introduced me to crunchy tacos. Of course you can fry tortillas the old-fashioned way, but when these crunchy shells were introduced in 1954, they made weeknight cooking a breeze.

Ingredients for Easy Taco Recipe Dinner Board

Let’s get started with our favorite toppings for this Epic Taco Board.

This board serves 10! What are your favorite taco toppings?

  • Hot sauce
  • Salsa
  • Onions
  • Lettuce
  • Sour cream
  • Olives
  • Tomatoes
  • Guac (avocados)
  • and lots of CHEESE!

How to make the tacos

You need these ingredients:

  • Taco shells
  • Onion
  • Ground turkey (or your favorite meat) + seasoning
  • Cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes
  • Salsa, corn salsa, sour cream, guacamole, olives, cilantro, and chips
  • Taco sauce

Serve an Epic Taco Board on The Big Board

Setting out a dinner board is a casual way to host, and it’s fun to see the faces as the guests walk through the door. A taco board is so beautiful!

How to make the taco meat

  1. Cook a medium onion, and add your favorite meat and seasoning!
  2. Fill the taco shells with meat and cheese and bake for 5 minutes.

Everyone asks: How do you keep the tacos hot?

Easy TIP: Prepare the tacos and keep warm in the oven.

LEAVE in the oven until right before serving.

You can still prepare the board without the tacos!

Then pull from the oven, arrange on the board, and SERVE!

How to make a taco board

  1. Use an epic board (make sure it’s seasoned for food, or lay down parchment paper).
  2. In the center, place a bowl with shredded lettuce and tomatoes.
  3. Fill small bowls with your favorite salsa, guac, olives, and sour cream.
  4. Around the outside, leave room for 30 taco shells!

My Mom taught me the “how” of hospitality, but more importantly, she taught me the “why.” She modeled for us the importance of having people around our table—including messy dishes, sticky fingers, and lots of tacos.

Tacos are such an easy dish to make for company because everyone loves tacos!

Mom also leaned quietly into people’s hearts, and nourished those relationships, both inside my family and out. And through her modeling, I learned to do the same.

I am thankful for my Mom. Her passion for hospitality is one of the greatest gifts I received from her.

So thank you Mom, for Taco Tuesday!

Happy Hosting!

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Easy Taco Recipe Dinner Board

Serves 10-12
Make on the 26-inch BIG BOARD.
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Yield: 10


  • 30 taco shells
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound Tillamook Mexican 4-Cheese
  • 1 16 oz. pkg. shredded lettuce
  • 6 chopped Roma tomatoes
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup corn salsa, Trader Joe’s
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 1 cup Pepita salsa, Trader Joe’s
  • 1 can sliced olives
  • 1 sliced red onion
  • 1 jar LaVictoria Salsa
  • 1 jar Cholula Salsa
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • Favorite chips
  • Habanero pepper, garnish


  • On a food-safe large board or tray,  place a bowl in the center with shredded lettuce and tomatoes.
  • Fill small bowls with your favorite salsa, guac, olives, and sour cream.
  • Around the outside, leave room for 30 taco shells!
  • To cook the meat, heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion and cook for about 10 minutes, until tender. Add favorite meat and seasoning, cook until meat is browned. Season to taste!
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Fill the taco shells with meat and cheese and bake for 5 minutes.
  • Place the cooked tacos around the outside of the board. Fill in open areas with chips and hot sauce!
  • Serve!
Cuisine: Mexican
Course: Main Course
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