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Homemade Cheesy Gordita Crunch Tacos…taking everyone’s favorite fast food taco and making it healthier at home. Ground meat (chicken or beef) seasoned with homemade taco seasoning. Then stuffed into hard shell tacos wrapped in soft tortillas with a blend of three types of Mexican cheese. Each taco is topped with spicy ranch, lettuce, and cheddar cheese. Just the right amount of melty cheese and a CRUNCH with every bite. These tacos come together quickly and are so DELICIOUS. Serve with a mix of more of your favorite toppings for a Cheesy Gordita Crunch that no one can pass up. A whole lot better than the fast-food version.

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Well, would you look at me? I started with the Crunchwrap and now we’re moving onto these homemade Cheesy Gordita CRUNCH tacos. And to be honest, I think these might actually be a touch better than the Crunchwraps…

Don’t hate me for saying that, but hear me out.

First things first, these were not planned for today – at all. But if you follow along on my Instagram stories you know why these are happening today. Let’s rewind to Friday night. It’s about 6:45 pm, I’m working on writing recipes by the fire at the studio. I know, I’m lame, yes, writing recipes were my Friday night plans, but for me, it’s fine. Anyway…

My oldest brother, Creighton walks in looking for food only to find out I haven’t cooked. It was yet another computer day. He’s very, very disappointed. I made nothing he really enjoyed last week. After three days working on the computer, not a lot of food had come up to the house from me. So he was bumming. I can’t remember what exactly started the conversation, but Creigh was telling me about a dinner he made. Somehow our conversation came around to the Taco Bell Cheesy Gordita Crunch.

And Oh. My. Gosh. Did he have a lot to say about his very favorite Taco Bell menu item. I’ve never seen so much enthusiasm over anything in my life.

In his words, “whooooooo, if you can make a Cheesy Gordita Crunch, and you can make it healthy? You’ll solve the problems of the world”.

To say that I was dying with laughter would be an understatement. This conversation was surely the highlight of my weekend.

prep photo of taco shells before baking

I could tell from the moment Creighton walked over to me and started going on about some couch he had to move, that he really had some things he needed to get off his chest. And when he started talking about T-Bell with so much excitement (all while holding a giant pepperoni stick in his hand), I quickly flipped the camera on him. Some moments are too good to not be documented.

I threw our little conversation up on Instagram Friday night, and…wow.

You guys have a lot of love for this T-Bell Cheesy Gordita Crunch. I took the thousands of direct messages to heart and quickly created my version of the Cheesy Gordita Crunch on Saturday. And now, here we are.

It’s Monday and we’re celebrating with the most exciting recipe of the week, the homemade Cheesy Gordita Crunch.

If you loved the Crunchwrap you’re guaranteed to love this taco too. Personally, I’m all about this taco, even over the Crunchwrap.

For anyone who is unfamiliar, the Cheesy Gordita Crunch is simply a hard shell taco, wrapped up in a soft piece of flatbread, topped with a three-cheese melted blend. It’s stuffed with meat, T-Bell’s spicy ranch sauce, lettuce, and then cheddar. It’s basically just a loaded cheesy taco doubled up on the shells.

These are GOOD. My photos do not do them justice. I just couldn’t seem to capture their cheesy goodness, but trust me, it’s there.

prep photo of taco meat

The Tacos.

The best part about the Cheesy Gordita Crunch? They’re even easier to make than the Crunchwrap. If you can make a basic taco, you can easily make these too!

For the taco meat, I used my chipotle chicken taco seasoning mix because it’s always everyone’s favorite. You can make these using ground beef or chicken, I’ve done it both ways now, and both are equally delicious.

Once the meat is done, simply assemble, it’s that EASY.

First, lay the flour tortillas flat onto a baking sheet, then top them with a good amount of the three-cheese blend (cheddar, Monterey Jack, and mozzarella). Now, this next step is optional, BUT, if you ask me it’s a must-do. Sprinkle over a little bit of my homemade cheesy “Doritos” seasoning blend. Yes, cheesy Doritos seasoning. It’s a simple mix of garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cumin, chili powder, salt, and grated parmesan cheese.

