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Taco Mashed Potatoes

Give your mashed potatoes a twist! Creamy mashed potatoes filled with flavorful taco meat, cheddar cheese and onion.

Taco Mashed Potatoes #mashedpotatoes #taco #tableforsevenblog #sidedish

OK guys, I’ve got a great weeknight dinner for you today.  It’s easy, requires just a few ingredients and tastes pretty amazing.

It’s mashed potatoes and taco meat. Yeah, it sounds a little weird, but, it’s sooooo good. Personally, I was a little unsure of this one at first, but, darn it, it’s good.  

Did I say that already?  If not, it’s good.

You really need to make this for dinner. Cheese, potatoes and taco meat?  All good stuff that go great together.

If you are looking to add a little more to it, adding corn is good way to go. I opted out of adding it to our casserole, because, my children freak out when they find vegetables tucked away in other foods. (Odd, yes.) So, we had our corn separately. But, a cup or so stirred  into the meat would work perfectly.

Dig in!

Taco Mashed Potatoes #mashedpotatoes #taco #tableforsevenblog #sidedish
Yield: Serves: 6

Taco Mashed Potatoes

Taco Mashed Potatoes #mashedpotatoes #taco #tableforsevenblog #sidedish

Give your mashed potatoes a twist! Creamy mashed potatoes filled with flavorful taco meat, cheddar cheese and onion.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 1 lb ground beef (or turkey)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 package dry taco mix
  • 1 cup shredded Colby/jack cheese, divided
  • 24 oz mashed potatoes (they can be homemade or store bought)
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease an 8-9 baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, mix together potatoes, egg and 1/2 cup of cheese. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, brown ground beef with chopped onion until no longer pink. Drain if necessary.
  4. Return to pan and stir in taco seasoning.
  5. Spoon meat on to bottom of baking dish.
  6. Spread potato mixture on top of taco meat.
  7. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of cheese on top.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 457Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 667mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 30g

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  1. Dawn Everix says:

    Thank you for this recipe, I added chuckwagon corn between the meat and potatoes and added Mexican cheese. It was excellent.

    • Erin Table for Seven says:

      Sounds yummy Dawn! So glad you enjoyed it..thanks for letting me know!

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