Creamy BLT Ranch Tacos

Sharing a simple taco recipe today that makes the perfect quick fix dinner!  These Creamy BLT Ranch Tacos are a fun simple to prepare weeknight dinner your family and friends will love.

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Taco Recipe

I’ve developed this fun taco recipe that could not be more simple to prepare during those busy weeknights. All of your favorite BLT flavors wrapped up in a zesty taco with a tempting cheese sauce.  Hope you enjoy!

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Homemade Cheese Sauce Recipe

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Prepare your homemade cheese sauce recipe. See recipe instructions for details.

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Layer taco shells with cole slaw or lettuce, bacon slices, tomatoes and drizzle lightly with homemade cheese sauce.

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How fun are these tacos?!

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Creamy BLT Ranch Tacos

Creamy BLT Cheese Tacos

These fun and kid-friendly tacos could not be more simple to prepare! Perfect for busy weeknights, this easy dinner idea features all the flavors of a BLT sandwich, wrapped up in a zesty taco recipe with homemade cheese sauce.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 805kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • 4 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4.5 ounces Old El Paso Green Chiles
  • 1 pound bacon crisped
  • Old El Paso Bold Ranch Flavored Taco Shells
  • 2 cups cole slaw mix
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved


  • Place butter into a small saucepan over medium heat. Once melted whisk in flour, salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in cream whisking until thickened. Stir in cheese until melted. Add green chiles, stirring to combine. Reduce heat to simmer, stirring often.
  • Cook bacon until crisped, cool to room temperature. Place taco shells onto serving plate. Fill with cole slaw, top with bacon slices, tomatoes and drizzle with cheese sauce. Serve immediately.


Calories: 805kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 76g | Saturated Fat: 39g | Cholesterol: 208mg | Sodium: 1044mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1855IU | Vitamin C: 17.2mg | Calcium: 273mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: easy taco recipe, easy weeknight dinners, weeknight dinner ideas

Disclaimer: This post was in partnership with Old El Paso in 2015. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

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16 Responses
  1. Heather @ The Spicy Apron

    Yet another tasty, but easy recipe! Fantastic idea. I LOVE all things taco, so this will be a new twist my kids will love!

  2. Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny

    Ohh you had me at bacon! Tacos are our go-to dinner on busy weeks, but bacon definitely steps up the game 😉 Looks delicious!

  3. Alida

    Wow,…this is one of the tastiest ideas I have seen in a long time. Looks and sounds absolutely delicious!!

  4. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

    You can never go wrong with tacos and this BLT Ranch version looks amazing!

  5. Julie @ Table for Two

    This is the perfect quick dinner item for busy families! I kind of need this for dinner tonight 🙂

  6. Liz

    Oooh, I never thought of converting my favorite sandwich into tacos! Those shells sound fantastic, too!

    1. Tom @ Raise Your Garden om

      Was thinking the same thing. Taco’s are awesome. Taco day even more so. Bacon is super awesome. Put them together. How about adding some chocolate?

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