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Taco Stuffed Potatoes

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Taco stuffed potatoes!! Yummiest idea ever! This recipe for Taco Stuffed Potatoes combines your favorite flavors from tacos and baked potatoes for a rich, hearty meal the whole family loves- with lots of hidden veggies! 

Taco stuffed potatoes

While at the recent #breckblogretreat in Breckenridge Colorado, we got to eat a ton of delicious food. One night, my friends Katrina from In Katrina’s Kitchen and Erin from Dinners Dishes and Desserts treated us to a make your own stuffed potato night and displayed tons and tons of toppings for baked potatoes- giving me the idea to take it a step further and come up with a recipe for stuffed baked potatoes my family would love that were also loaded with tons of hidden veggies. 

These potatoes are decadent and delicious- and so easy to make- and you’d never know there is a whole eggplant and a zucchini hidden inside the taco meat mixture! I love to “hide” veggies in my meals- it provides more nutrients for my kids (who are OK about trying new vegetables but aren’t lining up for broccoli or anything), and it helps stretch the filling for a huge batch.  

taco stuffed potatoes- our whole family loves these!

At our retreat, Erin and Katrina set out the potato fixin’s as a make your own bar- but I’m making them ahead of time here to save time. I like my cheese to be bubbly and melted, so it works for me to have them assembled when serving- but you could serve them as a stuff your own potato bar, too. 

These were a HUGE hit with my family- I know they will be for yours, too! 

Our family loves these taco stuffed potatoes!

 

 

Taco Stuffed Potatoes
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Serves: 12
 
Delicious and easy taco stuffed potatoes are a filling, hearty meal with lots of hidden veggies!
Ingredients
  • 6 washed potatoes, stabbed with a knife a few times to vent steam
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large eggplant, skinned and diced into small bits
  • 1 large zucchini, diced finely
  • 1 large onion, diced finely
  • 1 large bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 large tomato, diced, as garnish
  • green onions, diced, as garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Bake potatoes 40 minutes, or until soft.
  3. While potatoes are baking, brown ground beef in a very large pan.
  4. Add in vegetables.
  5. Cook vegetables and meat until veggies are soft and browned.
  6. Add in spices- if there isn't enough liquid from cooking off the vegetables, add up to 3 tbsp of water to help spices mix with meat and veggies.
  7. When potatoes are soft, cut in half.
  8. Mash potato up a little bit with a fork- keeping potato skin intact (this makes a little room inside the potato so you can add filling.)
  9. Add taco meat and veggie filling.
  10. Top with cheese.
  11. Place back in oven to melt cheese, about 5 minutes.
  12. Top with green onions and tomatoes, and serve!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 12 Calories: 227 Fat: 8g Saturated fat: 4g Unsaturated fat: 3g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 27g Sugar: 4g Sodium: 97mg Fiber: 5g Protein: 13g Cholesterol: 33mg

 

 

 

 

yum- taco stuffed potatoes!

14 thoughts on “Taco Stuffed Potatoes”

  1. This looks so good! We are big fans of taco night in our house, this sounds like a nice change + so yummy! Pinned and sharing. I’m so glad I saw this linked up over at the Best of the Blogosphere linky party. We’d love to have you link up this or any of your recipes at Savoring Saturdays {at RecipestoNourish.com}, the linky is still open today, and will be back again this Friday at 7p.m. EST. Have a wonderful week!

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