It. Is. DELICIOUS when baked into the cheese…and only just a little bit addicting.

Throw the pan in the oven to let the cheese melt. Once the cheese is melty, add the hard shell tacos. Now press the melty cheese into the hard shells. The cheese sticks to the shell and holds everything together. I then throw the shells back into the oven to warm through again.

Now, layer up your tacos. It goes taco meat, homemade spicy ranch, lettuce, and then cheddar.

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The Spicy Ranch.

For the ranch, I did my go-to homemade Greek yogurt ranch but added in a spicy jalapeño and a squeeze of lime juice.

Most tacos are topped with sour cream, but trust me, this spicy ranch is so much better. It’s not your average ranch and really completes the taco.

I generously dollop the ranch on each taco, then pile on the lettuce and cheddar. It sure isn’t anything fancy, but I have to admit, these are some of the best tacos. You get the best of both worlds between the soft and hard shells, lots of melty, warm cheese, perfectly seasoned meat, spicy sauce, and even some greens too.

Beyond delicious. Easy to make. And hey, healthier than the T-Bell version, so I’d said they’re better too! Creighton’s opinion? Well, first of all, the excitement he had when I actually made these was through the roof. But then the taste.

Even BETTER. More seasoning, more sauce, more ranch, and the perfect cheesy shells. Pretty hard to beat that combo. Delicious, and so much fun too!

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Looking for other fun Mexican dinners to try, here are my favorites:

Queso Fundido Taquitos

Crispy Cauliflower Tinga Tacos with Honey Lime Avocado Crema

Crockpot Carne Asada Tacos with Cilantro Lime Garlic Sauce.

Lastly, if you make these Homemade Cheesy Gordita Crunch Tacos be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Homemade Cheesy Gordita Crunch Taco

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 553 kcal

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Ingredients

Tacos

For Assembling

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 tablespoons Doritos seasoning (recipe in notes - optional)
  • 8 mini taco size whole wheat or gluten free tortillas
  • 8 hard taco shells
  • spicy ranch dressing (homemade in notes)
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • fresh cilantro, limes, avocado, and hot sauce for serving

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
    2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over high heat. When the oil shimmers, add the ground meat and onion. Cook, breaking up the meat as it cooks until it is browned, about 5 minutes. Add the chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, and salt. Add 3/4 cup water. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the sauce has thickened slightly around the meat, about 10 minutes. Keep warm over low heat.
    3. Meanwhile, lay the flour tortillas flat onto 2 baking sheets. Evenly divide the Mexican cheese blend between each tortilla. Sprinkle the Doritos seasoning over the cheese (if desired). Bake 3-5 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Add the hard shells to the center of each tortilla, pressing one side of the shell into the cheese. Bake another 2-3 minutes. Fold the remaining cheesy side onto the hard shell, pressing the shell into the cheese.
    4. Spoon the meat evenly into each shell. Top with the spicy ranch, lettuce, and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese. Serve immediately with any amount of desired toppings...avocado, hot sauce, yogurt, cilantro, salsa, whatever you love!

Notes

Cheesy Doritos Seasoning: In a small bowl, mix 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, and 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese. Add cayenne pepper for even more kick. 
Spicy Ranch: Mix 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream, 2 tablespoons buttermilk, 2 tablespoons fresh chopped chives, 1 finely chopped jalapeño (seeded, if desired), 1 finely chopped chipotle in adobo (optional), 1 teaspoon dried parsley, 1 teaspoon dried dill, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, and a pinch each of kosher salt and black pepper in a glass jar or measuring cup. Squeeze in some lime juice. 
Tortillas: I love to use Siete Foods Grain Free Burrito Size Tortillas and their smaller Grain Free Tortillas. You can get these at Whole Foods or order online. I also love the Whole Foods Brand whole wheat tortillas. 

