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Spicy Potato Tacos

Spicy potato tacos offer a delectable vegetarian twist to traditional tacos, featuring a delightful blend of zesty, spiced potatoes packed within warm tortillas. These tacos promise a burst of flavors, combining the heartiness of potatoes with a kick of spice for a satisfying meal.

Key Takeaways

  • Who this meal appeals to: Ideal for vegetarians and spice enthusiasts seeking a flavorful and hearty taco option.
  • Estimated Duration: Preparation and cooking time usually takes around 30-40 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts: Spicy potato tacos contain approximately 300-400 calories, offering a good source of carbohydrates and essential nutrients.

About This Recipe

Spicy potato tacos are known for their seasoned, crispy potatoes nestled within warm tortillas, combined with vibrant and zesty toppings. The recipe balances the heartiness of potatoes with a delightful spicy kick.

Equipment Required

  • Skillet
  • Spatula
  • Baking sheet (if roasting potatoes)
  • Mixing bowls
  • Cutting board
  • Knife


  • 4 medium potatoes, diced
  • 8 small corn or flour tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Toppings: chopped lettuce, diced tomatoes, salsa, sliced jalapeños


  1. Preparation: In a bowl, toss the diced potatoes with olive oil, chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper until evenly coated.
  2. Cooking: Heat a skillet over medium heat. Cook the seasoned potatoes for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are golden brown and crispy.
  3. Heating Tortillas: Warm the tortillas in the skillet or microwave.
  4. Assembly: Fill each tortilla with the crispy potatoes and top them with chopped lettuce, diced tomatoes, salsa, and sliced jalapeños.
  5. Serve: Fold or roll the tortillas and serve immediately.

Side Dishes

Complement your spicy potato tacos with these delightful side options:

Storage Options

If you have leftover cooked potatoes, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat gently in a skillet and assemble fresh tacos with toppings when ready to serve.

Ingredient Substitutes

Experiment with variations using different ingredients:

  • Use sweet potatoes or yams for a different flavor profile.
  • Add diced onions or bell peppers for extra texture and flavor.

Alternatives to This Meal

Explore other taco varieties for a diverse dining experience:

  • Bean and cheese tacos
  • Veggie tacos with mixed vegetables
  • Tofu tacos with seasoned tofu cubes

If you’re still searching for taco ideas, then why not take a look at our Top 35 taco recipes.


Spicy potato tacos provide a delightful and flavorful vegetarian option, combining zesty, spiced potatoes with warm tortillas and vibrant toppings. Enjoy the hearty and zesty blend of flavors, relishing the satisfying and delicious experience of these delightful and spicy potato tacos!