Air Fryer Tacos de Papa


Crispy potato tacos made simple in the air fryer.

Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
10 tacos


  • 2 cups water

  • 1 (4 ounce) package instant mashed potatoes (such as Idahoan® Buttery Homestyle®)

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 green onion, chopped

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 10 corn tortillas

  • 1 serving nonstick cooking spray

  • ½ cup salsa verde

  • ¼ cup crumbled cotija cheese


  1. Heat water in a medium saucepan to boiling. Remove from the heat and stir in instant mashed potatoes. Mix thoroughly with a fork to moisten all potatoes and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in Cheddar cheese, green onion, and cumin.

  2. Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  3. Wrap tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave on high until warm, about 20 seconds.

  4. Spread 1 tablespoon potato mixture in the center of a tortilla and fold over to make a taco. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

  5. Working in batches, place tacos in the basket of an air fryer. Spray the tops with cooking spray and cook until crispy, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter and repeat to cook remaining tacos.

  6. Drizzle salsa verde over tacos and top with cotija cheese.

Cook's Note:

This recipe calls for instant mashed potatoes but it's also a great way to use up leftover homemade mashed potatoes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

137 Calories
4g Fat
22g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 137
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 138mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 10mg 48%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 188mg 4%

* 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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