Taco Salad in a Bag

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With kids, sometimes convenience can be everything! I was introduced a couple years ago to the idea of Taco Salad in a Bag. I never actually tried making it until recently when I needed to come up with a salad recipe for our Friday Recipe Club.

The beauty of Taco Salad in a Bag is not only that it is kid-friendly and delicious, but also the fact it is convenient. All the ingredients can be put into the Doritos Bag for a great no-mess or clean-up experience. I can see this being a favourite for so many occasions, including camping, sleepovers, or even birthday parties!This kid friendly Taco Salad in a Bag is a perfect recipe for any night of the week!

You will need:

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1 cup canned black beans
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • Doritos Nacho-flavoured individual bags
  • shredded cheese
  • lettuce

Cook ground turkey until done. Mix in salsa, black beans and white rice. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Take Doritos bags and slightly crush chips. Fill with turkey mixture, shredded cheese and lettuce. 


You can't go wrong with this Taco Salad in a Bag!

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  1. I had this for the first time about 4 years ago, so genius!!! Thanks for the reminder to make it again. This is one awesome salad!!

  2. OMG this is genius! What a neat idea for a salad.

  3. I actually have eaten this before when our old Elementary school put on their annual fun fair and this was one of the foods you could purchase. Genius and easy!

  4. My kids would FLIP! What a cool idea. And we are BIG on Mexican food here in our house, so they would love the meal and the way it was served. Score.

  5. Angela S says:

    This is such a fun idea! I think it would be great with Fritos too.

  6. Oh this brings back memories. I used to eat this at the hockey rink all the time…not with turkey mind you but it was always so good. love the grown up turkey version.

  7. What a neat idea. My kids would definitely enjoy this.

  8. We always called these Walking Tacos! Either way, they are really good. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  9. What a fun salad idea! I’ve never heard of a salad like this but if it has chips I know I will like it!

  10. I’ve actually done this before while camping! It is such a fun way to have taco salad and saves on dishes too!

  11. Yum! Everything is better with doritos and cheese, lol! My kids would go crazy over this…I’ll have to try it sometime!

  12. I would never think of putting it in a Doritos bag. Neat! I bet it tastes like it belongs there!

  13. I love taco salad! I bet you could even take them somewhere with you by putting all of the smaller bags into one carrier. Fun idea for the kids and a picnic maybe!

  14. Oh goodness, this salad looks amazing! I’ve always been a taco salad fan and this just takes it to a whole new level! I am definitely going to need to try this!

  15. Easy. Delicious and YUM!

  16. My husband makes something similar to this without the bag. This would save on dirty dishes though. 😉

  17. WOW, I love DORITOS and this one looks really yum! And very creative too. I definitely need to try this.

  18. What a fun idea!

  19. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Yum! I love that this is in a bag because it makes much less of a cleanup!

  20. We used to call those marching tacos and the high school kids loved them at football games!

  21. AWESOME idea! I would have never thought to make it in a bag! Looks good too!

  22. Interesting idea!

  23. heidi c. says:

    What a fun lunch – for kids and adults alike!

  24. Nice way to reuse the bag, I go through lots of these chip bags in a month.

  25. Christy Martin says:

    I so want to try the Taco Salad. I don’t know about eating it out of the bag, but it would be kind of neat for a picnic or camping.

    • Kristen says:

      Those are both good ideas Christy. I didn’t eat mine out of the bag either. I put it in a bowl.

  26. Dorothy Boucher says:

    oh talk about yummy in a bad, you think having 5 children and being a grandmother of 8 I would of thought of doing this LOLL thanks for share 🙂 and yes will be trying this

  27. kathy downey says:

    what an amazing idea thanks

  28. kathy downey says:

    I gave this to the kids at lunch and they thought it was so cool

  29. April F says:

    This is a too cute idea for a little party! How smart is that! Thanks for sharing!

  30. This would be a great meal for when we go camping this summer! Awesome!

  31. MrDisco says:

    well…that’s new!

  32. Jeff Skidmore says:

    Thanks for the recipe! Have always wanted to try this!

  33. Suzie M says:

    What a great idea

  34. Debbie W says:

    I’ve heard of this, but never knew how to make it. Thank you. I will give it a try.

  35. kathy downey says:

    the grandkids love to have this on Friday nights !!

  36. Victoria Ess says:

    This is the neatest idea! I can’t wait to try it camping this summer!

  37. Victoria Ess says:

    This is the neatest idea! I can’t wait to try it camping this summer!

  38. How would this idea work for toddlers? I think it sounds like a good idea for adults, but sounds messy for my kids. I have to crush everything up small for my two year old, and she then eats her taco salad out of a bowl where it’s easier for her to see what she is scooping up with her spoon.

  39. Laurie P says:

    I still have yet to try Tacos (salad) in a bag! Perfect for camping…

  40. kathy downey says:

    I can t believe the kids are not tired of this yet,they are asking for it all the time

  41. loucheryl says:

    I think I would really like this!

  42. How fabulous! I would love to have this for myself at lunch time!

  43. Anne Taylor says:

    This would be great as a quick meal before going out on Halloween! Thanks for the idea!

  44. This is an awesome idea. love to go camping and there are nine grandchildren and their friends over all the time .Wee eill be doing this often for them.

  45. What a GREAT idea, I love it, delicious and fun.

  46. Amy Lovell says:

    This sounds great! We would love it thanks!

  47. Susan T. says:

    This is such a great idea! I might be able to convince all the salad haters to give it a try if it’s in a Doritos bag!

  48. kathy downey says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe,its the best

  49. This is so cool! thanks! Such a great idea!

  50. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    For me an original idea, children would love this, such a fun way to eat 🙂


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