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  1. 5 stars
    WOW. As someone with Celiac, fast food is pretty much off limits across the board. This meal took me back to high school – sitting in my car, blasting music, eating Taco Bell and sipping Baja blast with my friends. Just lovely!!!

    1. Hi Sarah,
      Fantastic! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try! Have the best week:) xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    Made these tonight- I’ve made them before without this recipe- but that DORITOS SEASONING?! OMG. It’s a game changer. Toddlers are two each! And my husband said they were the best ones I’ve made yet!

  3. 4 stars
    So flavorful (I love the multiple layers of flavor in everything on this site) and totally solves the problem of the taco shell falling apart! These are total #lifehacks 😂 I added some tomato paste, brown sugar and apple cider vinegar to the meat filling to take away some of the raw spice taste. This is how I will do ground meat tacos from now on!

    1. Hey there,
      Wonderful! Thanks so much for making this dish, I am so glad to hear that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve made these four times now – they always turn out incredible. So satisfying and tasty, great recipe! Your recipes are always a sure bet, great work. Thank you!

    1. Hey Cathrine,
      Happy Monday! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! xxTieghan

    1. Hey Sarah,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a wonderful day:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Rochelle,
      Fantastic! I am thrilled you enjoyed this recipe, thanks so much for giving it a try! Have a great week:) xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    These gordita crunch tacos are the best I’ve ever made. Favorite in my household! We love the spicy ranch and the doritos seasoning too. Thank you for this recipe, 10/10 recommend!

    1. Hey Michelle,
      Awesome! I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe, thanks so much for making it! Have a great weekend:) xTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    These are delicious. We had leftover pulled chicken so that’s what I used for the meat but loved using the flour tortilla. So easy and truly takes a taco up a notch. One of my boys had a friend that was having tacos tonight as well and sent him a pic saying – “bet yours aren’t as good as our crunch tacos” HA!!

    1. Hey Terri,
      Happy Friday! I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try! xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    This has become a standard at our house. We had no problem trying to decide what to make for 5/5! Just love this!!

    1. Hey there,
      Happy Friday! I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xxTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    These are sooo yummy!! I have made them twice and I eat more than I would like to share!! Our family is making them again tonight, treat yo self and make these for 1-2 people!!!

    1. Hey Abigail,
      Awesome!! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

    1. Hey Daisy,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! Have a fantastic week! xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    I really enjoy all recipes from your blog. I have NEVER been dissapointed. I’m sure these tacos will be friggin amazing, like all the rest of your recipes. Thank you sharing your love of cooking with us.

  10. 5 stars
    Made these last night and they are so so good! I’m not usually the biggest ground meat taco fan, but these were amazing and the Doritos seasoning really made the recipe. Definitely will make again soon.

    1. Hey Beca,
      This recipe is not in either cookbook, it is only on the blog. Let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  11. 5 stars
    It’s very rare I come out the champion in the kitchen when it comes to a last minute meal idea. My husband typically takes the task upon himself and is not a super adventurous eater (despite my love for HBH) but when I whipped these up on a whim – I was met with the most sincere “it’s like you read my mind”. These were so easy and delicious and we made more than we needed but we can’t stop eating them ….

    1. Hey Carson,
      So so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! Happy Sunday:) xTieghan

  12. I made these and it was a disaster. They turned out way to spicy and it was a huge mess. I used the recipe and followed it exactly. Do you have any recommendations on how to remedy this? And to get the shells to stick to the cheesy tortillas? They look amazing but didn’t pan out the way I had hoped.

