Better Than Taco Bell Cheese Roll Up Recipe


Taco Bell Cheese Roll Up Recipe

Making better than Taco Bell cheese roll up recipe has never been easier! Our recipe only requires a few basic ingredients, and a few moments of your time to make this delicious dish. We have step-by-step instructions that will allow you to make a copycat version of Taco Bell’s cheese roll up, along with our preferred method that will allow you to make a version of Taco Bell’s cheese roll up that we believe is better than the original. Give this recipe a try today with our easy step-by-step instructions!

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Cheesy Roll Ups

Making this recipe for Taco Bell’s cheesy roll ups turns out better than what you can buy at Taco Bell. The best thing is not only are these cheesy roll ups delicious to enjoy, but they are so easy to make. Making these cheesy roll ups only requires a few ingredients, and the process to put them together is super simple. 

The truth is the cheesy roll-up is extremely easy to make

Making copycat Taco Bell cheese roll ups are extremely easy to make. There are only a few ingredients required to make these roll ups, and they can be prepared a couple of different ways, which we will walk you through later. Only a few ingredients are required, and they take this moment to make. These are so good; you will want to make these all the time! 

Cheese roll-up like Taco Bell

Cheese roll ups like Taco Bell only require a couple of ingredients, and a few minutes to make them. However, if you want to make cheese roll ups that are better than Taco Bell, these are also easy to make, and only require a few more moments to make than the basic recipe. We will walk you through both options later, but both are easy to make and taste great. 

Grilled Cheese Burrito

Making these, better than Taco Bell cheese roll up recipe is essentially like making a grilled cheese burrito, only better. This recipe is so easy and takes moments to make, then you are rewarded with a delicious treat or meal. Not only will you love this recipe, but your kids and little ones in your life will also enjoy it. This copycat recipe is going to be one of your new favorites to make, which everyone will enjoy. 

Taco Tortilla Rollups Recipe

Rolling your tortillas into a cheese roll up is very easy. To make these, you can use the microwave, oven, or air fryer to warm them up. If you prefer more of a toasted outside, then an oven or air fryer is the way to go. However, if you want them to be exactly like Taco Bell, simply microwave your cheese roll ups for a few seconds before enjoying them. 

Keep It Simple

Make better than Taco Bell cheese roll up recipe, is very simple. There are only a few ingredients needed, and you can easily make them in just a few moments. This recipe is great for a snack, or a meal when you are in a hurry, or just plain don’t know what to make. We’ve got you covered with this easy recipe. Now, let’s turn our attention to the few ingredients you will need in order to make this recipe. 

Items you’ll need for this recipe: 

Cheese. For this recipe, you can use any type of cheese you want. The most common types of cheese to include in the Taco Bell cheese roll up recipe are cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese. We also like to throw in some freshly grated pepper jack cheese to add a bit of spice to it. If you want, you could also use a Mexican cheese blend. We recommend using freshly grated cheese for best results; however, you can also use shredded cheese blends from the store. The cheese roll up you buy from Taco Bell typically contains cheddar cheese and mozzarella. 

Butter. I recommend using some melted butter and brushing it on both sides of your tortilla shell before adding your cheese and rolling it together. This helps your roll up to stick together better and allows the outside of your shell to get a nice, crusty, buttery flavor. For this, you can use salted or unsalted butter, whichever you prefer. 

Tortilla Shells. To make this cheese roll up recipe, you will need do you have soft tortilla shells. Be sure to have on hand as many soft tortilla shells as you want roll ups. If possible, large tortilla shells work best. We have also had the best results using large flour tortilla shells for making this better than Taco Bell cheese roll up recipe.    

Spices. We enjoyed adding our favorite spices to the outside of the lightly buttered tortilla shell. After some melted butter has been brushed on the tortilla shell the seasonings will stick well. You can also add your favorite seasonings to the inside of the taco shell with the cheese mixture. Some good spices to use include garlic salt, garlic powder, taco seasoning, dried cilantro, and cumin. Any other spices you desire can also be added so that this recipe fits your exact taste preferences. 

