Rating: 4.02 stars
48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1

Mashed potatoes with cheddar cheese and green onions, fried in a corn tortilla.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender, about 15 minutes.

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  • Drain potatoes and transfer to a large bowl. Pour in milk and mash until smooth. Stir in onions and cheese; mix well. Spoon 2 heaping tablespoons of potato mixture into the center of each tortilla and fold in half; secure with a toothpick.

  • In a large skillet add enough oil to reach 1 inch in depth and heat over medium-high heat. Fry tortillas until crispy. Serve with ranch dressing for dipping.

Nutrition Facts

341 calories; protein 8.1g; carbohydrates 42.1g; fat 16.1g; cholesterol 20.7mg; sodium 302.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (50)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2006
My mom used to make some tacos similar to this when I was growing up except she used real Mexican Cheese & she sauteed white onion & added it to the potato mixture instead of putting green onions in them. I love these tacos. We also put lettuce in them and ate them with Salsa and Parm. Cheese. Salt & Pepper should be to taste too. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/26/2005
These weren't quite as yummy as I was hoping. The potatoes needed a little more flavor were a bit bland. If I were to make these again I would add a little garlic a little butter lots of salt and pepper and maybe even some chili powder to the potato mixture. The ranch dressing was good with them. I will try these again sometime with just a few tweaks. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(33)
48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2006
My mom used to make some tacos similar to this when I was growing up except she used real Mexican Cheese & she sauteed white onion & added it to the potato mixture instead of putting green onions in them. I love these tacos. We also put lettuce in them and ate them with Salsa and Parm. Cheese. Salt & Pepper should be to taste too. Read More
(55)
Rating: 3 stars
10/26/2005
These weren't quite as yummy as I was hoping. The potatoes needed a little more flavor were a bit bland. If I were to make these again I would add a little garlic a little butter lots of salt and pepper and maybe even some chili powder to the potato mixture. The ranch dressing was good with them. I will try these again sometime with just a few tweaks. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(33)
Rating: 3 stars
08/01/2007
I do something like this but I dip the tortillas in a red sauce then fry them. I serve it with shredded cabbage and onions and a lemon to squeeze over the top Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2010
Potato tacos are an old favorite in my family that I have not thought to make until I heard XrayBarb talking about them. Now I am all excited to make them which I did. The kids were IN LOVE! This is a simple dish that is Simply Delicious! You can feed a boat load of people w/o breaking the bank YYAA. My kind of meal. Thank You Yvonne I will remember these and keep them in circulation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2003
This tasted like a perogie--and it was delicious! I used leftover mashed potatoes and simply reheated them in the microwave with some shredded cheddar cheese. I spread it to within an inch of the edge of the tortilla and I fried it with cooking spray. The results were more than satisfying. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2006
I didn't really care for this but my son liked it. After reading the other reviews I decided to add 2 tsp. of powdered ranch salad dressing to the potatoes for more flavor and used much less oil to fry them in. I've never had potato tacos before and I didn't really like the combination of the corn tortilla and the potato. Liked the potato mixture with the ranch dressing though so might make that again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2008
These are really pretty good. A perfect use for leftover mashed potatoes. My son gobbles them up. Don't make too many at once though because they are not very good reheated. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2008
Very good. The potato mixture was mild and creamy an unusual but satisfying texture to bite into. The tacos picked up the flavor of any sauce well so we tried a variety of dips including different hot sauces dressings and salsas. A great vegetarian alternative to Mexican food. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2010
My mom made these when I was a kid & we loved em!! We always topped them like a reg taco. Thanks for posting this recipe! Read More
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