We all get into routines with our dinner and meal planning during the week, but there’s one weekly meal that’s hard to get tired of: Taco Tuesday. If your family loves tacos and wants to make them a regular Tuesday tradition, here are some great ways to change up Taco Tuesday from week to week!

  1. Homemade queso.

You know how having a meal at a Mexican restaurant just isn’t complete without steaming hot, melted, delicious cheese dip? The same is true at home, so try making a homemade queso dip to enjoy with your tacos. Click here for an easy recipe.

  1. Make a new kind of taco filling.

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut of using ground beef with regular ol’ taco seasoning. Spice it up! Chicken or shrimp work well in tacos, or you can go fully vegetarian. Need some new recipes for taco filling? Click on one of the recipe names below to get the instructions.

  1. Try a new twist on “tacos” entirely.

Just like you’re free to change up your taco filling, no one said you have to limit yourself to traditional taco shells! Have you ever tried making Mexican pizza? Maybe a taco “potato”? What about using lettuce instead of tortillas as shells? The possibilities are truly endless, and you just might find a new favorite way to get that Mexican flavor you crave. Click the recipe names below to see how to make each one.

  1. Sides and extras can take you to the next level.

Tacos are all you truly need for a Taco Tuesday, but adding some sides can’t hurt. Mexican street corn is always delicious (click here for a recipe to try), or keep it simple with cilantro lime rice (see the recipe here). If all else fails, guacamole is always a good idea!

  1. Invite your friends and neighbors to share!

Food is only as good as the company you share it with! Open your home to nearby friends and neighbors for a midweek pick-me-up. It may not be Friday yet, but sharing Taco Tuesday with those you love is sure to lift your spirits when you need it. You can even ask others to bring a dish with them to lighten your own cooking load—a win-win situation for all involved.

What are some of your favorite ways to have Taco Tuesdays with your family?

Allie was born and raised in Georgia, and moved to Nashville after graduating from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!). She’s a freelance writer, an old soul, and a chronic DIY-er. Connect with Allie at