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Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes

This copycat version of the Taco Bell retiree is just as cheesy and perfectly seasoned as the original

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican, TexMex
Keyword easy snack, potatoes, taco bell copycat
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 473 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik

Ingredients

Nacho cheese

  • 1 15-ounce jar Cheez Whiz cheese dip
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4-5 tablespoons brine from pickled jalapeños
  • cayenne pepper to taste

Potatoes

Garnish

  • green onions
  • sour cream

Instructions

  1. 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.

  2. 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. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and green onions, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Wine pairings
I recommend buying wine from Scout and Cellar, especially for lower carb or sugar and the health conscious. There’s no added sugar to these wines, and they’re all much lower in carbs, calories, and sugar. For me, there’s no headache or fogginess the next day!
Make your cheesy fiesta potatoes a real grown-up meal with some fun wine. I like:
- White wine spritzer (in cans!), like Epic Pursuit White Wine Spritzer
- Rosé spritzer (also in cans!), like Epic Pursuit Rosé Wine Spritzer
- Sparkling white wine, like 2019 Gallivant Bubbly White Wine from North Coast, California

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 473 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 1649mg72%
Potassium 1137mg32%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 629IU13%
Vitamin C 45mg55%
Calcium 274mg27%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.