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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Taco Tatos

I realized that I don't have too many side dishes posted ..... what is up with that?! I guess I need to start sharing some of those with y'all as well! :)

Yesterday, I shared my recipe for Spicy Southwest Meatloaf and I told y'all I would be sharing these awesome Taco Tatos with you today! In my humble opinion, these are the perfect side dish with that meatloaf! I think they would be equally great with some sort of Southwest seasoned grilled meat as well. Although I have never tried it yet, I would be tempted to cook the potatoes in foil right along with the meat and save myself some clean-up! 

This is one of those side dishes that there is never any leftovers .... my kiddos gobble this stuff up like it's their last meal! I hope you'll give it a try - and if anyone tries cooking them in foil on the grill, I'd love to hear back as to how they turned out .... and if I make them that way, I'll be sure to update this post! :)

Taco Tatos



Taco Tatos
Printable recipe
Yield: 6-8 servings

6 large russet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-in. cubes
½ cup butter, melted or ¼-½ cup olive oil
2 tbsp. taco seasoning
1 cup (4 oz.) Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
3-4 green onions, chopped
Salsa and Sour Cream, optional

Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside. In a large ziplock bag, combine the potatoes, butter and taco seasoning. Seal the bag. Shake and squeeze to make sure the potatoes are evenly coated. Spread into the prepared pan in a single layer. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until the potatoes are tender - flip twice with a spatula during cooking to ensure even browning. Remove from the oven and the sprinkle cheese over the top. Return to the oven for another 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with bacon and green onions. Serve with salsa or sour cream if desired.

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11 comments:

  1. OMGoodness, Jamie - this looks awesome and I have everything :-)

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  2. Jamie, these sound delicious! Always on the lookout for new ways with potatoes, because my hubby is a total meat and potatoes guy! Thanks for sharing, pinning and have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Oh those look wonderful! I could eat them easily by themselves for lunch, but as a side for meatloaf they would be perfect as well!
    Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday. I'm pinning this one!

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  4. Taco Tatos ... Yes Please! These look really tasty!

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  5. Your taco potatoes sound wonderful!

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  6. I've been meaning to come over and see what taco tatos were all about. I'm now both thrilled to know b/c it is so me and scared b/c I will pig out on plates of this. Bring on the stretchy pants. Totally worth it!
    Thank you for sharing, Jamie!
    Michelle @Ms. enPlace

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  7. I'm really looking forward to making these. Great recipe!

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  8. Oh yes, this will be our Sat. lunch or dinner. Thanks so much for sharing. I found you over at the Wonderful Food Wednesday link party. I am definitely a new follower!!!

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  9. I have got to learn to spell better....or read more carefully. I kept saying "tatoos" taco tatoos, what is that? Then I realized it is TATOS! LOL!
    This is my kind of dish. Every bit of it! I am going to bring them to my dad's for dinner this week for sure.
    Hey, this Wednesday want to stop by and share them as a link on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop?
    Wish you would.
    Blessings,
    Sinea from Ducks ‘n a Row

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I love reading your comments. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and respond. :)

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