Taco Bell Fiesta Potatoes are the potatoes Taco Bell Serves for their Fiesta bowls, spicy potato tacos, and the well known Taco Bell cheesy potato Grillers! A total must-try if you love Taco Bells crispy coated potatoes!

taco bell cheesy fiesta potatoes with sour cream in a black bowl

Taco Bell Fiesta Potatoes

If you like Taco Bell, you’ve come to the right place! Going on my homepage, you will see my collection of Copycat Recipes which I love recreating! It’s so fun to bring my ideas into action! Here are my other successful Taco Bell copycats like the Potato Grillers or Taco Bell’s Cheesy Potato Burrito’s! But my ultimate favorite has to be the Taco Bell’s Creamy jalapeno Sauce which is a staple at our house since it’s literally a repeat! 

How I made Taco Bell Potatoes

These Taco Bell Potatoes were created in the fall of 2017 when I wanted to replicate the Taco Bell Potatoes. Like my Creamy Jalapeno Sauce, I started testing in the kitchen, and the thought of boiling the potatoes struck! I didn’t want regular roasted potatoes that look rather dull but wanted those golden cubed chunks of seasoned potatoes just like Taco Bell’s! So I carefully observed the ingredients on the Taco Bell Fiesta Potatoes and used ingredients that were easy to access, but yet similar in action. For example, for the ingredient of tapioca flour, I went with cornstarch as both are very close. The creation was a total hit!

taco bell potatoes with cheesy sauce and sour cream

Aftertime, I have revisited this recipe and decided to improve the recipe and crispiness factor, by adding a bit more oil and tweaking the baking time. I must say I think its really a hit now! A reader has even mentioned that she tossed them in an egg wash and doubled fried them with delicious results so you can even go the deep-frier method if you don’t have the time for baking!

taco bell cheesy fiesta potatoes with sour cream and cheese on a black plate and green onions

Fiesta Coating:

I could also imagen adding spices like ground cumin, chili powder or garlic powder would intensify the flavor drastically, so spice it up! I find these flavors to work very Universally and simple. If you have any suggestions or successful tweaks be sure to comment below, I want to hear from you! Now go and make these potatoes and use up any leftovers in the Potato Grillers! Yum!

How to make Taco Bell’s Fiesta Potatoes:

Taco Bell Potato Bites Copycat Recipe

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Baking Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Alyona's Cooking
Taco Bell Fiesta Potatoes are the potatoes Taco Bell Serves for their Fiesta bowls, potato burritos, and the well known Taco Bell potato Grillers! These taste like Taco Bells crispy coated potatoes!


  • 5 lbs golden potatoes
  • 1/2 cup oil

Fiesta Potato Coating:

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp dash cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


How to make Taco Bells Potatoes:

  • whole potatoes in a pot par boiled in water
    Boil washed and trimmed whole potatoes in 1 quart of water for 20 minutes.
  • taco bell potatoes tossed in a fiesta coating and oil
    Dice potatoes into 1-inch chunks. Toss with oil. Combine the coating ingredients and toss with the potatoes.
  • Divide potatoes onto two large greased baking sheets, spreading out (avoid overcrowding.)
  • taco bells cheesy fiesta potatoes on a baking sheet baked at 475 degrees
    Bake at 425°F for 40 minutes, rotating the pans from top to bottom in between.
  • Serve alone with Nacho Cheese and sour cream or use for burritos or tacos!


To re-heat: bake at 400°F for 8-10 minutes or until sizzling.
Additional Flavor: add dried onion, dried garlic, cumin or chili powder to taste for additional flavor! 

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1servingCalories: 259kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 593mgPotassium: 803mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 164IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 2mg


What ingredients are in Taco Bell’s Potatoes?

For Taco Bell’s complete nutritional info, visit their Nutrition Page.

What are the potatoes at Taco Bell called?

The lightly breaded golden potatoes from Taco Bell are called Fiesta (party) potatoes. These tasty potatoes are good enough alone, which is why they make it on the menu along with sour cream and cheese! You can also find these tasty coated fiesta potatoes in their other menu picks like the Potato Griller.

What are all the potato entrees from Taco Bell?

Taco Bell serves one of the best potatoes! Their cubed potatoes are good enough on there own with a dollop of sour cream and nacho cheese. The lightly breaded golden potatoes are currently found in four of their menu items. Such as the:

  • Cheesy Potato Griller
  • Spicy Potato Soft Taco
  • Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes
  • Cheesy Toasted Breakfast Burrito Potato 

What’s in Taco Bells Loaded Potato Griller?

The Potato Griller from Taco Bell has only three ingredients! If you get the Fiesta potato recipe right then the other two ingredients are the icing! Here’s Taco Bell’s Copycat Potato Griller Recipe. All you need to fill the tortillas is fiesta potatoes, sour cream, and nacho cheese, that’s it!

How do you serve Fiesta Potatoes?

Taco Bell’s Fiesta Potatoes are fantastic in burritos, tacos, served alone in a bowl with toppings, or even in a salad!

Why should you parboil the potatoes?

Parboiling potatoes is a huge shortcut for crispy potatoes! Since your partly cooking the potatoes you give them a head start to perfectly bake and crisp up without drying out the flesh, which is so easy to do, when baking with raw potatoes! Furthermore, when you toss the softened potatoes with oil, your asking for a remarkable concoction!

What toppings go for Fiesta Potatoes?

Taco Bell’s Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes are originally served with sour cream and Nacho Cheese. Since they are similar to loaded potatoes, toppings like bacon, chives, freshly grated cheddar cheese, or scallions would make great toppings!

taco bells cheesy fiesta potatoes with sour cream and cheese on a black plate and green onions

Tips for making Taco Bell’s Potatoes:

  1. Leave the skins on for authentic fiesta potatoes
  2. Nacho cheese or canned cheddar cheese sauce goes best with Taco Bell Potatoes.
  3. Parboil the potatoes first!
  4. Add additional spices like cumin, chili powder, or onion powder for extra flavor!

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Recipe Rating


    • Kaitlynn

    If you could use the air fryer would you use the same temperature and time that you would do if you put it in the oven?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Kaitlynn, I think an air-fryer would be a great idea!

    • Dana. Swanson.

    I made the cheesy potato burritos they were awesone

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      I’m glad to hear they were awesome! Thank you so much for the feedback, Dana.

    • Sarah Khweis

    These were heavenly! Normally, potatoes are not good after reheating, but these were still amazing three days later!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Oh wonderful, Sarah! I’m glad even leftovers tasted great!

    • Malinda

    After the oil,do u shake with flour?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Malinda, yes you would coat the potatoes with the flour and cornstarch after the oil.

    • Courtney

    Can I use the air fryer with this recipe?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      You probably could, Courtney. I’d look into the owner’s manual for roasted potatoes to get an idea.

    • jess

    I had to find a copycat recipe after taco bell discontinued their potatoes, and this was amazing! Way better than taco bell’s potatoes. Thanks for the recipe!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Jess, that’s wonderful to hear!

    • jasmine

    ok thanks…also can we use regular potatoes or does it have to be golden potatoes?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Chefs, White, or Russet potatoes should work great!

    • jasmine

    do you leave the skin on for these potatoes?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Jasmine, I did leave mine partially on (trimmed where needed.)

    • Steven

    I used russet potatoes and made my own kind of cheese sauce but besides that this recipe came out absolutely delicious, better than Taco Bell’s. My boyfriend couldn’t stop expressing how amazing they were after each and every bite! I would say this works best as a side but we made it our entire dinner. Thanks for the guided instruction!

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