30+ Delicious Ways to Turn Tortillas into a Meal

updated Jan 13, 2023
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Born and raised in Los Angeles County, I grew up eating tortillas several times a week, often handmade from the taco stand. Today my husband and our girls regularly make corn tortillas from scratch, but I have no qualms about buying giant bags of both corn and flour tortillas at the store. They are super versatile, can be transformed into any number of dishes, and taste amazing. I’m not sure why tortillas haven’t been declared a superfood, but I’m casting my vote.

Ready for some inspiration for recipes with tortillas? From quesadillas to wraps to enchiladas, and more, we have 33 smart ideas for how to turn tortillas into a meal.

Vegetarian Recipes with Tortillas

This line up is all the proof you need that meat totally isn’t necessary to turn tortillas into a totally satisfying meal.

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Vegan Enchiladas
These spiced-up, vegan red sauce enchiladas are totally animal-free and bursting with flavor.
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Cheesy Potato Quesadillas with Chipotle Mayo
These craveable quesadillas are stuffed with crispy potatoes, melty cheese, and a generous drizzle of spicy mayo.
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Vegan Burrito
You won't miss meat or dairy in this mouth-watering vegan burrito recipe.
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20-Minute Bean and Rice Burritos
These four-ingredient burritos are seriously satisfying, and are cheap and easy to make at home.
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Crispy Mushroom and Greens Quesadilla
This is the quesadilla grown-ups have been waiting for. Packed with hearty vegetables surrounded by a crispy cheese crust, this quesadilla is filling enough to serve as an entire meal.
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Super-Quick Cast-Iron Pizza
This isn't your average tortilla pizza! It relies on both the stovetop and the oven to give it a supremely crispy crust.
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Spinach and Refried Bean Quesadillas
Meet our favorite way to make quesadillas more filling *and* work in something green.
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Black Bean Tostadas with Coconut-Corn Salsa
Crunchy corn tortillas are topped with refried black beans and a tropical corn salsa for a fun and easy vegetarian dinner.
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Roasted Sweet Potato Wraps with Caramelized Onions and Pesto
These savory vegetarian wraps are made in a big batch so you can store them in the freezer for easy lunches.
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Crunchy Black Bean Tacos
Crisping your filled tacos in a skillet, leaves them somewhere between a hard shell taco and a quesadilla. Make them once, and you just may never eat tacos any other way.
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6-Ingredient Vegan Enchilada Casserole
You'll layer the ingredients in a baking dish for these easy, breezy kale and mushroom enchiladas.
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Baked Black Bean and Avocado Burritos

These remind us of a burrito-enchilada hybrid, and we're totally here for it.

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Recipes with Tortillas and Chicken

Whether you’re starting with a pack of chicken breasts or thighs, have a rotisserie bird, or simply some leftovers, arm yourself with some tortillas and you’ve got quite a few easy meal options.

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Grilled Chicken Tacos
A quick and easy weeknight grilled chicken taco recipe.
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Chicken Enchiladas
In the canon of weeknight dinners, none is more apt at using up leftovers in a way that is flavorful, cozy, and easy better than enchiladas.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas
There's no rolling necessary! Instead the sauce, chicken, and cheese are layered in the slow cooker, and the result is an enchilada-like casserole that isn’t mushy but has distinct layers and flavors in each bite.
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Chicken Flautas
Flautas are rolled tacos that are fried until golden and crispy. Here's how to make the very best ones.
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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
The beauty of this dish is that one baking sheet can make enough fajitas to feed a the whole table.
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Ranch Chicken Wraps
Instead of pita or flatbread, go head and bundle this sandwich in a soft tortilla.
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Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas
Rich and cheesy sour cream chicken enchiladas are comfort food at its finest.
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Breakfast Recipes with Tortillas

Here’s your reminder that tortillas have a very welcome spot at the breakfast table.

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Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Quesadilla
This is your classic ham, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich reimagined. Instead of a roll, it's all tucked into a soft flour tortilla for a freezer-friendly quesadilla.
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Potato, Chorizo, and Cheesy Egg Burritos
These neatly wrapped, tidy breakfast sandwiches do their best work when prepared in advance and tucked away in the freezer in anticipation of big morning hunger.
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Migas
Migas are a fast meal culled from only three things — eggs, corn tortillas, and salt. The tortillas crisp up in a hot skillet, and then eggs are stirred in at the end, making it a sort of tortilla-hash.
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Chilaquiles
Crispy tortillas swimming in a rich salsa, covered with plenty of cheese? It’s simplicity at its best.
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Basic Breakfast Tacos
Loaded with fluffy scrambled eggs, a smoky mix of potatoes, onions, peppers, crispy bits of bacon, a sprinkle of cheese, and some zippy salsa, these are the basic breakfast tacos we all need by our side. They’re simple, delicious, and a breeze to pull off.
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Huevos Rancheros
Huevos rancheros are a true Mexican breakfast gem: lightly fried corn tortillas are topped with refried beans and warm and runny fried eggs, then smothered in a homemade ranchero salsa.
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Easy Recipes with Tortillas

It doesn’t get any easier than this line up and meals and snacks.

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Taco Lasagna
This dish is assembled casserole-style and filled with the most irresistible mixture of seasoned ground beef and black beans, tortillas, sour cream, and plenty of melted cheese.
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Cheesy Gordita Crunch-Inspired Beef Tacos
These Taco Bell-inspired tacos feature a double taco shell stuffed with a beef-and-bean filling.
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15-Minute Chile-Lime Salmon Tacos
The salmon is kissed with a punchy chile-lime coating, and stuffed in a warm tortilla with lime-tinged avocado, crunchy shredded cabbage, and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro leaves
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Peanut Butter, Banana, and Granola Wrap
Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or snack, this is a timeless classic.
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Slow-Cooked Hoisin and Ginger Pork Wraps with Peanut Slaw
Juicy pulled pork and a crunchy peanut slaw, all ready to be wrapped up.
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Copycat Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme
The legendary Taco Bell crunchwrap that's filled with cheesy beef and crispy tortilla shells can now be made at home.
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