Mashed Potato Tacos Recipe -
Mashed Potato Tacos Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Mashed Potato Tacos

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"Good kids' snack - crunchy taco shells filled with mashed potatoes, French fried onions, sour cream, butter, and cheese. Top with additional sour cream, cheese, French fried onions, and hot or mild sauce."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Prepare the dry potato flakes according to package directions. Warm the taco shells according to package directions.
  2. In a bowl, mix the prepared mashed potatoes, butter, sour cream, Cheddar cheese, and French-fried onions.
  3. Fill the taco shells with the mashed potato mixture, and serve with taco sauce.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 27, 2008

Had something like this at a Mexican Taco stand! They were rolled and the potatoe mixture had green onions and cilantro added and deep fried.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 03, 2009

I had some leftover mashed potatoes and searched for a way to use them up. Tasted more like taco sauce on a baked potato than anything else.

Jul 15, 2010

I'm not sure why these got such a low rating. Obviously you can't expect gourmet food going into a recipe with instant mashed potatoes. For what these were, a simple lunch, they were great. Yummy little things these were and I will continue to make them!

Aug 09, 2005

I don't care for this recipe but my husband LOVES them. We're vegetarian and he thinks they make a great dinner or after work snack. I have to admit that the combination of flavors is a lot better than I would have thought.

Jul 16, 2006

This was fantastic, but you MUST double the cheese, sour cream and the french fried onions or it will be too bland. Once I did that it was absolutely excellent. Everyone from my mom to my 5 year old loved it.

Jun 12, 2012

This was delicious but I used real mashed potatoes I had left over. I don't care for boxed mashed potatoes. Jazzed it up with more sour cream and cheese and chopped green onion. Low cost meal and a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes.

Jun 23, 2006

This has a lot of potential to be a great vegetarian meal however as written it was rather bland. If I made it again I would add some taco seasoning, jalapenos & fresh chopped tomato to the potato.

Jun 12, 2012

These are sold in the streets in Mexico. I make this my own by using my favorite taco toppings or add chopped green chiles, sauteed onions and garlic for a 'chiles rellenos' flavor. Use garlic mashed potatoes, add corn, taco seasoning, whatever. To make it lower in fat, I omit the butter, use lo-fat cheese and sub lo-fat yogurt for the sour cream.


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  • Calories
  • 393 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 24.8 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 444 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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