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Three potato tacos on a plate with a dish of hot sauce.
Spicy Potato Tacos
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Soak Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 45 mins

These scrumptious potato tacos are stuffed with crispy oven roasted potatoes smothered in creamy chipotle sauce, along with your favorite taco toppings! A delicious comforting vegan meal that's perfect for your next taco Tuesday.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 6 tacos
Calories: 314 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
For the Spicy Potatoes
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • Pinch cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
For the Chipotle Sauce
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water 4-8 hours, drained, and rinsed
  • cup water
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle peppers)
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
For Serving
  • 6 small flour tortillas, warmed
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Taco toppings of choice, such as diced tomato, salsa, hot sauce, avocado, fresh cilantro, or shredded vegan cheese
Make the Potatoes
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover them with salted water. Place the pot over high heat.

  3. Bring the water to a boil, lower the heat, and boil the potatoes until slightly tenderized, about 5 minutes. They should be pierecable with a fork, but it should take a bit of effort.

  4. Drain the potatoes into a colander and rinse them with cold water.

  5. Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl and add the olive oil, cornstarch, cumin, paprika, ancho chile powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Stir gently to evenly coat the potatoes.

  6. Arrange the potatoes evenly on the baking sheet, then place it into the oven. Bake the potatoes until soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, 20-25 minutes.

Make the Chipotle Sauce
  1. Place all ingredients into the bowl of a food processor fitted with an s-blade, then blend until smooth.

  2. Taste-test the sauce and adjust any seasonings to your liking. You can also thin it with extra water if you like.

Assemble the Tacos
  1. Stuff the tortillas with potatoes and chipotle sauce, then top with lettuce and your favorite taco toppings.

  2. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Potato Tacos
Amount Per Serving (1 taco (with 1 tablespoon of sauce))
Calories 314 Calories from Fat 107
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.9g18%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 543mg23%
Potassium 698mg20%
Carbohydrates 46.7g16%
Fiber 5.2g21%
Sugar 3.4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.