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16 Of The Best Tacos To Make For Every Meal Of The Day

Don't know what to make for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Find out why tacos should be your new go-to meal idea, and snag 16 delicious taco recipes to get you started.

When you’re the one who has to decide what to make for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it’s easy to get stuck in a food rut. But there’s an easier way to get out of a food rut than by trying out a bunch of new, unfamiliar recipes. Instead, choose one very versatile food, and start exploring the different forms and varieties of that one food.

For instance, one of my very favorite versatile foods to experiment with is tacos! There are thousands of taco recipes out there just waiting to be discovered, including ones for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! I make tacos frequently at home for that very reason, so I thought that for today’s blog post, I’d offer up an ode to the versatility of tacos!

I’ve gathered together a list of 16 delicious taco recipes for every meal of the day and included it below. The list begins with a few breakfast options, then transitions to lunch and dinner varieties. And that’s one of the beautiful things about tacos—you can fill them with what you want, and eat them whenever you want too. By the end of this post, you’ll not only have plenty of tacos to try, but might also be inspired to start exploring your own unique taco creations! 🙂

16 Delicious Taco Recipes For Every Meal Of The Day

1. Potato, Bacon, and Cheese Breakfast Tacos

See the recipe card at the bottom of this post for the full recipe and instructions. It also has an easy print option!

Cook chopped bacon in a skillet on your stovetop over medium-high heat until it’s crisp and browned, about 4 minutes. Then remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and add cubed russet potatoes to the skillet and the hot bacon fat.

Add salt and pepper to the potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until they are browned and fork-tender, about 10-12 minutes. (Or you can spreed up the process by using refrigerated hash browns instead!)

Once the potatoes are cooked, add a couple of whisked eggs to the skillet, and stir them constantly until the eggs are set, but still soft.

2. Farmer’s Market Breakfast Tacos

from Layers of Happiness

These cheesy breakfast tacos are loaded with scrambled eggs, maple-glazed bacon, and fresh micro greens. What more could you ask for?

3. Vegan Crepe Breakfast Tacos

from Blissful Basil

For vegans, those with Celiac, or anyone who’s avoiding dairy or gluten, give these breakfast tacos a try! They’re filled with a warm spinach and mushroom filling that is sure to satisfy.

4. Peaches & Cream Tacos

from Mountain Mama Cooks

Care for a sweeter start to your day? These peaches and creme tacos are built on a cinnamon-sugar tortilla base, then topped with Greek yogurt and slices of fresh, juicy peach. Yum!

5. Baked Tacos

from One Good Thing by Jillee

Baked tacos are a perfect choice for a quick and easy lunch or dinner! You can use store-bought hard taco shells if you prefer, but it’s so easy to make your own at home. (Just follow the simple instructions included alongside the recipe!)

6. Leftover Prime Rib Carne Asada Tacos

from One Good Thing by Jillee

I originally whipped up these tacos with some leftover prime rib I had in the fridge, but you can really use any kind of mean you happen to have on hand. The mojo marinade will make anything you use taste simply irresistible!

7. Lunch Box Taco Bar

from One Good Thing by Jillee

Bring your own “taco bar” along with you to work or school for a tasty lunch option! It’s a nice way to break up the monotony of endless sandwiches and salads.

8. Taco Soup

from One Good Thing by Jillee

On a chilly day, sometimes a big bowl of soup is all you need to warm up. But having soup doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice delicious taco flavors! You can have it all with this super simple and satisfying taco soup.

9. Bahn Mi Dump Chicken Tacos

from One Good Thing by Jillee

These crockpot tacos are inspired by Vietnamese bánh mì sandwiches. They’re loaded up with tangy chicken, quick-pickled carrots, cilantro, and more.

10. BBQ Cauliflower & Chickpea Tacos

from She Likes Food

Cauliflower is a perfect choice to use as a taco filling if you’re looking to eat more veggies. It’s a great canvas for any kind of flavor, and it’s surprisingly filling too! Try these BBQ cauliflower tacos and experience it for yourself.

11. Black Bean, Zucchini, & Corn Tacos

from The Fit Fork

Here’s another vegetarian-friendly taco option, or a great choice for dinner on Meatless Monday. These Mexican-inspired flavors are sure to satisfy even the most voracious of meat-eaters!

12. Beer-Battered Fish Tacos

from How Sweet Eats

My husband and daughter are crazy about fish tacos, so I’m sure they would be over the moon about these bad boys! They’re topped with a flavorful mango salsa, and the fish is encased in a golden crust of beer-battered goodness.

13. Grilled Salmon Tacos with Avocado Salsa

from Cooking Classy

Cod isn’t the only fish that makes a fantastic fish taco, and these grilled salmon tacos are here to prove it! Topped with a tangy avocado salsa, these tasty tacos are sure to be a new family favorite.

14. Tacos al Pastor

from Gimme Some Oven

The classics are classics for a reason, so you certainly can’t go wrong with a recipe like tacos al pastor, or “shepherd style.” These ones are made using a crockpot, so you can come home to a dinner that’s nearly ready to serve.

15. Caribbean Chicken Tacos

from Creme de la Crumb

If you’re looking for island flavors, look no further than these Caribbean chicken tacos! One bite and you’ll be transported to a sun-soaked beach resort in your mind. 🙂

16. Shredded Beef Tacos

from Gimme Some Oven

Shredded beef is a classic choice for tacos, and it’s sure to be a winner with even the pickiest eaters! Load them up with your favorite fixings for an easy lunch or dinner.

What’s one of the best tacos you’ve ever eaten?

Potato, Bacon, and Cheese Breakfast Tacos

Jill Nystul
Tacos aren't just for dinner anymore! These breakfast tacos are loaded with potatoes, bacon, eggs, and cheese… what more could you ask for, really?
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 485 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 russet potato
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • cilantro

Instructions
 

  • Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until browned and crispy, about 4 minutes. 
  • Remove the bacon using a slotted spoon, then add the cubed potatoes to the skillet with the hot bacon fat.
  • Season the potatoes with salt and pepper, then cook, stirring occasionally until browned and cooked through, about 10-12 minutes. 
  • Add the whisked eggs to the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly until the eggs are just set, about a minute. 
  • Sprinkle the shredded cheese and cooked bacon over the top of the potatoes and eggs. 
  • Pile the mixture onto a warm tortilla and serve, topped with cilantro.

Nutrition

Sodium: 496mgCalcium: 339mgVitamin C: 4mgVitamin A: 535IUSugar: 1gFiber: 4gPotassium: 528mgCholesterol: 168mgCalories: 485kcalSaturated Fat: 13gFat: 28gProtein: 21gCarbohydrates: 37gIron: 2.1mg

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