Nopalitos Con Papas Recipe -
Nopalitos Con Papas Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Nopalitos Con Papas

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"An authentic Mexican dish; tender cactus with potatoes. Cactus tastes like cooked green beans."

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the potatoes, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally until they begin to soften, about 10 minutes. Stir in the nopalitos, onion, tomato, and jalapeno. Season to taste with salt, and continue cooking and stirring until the onion has softened and turned translucent, and the potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes more.
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May 30, 2008

This was great, only I used fresh cactus as I don't like the canned ones.

Apr 01, 2008

this recipe was really good. i had been looking for another way to use the nopales. it was so delious but the only thing that i added was some tomato bouillion which gave it extra flavor. so good i will make it again!0

Jan 20, 2010

I found this recipe quite simple to make yet very tasting. Though to add a bit of spice, I added a habanero pepper as well.

Jul 02, 2012

Great recipe! I used fresh nopalitos and prepared them by boiling in water for 5-6 minutes, draining them, and boiling again for 5-6 minutes.

Jul 19, 2011

I had half a 30-ounce jar of nopalitos leftover from pollo con nopales (a friend's recipe), so I decided to give this a try. It's excellent! I was worried it would be a bit bland, but with the optional jalapeno and salt to taste, it's perfect. The flavor of the potatoes meshes well with the nopalitos and tomato. Thanks for a great recipe!

May 16, 2011

We love Mexican food and this is a fabulous recipe. Very easy to make. I didn't have fresh tomatoes but used canned diced tomatoes which worked just fine. Thanks!

Dec 10, 2011

Excellent flavor, easy prep. Only question: is the Nopales supposed to get a bit gooey? I love it even still.

Mar 31, 2013

We loved it! I added 1 lb. extra lean ground beef and it was yummy. The beef actually made the nopalitos not gooey. It was delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 220 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 7.1 g
  • 29%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 134 mg
  • 5%

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

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