Good kids' snack - crunchy taco shells filled with mashed potatoes, French fried onions, sour cream, butter, and cheese. Top with additional sour cream, cheese, French fried onions, and hot or mild sauce.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Prepare the dry potato flakes according to package directions. Warm the taco shells according to package directions.

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  • In a bowl, mix the prepared mashed potatoes, butter, sour cream, Cheddar cheese, and French-fried onions.

  • Fill the taco shells with the mashed potato mixture, and serve with taco sauce.

Nutrition Facts

393 calories; 24.8 g total fat; 28 mg cholesterol; 444 mg sodium. 36.1 g carbohydrates; 5.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (34)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2008
Had something like this at a Mexican Taco stand! They were rolled and the potatoe mixture had green onions and cilantro added and deep fried. Read More
(49)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/03/2009
I had some leftover mashed potatoes and searched for a way to use them up. Tasted more like taco sauce on a baked potato than anything else. Read More
(33)
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2008
Had something like this at a Mexican Taco stand! They were rolled and the potatoe mixture had green onions and cilantro added and deep fried. Read More
(49)
Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2008
Had something like this at a Mexican Taco stand! They were rolled and the potatoe mixture had green onions and cilantro added and deep fried. Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2010
I'm not sure why these got such a low rating. Obviously you can't expect gourmet food going into a recipe with instant mashed potatoes. For what these were a simple lunch they were great. Yummy little things these were and I will continue to make them! Read More
(48)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2005
I don't care for this recipe but my husband LOVES them. We're vegetarian and he thinks they make a great dinner or after work snack. I have to admit that the combination of flavors is a lot better than I would have thought. Read More
(46)
Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2006
This was fantastic but you MUST double the cheese sour cream and the french fried onions or it will be too bland. Once I did that it was absolutely excellent. Everyone from my mom to my 5 year old loved it. Read More
(35)
Rating: 1 stars
08/03/2009
I had some leftover mashed potatoes and searched for a way to use them up. Tasted more like taco sauce on a baked potato than anything else. Read More
(33)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2012
This was delicious but I used real mashed potatoes I had left over. I don't care for boxed mashed potatoes. Jazzed it up with more sour cream and cheese and chopped green onion. Low cost meal and a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. Read More
(22)
Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2006
This has a lot of potential to be a great vegetarian meal however as written it was rather bland. If I made it again I would add some taco seasoning jalapenos & fresh chopped tomato to the potato. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2012
These are sold in the streets in Mexico. I make this my own by using my favorite taco toppings or add chopped green chiles sauteed onions and garlic for a 'chiles rellenos' flavor. Use garlic mashed potatoes add corn taco seasoning whatever. To make it lower in fat I omit the butter use lo-fat cheese and sub lo-fat yogurt for the sour cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2010
My family absolutely loved these! The only different thing we did was to top them with EXTRA cheese! Yummy! Read More
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