Taco Ranch Bites

Here’s the full recipe for Taco Ranch Bites:


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 (1-oz) package taco seasoning
  • 1 (10-oz) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (8-oz) bottle Ranch dressing
  • 75 (15-count) frozen phyllo tart shells (approximately 5 packages)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef until no longer pink. Drain excess fat.
  3. Stir in the taco seasoning and diced tomatoes and green chiles. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded cheddar cheese, Ranch dressing, and cooked taco meat mixture. Stir until well combined.
  5. Spoon the taco meat mixture into each of the frozen phyllo tart shells, filling them to the top. If you prefer, you can freeze the filled tart shells at this point for later use.
  6. Place the filled tart shells on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. If baking from frozen, add an additional 2-3 minutes to the baking time.
  8. Once done, remove the Taco Ranch Bites from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
  9. Serve warm and enjoy these seriously delicious bites!

These Taco Ranch Bites are perfect for parties, gatherings, or as a tasty appetizer any time!

Sure, here are some popular questions and their answers related to Taco Ranch Bites:

  1. What are Taco Ranch Bites? Taco Ranch Bites are delicious appetizers made with ground beef seasoned with taco seasoning, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cheddar cheese, Ranch dressing, and baked in phyllo tart shells.
  2. Can I make Taco Ranch Bites ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare the taco meat mixture and fill the phyllo tart shells ahead of time. You can refrigerate them until you’re ready to bake or even freeze them for later use.
  3. How do I reheat frozen Taco Ranch Bites? If you’ve frozen the prepared Taco Ranch Bites, simply place them on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10-12 minutes, or until heated through and the cheese is melted.
  4. Can I customize the ingredients in Taco Ranch Bites? Absolutely! Feel free to customize the ingredients to suit your taste preferences. You can add extra toppings like diced onions, black olives, or jalapenos for added flavor.
  5. Are Taco Ranch Bites spicy? The level of spiciness in Taco Ranch Bites depends on the taco seasoning and diced tomatoes and green chiles you use. If you prefer less spice, you can opt for mild versions of these ingredients.
  6. Can I serve Taco Ranch Bites with dipping sauce? While Taco Ranch Bites are flavorful on their own, you can certainly serve them with additional dipping sauces like salsa, guacamole, or sour cream for extra enjoyment.

These are just a few questions that people might have about Taco Ranch Bites. If you have any specific questions or need further clarification, feel free to ask!