How to Make a Tortilla Cheese Roll Up

There are two main methods that you can follow to make a tortilla cheese roll up. The first one involves using a microwave to melt the cheese, and the second is to use a oven, or air fryer to get a crispy texture to your cheese roll up. Either way is very easy, and you are rewarded with a delicious treat.

Microwave Method

To make a Taco Bell cheese roll up using the microwave method, begin by melting butter, and grating your cheese if needed. Then, take your tortilla shell, and brush it lightly with butter on both sides.

If desired sprinkle the outside of your tortilla shell with your desired seasonings. Then, add your freshly grated cheese to the edge of your tortilla shell, add any desired seasonings, and roll the tortilla shell tightly around the cheese.

Place on a microwave-safe plate, and microwave for 30 seconds increments until your cheese is melted. Serve right away and enjoy. Please note that this method will allow you to make a Taco Bell cheese roll very similar to what you will receive when you order one directly from Taco Bell. 

Oven/Air Fryer Method

To make a better than Taco Bell cheese roll up recipe, begin by gathering your desired seasonings, melting your butter, and grating your cheese. Take your tortilla shell and brush the outside and inside with your melted butter.

If desired sprinkle seasonings on the outside of your tortilla shell. Place them on a baking sheet, and then add your freshly grated cheese to the inside of your tortilla shell. Add desired seasonings, then roll your tortilla shells tightly. Place your prepared cheese roll ups into your oven or air fryer at 350°F for about 10 minutes. Bake just until the outside has begun to turn golden, and your cheese is melted on the inside. Serve right away and enjoy! 

This method is our preferred method for making better than Taco Bell cheese roll ups. We prefer the crunchy external aspect, rather than the tortilla simply being floppy. The choice of how you prepare your tortilla is up to you. Choose whichever one you like best and prepare according to the instructions. For detailed instructions please see the recipe below with detailed ingredients and step-by-step instructions.

Grilled Cheese Roll Ups

Grilled cheese roll ups are easy to make, only require a few ingredients, and allow you to make a tasty treat, meal, or appetizer that everyone will enjoy. This is also a great meal for any kids that might have pickier tastes, as they will typically enjoy this recipe. Plus, this recipe is so easy and delicious it is hard to go wrong with it! 

Let’s Make It!

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Taco Bell Cheesy Roll-Up Recipe


Microwave safe bowl and plate
Food brush or paper towel
Baking sheet


4 large flour tortilla shells
2 cups of freshly grated cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, and pepper jack work great!)
4 Tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp garlic salt (optional)
½ tsp garlic powder (optional)
1 tsp taco seasoning (optional)
¼ tsp cumin (optional)
1 tsp dried cilantro (optional)


STEP 1: Make The Taco Seasoning Mix 

In a small bowl or cup, combine your optional seasonings. Then stir to mix. Feel free to add or remove any of the optional seasonings listed above. 

STEP 2: Combine The Cheese 

Freshly grated cheese works best, take your choices of cheese, shred them, and then mix the cheeses together in a bowl. Or, if preferred, you can use a Mexican cheese blend of shredded cheese. 

STEP 3: Season The Tortillas 

Next, take your tortilla shells, and brush both sides with butter. Sprinkle your seasoning mix on the outside of your tortilla shell. Place seasoned side down on plate, or baking sheet. 

STEP 4: Roll The Tortillas 

To your prepared tortilla shells, add the mixture of shredded cheese, equaling about ½ cup per tortilla. Add in any desired seasonings to the cheese. Then, roll your tortilla shells tightly.

STEP 5: Melt The Cheese

Microwave Method

To melt the cheese in a microwave, place your prepared cheese roll ups and a microwave-safe plate, and make a wave for 30-second intervals until your cheese is melted. Serve right away and enjoy. 

Oven/Air Fryer Method

To use an oven, or air fryer to melt the cheese in your roll ups, place your prepared tortillas on a baking sheet, then bake at 350°F for approximately 10 minutes, or until the outside of your shells are beginning to turn a golden brown, and the cheese is melted. Serve right away and enjoy!

