Taco Tuesday Ideas–Crunchy Taco Cups

Does anyone else have a themed-menu each week? In the summer months, we do and the kids love it. Taco Tuesday is by far the favorite night, but eating the same taco meal each week can get old. So I find ways to mix it up a little bit.

Taco Bites are so much fun to make and the kids love helping out. The ingredients are simple–the “cup” is made from refrigerated pie crusts, cut  into circles and then formed into a cup shape. I like using pie crust instead of biscuits because it makes them extra crunchy. Bake, then add your favorite taco toppings! Here’s what I used:


2-pack Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust

Muffin pan

1 lb. ground beef, cooked and drained

Taco seasoning

Other taco toppings to sprinkle on top:

shredded cheese
refried beans
diced onions
diced tomatoes
shredded lettuce
sour cream
sliced jalapenos


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Brown hamburger and drain. Mix in taco seasoning according to package.
  3. Spray the baking cups with non-stick cooking spray. Unroll the pie crust and use a rolling pin or your hands to flatten it further.
  4. Using a dough cutter or a cup, cut dough into circles and then press the dough to the bottom and sides of each muffin cup. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Fill with taco meat and cheese and put back into the oven until the cheese is melted.
  6. Remove and add your other toppings. For more recipe ideas, check out the Recipe Box page!

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