What do you get when you cross a potato and a taco? Why a PO-TACO of course!

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I’m kind of obsessed now with saying the word (and if you think I am, you can only imagine how many times my kids have screamed it since I introduced this new dish into my dinner routine). However as fun as it is to say “PO-TACOS”, these nutritious baked potato skins stuffed with a myriad tasty taco fillings make for a nutritious meal that’s totally unique and so easy to pull off — especially during the week when even the mere thought of cooking dinner exhausts you. I’m sure you will feel the same!

I’ve been waiting for months to share this potato tacos recipe. Weelicious Menus subscribers have been getting the opportunity to exclusively try some of my favorite new recipes before I bring them here to the Weelicious website, but man it’s tough not to share them immediately as this is such a good one!

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My friend, Joanna, and her family came up with the idea for this Potaco recipe and she sent me the greatest image of her devouring one (you can see it below). It’s such a brilliant simple concept, using potato skins in lieu of shells or tortillas to make tacos. I mean, what’s not to love about it? They’re inexpensive and the filling possibilities are limitless_ pesto and Greek yogurt, chili, Lazy BBQ Chicken and sauce, and so much more! Most important, Potacos are a ton of fun to eat. Just see for yourself.

Po'Tacos from WeeliciousPin

Forget taco shells or tortillas, it’s all about Potacos!

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* And don’t forget to make Mashed Potato Cakes or Sweet Potato Panackes with any leftover filling!

Po'Tacos from WeeliciousPin
Po'Tacos from WeeliciousPin
Potacos from WeeliciousPin

Looks so good.. tastes even better! Watch this video and see for yourself how you can make them in a jiff!



What do you get when you cross a potato and a taco? Why a PO-TACO of course!
4 from 1 vote
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 4 sweet or russet potatoes

Topping Ideas:


  • Preheat the oven to 400F degrees.
  • Poke several holes in the sides of the potatoes, place on a baking sheet lined with foil and bake for 1 hour.
  • Slice the potatoes down the middle, scoop out half of the flesh, and fill with desired toppings.


  • Nutrition is for sweet potatoes only.


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 1.146mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 48.236IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 2mg
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. […] potatoes. They also love tacos. Why not combine the two to make one fab meal? Catherine McCord of Weelicous did just that and the result is brilliant. Get the recipe […]

  2. Forwarded to my granddaughter for my granddaughter who was a premie when born 1 lb 14 Oz now doing great..

  3. My seven year old daughter was just diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I am looking for some new and tasty recipes that are low sugar and low carb. I love your blog and would really appreciate any recipes that will fit into her new eating plan.

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  5. These photos have both russet potatoes and sweet potatoes in them! The brown thing is the potato skins!

  6. That brown thing covering the potato is the shell or something you put to covering it, at first i thought it was the potato shell but the one in orange color looks like a pumpkin and the shell is not like that, im from argentina and we don´t have any vegetable with that kind of shell. Thanks =)

  7. My older girls made these for “Kids Cook Night” and they were a big hit! Really love them with a sweet potato, too. Thanks for the fun variation on our regular Taco Night!

  8. Hi Donna! We do include nutritional information, but there has been a bit of lag between our two databases. We are working on getting them synced up!

  9. Hi, I had emailed you yesterday on another post and can’t remember what recipe it was under, so I am emailing again (sorry) I was wondering why a lot of your recipes don’t include the nutritional info anymore. I am Type 2 diabetic and the info is very helpful. I would love it for the po tacos. Thanks, Donna

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