Meal planning is made so much easier when you use themed dinner ideas. Today I’m sharing some yummy themed dinner ideas for your next Taco Tuesday dinner.
I love themed meal planning because it helps me come up with ideas without thinking too hard and long about it. For instance, when planning your menu for the week, your thought process might look like this:
This Tuesday our themed dinner menu will be Taco Tuesday. What can I make that’s a fun twist on Taco Tuesday?
In our household, we’re vegetarian. In fact a large majority of our extended family is vegetarian as well. Sometimes I make vegetarian dinners that are just you know, naturally vegetarian. However, sometimes I take recipes that call for meat and replace the meat with a vegetarian option.
Our Walking Taco Bar is the perfect way to serve up a saucy taco filling and your favorite toppings for the big game. Crush the chips in your bag, top them with a flavorful beef taco filling, pile high with lots of taco toppings, add a plastic fork and you’re all set!
A gorgeous, simple way to enjoy fresh summer tomatoes that will have everyone begging for more! This is a super simple recipe that even kids can help make. It’s a feast for the eyes, low in carbs, yet high in flavor and super fun for kids and adults alike.
Mexican made easy! These Quick & Easy Quinoa Tostadas are gluten-free, vegan, and top 8 allergy-free! A great family-friendly & meatless weeknight dinner recipe you can have on the table in 15 minutes from start to finish.
These quick and easy vegan pumpkin tacos are made with oven-roasted pumpkins and red peppers, topped with delicious vegan sour cream and fresh coriander. They are super simple, filling and they taste delicious.
This recipe for taco meatloaf or Mexican meatloaf is so easy to make. Everyone always clears their plates! Just mix up ground pork, ground beef, a 10-ounce bag of Doritos, salsa, cheese, taco seasoning, and eggs.
Creamy ground beef baked tacos are made with corn or flour shells, ground beef, taco seasoning, cream cheese, and salsa and topped with shredded cheese. If you are looking for an easy ground beef dinner ideas, these tacos are so simple and also great for Taco Tuesday.
These homemade taco bowls are an EASY recipe for how to make walking tacos. They are delicious and healthy! Learn how to make a turkey taco bowl for 4-6 people, or even walking tacos for a crowd of 50 or 100 people.
Sweet, juicy mangos, spicy jalapeño, creamy avocado, and bright lime juice are just some of the ingredients that make this Whole30 and Vegan Mango Guacamole recipe something truly special. It’s always a crowd pleasing dip to serve with your favorite tortilla or plantain chips, or on top of any Mexican-inspired dish!
Elevate the flavour of many dishes with these Easy and Quick Homemade Pickled Jalapenos. Perfect for Taco Tuesday! You will always want to have a jar of these homemade pickles on hand – you can even make a big batch and gift them to family and friends!
This addictive Chipotle Corn Salsa is a perfect accompaniment to any Mexican food. Sweet roasted corn makes a perfect pairing with smoky chipotle peppers. Such an amazing and fresh side dish recipe for summer gatherings, Taco Tuesday or Cinco de Mayo!
Crockpot Refried Beans are delicious paired with any Mexican main dish. Dry pinto beans are slow-cooked with onion, garlic, jalapeño pepper, and a couple of seasonings to create this delicious and easy side dish.
Sweet corn is grilled and then slathered with lime juice and mayonnaise, seasoned with chili powder, and sprinkled with salty Cotija or Parmesan cheese. This is a perfectly addictive snack or side dish.
No dairy needed in this Creamy Nut-Free Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce! Low-fat, gluten-free, paleo, and allergy-free; everyone can enjoy some healthy dipping! A tummy-friendly recipe, made quick & easy in a blender. You’ll be using this queso sauce for more than just chips!
Theme Day Menus: Taco Tuesday
Let’s put it all together. I’ll show you how I would create menus based on the themed dinner ideas I’ve shared above.
Several of the main dish recipes above would stand very well on their own without the need for side dishes. However, good side dishes always round out a meal and even help feed a large family – or crowd.
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