Weeknight style, healthy, Taco Stuffed Avocados, made with two sauces and all the best toppings. Everyone loves a loaded taco…but a loaded avocado, stuffed with taco meat, and all your favorite toppings, will make your night! Ground chicken seasoned with a smoky chili spice mix, stuffed into ripe avocados, and topped with cheese, sauce, and chips. These tacos stuffed avocados are creamy, spicy, and cheesy with just the right amount of crunch. Serve each taco with a creamy, cooling, cilantro lime ranch sauce, and a mix of your favorite taco toppings. They come together in minutes and are so delicious…the perfect weeknight dinner.

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It’s an inside-out taco, and it’s not only fun but delicious too. I’ve kind of had this idea in my head for a while now, but it felt a little odd. I wasn’t sure if you’d all be into the idea of taco meat stuffed into your creamy avocados.

But with summer here and the warmer days, I wanted to share an almost no-cook recipe. These avocados literally take minutes to make, are healthier, and yet are still really darn good.

I just kept coming back to them.

They seemed like a fun idea to me and when I presented it to both of my cousins in a list of recipes, they said this was their favorite pick. So I trusted them, and I ran with the idea, and now here we are…

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Guys, we have taco-stuffed avocados!!

Usually, I love my crunchy shell tacos. I make them extra crispy and extra cheese. But warm days leave me craving a little lighter recipes and these were just perfect.

Sure, they’re a little different, but as I’ve been saying lately, don’t knock them until you try them.

They’re a classic with a twist. So simple, creamy, cheesy, and with a crunchy top…SO GOOD. I love them.

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On to the details

Pick up some ground chicken, turkey, or even ground beef. Just be sure to use what your family loves most! Brown the meat, add seasonings, and stuff the meat into perfectly ripened avocados. Then top with cheese, ranch, chipotle sauce, and chips. Doesn’t get any easier, but yet this is a dinner that everyone loves.

For the seasonings, I use a mix of chili powder and smoked paprika to keep the taco meat extra flavorful. I then add chili flakes for even more spice.

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While the meat is cooking, make the chipotle sauce

This is 100% my kind of sauce. It’s spicy, sweet, tangy, and really great atop these avocados. It’s a simple mix of chipotle chilis, mango jam, and orange juice. Just blend everything together, taste for saltiness, and that’s it.

Easy to make but really packs in the flavor.

For the jam, I use a delicious mango-pineapple jam from The Little Market. The Little Market jams actually come from women artisans in Eswatini Africa! Very cool!

If you don’t have mango-pineapple jam, mango-preach jam (or anything similar) will be great as well.

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And now, assemble

Well, first the chips. I make homemade tortilla chips, then toss them in Tajin. Obviously, these are addicting. If you have a couple of extra minutes, I would highly recommend making your own chips/strips. They’re very, very good…and much healthier than store-bought!

Spoon the warm meat into each avocado, top with lots of cheese cream, then add the chips and chipotle sauce.

Yummm. And super quick too!

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Looking for other healthy Mexican recipes? Here are some favorites:

Sheet Pan Jalapeño Pineapple Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Garlic Sauce

Crispy Cauliflower Tinga Tacos with Honey Lime Avocado Crema

Sheet Pan Cheesy Poblano Corn Enchiladas

Lastly, if you make these Taco Stuffed Avocados, 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!

Taco Stuffed Avocados with Chipotle Sauce and Cilantro Lime Ranch

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 311 kcal

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Ingredients

Chipotle Salsa

Instructions

  • 1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over high heat. Add the ground chicken, onion, and poblano. Cook, breaking up the meat as it cooks, until the chicken is browned, about 5 minutes. Add the chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, and salt. Add 1/2 cup water. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the sauce has thickened slightly around the chicken, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro. 
    2. Meanwhile make the chipotle sauce, combine all ingredients in a blender. Blender until combined. Season with salt.
    3. Halve and pit avocados. Spoon the warm taco meat into each avocado and top with cheese. Let the meat overflow onto your plate. Top with ranch/sour cream, chips, and cilantro. Drizzle the sauce over top. Eat with a spoon and enjoy!

