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Taco Bell Is Bringing Back Its Cheesiest Menu Item

Plus, there's also a brand new version you can order!
taco bell toasted cheddar chalupa

The Taco Bell menu has changed quite a bit recently. Old favorites like the Mexican pizza and items made with shredded chicken are exiting stage right to clear the spotlight for brand new items, one of which has finally been revealed!

Last year, the beloved taco chain debuted a super-cheesy Toasted Cheddar Chalupa. Starting on Nov. 5, it's making a comeback. Plus, there's also a brand new version you can order with a vegetarian twist, Taco Bell confirms to Eat This, Not That!.

Both the Toasted Cheddar Chalupa and the Black Bean Toasted Cheddar Chalupa are cheesier upgrades of the classic Taco Bell Chalupa. The iconic menu item features a flatbread shell with seasoned beef, a three-cheese blend, lettuce, tomatoes, and reduced-fat sour cream.

Wrap all of that goodness into a six-month aged cheddar toasted shell, and you've got the Toasted Cheddar Chalupa. Swap the meat for beans, and you've got the newest addition to the Veggie Cravings section of the menu. (Related: 9 Restaurant Chains That Closed Hundreds of Locations This Summer.)

The Black Bean Toasted Cheddar Chalupa is certified vegetarian by the American Vegetarian Association. Because it contains dairy, it isn't vegan, but it is meat-free. Two other additions to the Veggie Cravings menu are also coming soon: They include the Black Bean Chalupa and the Veggie Nachos Party Pack. That brings the total number of vegetarian menu options to more than 15!

The Toasted Cheddar Chalupa and the Black Bean Toasted Cheddar Chalupa are only on the menu for a limited time. But stay tuned for more vegetarian versions of your favorite menu items coming in 2021, Taco Bell says. In the meantime, here's why your favorite Taco Bell location is about to look very different.

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Amanda McDonald
Amanda is a staff writer for Eat This, Not That!. Read more
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