Taco Stuffed Potatoes

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Our irresistible Taco Stuffed Potatoes are a staple recipe to always have in your back pocket! They are nutritious sweet potatoes OR everyone’s favorite russet potatoes overflowing with seasoned meat and classic taco toppings! Serve them for dinner, lunch, or as a side dish

Taco Stuffed Potatoes


  • Potatoes – russet potatoes, sweet potatoes, or yams
  • Taco Seasoning – pre-made packet or homemade
  • Meat – ground beef or ground turkey
  • Grated Cheese – Cheddar or blended Mexican cheeses (amount varies upon preference)
  • Optional Toppings – cilantro, diced cherry tomatoes, pico de gallo, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, taco sauce, shredded lettuce, etc.

Other Supplies Needed:

  • Fork
  • Knife
  • Non-stick spray
  • Baking dish – I use disposable loaf-size aluminum baking dishes, which are also great for storing leftovers.

How To Make Taco Stuffed Potatoes

  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Rinse the outside of the potatoes with water
  3. Spray the baking pan(s) with non-stick spray.
  4. Poke the potatoes with a fork or knife.
    1. The holes allow the steam inside the potatoes to escape while cooking.
  5. Cover the baking pan(s) with foil and bake for about an hour.
    1. When fully cooked. the potatoes will have a soft and fluffy interior.
    2. If Microwaving – Using a microwave-safe dish, microwave for 8-10 minutes on high, turning the potatoes over once halfway through. If potatoes aren’t soft enough, continue cooking for 1-3 minutes.
  6. While the potatoes are baking, brown the meat and cook in the taco seasoning (according to the directions on the taco seasoning packet).
  7. Once the potatoes are done baking, cut them open lengthwise.
  8. Using a fork, fluff up the potatoes as seen in the photos above.
  9. Sprinkle a generous amount of shredded cheese on top.
  10. Return the potatoes to the oven (uncovered) and broil them for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese melts and begins to golden.
    1. If you don’t want to broil them, you can return them to the oven at 400 degrees and let them cook longer until the cheese melts.
  11. Stuff the potatoes with seasoned taco meat and all of your favorite taco toppings! Serve and enjoy!
    1. My sour cream drizzle is a mix of sour cream and taco sauce.

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enjoy with Taco Stuffed Potatoes . You’re going to love this versatile recipe!

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