Biscuit Taco Cups

Delicious and just plain cute – Biscuit Taco Cups are a must-try. Using biscuits instead of taco shells, less mess and a nice change of taste.

A plate of food, with Biscuit and Taco


Biscuit Taco Cups

It’s no secret that tacos are a favourite in this house. Yet, with two toddlers, it isn’t the most ‘friendly’ of recipes when it comes to … total mess!

So, I thought I’d try Biscuit Taco Cups and see if they were more of a kid-friendly choice.

A box filled with different types of food, with Biscuit and Taco

I usually make my own biscuits {simple to make and just a few ingredients}.

Yet, for added ease, you can also use Pillsbury Grand bisquits {though they are hard to find in stores near me}.

A plate of food on a table, with Biscuit Taco

Delicious and just plain cute – Biscuit Taco Cups are a must-try. Though small, the addition of the Biscuits make them very filling, one could do most people. The kids made less mess and we all gobbled them up. And, the biscuits heat up nice the next day too, for leftovers!

food, with Biscuit and Taco


Biscuit Taco Cups

Biscuit Taco Cups

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Delicious and just plain cute - Biscuit Taco Cups are a must-try. Using biscuits instead of taco shells, less mess and a nice change of taste.


  • 1 can Pillsbury Grand bisquits
  • 1 lb . Ground Beef, or chicken, or steak etc
  • 1 Packets Taco Seasoning
  • Fresh Veggies: Lettuce, tomato, green pepper, jalapeno etc
  • Sour cream


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Brown ground beef in large skillet over medium-high heat until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.
  2. Add taco seasoning mix and water; mix well. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 10 minutes or until ground beef mixture is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
  3. Spray cupcake pan lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Separate dough into 8 biscuits and press to into and as much up the side of cups as possible.
  5. Bake at 375°F. for 14 to 16 minutes or until deep golden brown. Remove pan from oven. If cups are puffed, before they cool, try to gently pat them down to get that 'cup' form back.
  6. Remove biscuit cups after about 10 minutes once they have cooled enough to keep shape.
  7. Spoon beef mixture evenly into each cup.
  8. Top with cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream and salsa.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 609Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 177mgSodium: 743mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 52g

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  1. I have done something similar, but used flat bread as the “cup” (and fiddled around making that cup stay in place) This looks like it take much less effort and somthing my husband can get ready for dinner too! Which is a bonus for me! thanks for sharing!

    1. Good to note: flatbread when in a pinch! I also have a hard time finding the Grands, not sure why most stores here don’t have it. Anyway, the Grands is much easier to make into cups than the regular size package!

  2. I’ve done this with mashed potatoes, beef and gravy and it turned out really well.

    Will definitely need to try tacos.

    1. Oh, that sounds good! Do you mean to put the ingredients inside the biscuit cups? Link me a recipe if you can!

      1. Yup, I made the biscuit cups exactly like you did.

        I browned a half pound of ground beef with onions, salt and pepper. Gravy was just a store-bought package where you add water. Mashed potatoes however you make them.

        I then half-cooked the biscuits, put half mashed potato, half beef into the cups and cooked the rest of the time.

        Once they were done I added the gravy to the top and served.

  3. Thanks so much for posting this recipe! We love tacos, but they are so hard for the little ones to eat. This seems like a great alternative!

  4. This looks like an easy meal and looks like a great and easy way for little ones to eat their tacos.

  5. Nice Idea. I am vegetarian. SO I will put beans instead of meat. Will give it a try.

  6. I showed the picture of your recipe to my little one and she wants to make them…we will make them soon though as the recipe sounds easy and delicious.


  8. OMG! You are a genius!!! This looks so good and so very easy to make and that’s what I like. I am going to surprise my family with this recipe. They will love it. Thank you 🙂

  9. looks yummy, what a great idea. Love how simply the recipe looks going to have to make this and see what the family thinks of it. thanks for sharing.

  10. Mmm!! We’re a HUGE fan of tacos & this looks like an amazing idea & delicious!! Have to be trying this sometime!! (:

  11. I made these ! and besides being very messy – they were delicious and so easy to make – ty for sharing it is a nice twist on tacos, my daughter loved them with the left over “shells” she added cheese and made garlic cups the next day lol !

  12. I love your recipes!! This not only looks delicious but so easy to make using the Pillsbury Dough…I love tacos and my daughter does too. I love Mexican food in general but tacos are so much fun especially with children around!

  13. These look delicious and easy to make too! 😉 Thanks for sharing! I’m adding it to my soon-to-be-made list.

  14. Another winner! These look delicious and I think my grandson and his friends will love them, thanks!

  15. cute appetizers I got a recipe on pinterest that I use for my tacos and chili when I make it. the soduim in the prepacked seasonings is crazy. the spices I use are just miked spices no salt added, and they taste the same if not better.

  16. oh wowo these look so good what a great idea i will be trying this soon. Great for kids as they have little hands and some time the big tocos are to big for them.

  17. These look so yummy:) thank you for sharing these recipes, I really needed more different recipes because I am so tired of cooking the same thing every week, and my family is too lol:)

  18. What a great idea and recipe. My kids love tacos but always have a hard time with the shells cause they break and the soft shells always open up some how. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Looks like a great recipe, could even be used for a BBQ as an appetizer! I love that you use the pre-made biscuits cause it’s easier and they sure are good!

  20. wow great idea.. never thought of using biscuits before.. and I would definitely go the Pillsbury route, i’m terribly at baking!

  21. I always make lots of finger foods to serve on Christmas eve and throughout the holidays so that cooking doesn’t interfere with my quality of visits with my family.(although we do have a big turkey feast too).These taco biscuits are the perfect thing for me to make ahead and freeze for later.My family will love them.Thanks for posting this one.It will be a favorite for us.XX

  22. this is great ! it might just be the trick to getting my lil on to eat tacos , bookmarking this one !

  23. This recipe looks devine.I can’t wait to make them for my family.Thanks for posting another great recipe.

  24. I am definitely going to try these tasty little taco cups.They look like they wouldn`t be as messy as the taco shells but just as delicious.Thank you.

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