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Potato Tacos (Tacos de Papa) ~ Mexican-spiced mashed potatoes wrapped in tortillas and lightly fried to golden perfection. An easy and budget-friendly taco dinner!

Potato Tacos (Tacos de Papa)

Mexican-spiced mashed potatoes wrapped in tortillas and lightly fried to golden perfection. An easy and budget-friendly taco dinner!
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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword: potatoes, tacos, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 201kcal
Author: Holly Gray

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/4 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup scallions chopped
  • 12 6-inch flour tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil divided

Instructions

  • Add potatoes to a large pot and cover with 1-inch of water. Set over high heat and bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes, or until potatoes are fork-tender. Drain and transfer to a mixing bowl.
  • Sprinkle the hot potatoes with salt, cumin, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes leaving some chunkiness for texture, or to your desired consistency.
  • Stir in the cheddar cheese and scallions. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  • Arrange tortillas onto a flat work surface. Spoon 1/4 cup of potato mixture to cover one half of each tortilla. Fold over each tortilla to form a taco.
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add 4-6 of the prepared tacos. Cook for 1 minute on each side, or until lightly golden brown. Work in 2-3 batches, depending on skillet size, adding the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil, as needed. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 642mg | Potassium: 379mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 144IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 2mg
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