For summer hosting, enjoy this Easy Taco Recipe Dinner Board for a large gathering. Make crunchy tacos with turkey, beef, chicken, or pork! Happy #TacoTuesday

Happy Taco Tuesday, Friends! I hope you enjoy my Easy Taco Dinner Board! Grab the printable recipe and shopping list and invite some people over for tacos tonight! If you’re looking for the board, I bought it at Pier 1 a couple years ago [LINK BELOW], and here’s more info on my charcuterie/cheese board page!

You may also love fish tacos! If so, try this Crunchy Breaded Fish Sticks Taco Board for a party!

Easy Taco Recipe Dinner Board

I am a hospitality lover. Bringing people together around food is what makes me happy. I credit my mother for teaching me how to make tacos!

Probably the first thing that comes to mind when we think of a Mexican menu is tacos!

It was my Mom who first introduced me to crunchy tacos. Of course you can fry tortillas the old-fashioned way, but when these crunchy shells were introduced in 1954, they made weeknight cooking a breeze.

So we ate a lot of tacos as a kid. Here’s more info on when crunchy tacos came on the scene.

Epic Taco Board

Now you can make an Epic Taco Board by baking the tacos ahead, and serving hot on this large board with all the toppings!

Ingredients for this board

30 taco shells, onion, ground turkey (or your favorite meat), seasoning, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes.

Add in salsa, corn salsa, sour cream, guacamole, olives, cilantro, and chips!

How to make a taco board

  1. Use an epic board (make sure it’s seasoned for food, or lay down parchment paper).
  2. In the center, place a bowl with shredded lettuce and tomatoes.
  3. Fill small bowls with your favorite salsa, guac, olives, and sour cream.
  4. Around the outside, leave room for 30 taco shells!

How to make the taco meat

  1. Cook a medium onion, and add your favorite meat and seasoning!
  2. Fill the taco shells with meat and cheese and bake for 5 minutes.

My Mom taught me the “how” of hospitality, but more importantly, she taught me the “why.” She modeled for us the importance of having people around our table—including messy dishes, sticky fingers, and lots of tacos.

Tacos are such an easy dish to make for company because everyone loves tacos!

Mom also leaned quietly into people’s hearts, and nourished those relationships, both inside my family and out. And through her modeling, I learned to do the same.

I am thankful for my Mom. Her passion for hospitality is one of the greatest gifts I received from her.

So thank you Mom, for Taco Tuesday!

[I don’t always get my photos right, HA!]

28-inch Charcuterie Board

Friends, here are the boards that I LOVE. A “lip” is the secret to the best charcuterie or dinner board, because the food does not fall off. [This post has affiliate links. Every purchase from these links supports RE at no extra cost to you. Thank you!]

Here are the affiliate links:

LARGE Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray, Large – 28.5 inches round. Buy >> HERE  

LARGE Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray (gray) – 24 inches round. Buy >> HERE 

MEDIUM Hand-Carved Vine Round Tray (white washed) – 20 inches round. Buy >> HERE 

SMALL Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray (gray) – 18-inches round. Buy >> HERE 

MEDIUM Willow Hand-Carved Tray (mango wood, gray) – 20.25 inches round. Buy >> HERE 

MEDIUM Whitewashed Mosaic Wood Tray (antique white) – 20-inches round. Buy >> HERE 

Rememember it says it is “not food safe,” so you need to prepare the board by either laying down parchment paper under the food, or you can “season” it like we did.

Here are a few other (affiliate) options:

Courtland Wooden Lazy Susan – 18-inch round. Buy >> HERE 

LAZY SUSAN is a board that spins. It does NOT have a lip, but it’s cool for the center of the table.

Here’s an 18-inch wine barrel wood board or a 24-inch hammered large round tray or a 26-inch stainless steel serving platter that you may also like! Check out the weight on these boards.

How to season a Charcuterie Board

If a wood board says it “not food safe,” you can lightly sand it down with sand paper, and rub down with beeswax and mineral oil.

We used this butcher block and cutting board oil conditioner after we lightly sanded the board down.

Or, lay down parchment paper! Easy peasy!

Happy Hosting!

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Easy Taco Recipe Dinner Board

Serves 10-12

Ingredients

  • 30 taco shells
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound Tillamook Mexican 4-Cheese
  • 1 16 oz. pkg. shredded lettuce
  • 6 chopped Roma tomatoes
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup corn salsa, Trader Joe’s
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 1 cup Pepita salsa, Trader Joe’s
  • 1 can sliced olives
  • 1 sliced red onion
  • 1 jar LaVictoria Salsa
  • 1 jar Cholula Salsa
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • Favorite chips
  • Habanero pepper, garnish

Instructions

  • On a food-safe large board or tray,  place a bowl in the center with shredded lettuce and tomatoes.
  • Fill small bowls with your favorite salsa, guac, olives, and sour cream.
  • Around the outside, leave room for 30 taco shells!
  • To cook the meat, heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion and sauce for about 10 minutes, until tender. Add favorite meat and seasoning, cook until meat is browned. Season to taste!
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Fill the taco shells with meat and cheese and bake for 5 minutes.
  • Place the cooked tacos around the outside of the board. Fill in open areas with chips and hot sauce!
  • Serve!
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