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Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes

Missing Taco Bell's cheesy fiesta potatoes? This copycat recipe is just like the classic fast-food side dish, made at home whenever you're craving it! Savory potatoes covered with Taco Bell-style nacho cheese sauce, and a dollop of sour cream - the real deal.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes


For the Nacho Cheese

  • 1 15-ounce jar Cheez Whiz cheese dip
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4-5 tablespoons brine from pickled jalapeños
  • cayenne pepper to taste

For the Potatoes

To Garnish

  • green onions
  • sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 475º F.
  • In a resealable plastic sandwich bag, mix the garlic powder and cumin together. Add the cubed potatoes, seal the bag, and toss it all together until potatoes are coated evenly.
  • In a large, heavy skillet over medium heat melt the oil and butter together. Add the seasoned potatoes and cook, stirring frequently, until they're a nice, golden brown, about 10 minutes. Cover and cook an additional 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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  • While the potatoes are cooking, mix together the ingredients for the nacho cheese in a small bowl.
  • Transfer the cooked potatoes to a non-stick baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are nice and crisp.
  • Divide potatoes into portions and top with nacho cheese. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and green onions, if desired.


Recipe yields approximately 4 servings. Nutritional values shown are general guidelines, and reflect information for one serving. Macros may vary slightly depending on specific types and brands of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 4. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving Size: 1serving | Calories: 473kcal | Protein: 13g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 1649mg | Potassium: 1137mg | Total Carbs: 47g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Net Carbs: 42g | Vitamin A: 629IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 274mg | Iron: 2mg
Recipe By:Cheryl Malik