Gluten Free Taco Salad Recipe

Kristy Still | Mommy Hates Cooking

Gluten Free Taco Salads can make weeknight dinners a total win. You’ll love how easy these are to make!

Lately, I’ve been really craving salads. I’m not sure if its just all the fresh produce these days or the fact that it’s a nice, light meal.

This past week though I decided to make Gluten Free Taco Salads with a homemade shell. Now, it can be tricky being gluten-free and going out to eat to see that delicious flour tortilla shell, but you can easily make one similar with white corn tortillas.

Gluten Free Taco Salad Photo

I used four white tortillas, and then simply shaped them into a bowl shape with a little bit of foil and an oven safe bowl. These can also be made and served in small cast iron skillets or pans too.

I actually like that option the best, but if needed, you can use an oven safe glass bowl as well. Essentially, the idea is to have some type of form to help keep the tortillas in place while baking, then once they are done, you can remove the foil wrapped tortilla bowl and fill it with those delicious taco salad toppings.

Gluten Free Taco Salad Picture

I opted to use the taco size white tortillas, as it is a bit harder to find them in burrito size, but if you do have burrito size, that’s a good option too.

Once I had the shells made, then I added in lettuce, taco meat, black beans, cheese, and a drizzle of Catalina dressing.

Gluten Free Taco Salad Image

My son loved these too and he’s not normally a salad eater. I actually thought these made the most perfect lunch option too. I even saved a few taco shells to use during the week for lunches.

Do you have a go-to salad? I am normally a toss up between taco salad and Caesar salad. However, now that I can make my own shell, I may be eating these even more!

Gluten Free Taco Salad Pic

What are some of your favorite toppings? I’d love to hear them!

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Gluten Free Taco Salad Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 16 White Corn Tortillas
  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 packet Gluten Free Taco Seasoning
  • Lettuce, chopped
  • Fresh Tomato, diced
  • Black Beans
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Catalina Salad Dressing


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Microwave the tortillas for about 30 seconds to make them more pliable.
  3. Place a sheet of foil in the oven safe bowl or cast iron pan you will be using, then spray it with non-stick spray.
  4. Carefully form the tortillas to make a bowl shape.
  5. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until crispy and slightly browned.
  6. While these are baking, brown the ground beef on medium-high heat.
  7. Drain the meat and add in the taco seasoning as instructed on the package.
  8. Once the meat is done and the shell, carefully remove the shell from the oven safe dish, keeping the foil lining it.
  9. Fill the taco shell with your desired toppings and serve.


Cooking Method:
Gluten Free
Gluten Free Dinners
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Author: Kristy Still
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 65 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 90
Calories 438

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 674mg
Total Carbohydrate 46g
  Dietary Fiber 4g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 27g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kristy Still

About Kristy

Kristy turned her hatred of cooking into a new outlet for creativity. Now that's the kind of attitude we're fanatical about! She blogs about all sorts of good food on Mommy Hates Cooking. On Food Fanatic, she's tackling all things Gluten Free.

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