Tarantula Tacos

Halloween Dinner Idea Made to Please!

Tarantula Spiders Collage

Here’s a fun recipe in case you need a last minute Halloween dinner idea. Most of these ingredients I had on hand! Another Bonus that I have for my family is that they LOVE tacos, so I know that we will have a good dinner before filling up with sugar.


1 box (4.7 oz) Old El Paso® Stand ‘n Stuff® taco shells
1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix
2/3 cup water
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce
1 medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup)
1/4 cup sour cream
20 extra-large pitted ripe olives


  • Heat oven to 325°F. Heat taco shells in oven as directed on box.
  • Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix and water. Reduce heat to medium; cook uncovered about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until water has evaporated. Remove from heat.
  • Spoon beef mixture into heated taco shells. Top with cheese, lettuce and tomato.
  • Spoon sour cream into small resealable food-storage plastic bag. Seal bag; cut tiny hole in corner of bag. Pipe sour cream over top of each taco to resemble spiderweb.
  • For each spider, top taco with 1 olive, pitted end down. Cut second olive lengthwise into 8 pieces; place around olive for legs. For eyes, squeeze 2 dots of sour cream onto top of olive.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Pillsbury.

Taco Propper

Have little ones that have a hard time with their taco? Solve the problem with these fun and easy gadgets!

TacoProper Taco Holder – $9.51

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  • TacoProper single taco holders can be used right on the plate!
  • Set of 12.
  • TacoProper Taco Holders are virtually unbreakable, dishwasher safe, colorful, fun and easy to use.
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Sipder bowl

Serve up tortilla chips in this fun Spider Web Bowl to go with your Tarantula Tacos!

Plastic Spider Web Bowl – $7.99

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  • One Plastic Bowl
  • Shaped Spiderweb – Cobweb
  • Perfect for Halloween
  • Orange, Black or Purple – One Varied Color
  • 11″ across, 3¼” deep


Ingredients: Ground Beef
Meal Type: Halloween

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