    1. Hey Michelle,
      So sorry you did not enjoy the recipe. I would reduce the spice mixture next time to your level of liking. I highly recommend shredding your own cheese from the block, it melts much nicer than pre-shredded cheese and the shells should stick better. I hope this helps! xTieghan

  13. 5 stars
    I will never buy taco seasoning again. The way Teighan uses spices is unbelievable. Every single recipe that I have made so far (I think about 5 of them) are to die for. I made this for my boyfriend and myself and ever since I made it every time my boyfriend and I consider going out to get Mexican food he instead asks me to make this for him. As someone who has worked for Taco Bell for three years before I am so impressed with how well half baked harvest leveled up the cheesy Gordita crunch!!!

    1. Hey Emily,
      Thanks a bunch for giving this recipe a try, I am so excited that it was enjoyed! Happy Friday! xTieghan

  14. 5 stars
    This recipe was a huge hit! We loved it. The extra melty cheese in between the shells was awesome. I did a chicken breast in the crockpot and spiced it up also added some pico. Our new taco fav!

  15. 5 stars
    I have always used store bought taco seasoning but after this I am never going back! So good! I have 3 boys and it passed the taco bell test too! Thank you!

    1. Hey Rachel,
      I am so glad that you liked this recipe, thanks for giving it a go! Happy Friday🌷 xTieghan

  16. 5 stars
    These were fantastic!! They’ll be a regular in our house now! Kids loved them and we loved them! The kick totally made them too.. although I left out the dorito seasoning for the kids, it would be a bit too spicy for their tastes!

    1. Hey Ruth,
      I am so glad that you liked this recipe, thanks for giving it a go! Happy Friday🌷 xTieghan

    1. Hey Haley,
      Yes, that should work just fine for you. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  17. 5 stars
    I am about to make these for the second time! I am obsessed, so yummy and so easy to make. Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

    1. Hey Katharina,
      I am absolutely delighted that you enjoyed the recipe, thanks for making it! Have the best week☀️ xTieghan

  18. 5 stars
    Holy crap this is good! So much flavor. And the spicy ranch really makes this dish and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t even eat ranch!! My boyfriend said it’s better than Taco Bell and the cheesy Gordita crunch is his go-to. I highly recommend!!

    1. Hey Adrian,
      Thank you so much for giving this recipe a try, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! Have the best weekend☀️ xTieghan

    1. Hey Rach,
      I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Happy Friday💕 xTieghan

    1. Hey Andrea,
      I am thrilled to hear this recipe was enjoyed. Thanks so much for giving it a try. Have a great week! xTieghan

    1. Hey Danielle,
      I am thrilled to hear this recipe was enjoyed. Thanks so much for giving it a try. Have a great week! xTieghan

  19. 5 stars
    Those were amazingly delicious! Definitely use the Dorito seasoning. An incredible blend of flavors! This will be on repeat in our household!

  20. 5 stars
    These are SO good—and so easy! Made them for my husband and a “take out” for my in-laws (this is how we have enjoyed having dinners together since covid). Even with everything wrapped up much like Taco Bell, my mother-in-law FaceTimed me to say how delicious they were and felt like she had a meal out! Saving this for the future. Tacos are already amazing but this takes it to the next level. #thatcrunchthough

    Thank you Tieghan for—as always—having the BEST recipes!

  21. 5 stars
    Best taco ever! Bursting with flavor. Definitely going on my menu rotation. Only one comment……. I didn’t care for the ranch dressing. The dill was too much and did nothing to compliment the other spices. Would swap out for plain sour cream. Otherwise, delicious! Thank you.

  22. 5 stars
    OMG this recipe. It solves a lifelong problem. I’ve always loved crunchy tacos and hated the way that they fall apart. The flour tacos are a crunchy taco delivery system! Genius!! The faux Doritos spice mix was essential for bringing this whole recipe over the top. Again, a huge win for making me a dinner hero. Thank you!

    1. Hey Amy,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Have great week:) xTieghan

    1. Hey there,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Have great week:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Alison,
      Thanks a lot for giving the recipe a try, I am delighted that the recipe was enjoyed! Happy Sunday! xTieghan

  23. 5 stars
    These were delicious! My kids rarely want leftovers, but my 5 year old asked for them the rest of the week. Thanks for a fun and yummy dinner!