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For best results, we recommend using freshly shredded cheese, however, you may use prepackaged shredded cheese, if you wish. Also, please note that for a more Taco Bell authentic cheese roll up, you will want to use the microwave method. However, baking your roll ups in the oven makes them even better, without the mushy texture of your tortilla shell. 


Please note that we have estimated the following nutritional facts based upon one serving size of one tortilla. We have estimated that one serving contains approximately 480 calories. We have also estimated that one serving contains 33.7 g total fat, 90 mg cholesterol, 843 mg sodium, 25.7 g total carbohydrates, and 18.2 g protein. 

Kitchen Tips

Tip 1: Although adding seasonings is not required, we strongly recommend it because it adds a lovely additional flavor to your Taco Bell cheese roll up. By adding seasonings to your roll up, it makes it taste so much better. 

Storage Tips

Serve. We recommend serving your prepared copycat Taco Bell cheese roll ups immediately after the cheese is melted. You will enjoy the best results when they are eaten right away. 

Store. If you have any leftovers to store, they can be placed in an airtight container or sealable plastic bag and stored in the refrigerator for up to four days. To reheat them, simply microwave, or place them back into the oven or air fryer to warm them up again. 


Cheese. There are many different substitutions you can do for cheese. Feel free to use whatever kind of cheese you enjoy the most, even if it is using shredded cheese from the store, or a Mexican blend. You can even make these tortilla shells dairy-free by using cheese such as goat cheese.

Packaged Taco Seasoning. While we do include using packaged taco seasoning, it’s good to mix it with other seasonings. You can include taco seasoning if you wish, or completely leave it out and add other seasonings to make up the difference.  

Tortillas. We suggest using large flour tortilla shells, however other types of tortilla shells may be substituted as well if you wish. Please be aware that by substituting large flour tortillas, you may end up with cracked tortilla shells if using corn, or simply smaller roll ups.


There are several different types of variations to this recipe that you can enjoy. Below are a few ideas for you.


You can easily mix things up with the above recipe by making your better than Taco Bell cheese roll up recipe a bit on the spicy side. To do this, you can simply include more pepper jack cheese which will increase the spice, add red pepper seasoning to add a dash of heat, or you can dip your cheese roll ups in your desired hot sauce or spicy salsa.


Can also easily adapt the above recipe into a deluxe version of the cheese roll up. To do this, you can simply include more of your favorite toppings, such as tomatoes, peppers, cooked ground beef, or anything else you can dream up. 

Cheesy Chicken Roll-ups

To make cheesy chicken roll ups, simply cook your chicken, and shred it. Then combine your cooked chicken with your cheese, and prepare as instructed above. This allows you to have a delicious cheesy roll up with chicken! 

Philadelphia Creamy Tortilla Roll-Ups

Cream cheese tortilla roll ups, combine your cream cheese, with garlic powder. Mix well, then spread over your tortilla shells. Next, take a can of refried beans and spread it over your tortilla shells. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and cilantro as desired. Slice your roll ups into thin slices before serving. 

Crunchwrap Supreme (Copycat) 

To make Taco Bell’s copycat crunch wrap supreme, you will need tortilla shells, prepared ground beef that has been fully cooked, shredded cheese, tomato, lettuce, cheese sauce, and sour cream.

To assemble your crunch wrap, take a flour tortilla shell, and add your cooked ground beef and cheese sauce. Next, add a crunchy tortilla shell, followed by lettuce, tomato, sour cream, and shredded cheese. Fold the flour tortilla shell around your creation, and cook face down for a few minutes, before turning it, then cooking the other side until it’s golden brown. Serve right away and enjoy. 

Taco Bell Burrito Supreme

To make your own version of Taco Bell’s burrito supreme, take some refried beans, and your tortilla shell. Then, add cooked ground beef, followed by red sauce. Add lettuce, onion, shredded cheese, tomato, and sour cream. Roll your tortilla into a burrito, then serve and enjoy! 

