Potato Green Chile Tacos: 

Potato Green Chile Tacos, also known as “tacos de papas,” are a beloved Southwestern dish that beautifully blends the earthy goodness of potatoes with the zesty kick of green chiles. This recipe will guide you through creating these flavorful and satisfying tacos, making them a perfect addition to your culinary repertoire whether you’re a fan of Southwestern cuisine or simply looking for a new twist on taco night.


For the Potato Green Chile Filling:

  • 2 large russet potatoes, peeled and diced into small cubes
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chiles
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

For the Tacos:

  • 10 small corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or pepper jack cheese
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish
  • Lime wedges, for serving
  • Salsa or hot sauce, for extra flavor (optional)


Step 1: Prepare the Potato Green Chile Filling

  1. In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the chopped onions and sauté for about 2 minutes, or until they become translucent.
  3. Stir in the diced potatoes and cook for about 10 minutes, or until they are tender and lightly browned.
  4. Add the minced garlic, ground cumin, and chili powder to the skillet. Stir well to coat the potatoes evenly with the spices.
  5. Gently fold in the diced green chiles and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Remove the skillet from the heat and set the potato green chile filling aside.

Step 2: Heat the Tortillas

  1. Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave until they are pliable and heated through.

Step 3: Assemble the Potato Green Chile Tacos

  1. Spoon a generous portion of the potato green chile filling onto each tortilla.
  2. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar or pepper jack cheese.
  3. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.

Step 4: Serve Your Potato Green Chile Tacos

  1. Serve the tacos with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over the top.
  2. If you like a little extra heat, offer your favorite salsa or hot sauce for drizzling.


Potato Green Chile Tacos are a celebration of Southwestern flavors that can satisfy your cravings for something hearty and spicy. Whether you’re a vegetarian or simply looking to diversify your taco options, these tacos deliver a delicious combination of tender potatoes, zesty green chiles, and melted cheese, all wrapped in a warm tortilla. Add these to your menu for taco night, and you’ll have a crowd-pleasing dish that brings a fiesta of flavors to your table.

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