Tacos de Papa (Potato Tacos)


I remember my mother making these potato tacos when I was growing up. We loved them! And they're great with mashed potatoes.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
8 tacos


  • 1 (3.25 ounce) package instant mashed potatoes (such as Idahoan™ Signature Russets Mashed Potatoes)

  • ½ cup diced onions

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 8 corn tortillas

  • ½ cup vegetable oil for frying, plus more as needed


  • Shredded lettuce

  • Chopped tomatoes

  • 4 tablespoons Shredded Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese blend

  • Salsa


  1. Prepare mashed potatoes according to package directions.

  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sautee diced onions in oil until tender and translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add cooked mashed potatoes and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Place tortillas on a plate. Heat in microwave until pliable, 15 to 20 seconds.

  4. Place 1/4 cup of potato mixture in each tortilla, fold in half and secure each end with toothpicks.

  5. Heat oil in a skillet until shimmering. Fry each taco until crispy and golden brown, about 1 minute on each side.

  6. Remove toothpicks and top with garnishes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

513 Calories
35g Fat
47g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 513
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 44%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 230mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 25mg 124%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 521mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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