It is FINALLY college football season. This weekend all the big dogs are playing. It’s like Christmas in our house! I’m making lots of food for us to snack on while watching all the games. These Taco Ranch Bites are definitely on the menu! Taco Meat, ranch dressing, cheese and diced tomatoes and green chiles baked in phyllo tarts. Seriously delicious! I ate WAY TOO many of these things when I created them. I can not wait to make this again this weekend!

You can make these Taco Ranch Bites ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for a quick snack later. I keep the trays and boxes of phyllo tarts and just freeze them in that. Works great! You can bake them from frozen – just add a minute or two to the cooking time.

We LOVE these easy Taco Ranch Bites. This recipe makes 60 bites, so it is perfect for a crowd!! These bites taste great hot our of the oven or room temperature. Give these a try for your next party! I promise there won’t be any leftovers!! YUM!

Just a quick note – these Taco Ranch Tarts are made with phyllo tart shells. Look for the phyllo tart shells in the frozen dessert section – near the puff pastry.


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


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a skillet, cook ground beef until no longer pink. Drain fat.
  3. Add taco seasoning and diced tomatoes and green chiles. Stir and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. …………………………….

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