Crunchy Potato Soft Taco – Knock Off Taco Bell Potato Taco


We like to eat out. Often. At local restaurants. Not usually chains. Not usually fast food. However, confession time. I do love Taco Bell. In fact, it’s really the only fast food restaurant that I like. I’m obsessed with their Baja Blast – and I don’t even drink pop (I grew up in the North, ‘pop’ is just apart of my vocabulary!) Yet when I eat it I feel guilty because I know how much filler is in the meat, which in turn makes me want to barf! (sorry, but it does).

One glorious day while filling my Baja Blast cravings I noticed on the $0.89 menu something called Crunch Potato Soft Taco. ย I decided I’d give it a try since it sounded like it was meatless. Score! It was!…and now I’m obsessed with it right along with the Baja Blasts! (you will probably find a wrapper in my car if you searched. Any takers on coming to clean my car?!?!)

This afternoon it was raining and I didn’t feel like loading the kiddos up in the car JUST to get one of those suckers, so I decided to try my hand at a Crunch Potato Soft Taco. Here’s how it turned out!

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Dice potatoes into 1/2″ or so cubes

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Heat EVOO in a large skillet

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Throw your potatoes into the EVOO once it is hot. Then season with salt, pepper, oregano, parsley and garlic (I used garlic salt) *Amounts are based on your preference

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Brown the potatoes ย until they are soft on the inside but crunchy on the outside. Fight the urge to flip them right when they turn brown, you want them to get crunchy!


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Nice and crunchy!! I laid mine out on a paper towel to soak up the extra EVOO.

Place potatoes on top of a warmed soft tortilla shell, top with chopped lettuce, cheddar cheese and ranch dressing!


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Then do as I did…inhale this taco! They were so delicious that I even made them again for dinner! ๐Ÿ™‚

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Crunchy Potato Soft Taco – Knock Off Taco Bell Potato Taco
Recipe Type: lunch
Author: Stephanie – Gathered In The Kitchen
Healthy spin on Taco Bell’s Crispy Potato Soft Taco
  • potatoes
  • lettuce
  • cheddar cheese
  • ranch dressing
  • soft tortilla shell
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • oregano
  • parsley
  1. Cut potatoes into 1/2″=1″ cubes
  2. Heat EVOO and cook potatoes until crunchy – add seasonings
  3. Place potatoes on a paper towel to soak up extra EVOO
  4. Place potatoes onto a warmed soft taco shell, add lettuce, cheese and ranch dressing




  1. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Looks absolutely delicious!!! My husband loves potatoes. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that this recipe calls for simple ingredients. Will have to try this one!

    Just an fyi, the button you used in your post is actually for bloggers whose links I have Featured in the “Highlighted Links” posts or elsewhere (meaning, they get singled out as a special Feature). My Weekend Bloggy Reading button is the one bloggers use to link back to the party.

    You’re welcome to keep the “Featured At” button for your sidebar b/c I was going to feature this recipe this afternoon, but now you’ll know for next time which button to use. I appreciate the link back! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Karen At Home says:

    Hi there, stopping by from Amanda’s blog. This recipe completely caught my eye, or my taste buds I should say!! Can’t wait to try it!


  3. oh, i love crunchy, crisp potatoes-this sounds so yummy-would never have thought of it myself! i love that’s it’s a great meatless meal. thanks for sharing!

  4. I’m a closet TB lover, too ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Sounds like a great Fri meal for Lent!

  5. I make potatoes like this all of the time (like tonight!) but never would have thought to put them on a tortilla with ranch and cheese. I will definitely try this out sometimes soon. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Wow that looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing:) Also glad you can use that sock bun tutorial!! So glad you stopped by, have a great week!!

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