Copycat Wendys Taco Salad (Spend $3 Instead of $8)

$3 Wendy's Copycat Taco Salad Recipe
I made my own version of Wendy’s taco salad for $3 at home. I bought a small Wendy’s chili and put it over a bed of lettuce, then added sour cream, shredded cheese and crushed tortilla chips. These are all items we always have on hand at home, so if you don’t count the price of those I really paid two dollars for this yummy taco salad when you would pay $7 or $8 at Wendy’s for their taco salad and mine was bigger and better! You could add your own chipotle ranch or anything else you like! I think I am going to freeze a bunch to reheat at home. It’s so cheap  and easy, and makes a yummy lunch! Make it healthy with low fat sour cream and shredded cheese. You can also use baked tortilla chips.

Serves: 1


  • small Wendy’s chili
  • lettuce to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp sour cream
  • shredded cheddar cheese to taste
  • handful crushed tortilla chips


  1. Shred lettuce and lay on plate.
  2. Pour hot Wendy’s chili evenly over bed of lettuce.
  3. Add toppings and enjoy!
Copycat Wendy's Taco Salad
Serves 1
Save over $5 by making this at home!
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
  1. small Wendy's chili
  2. lettuce to taste
  3. 1-2 tbsp sour cream
  4. shredded cheddar cheese to taste
  5. handful crushed tortilla chips
  1. Shred lettuce and spread out on plate.
  2. Pour hot Wendy's chili evenly over bed of lettuce.
  3. Add toppings and enjoy!
  1. Make it healthier with low-fat cheese, low fat sour cream, and baked tortilla chips!
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