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Taco Smashed Potatoes

taco smashed potatoes Side Dish
Taco Smashed Potatoes
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 6

Whether you serve these zesty taco-seasoned smashed potatoes as a side (they’re great with grilled chicken!), or you put them out as an appetizer, they’re sure to go fast. The final dollop of sour cream seals the deal.

Updated August 2, 2017
Old El Paso
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Old El Paso

Ingredients

  • 1
    cup sour cream
  • 2
    tablespoons Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
  • 2
    lb small red potatoes (about 12 potatoes)
  • 2
    tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2
    cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
  • 1/4
    cup sliced green onions

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 450°F. Generously spray 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray, or line with cooking parchment paper. In small bowl, mix sour cream and 1 tablespoon of the taco seasoning mix; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 2
    In 4- to 5-quart saucepan, add potatoes and enough water to cover potatoes. Heat to boiling; cover. Reduce heat. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until tender; drain. Transfer potatoes onto pan. Using potato masher or bottom of glass, carefully smash each potato until slightly flattened.
  • 3
    In small bowl, mix olive oil with remaining 1 tablespoon taco seasoning mix. Brush tops of flattened potatoes with oil mixture. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and slightly crispy. Top potatoes with cheese; return to oven 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • 4
    Serve potatoes topped with sour cream mixture and green onions.

  • These smashed potatoes can also be served with Old El Paso™ mild salsa.
  • Shredded pepper Jack cheese is a great swap for shredded Cheddar cheese in this recipe.
  • Potatoes vary in size; try to select potatoes that are equal in size for best results.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Servings
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
24%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
240mg
10%
Potassium
730mg
21%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
3g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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