Go Back
+ servings
I love this easy breakfast - hash browns and cheese baked in a taco shell!

Cheesy Baked Hash Brown Tacos Recipe

This Cheesy Baked Hash Brown Tacos recipe is an easy breakfast I love – hash browns and cheese baked in a taco shell! Add salsa, sour cream and other favorite garnishes as you like!
4.7 from 3 votes
Pin
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 8 tacos
Calories: 500kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
Print Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil - divided
  • 3 ½ cups shredded potatoes - about 20 ounces
  • 8 Old El Paso™ Crunchy Taco Shells
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Optional toppings: salsa - sour cream, cilantro, sliced avocado

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375° Fahrenheit.
  • Heat two tablespoons of the oil in a 10” skillet set over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the potatoes in an even layer and cook for 6 to 7 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Use a pancake turner to break the potatoes into four quadrants. Drizzle the remaining oil over the top, then flip each quarter of the potatoes one at a time. Cook until browned, another 6 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Arrange the taco shells in a baking dish so they are all upright. Divide the hash browns into the taco shells. Season generously with salt and pepper. Top each with two tablespoons shredded cheese. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 12 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the tops of the shells have browned.
  • Garnish with desired topping and serve hot.

NOTES

Rather than shred your own potatoes, you can purchase pre-shredded hash brown potatoes in the refrigerated and freezer section of the grocery store.
This recipe also works great with leftover tater tots!
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Baked Hash Brown Tacos Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
500
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
35
g
54
%
Saturated Fat
 
9
g
56
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
24
g
Cholesterol
 
30
mg
10
%
Sodium
 
762
mg
33
%
Carbohydrates
 
37
g
12
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
11
g
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Did you make this recipe?Take a picture and tag @thewanderlustkitchen on Instagram or tag #thewanderlustkitchen! We can't wait to see your version!