How to make a taco basket

Updated April 17, 2017

Spice you your next family taco night with taco baskets. In lieu of traditional fried corn tortilla taco shells, make your own taco baskets with flour tortillas. Taco baskets are a great way to serve tacos as a meal or as an appetizer. They are easy to pick up and the taco contents do not spill out the sides, as traditional shells tend to do. The taco baskets are easy to fill because they sit flat on the plate. Try this easy recipe next time it is taco time.

Preheat oven to 177 degrees C (350 degrees F).

Spray the muffin tray with non-stick vegetable spray. Evenly cover the bottom and sides of each cup in the muffin tray.

Wrap the flour tortillas in a clean teatowel. Microwave on high for 30 seconds to soften the tortillas.

Mash one tortilla down in each cup. Peel the edges of the tortilla away from the inside of the cup so it will stay open. The tortillas should be concave like a bowl when sitting in the muffin cups.

Bake for 10 minutes. Check the baskets often as they can quickly turn brown.

Remove the muffin tray from the oven. Let the baskets cool and harden.

Pop the baskets out of the tray with a thin spatula.


Instead of flour tortillas, try wonton wrappers for a different flavour.

Things You'll Need

  • Oven
  • Large muffin baking tray
  • Non-stick vegetable spray
  • 15 cm (6 inch) flour tortillas
  • Microwave
  • Teatowel
  • Thin spatula
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