Recipe From My Boyfriend

Recipe From My Boyfriend: Baked Chile & Potato Taquitos

Two of my favorite adjectives when it comes to food are crunchy and healthy, but rarely do they find themselves in the same sentence unless we’re talking about salads or fruit. That is, until my boyfriend blew my mind last night with these killer taquitos, which include other food related adjectives I love, such as cheesy, potatoey, spicy, and yummy(!).

These baked taquitos have all the crunch to satisfy your craving for something naughty at a taco truck, while still staying on the good side of your health. Fried foods are absolutely terrible for you; they usually have around nine times the calories as baked foods, and chemically alter food by adding fat, cholesterol and simple carbohydrates. GROSS. We put enough bad stuff into our body every day (yes, I’m looking at you with the Diet Coke), so when we can make healthy alternatives in our diet– such as baking instead of frying– we most definitely should.

I know, with some things, baking is just not as delicious as frying. If you’re thinking about potato chips, hey, so am I. But although these taquitos are baked, none of the flavor is sacrificed.

We served ours up with guacamole, sour cream and a spicy vegan ranch sauce drizzled over black beans & chiles.

Baked Chile & Potato Taquitos
Serves Two


• 2 large potatoes
• ½ medium onion
• 1 jalapeno
• 1 Anaheim pepper
• 1 red chili
• 1-cup cheddar cheese
• 1 packet Taco Seasoning
• Olive oil
• 10-12 corn taco shells


1. Use grater and shred the two large potatoes. Add to large skillet with olive oil. Turn
to high heat.

2. Dice onion, jalapeno, Anaheim pepper and red chili. Add to potato mixture in skillet.

3. Sauté until potatoes are golden brown.

4. Grease 13×9 pan with olive oil.

5. Take a warmed tortilla and spread a thin-ish layer of potato mixture in center and
roll into taquito formation. Continue process and arrange on tray.

6. Heat oven to 350 and bake for 25 – 35 minutes – to be safe, monitor for desired
crispiness. Personally, the crispier the better.

7. Serve with DIPS!

And last but not least, chow down! 😀

Planning on whipping these bad boys up? Let us know how it goes in the comments!

Big thanks to my amazing boyfriend & the best cook I know, Ben. ♥

  • Christy Gibson

    YUM!! Gonna have to try them this weekend!

  • Ashley Lynn Cook


  • Abbey Kos

    These look amazing, and I think I actually HAVE all the stuff at home to make them. (Minus the Anaheim pepper).

  • Riana Oppegard

    I think I may have to try these with out the spicy peppers of course. :)

  • Rachel Rainwater

    Made them today for a dinner party. They were absolutely delicious. We ate every last bite.

    • Marissa A. Ross

      YAY! So glad to hear! 😀

  • Sophia Ana

    Sorry just wondering, when do you add the cheese? Is it within the taquito or sprinkled over? Or perhaps both? (Here’s hoping =) ) Can’t wait to try it, thank you! =)

    • Marissa A. Ross

      We add the cheese right in with the mix! Although, I wouldn’t say don’t sprinkle it on too! #luvcheeeeseee

  • Jodi Styner

    Thanks for this! I made these on Friday and they were incredible. I added black beans to half of them and they were great both ways. Awesome with made homemade guac and a strawberry-jalepeno salsa. Even my boyfriend loved them, and he’s really picky about what vegetarian fare he’ll eat, which makes it really tough to eat vegetarian three times a week like we’ve been trying to do. He even spent 15 minutes taking pictures of them. :)

    • Marissa A. Ross

      YESSSSS! That is great. I love showing people that being a vegetarian can be just as delicious as not being a vegetarian.

      That strawberry-jalepeno salsa sounds to die for, might have to make my boyfriend figure that out.

  • Lindsay Miller

    I made these last week n didn’t tell my boyfriend what was in them..when I told him there was no meat he was so surprised. This vegitarian dish is amazing!

  • Laura Dale

    just made these! I didn’t brown the potatoes enough and overfilled the tortillas so they didn’t get crispy :( Nothing a little Trader Joe’s enchilada sauce and cheese didn’t fix! I’ll make them right next time….

  • Alice Tucker

    Just bought the ingredients to make these tonight for my dad and my boyfriend, and I’m making frozen yogurt for afters. Hope it turns out okay :) It’s nice to see some super yummy vegetarian recipes about- Thank You!!

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