20 Minute Homemade Taco Bowls – Better than Takeout

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20 Minute Homemade Taco Bowls is a fun twist on taco night an amazing homemade spice mix, homemade baked taco bowls and LEAN GROUND TURKEY!

Homemade Taco Bowl Better Than Takeout @SlowRoasted


I love parties.  Give me any excuse or no excuse and I am off planning one.  Birthday parties, holiday parties, Christmas parties, and taco parties (just to name a few).  I love them all but, an any occasion taco party is so much fun!  Loaded with taco shells, toppings and the perfectly seasoned filling; simplicity is the true theme here.  With fun easy to make baked taco bowls, this fun twist on an ordinary taco night is just what your family night needs!

This is a fun twist on taco night an amazing homemade spice mix (you really need to check out the recipe), homemade baked taco bowls and LEAN GROUND TURKEY!  Yes, made with lean ground turkey that is so moist your guests will never know the difference.  Chad (he’s anti-turkey) was very surprised to hear this was turkey!

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Homemade Taco Bowls

Donna Elick
With this simple kitchen hack for making homemade taco bowls you will be wowing your guests. Who needs a tortilla bowl
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine Mexican
Method Microwave, Oven
Servings 4


  • 4 burrito-size flour tortillas
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon New Mexico chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Tomato
  • Lettuce
  • Mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a 10” skillet over medium high heat, cook ground turkey until brown.
  • Meanwhile: Microwave tortillas until they are soft and pliable (about 30 seconds). Turn a 12 cup standard muffin tin upside down and lightly spray with non-stick spray. Form tortillas into a bowl-like shape, between gaps in muffin cups (3 per muffin tin). Bake for 10 minutes or until they start to brown.
  • Add spices and water to browned turkey, stir to combine. Cover with lid. Cook until liquid is almost absorbed.
  • Prepare toppings: Chop tomato and thinly slice lettuce. Place toppings into small serving bowls. Divide ground turkey into taco bowls. Serve and enjoy!

Donna’s Notes

Party tips: Serve chips, salsa and guacamole to round out your Mexican flavors. Frozen Margaritas are a great way to cool down in the summer heat, are a very fun addition to your adults only party and are so easy to make. Throw your ingredients in your blender and make a whole pitcher at a time.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 234cal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 606mg | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 3mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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