16 Dinners That Start With a Packet of Taco Seasoning
Add a dash of spice, warmth, and rich flavor to your next dinner by starting with a recipe that features taco seasoning. Available in easy-to-use, single-serve packets, the blend of spices and cornstarch — cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and paprika are common ingredients — will act as both a flavor booster and thickener for any recipe. From hearty enchiladas to taco-inspired lasagna, here are our favorite ways to use taco seasoning for dinner.
Angela's Awesome Enchiladas
Shredded chicken, green chiles, and onions are the filling for these creamy enchiladas. A packet of taco seasoning is all the spices you'll need to get this mixed together and in the oven quickly.
Tater Tot Taco Casserole
Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup
Karen's Taco Pasta
Fry Bread Tacos
You'll never want store-bought tortillas again after making these deliciously puffy pieces of fry bread for tacos.
Terrific Turkey Chili
Seven Layer Taco Dip
Just because it's a dip doesn't mean it can't be dinner! Serve this layered recipe with a side of chips for nachos, lettuce for salads, or tortillas for burritos.
Six ingredients are all you need for this hearty casserole that can easily be whipped up in 45 minutes. The taco seasoning provides all the spice the lasagna layers need.
Spicy Dorito® Taco Salad
"I have made this taco salad several times now and everyone who has eaten it raves about it," says reviewer Stephanie Zaczkowski.
Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken
Stuffed Mexican Peppers
Slow Cooker Taco Soup
Chicken Fajita Pasta Bake
This pantry-friendly recipe features chicken, black beans, ziti, and lots and lots of cheese.
Taco Skillet Burgers
These quick-and-easy skillet burgers are made with ground beef, bean soup, taco seasonings, Cheddar cheese, and tomatoes. "Big plate of smothered, comfort food deliciousness!" says Kelly. "Classic from when I was a kid."