Easy Mini Tacos

Mr 6 loves tacos more than any other food.  In fact he recently said that I was 2 trillion the best because I made him tacos for dinner.  I also love tacos because they are super easy to make.  I buy the stand n stuff soft tacos (or taco boats as we like to call them) because they are easier for Mr 6 to handle.

I usually send the left overs to school with Mr 6 the next day as well.  However I found that they were a pain to put in his lunch box and took up a bit too much room.  I wondered if I could use muffin tins or cupcake tins to make a smaller version of the stand n stuff tacos.  So the easy mini tacos were born!

Easy Mini Tacoseasy mini tacos


  • 1 pack of mini tortillas (You can use large ones too of course.  I also found that the old el paso was a thicker tortilla which made them easier to work with.)
  • Taco Mince (Mr 6 is a fusspot so for us taco mince means mince with taco seasoning. However if your kids are a little more adventurous then make it the way you usually do.)
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Shredded cheese (you can grate your own cheese but I’m lazy)
  • Cupcake tray (I use a silicone one because they are super easy to keep clean when using melted cheese)
  • Scone cutter or something to cut circles out of the tortillas


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C.
  2. Cut circles out of the tortillas using the scone cutter.  I initially used an egg ring but I found that it was just a little too big for the cupcake tray.  I used 2.5 mini tortillas to make 12 mini tacos.
  3. Pinch opposite sides of a circle and fold it into a +.  This makes it easier to fold into the cupcake tray.
  4. Press the circles into the cupcake tray, there will be overlap so press these against the sides to create a crease.  Don’t worry if the tortilla rips a little.  I filled the entire cupcake tray as I found this make things less fiddly.
  5. Spoon the taco mince into the tortilla cups.  You only need about a teaspoon full.  Fill the cups to the top.
  6. Put tomato sauce across the top of the taco mince.  You can also use salsa if you wish.
  7. Sprinkle the cheese across the top.  You only need a small amount otherwise it makes the mini tacos too greasy.
  8. Bake the mini tacos for around 15 minutes or until the cheese is a golden brown colour.
  9. Allow the mini tacos to cool, then place in containers or plastic resealable bags in the freezer.  The mini tacos are then ready for a week of school!

Mr 6 loves these bite size tacos.  You can use different fillings as well.  I had some cooked chicken that I needed to use up and that tasted great as well.  I used salsa with the chicken though to give it a tangy boost!

Does your family love tacos?

What is your favourite topping?

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20 thoughts on “Easy Mini Tacos

  1. Vanessa

    I love this idea for work snacks! I was told last year I don’t snack enough so yay, permission to snack! Admittedly I’ve never tried the stand n stuff shells, but they freak me out as they look fake in the ads. I can’t explain it…


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