Baked Veggie Tacos

Oven Baked Veggie Tacos

I love tacos but will be honest… I was never a hard shell fan because when you bite into it, it breaks and then half of the filling falls out! I’ve heard that by baking them it softens the shell while making the filling stay in place.

I gave it a try, but modified a classic taco by turning them into veggie tacos… let me tell you they passed the test with flying colors! When you bite into them, they don’t break! Oh man, these are now a favorite in our house. You should give them a try!


Olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow squash, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained
1 (11-15oz) can corn, drained
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 packet Frontera Taco Skillet Sauce (or your favorite taco sauce)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
avocado, diced to garnish
tomatoes, to garnish
cilantro, to garnish
12 hard taco shells


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Drizzle olive oil into skillet and heat over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, bell pepper, zucchini and squash to pan. Sauté until onions become translucent and vegetables are partially cooked.

Add in beans and corn, stirring everything around. Pour in taco sauce and mix so everything is evenly coated. Allow everything to cook for a few more minutes.

In a baking pan, line up all the taco shells. Fill each one with a couple scoops of the veggie mixture, and pack down. Repeat until all shells are full. Top each taco with the shredded cheese.

Place in oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, until cheese is melted.

Top with avocado, cilantro, tomatoes (and your other favorite taco toppings!).

These are gluten free, as always!


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  1. Biana says:

    This is so perfect as it starts to heat up and we want to start incorporating more meatless meals into our dinner routines!! Thanks for sharing – sounds delicious! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  2. Lisa @ Adventures of a Dream Catcher says:

    These look delicious! I’m not a big meat eater, so I’d be down for veggie tacos anytime.

  3. Rebecca Jo says:

    I am a taco NUT & I havent tried it with squash & zucchini. That sound AMAZING! Almost like a fajita in a hard taco shell, huh? I’ve got to stop at the grocery today anyways – I’m taking this with me to pick up everything to make!

  4. Morgan A. says:

    Yess! I actually love hard tacos but they are such a pain. I never thought to bake them. We eat Mexican about 5 nights a week so I could definitely use some new rotation ideas. Thanks!

  5. Tina Olsen says:

    YUM! Another way for me to eat salsa and sour cream- I love it! Veggie sandwiches are one of my favorites, so making veggie tacos sounds amazing. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Jessica says:

    This looks amazing! I’ve had to go gluten free (among other things) lately, and this is perfect! I can’t wait to try it out! I’m looking forward to going through more of your recipes too. Thanks for sharing this with us for Tuesday Talk – I’m featuring it this week! 🙂 – Jessica, Sweet Little Ones

    • msmodify says:

      I’m gluten free for health reasons (celiac) so I know how hard it can be to find good products! I try to share gluten free tips as well as recipes, so check them out!

      Thank you so much for choosing this recipe to feature!! 🙂

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