These Mini Phyllo Taco Cups are a taco night favorite in our house! Seasoned taco meat, salsa, and cheese are baked into mini phyllo shells until crispy and delicious! We love this taco appetizer recipe!

Taco Tarts in Phyllo Cups

Mini Phyllo Taco Cups are an easy appetizer recipe for a party or for a light Taco Tuesday dinner!

Are you looking for easy super bowl recipes? These Mini Phyllo Taco Cups don’t get any easier! And I have to say that they are a major fan favorite in our house. Both my daughters love these taco cups and I love how easy they are! I even make them for Taco Tuesday dinner sometimes because I know I will have a happy table, full of eating kids!

Mini Phyllo Taco Cups

Mini Tacos have always been a favorite appetizer recipe in our family and I’ve made a wonton taco cup for years. While I still love my wonton tacos, I was looking for an even easier taco recipe to throw together for potlucks and parties. Since the phyllo cups are already made for you ( pick them up in the frozen pie crust section!) all you have to do is brown the meat, add your sauce, and then bake with cheese! These require basically no cooking skill!

How to make phyllo taco cups?

There are really only three steps to making these cups! First, brown the meat and add lots of taco seasoning, salsa, and taco sauce. This makes for a super flavorful appetizer! Next, add, a small spoonful of taco meat to each phyllo shell, then top with cheese and bake! After 8 or so minutes, you have crispy, crunchy, golden brown taco cups!

Mini Taco Cups

Can you make mini phyllo taco cups in advance?

YES! I love make ahead appetizer recipes and these mini tacos are great for making ahead of time! Simply make as directed, but stop before baking. Refrigerate your filled phyllo cups until ready to bake, up to 12 hours.

What toppings are good for mini tacos?

For me, sour cream reigns supreme when it comes to taco toppings. I also like to sprinkle a little green onion for color, but that is definitely not necessary! If you are having a party, set out extra taco sauce, sour cream, onions, and any other taco topping you like. Guests can top their own and make their own taco creations!

Mini Tacos in Phyllo Cups

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Mini Phyllo Taco Cups

These delicious Mini Phyllo Taco Cups are the easiest appetizer recipe that is perfect for Super Bowl parties, Taco Tuesday, or any event that calls for a great taco snack!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Mini Taco Cups
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 30 taco cups
Author Amanda @ Old House to New Home


  • 2 boxes frozen phyllo cups boxes are 15 count
  • 3/4 lb ground beef lean is best
  • 4 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup taco sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream, onions, additional salsa for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place frozen shells on a rimmed baking sheet. Set aside. 

  2. Heat a skillet to medium high heat and once hot, add the beef. Cook for 5-6 minutes, or until browned. Break into small pieces. 

  3. Once brown, add taco seasoning, salsa, and taco sauce. Stir well to combine. 

  4. Fill each shell with a teaspoon of ground beef. Top with cheese and then bake for 8-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and shells are golden brown. 

  5. Serve with additional toppings. 

Mini Phyllo Taco Cups


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