Crispy Potato Tacos

Crispy corn tortilla shell with a warm, creamy potato filling and cotija cheese--comfort food!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
12 tacos


  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and halved

  • 1 cup milk

  • 4 tablespoons salted butter

  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ½ cup crumbled cotija cheese

  • 12 corn tortillas

  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until soft enough to mash, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain. Add milk, butter, and white pepper and mash over medium heat until mixed, adding a splash more milk if needed. Stir in Parmesan and cotija cheeses; continue stirring over medium heat until nice and thick.

  2. Wrap the stack of tortillas in a towel (or paper towels) and microwave on high until softened, about 45 seconds.

  3. Spread 2 heaping tablespoons of the potato mixture on half of a tortilla, then sprinkle with cilantro and press the other half of the tortilla over potatoes to make a taco shape; the mixture will hold the taco together. Continue to assemble tacos while tortillas are warm.

  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the oil and fry the tacos, turning them over occasionally, until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

633 Calories
30g Fat
77g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 633
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 497mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 77g 28%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 44mg 218%
Calcium 391mg 30%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 1194mg 25%

* 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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