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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 | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #vegantacos #tacocasserole
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Vegan Oven Baked Tacos

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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!
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:30 mins

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

*Get the lentil recipe here.
**Get the queso recipe here.
***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.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: quick dinner, tacos
Servings: 8 tacos