Copycat Taco Bell Chili Cheese Burrito

You can make a copycat version of Taco Bell chili cheese burrito, you will need cooked ground beef that is seasoned with taco seasoning. You will also need canned refried beans, tomato paste, shredded taco cheese, and tortilla shells.

To assemble, you will add your cooked ground beef with taco seasoning into your tortilla shell, also add refried beans, and tomato paste with shredded cheese. Roll the shell together to form a burrito, then press the burrito in a skillet over medium-low to heat it on all sides. Serve and enjoy. 

Copycat Taco Bell Bean Burritos Recipe With Red Sauce

To begin making a copycat Taco Bell bean burrito, you will want to start off by heating your refried beans in a small saucepan, or in the microwave for a few minutes. Then, chop some onions and sauté them until they are soft. Next, take a tortilla shell, and spread your beans over the tortillas, sprinkle on your onions, followed by shredded cheddar cheese. Add red sauce if desired, then roll, serve, and enjoy. 

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Do these taste like the original?

Choose to follow the microwave method, then this recipe will taste very similar to the original. However, if you choose to follow the oven/air fryer version, your better than Taco Bell cheese roll up recipe will very much taste better than the original. 

How long will they last?

If stored in the refrigerator, the prepared cheese roll ups will last approximately four days when stored in an airtight container. 

How do I freeze them?

To freeze these cheese roll ups, simply wrap them securely in plastic wrap, place them into a sealable plastic bag, or store in an airtight container. Place them into the freezer for up to three months. 

How do I reheat them?

To reheat cheese roll ups, simply place them into the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, until they are warmed through. You can also place them into the oven at 350°F for 5-8 minutes, or until warmed through. 

Why should I use block cheese?

Block cheese works best because it allows your cheese to be freshly grated and does not contain the extra cellulose coating that shredded cheese from the store contains. Freshly grated cheese has a better taste and melts best. 

Do I have to air fry these roll ups?

No, you do not have to air fry these roll ups, but if you want to, it makes them taste oh so good! 

What is in a Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme?

Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme contains seasoned ground beef, tomatoes, nacho cheese sauce, lettuce, and sour cream. 

How much does a crunchwrap cost?

The cost of a crunch wrap will vary depending on your location. 

So what is a grilled cheese burrito?

A grilled cheese burrito from taco bell contains seasoned ground beef, nacho cheese, shredded cheese, strips of peppers, seasoned rice, chipotle sauce, and sour cream. 

Where can I get the chipotle sauce?

You can purchase chipotle sauce from your local grocery store, or make it simply by combining mayo, sour cream, peppers, lime juice, garlic, and salt. 

What size tortilla should you use?

Large flour tortilla shells work best when making our recipe for better than Taco Bell cheese roll ups. 

How do you melt the cheese on top?

You can also melt cheese on top of your roll up if desired, by adding some shredded cheese in a non-stick pan over low heat. As the cheese melts, add your cheese roll up, and slowly roll your tortilla shell through the melted cheese to allow it to stick to the outside of your wrap. 

What makes it a burrito supreme?

A burrito supreme contains seasoned ground beef, onions, lettuce, shredded cheese, tomatoes, refried beans, red sauce, and sour cream. 

Is a Taco Bell supreme burrito good as leftovers?

Not really, because any leftovers tend to get mushy. 

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Complicated things are great. But the Cheesy Roll-Up is anything but complicated.

If you are looking for a super easy recipe, our better than Taco Bell cheese roll up recipe is the perfect one for you! This recipe is anything but complicated. To make this cheesy roll up you only need a few ingredients, and a couple of minutes to prepare these roll ups. This recipe makes a delicious treat, appetizer, or main meal that everyone will enjoy. 

Taco Bell Cheesy Roll-Up Recipe

Making homemade better than Taco Bell cheese roll up recipe is a very easy process, only requires a few basic ingredients, and takes a few moments to prepare the dish from start to finish. This recipe is easy, and delicious, for an all-around good dish. Don’t take our word for it though, give this recipe a try for yourself and let us know what you think! 

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