‘ Tis The Season Taco Tree – Holiday Family Meal


We love this simple and special ‘Tis the Season Taco Tree for making any night during the holiday season special.

It’s a fun and festive way to serve a dinner that you know the kids will love (and you will too!)   Here’s how to make yours tonight . . .

‘Tis Taco Tree

(Makes 1 Tree – 10 Tacos)


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (prepare according to package instructions)
  • 1 pkg.  TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Taco Shells
  • ½ head iceberg lettuce, washed and shredded
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, washed and sliced in half
  • 1 pkg. KRAFT Natural Cheese Shreds – Mexican style Four Cheese


  1. Brown beef in large pan on medium heat. Drain fat.
  2. Season beef with taco seasoning prepared according to package instructions.
  3. Warm taco shells in oven at 325 degrees for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Arrange taco shells on large cutting board in 4 tiers as pictured. Use small bowls in between tiers to steady layers.
  5. Fill taco shells with beef.
  6. Decorate your tree with lettuce, tomatoes and KRAFT Natural Cheese Shreds – Mexican style Four Cheese and serve with extra cheese on the side.

See our other simple recipes for making family night special this season – HERE>

Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali

Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali, co-founders and owners of Party Bluprints Inc. and The Partybluprints Blog, a are lifestyle and entertaining experts. In October 2010, Dawn and Elizabeth published their first book, Plan to Party.  Their mission is to make home entertaining simple and special. Dawn and Elizabeth have been featured on NBCTODAY Show, Fox TV Good Day NY, Good Housekeeping, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, Consumer Report’s Smart Shopper, Redbook Magazine, Woman’s World Magazine, Money Talks News, Denver Life, Martha Stewart Living Radio, Fox News Strategy Room, CBS NY2, and many more regional and local radio shows and newspapers. In addition, they have been featured on countless sites and blogs including MSN.com, Yahoo.com, AccessHollywood.com, GourmetLive.com and RetailMeNot.com’s “Insider’s Blog”.

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