    1. Hey Lynae,
      Thanks a lot for giving the recipe a try, I am thrilled that the recipe was enjoyed! Have a fantastic weekend! xTieghan

  24. 5 stars
    So good and easy! The whole family gobbled these up. My soft taco shells were a little big so it didn’t look as pretty as yours but still delicious!

    1. Hey Lisa,
      Thanks a lot for giving the recipe a try, I am thrilled that the recipe was enjoyed! Have a fantastic weekend! xTieghan

  25. 5 stars
    OMG these were absolutely phenomenal! My entire family devoured them (as they do with all your recipes!) and leftovers the next day were equally fantastic. The dorito seasoning and spicy ranch were the perfect add-ons. Thanks for yet another home run recipe!

  26. 5 stars
    This was simply amazing. I used less cheese and didn’t even make the dressing and it was still beyond delicious. Will make this often for sure.

  27. 5 stars
    Tieghan – first time commenter! I started following your daily recipe blog since the pandemic began and I’m hard-core crushing. My family and I love e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g you do!! I had to let you know that you have attained genius status with my fam with the gordita crunch. You figured out how to enjoy hard tacos without the sloppy disaster upon first bite — minds blown. Thank you!!

  28. 5 stars
    10 out of 10! Family loved these, I made them vegetarian by swapping meat for beans. Easier than the crunch wraps, but both are excellent. So much fun, too. Thank you, another winner. My request: Indian spinach (saag or palak)! My favorite, what about adding halloumi for the paneer? I love all your recipes.

  29. 5 stars
    OMG these were so good! I used boneless skinless chicken thighs because that’s what I had in the frig! So amazing! And I used small street tacos bc it was also what I had! Next time I’ll use soft taco tortillas and shred my own cheese! so much flavor and goodness!

  30. 5 stars
    Seriously loved this! Even my picky eater husband had 3 servings. The spice combo for the meat (we used turkey) is better than the ore-packaged taco seasoning we usually use. The Dorito seasoning is also a must. We didn’t do the Spicy Ranch as we don’t like anything too spicy. Overall, very yummy!

  31. If we are using flour tortillas, what would you recommend for the cook time? I saw a few reviews stating it didn’t exactly turn out so I would love to hear wha tyou suggest!

  32. These were so great! I was in a hurry and didn’t have time to make the dorito seasoning, so I used Trader Joe’s everything but the elote seasoning, and it worked great!

  33. 5 stars
    These were so good! Although there are a lot of spices, I luckily had all of them on hand. I tried to cut some calories by using reduced fat cheese and I forgot it doesn’t melt at all. I was able to make 10 tacos with this, we loved them.

  34. 5 stars
    Made these over the weekend and holy moly so good!!! The jalapeño ranch really makes it! So worth the extra work. Please keep the Taco Bell recipes coming.

  35. Tieghan, these were so delicious! Had a blast making them for our taco night and especially loved the “Cheesy Doritos”-style seasoning. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Hey Theona,
      Thank you so much for giving the recipe a go! I am thrilled it was enjoyed. I get my chipotle seasoning from Whole Foods. xTieghan

  36. 5 stars
    Watched this on IG and was inspired to make a variation for our dinner that very night with just what we had on hand and it was a HIT! I already had chicken in the slow cooker with taco seasoning to shred for tacos. I made the spicy ranch varied with Mexican crema. I only had a couple hard taco shells, so we improvised by lining with tortilla chips and those improvised were actually were are favorite. Printing this recipe as it is a “keeper”. Will plan better next time to make your seasoning. For sure will be adding the spicy ranch for all our Mexican night meals. Thanks for the great recipe!

  37. 5 stars
    So good! I’ve never had the Taco Bell version, but the HBH version is a win. My picky kids even liked them. Thanks for another great recipe.

