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These Vegan Oven Baked Tacos are the perfect weeknight dinner. Crispy taco shells are loaded with lentil taco “meat” and vegan queso!

These Vegan Oven Baked Tacos are the perfect weeknight dinner. Crispy taco shells are loaded with lentil taco "meat" and vegan queso | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #vegantacos #tacocasserole

It is Taco Tuesday and today I have a new vegan taco recipe that is going to be on your regular rotation. It is easy, tasty and makes the best leftovers.

Plus, it’s tacos…a necessity we all need during this time.

These Vegan Oven Baked Tacos are the perfect weeknight dinner. Crispy taco shells are loaded with lentil taco "meat" and vegan queso | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #vegantacos #tacocasserole

How to Make the Chipotle Lentil Taco “Meat”

The filling of these tacos is actually an old TSV recipe – Chipotle Lentil Taco Meat. It is one of my favorites to use in bowls, burritos and…tacos.

This lentil filling is healthy, hearty and tasty. You can adjust the spice by increasing or decreasing the amount chipotles you add. You can even omit them altogether if you are super sensitive to spice.

These Vegan Oven Baked Tacos are the perfect weeknight dinner. Crispy taco shells are loaded with lentil taco "meat" and vegan queso | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #vegantacos #tacocasserole

Let’s Talk About the Vegan Queso

The other main component of these vegan tacos is the Vegan Queso. If you haven’t made this yet, now is the time. It is super simple (there are literally 2 ingredients) and it takes these tacos to another level.

Plus the recipe will make wayyyyy more queso than you need for these tacos so you can eat some on the side or save it for the next few days.

These Vegan Oven Baked Tacos are the perfect weeknight dinner. Crispy taco shells are loaded with lentil taco "meat" and vegan queso | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #vegantacos #tacocasserole

Vegan Oven Baked Taco Toppings

You have lots of options for toppings. I went with a simple combo of shredded lettuce, onion, cilantro, lime juice & hot sauce.

But some other options are avocaodo, guacamole, salsa, cabbage, peppers. Whatever your heart desires.

These Vegan Oven Baked Tacos are the perfect weeknight dinner. Crispy taco shells are loaded with lentil taco "meat" and vegan queso | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #vegantacos #tacocasserole

Need more recipe inspo? Check out these recipes:

Vegan Oven Baked Tacos

Servings: 8 tacos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
These Vegan Oven Baked Tacos are the perfect weeknight dinner. Crispy taco shells are loaded with lentil taco "meat" and vegan queso!
5 from 6 ratings

Ingredients

  • Chipotle Lentil Taco "Meat"
  • Vegan Queso
  • 8 crunchy taco shells
  • shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 4 tbsp cilantro diced
  • 1 lime juiced, plus more for serving
  • salt to taste
  • hot sauce optional

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the Chipotle Lentil Taco "Meat" and set aside.
  • Prepare the 2-Ingredient Vegan Queso and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Add a layer of lentils to the bottom of each taco shell and place in a casserole dish.* Add about 1 tbsp of vegan queso to each taco. Place in the oven (uncovered) and bake for 7-10 minutes – or until the the shells are slightly browned and the queso is bubbling.
  • While the tacos are cooking, prepare the toppings. Combine the yellow onion, cilantro, lime juice & a pinch of salt in a bowl and stir to combine.
  • Remove the tacos from the oven and top with lettuce, onions and hot sauce. Serve with additional lime wedges.

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Notes

*I used a 12″x8″ casserole dish. Depending on the shells you use, it might be tricky to keep the taco shells standing straight up. I found the best way to load them up was by adding the lentils to each shell one at a time and then carefully leaning them against one another. If they fall over while cooking, don’t worry, they will still taste good.
**This will make more queso and more lentils than you will need for 8 tacos. Save the leftovers to make taco bowls the next day. Or eat the leftover queso with chips.
Calories: 207kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 9g
Cuisine: Mexican
Course: Main Course
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