Taco Bell Copycat Fiesta Potatoes

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 9m
Ready In

Recipe: #38515

April 19, 2022


Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (202.4 g)
  • Calories 313.6
  • Total Fat - 20.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 28.9 mg
  • Sodium - 3923.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 22.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.2 g
  • Sugars - 3.1 g
  • Protein - 12 g
  • Calcium - 342.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 10.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In large pot

Step 2

Bring heavily salted water to a boil.

Step 3

Preheat your oven to 450 degreed Fahrenheit.

Step 4

Peel and cube potatoes.

Step 5

One the water is boiling, add baking soda and potatoes and cook until fork-tender, around 10 minutes.

Step 6

While the potatoes are boiling

Step 7

Heat olive oil in a small saucepan.

Step 8

Add crushed cumin seeds and peppercorns, cook over low heat for around 30 seconds.

Step 9

Add the garlic powder, 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (set aside ½ teaspoon for later), and hot paprika, and cook for an additional 30 seconds, stirring constantly, and remove from heat.

Step 10

Once the potatoes are cooked

Step 11

Drain and add to a large mixing bowl — but do not rinse

Step 12

Add cornstarch and spiced oil, and toss until evenly coated.

Step 13

There should be a sticky, starchy coating on the outside of each potato cube.

Step 14

Lay potato cubes in a single layer on a sheet pan and cook undisturbed for 20 minutes at 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 15

After 20 minutes

Step 16

Remove the pan from the oven, stir the potatoes, and give the pan a shake.

Step 17

Return to the oven for another 20 minutes.

Step 18

While the potatoes are still in the oven

Step 19

Start on the nacho cheese sauce.

Step 20

Melt butter in a small saucepan, then add flour and cook for at least one minute, stirring constantly.

Step 21

Whisk in milk and ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper.

Step 22

Let the mixture cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.

Step 23

This should take around three minutes.

Step 24

Whisk in shredded And diced cheese and stir until combined, then reduce the heat to its lowest setting and cook for an additional 5 minutes, until the potatoes are ready to come out of the oven.

Step 25

Remove the potatoes from the oven.

Step 26

To serve

Step 27

Place potatoes on a plate, and top with cheese sauce.

Step 28

Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and jalapenos if you want


No special items needed.

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