    1. Hey Elizabeth,
      I am so glad you have enjoyed the recipe, thanks so much for making it! Have a great week! xTieghan

  38. 5 stars
    Oh my, this recipe was easy and delicious! My husband always struggled with the hard taco as it broke while eating. Drove him crazy. So I hadn’t made these for along time. I did know about wrapping it with a soft shell. But, it wasn’t enough to convince him to eat them again. Until, I saw your recipe on Instagram and how to stories. He loved it!!! All of it and the ranch sauce…sublime. Let’s not forget the Doritos seasoning, muaahhh!
    Our dinners have never been better since I started following you. Keep it up and thank you!!

  39. 5 stars
    We had another “Half-Baked Harvest/Tieghan” cook along!!!!!! My nieces and I all follow you and when we see a recipe we all want to try, we gather our families and all cook together and review the recipe. We sit around the kitchen island and welcome comments and suggestions. You are adorable and we love your dedication to your family, that is exactly how I feel about my family!!!!! Oh, almost forgot………these gorditas are delicious!!!!!!
    ❤️

  40. Great recipe. I was out of flour tortillas and used naan instead and I have to say this might have taken it up another level. I recommend the naan for sure. Keep the dupe recipes coming!

  41. 5 stars
    I made these last night and WOW they are delicious! I warmed the soft tortillas with cheese and seasoning as per the recipe and then placed them in my stainless taco stands then pressed the hard shells into them. I did the second shell warming in the stands and then filled them as directed. The stands made the process so easy! I will definitely be making these again very soon. Thanks so much for your creative, tasty recipes!

  42. 5 stars
    Burned my hand making these. Still would 100% do it again. Bomb recipe. Boyfriend took pictures to send to friends. Winning. 💯

  43. OMG. I never say that, but wow these were good! When I announce that I want to try a new HBH recipe, my husband is always excited! So good. Thanks Tieghan!!

  44. 5 stars
    WOW! What a fun recipe! I have been making homemade versions of crunch wrap supremes since the beginning of quarantine but never though about these cheesy gordita crunches! HIGHLY recommend making the Doritos seasoning. The spicy yogurt ranch (I used greek yogurt) was a nice cool flavor packed twist instead of adding just plain sour cream. I also added some diced up chipotle peppers in adobo sauce since I had a jar opened in the fridge. PRO TIP since there is quite a few steps, I made my taco meat seasoning blend, doritos seasoning and spicy ranch a few days in advance. So when it came time to making day, it was basically all assembly and cooking the meat so it was super speedy. Again, a super fun meal to make at home. As always, thank you Tieghan for your creations.

  45. 5 stars
    So easy to make and delicious! I love that the cheesy outer tortilla holds the taco together and also makes them so easy to eat!

  46. 5 stars
    YES! I saw you talk about these on Instagram and knew I needed to make them asap! Thank you, thank you for this recipe!

  47. 5 stars
    I just made the homemade ranch sauce and honestly it is UNREAL!!! I can’t wait to put this recipe all together tonight!!!

    1. Hey Kelsey,
      I think cauliflower or beans would work well here. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  48. 5 stars
    These were SO good. Partner wasn’t too sure of the concept at first (he’s never had Taco Bell, can you believe?!) but we’re both now hooked!! Used chicken and didn’t make the sour cream ranch style as we didn’t have all of those ingredients on hand, but man. Delicious!

  49. Delicious! Had to force myself to stop eating. So yummy! (Never had the taco bell version but I love these!) And we are big fans of Half Baked Harvest. Thank you!

  50. 3 stars
    I wish I had listened to my gut: 10 total minutes for the flour tortillas + cheese is way too long. My flour tortillas were stiff and the cheese was hard and not gooey. I think 5 total minutes for all the tortillas would be just right. The flour tortillas + cheese looked perfect after 5 minutes.

    Brilliant concept, will make again with the above modifications.

  51. I made these last night and holy moly my family was SO HAPPY!! So so sooooo good! These will be added to the regular rotation. Thank you!!

