Healthy Mexican Potatoes are the perfect side dish! Roasted to crispy perfection, paleo, whole30 and absolutely delicious – they go with everything!
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Feeling bored with your normal dinner side dishes? These Mexican Potatoes are for you! These potatoes are perfectly crispy on the outsides and seasoned with your favorite taco – inspired flavors. You’re going to love them!
It’s no secret that I have a love affair with crispy potatoes.. they’re kinda my thing.. and I’ve got slew of recipes to prove it:
Delicious Crispy Potato Recipes:
- Crispy Dijon Roasted Potatoes
- Crispy Rosemary Smashed Potatoes
- Crispy Garlic Thyme Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Sheet Pan Crispy Roasted Potatoes
- Spiralized Rosemary Potatoes
And now… I’ve got a new one to add to the list: these healthy mexican potatoes. They *might* just be my new favorite roasted potato. Mainly because they combine two of my favorite things: taco seasoning and carbs.
They’re also super yummy and easy to make. You literally need potatoes, spices, and olive oil.
How to make Mexican Potatoes:
- Cut your potatoes
- Mix together your spices
- Toss potatoes, spices and olive oil
- Lay out on a parchment lined baking sheet + bake!
Tips for crispy roasted potatoes:
Getting crispy potatoes isn’t as difficult as you’d think! Here are a few things to do for super crispy roasted potatoes in the oven:
- Cut the potatoes in 1/2 inch small pieces so they can get browned on all edges. Larger pieces will work but will need more time.
- Make sure you evenly coat all the potatoes with olive oil and spices. The olive oil will help the potatoes get crispy when roasting!
- You want your oven to be at a high temp. Roasting the potatoes at 450 for almost an hour is what will give them that perfectly crunchy outside! If your potatoes don’t seem crispy after 40 minutes, maybe give them a few more minutes or broil them. Everyone’s oven is a little different and yours just may require a few more minutes!
What are the best potatoes for roasting?
Starchier potatoes like russet and sweet potatoes are great for roasting because they are most absorbent.
You can use red skinned or fingerling potatoes in this recipe and it will be equally as delicious but may not be as crispy!
If you love Mexican food/flavors, you’re going to love these potatoes. I think they’re subtle enough that they go with pretty much any meal, but I’ve included some of my favorites for you to try them with!
Recipes to pair these Mexican Potatoes with:
- Cast Iron Steak
- Whole30 Lemon Rosemary Crockpot Whole Chicken
- Healthy Crockpot Pulled Pork
- Whole30 Potato Crust Quiche
Healthy Mexican Potatoes
- Preheat oven to 450 + line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat baking sheet.
- Cut potatoes and mix together spices. In a bowl, toss together chopped potatoes, olive oil + spices. Make sure all pieces are evenly coated.
- Spread out potatoes on lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 25 minutes. Flip/stir potatoes to make sure sides are getting evenly roasted. Bake for additional 15-20 minutes until potatoes are browned.
- If your potatoes are not getting crispy, turn your oven to broil for a few minutes, making sure to watch that they don't burn.