Taco Taters

Taco seasoning mix transforms baked potato wedges into a ready-in-thirty minutes taste sensation.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

4
medium russet or Idaho baking potatoes (about 1 1/3 lb)
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
3
tablespoons cornmeal
1/4
cup olive or vegetable oil
Salsa, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. Pierce potatoes with fork; place on microwavable paper towel or roasting rack in microwave. Microwave on High 6 to 8 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking, until almost tender.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix taco seasoning mix and cornmeal.
  • 3 Cut cooked potatoes lengthwise into quarters; place in large shallow dish. Drizzle with oil; toss to coat. With large slotted spoon, place potatoes in plastic bag of seasoning mixture; shake to coat. Arrange potatoes on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake about 8 minutes or until golden brown and tender. Serve with salsa.

Expert Tips

Top each serving with a sprinkle of shredded Monterey Jack cheese.

This potato side-dish recipe was a winner in a national recipe contest. It was created by Patricia Harmon of Baden, PA.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
860mg
860%;
Total Carbohydrate
48g
48%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.