  52. 5 stars
    Have made several of your recipes with great success! These were no exception!! I’m not sure I got the cheese blend correct. Could you please share which types of cheese you use for your Mexican cheese blend? Thank you:)

    1. Hey Laurie,
      I so appreciate you giving the recipe a try, I am thrilled it was enjoyed! I like to use mozzarella, cheddar, and pepper jack! xTieghan

  53. So delicious! The spicy ranch was interesting – was surprised to see the dill in there. You are so creative! Thank you. Just found out about HBH a month or so ago and have already made like 6 recipes and they are all winners!! Keep em coming!

  54. 3 stars
    Says 553 kcals per serving.. but doesn’t say the serving size? Messaged her on Instagram and got a rude reply. No very nice when I’m just trying to get the right calories!

    1. Hey Lydia,
      So sorry for the confusion! The serving size is for 1 taco:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Joy,
      I like to use full fat but either will work. I hope you enjoy the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  55. 5 stars
    We loved this recipe so much Tieghan! Super easy to throw together on a weeknight with so much flavor! Thank you for always crushing the recipe game, I swear we make your recipes at least 5x a week, between meals & desserts. The BEST!

  56. Hello Tieghan,
    So glad you made these! What size flour tortilla? I attempted a double decker taco once before and the street taco size I used didn’t wrap fully around the hard shell. Are the ones you used 8 inch?
    Thank you for your help!

    1. Hey Amy,
      I used 6 inch shells, but you can use any size that you like:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  57. Is there a substitute for buttermilk in the spicy ranch recipe? I don’t usually have buttermilk on hand but would love to give this recipe a try! Especially since the crunch wrap recipe you posted was a huge success !

    1. Hey Lucy,
      You can make buttermilk by mixing whole milk with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  58. I made these tonight ! Absolutely delicious!! My tortillas and the cheese on top of them kinda overcooked. The tortillas were a bit difficult to fold and ended up quite crunch but maybe because I did not use gluten free like suggested! Was still so delicious. I loved the ranch.

  59. 5 stars
    These Tacos were absolutely delicious, made a side of Tater Tots with the seasoning as well! Family is over the moon 😋 I’ll have to work out a little more this week, but we’ll worth it.

  60. Hi, I am Ale.

    I think a better name for this recipe could be Quesadilla Crunchy Tacos.

    Best wishes from Mexico : )

    1. Thanks Ale! If you go back and read the post, I explain why these are called cheesy Gordita crunch tacos:) xTieghan

  61. PLEASE do the toasted cheddar chalupa next. Life has not been the same for me since Taco Bell took it off the menu and I have not been able to find a good recipe for it. Can’t wait to try these, though. They look delicious!

  62. Yo I am so dang excited for this! I am 34 years old and for 34 years I have been known for my insatiable love for all things Taco Bell (Yes, I know I’m crazy). My sister and I ate it growing up like it was some Michelin Star restaurant and my friends to this day will bring over TB when coming over to hang out. Needless to say I will be making this very, very soon. Looks DELICIOUS! Thank you so much for the recipe. Love your blog. 🙂

  63. I remember eating these in high school, it was the only thing I’d ever order from Taco Bell (and haven’t eaten there since). These look INSANE! I need one!

    xo Jessica
    an indigo day

  64. I always loved the Taco Bell double decker taco supreme growing up. Similar concept but beans are the glue between the hard and soft tacos. I make them at home now as a fun take on taco night! Throw some pinto beans in the crockpot over the course of the day, mash them up, and assemble them with whatever you like. I may need to do the cheese glue with your dorito flavoring though. That sounds amazing!

  65. The taco itself is very simple to make, we’ve been doing it this way for years! I’m so glad you came on board and made them! I will say I’m bummed you didn’t try to make Baja sauce, the spicy ranch in the comments won’t be at all like what TB serves (their ranch is a pepperjack, bell pepper and chipotle based sauce). Baja sauce is the one component I can’t figure out!

    1. Hey Cassandra,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Have a great week:) xTieghan