Host a festive taco night at home with these easy hacks

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Looking for an easy weeknight dinner that will be a hit with the whole family? Then it might be time to plan a taco night! Not only is a taco night a festive and tasty dinner option, but it’s quick and simple to make. If you’re looking for ways to step up your taco night game, look no further. These taco hacks will help you take taco night to the next level!


Taco Night Hack 1: Use a Stand Mixer to Shred Chicken

Shredding chicken by hand can be laborious. Save some time and energy by shredding your cooked chicken in a stand mixer! Simply toss your cooked boneless chicken breasts into the mixer, and mix them up until they’re fully shredded. Then, add salsa, cumin, and chili powder and mix again.

Taco Night Hack 2: Use the Avocado Stem to See if it’s Ripe

Say goodbye to unripe avocados! To see if your avocado is ripe before you cut into it, simply twist off the stem. If the area underneath the stem is green, your avocado is ripe and ready to eat. Slice your avocado and add it to taco night as a topping, or use it to make fresh guacamole.

Taco Night Hack 3: Make Soft Shells Crunchy in the Oven

No need to buy both soft and crunchy shells for your taco night. You can easily make soft tortillas crunchy by toasting them in the oven. Just spray your tortillas with cooking spray and hang them on an oven rack to bake. Remove the shells from the oven once they are golden brown but not burnt. 

Taco Night Hack 4: Line Taco Shells With Lettuce to Prevent Sogginess

For mess-free tacos that don’t leak or get soggy, all you need is a bit of lettuce. Before filling your taco with all the other tasty ingredients, start by lining the bottom of the taco shell with lettuce. The lettuce will catch any liquid from the other ingredients and prevent it from leaking through the taco shell. Then, add the rest of your toppings and serve up your tacos in a taco stand for extra style points.

Taco Night Hack 5: Use Leftover Tortillas to Make Dessert

Don’t toss those leftover tortillas! Instead, use them to make a tasty dessert. Just cut heart shapes in the tortillas using a cookie cutter, then place the cutouts on a baking sheet. Spray the cutouts with cooking spray, then sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar. Bake the heart-shaped tortillas at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 12 minutes, then serve them up with some melted chocolate for dipping!

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