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Potato taquitos

Potato taquitos are a simple yet delicious recipe consisting of just five common ingredients.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword potato taquitos, taquitos de papa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 576 kcal
Author Carissa


  • 2 lbs potatoes I used gold potatoes. Rinse them well
  • 5 tbs Butter
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil for frying
  • 17 corn tortillas


  1. Take the rinsed potatoes and put them in a pot. Fill with enough water to cover them.

  2. Bring to a boil and cook for 30 minutes or until a fork can easily pierce the potatoes.

  3. Using tongs remove the potatoes from the pot. Let the potatoes cool a bit.

  4. Once the potatoes have cooled enough to where you can hold them without burning your hand start peeling the skins off them.

  5. Put the peeled potatoes in a large bowl.

  6. Add the butter and garlic salt to the bowl.

  7. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher until there are no lumps. Then set the potatoes aside.

  8. Heat up the oil in a pan over medium high heat.

  9. When the oil is hot quickly fry the tortillas one at a time on each side for about 2 seconds. Then transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain.

  10. Preheat the oven to 350.

  11. Take a tortilla and put it on a baking sheet. Put 1-2 tablespoons of the mashed potatoes on the tortilla.

  12. Use your hands to roll up the tortilla and make sure the potato filling is evenly distributed.

  13. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

  14. Then transfer the baking sheet with the taquitos to the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.

  15. Let cool a bit before serving. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Make sure to wash your potatoes well before boiling to get rid of any dirt.
  • Cut the butter into little squares then add to the potatoes. The butter will melt easier this way.
  • Taste the potato filling and add more seasoning if you want.
  • If you use smaller corn tortillas you will need more than what is stated.
Nutrition Facts
Potato taquitos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 576 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 34g213%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 1071mg47%
Potassium 168mg5%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 357IU7%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.