Notes

Cilantro Lime Ranch: In a bowl, whisk together 1 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1/4 cup pickled jalapeños - chopped + 2 tablespoons brine, juice from 2 limes, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Whisk until creamy.

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  1. 5 stars
    Made this tonight for my husband and brother in-law and sister in-law. Followed the recipe exactly and it was so so delicious! Wouldn’t change a thing! You killed it with this once again! So much flavor and healthy too! Will be a repeat recipe for sure! You are an inspiration! ❤️

    1. Hey Lisa,
      Awesome! So so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it! xxTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    OMG this was amazing! Hubby made this last night with Mexican street corn on the side. Perfect summer dinner. Thanks for all the recipes! Hoping to get your cookbooks for my birthday on Thursday! Fingers crossed!

    1. Hey Loni,
      Awesome! So so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it! xxTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    Loved it! Adding to my rotation. I used ground chicken sausage because that’s what I had on hand and chopped up a champagne mango instead of jam as I didn’t have that either. It was delicious. Next time I am
    Going to loosen the avocados from the outer skin before loading up to
    Make it easier to eat particularly for the kids.

    1. Hey there,
      Wonderful! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed. Thanks a bunch for giving it a try! xTieghan

  4. This sounds so good and very happy to see that is can be lower carb. More lower carb recipes please! Love your recipes and your Sunday blog is how I always spend my morning with a good cup of coffee.

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

  5. These look fantastic! Great idea.

    Make your own tortilla chips, “if you have a couple of extra minutes…”
    Sure! Share your recipe, please?

    1. Hey Karen,
      I just thinly slice corn tortillas, fry in oil, and toss with Tajin. I hope you enjoy this recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    Made this last night and it was AMAZING – that salsa was incredible and I’ll be making it solo for everything too! Cant wait to make again Jx

    1. Hey Jessica,
      Love to hear this! Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! xTieghan

    1. Hey Elizabeth,
      I just thinly slice corn tortillas, fry them in oil, and then toss with Tajin. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  7. I think you’re missing poblano pepper in the ingredient list! It’s mentioned in the instructions but not in the ingredient list. I thought I magically had all of the ingredients for this to make for lunch until I saw the poblano in the instructions but I think I’ll go ahead without it! Looks good!

    1. Hey Maggie,
      So sorry for any confusion, I added the poblanos to the list. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  8. This looks great! How many avocados do you recommend for the pound of meat? They’re not in the ingredient list, so I’m not sure how many is a serving. I would guess I could eat like 5 hahah!

    1. Hey Michele,
      The recipe calls for 4 avocados. I hope the recipe turns out amazing for you, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    Hi! I’ve been following you for a couple of years and just wanted to tell you how much I love your recipes! I’m even able to make a vegetarian version of most of your dishes! Didn’t want to let another day pass without showing my appreciation for your talents.

    1. Thank you so much for your super kind message Lisa! I am so glad you have been enjoying the recipes, thank you for making them! xTieghan

  10. How many avocados does this stuff? There are no avocados listed in the ingredient list. Says it serves 6. Is that 6 avocados or 3 avocados (6 halves).

    1. Hey Terri,
      The recipe calls for 4 avocados. I hope you enjoy the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Missy,
      You will want to use 4 avocados. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  11. serves 6, but recipe does not say how many avocados to use. Recipe looks really good and look forward to making it. I have enjoyed making many, many of your recipes and look forward to them.

    1. Hey Charisse,
      So sorry for any confusion, the recipe has been fixed, you will want to use 4 avocados. Let me know if you give the recipe a try! xTieghan

  12. yum!!! loove this idea…but I think the avocados are missing from the ingredients list 🙂