Cheesy fiesta potatoes are spiced Mexican potatoes served with a simple 2-ingredient nacho sauce and your choice of toppings. Make this Taco Bell copycat recipe to enjoy perfect crispy potatoes at home.
2large Russet potatoespeeled and diced (1 inch dice)
2-3Tbsppickling brine from a jar of jalapenosplus additional to adjust consistency
additional toppings: reduced fat sour cream, chopped green onion
Heat oven to 450°F.
Put the potatoes in a pot and cover with water to an inch over the potatoes. Add the baking soda and salt.
Cover pot and bring to a boil. Uncover, reduce heat, and simmer 4-5 minutes (potatoes should not be cooked all the way). Drain potatoes well.
In a mixing boil, combine the butter, oil, cumin, and garlic powder. Add the par-boiled potatoes and gently toss to coat (a rubber spatula helps to not break up the potatoes).
Spread the potatoes in a single layer on a rimmed bake dish. Bake at 450°F for 10 minutes, gently give the potatoes a turn with a spatula, and bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through and toasty crispy.
While potatoes are cooking, prepare the nacho sauce. Put the Velveeta and jalapeno brine in a saucepan and heat on low heat until melty smooth.
Serve the potatoes topped with nacho sauce, sour cream, and green onion.
Water with baking soda added will make a thick, bubbly film on top that can boil up and out of the pot, depending on the size pot you are using. This is why it is better to choose a larger pot and not add too much water. If it does bubble up too much, simply skim it off.Serving size is for a side dish. This recipe can be easily scaled up to feed more people or for larger servings.Calorie estimation is approximate and was generated using an online calorie calculator. Calculation includes 2 Tbsp reduced fat sour cream per person.
Calories: 356kcal (18%)
Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Keyword fiesta potatoes, Mexican potatoes, Taco Bell copycat
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