Taco Bell Spicy Potato Soft Taco and Spicy Chipotle Sauce

Do you like Taco Bell Crispy Potato Soft Tacos? Well, now you can make them at home (and they are much better for you!) This yummy copy cat crispy potato soft taco recipe is a great meatless meal, and they are easy to throw together. They also feature a Taco Bell copy cat spicy chipotle sauce recipe as well!

An easy and delicious copy cat Taco Bell crispy potato soft taco recipe! They are so easy, and it's a great meatless meal.

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Taco Bell Spicy Potato Soft Taco
Author: Katie Clark
  • 1 large russet potato cleaned and diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 heaping tablespoon white flour
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Soft taco tortillas
  • lettuce shredded
  • Tomatoes diced
  • Colby Monterrey Jack shredded cheese
  • Spicy Chipotle Sauce See recipe below
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place potatoes in a bowl and toss with olive oil.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the white flour, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
  4. Toss with the potatoes until coated.
  5. Spread potatoes on a lightly oiled cooking sheet.
  6. Cook for 10 minutes, flip, and then cook for another 10 minutes.
  7. While the potatoes are cooking, heat a frying pan. Once fully heated, place tortillas on it and cook for about a minute on each side. No oil needed.
  8. Prepare chipotle sauce.
  9. Once the potatoes are done, let cool a few minutes then assemble tacos - tortilla, a spoonful of chipotle sauce, potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese.

Taco Bell Copy Cat Spicy Chipotle Sauce

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Taco Bell Spicy Chipotle Sauce
Author: Katie Clark
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix together until combined.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

I know, fast food is bad for you, and Taco Bell is probably at the lowest end of the fast food totem pole. But…I still like it. However, in an attempt to be healthier, we’ve been avoiding fast food more. Still, I find that a crave a few things from places like Taco Bell every now and then.

I’ve already shared a copy cat Mexican Pizza from Taco Bell, as well as a copy cat caramel apple empanada. Today, I’m going to be sharing one of my favorite items from Taco Bell – the spicy potato soft taco. This version is a lot better for you, and it tastes even more delicious. It’s a great meatless meal as well.

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I went to Taco Bell’s website, and they list everything that is in their food. Admittedly, reading some of the ingredients made me gag a little bit, but I got over it, and I was able to pull out the essential ingredients and make something rather delicious!

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We all really enjoyed this meal, and it was very filling! Forrest was surprised when he realized there was no meat in them, and that the potatoes were completely satisfying in the taco. While they taste very similar to the kind you can buy at Taco Bell, you can rest assured knowing what’s in them!

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  • Hi! I just tried this recipe, and as a confirmed Taco Bell addict, I thought I would share what i did. I read all the previous comments as well. I doubled the spice mix so we could have more potatoes. I added 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp chili powder, and 1 tsp salt. They are somewhat similar but I think frying the potatoes is the magic Taco Bell does to them. The sauce was great but I had to make some changes. Original was good but not the same to me. I used vegan plain yogurt(Silk Almond milk yogurt). I used the whole container and doubled the spices. I omitted the sugar and added 1 tsp cayenne, 3 tsps chipotle sauce(from canned peppers in adobo) and salt and pepper to taste. It's a pretty close dupe with those modifications to me.
  • In looking over your recipe, I noticed one thing that seems very odd. How can the Spicy Chipotle sauce even be called a chipotle sauce when it contains no chipotle peppers.Also the list of ingredients contains nothing that would make it spicy.
    • That's because I forgot to include a very important aspect of this recipe - I used adobe chile peppers in the sauce. It's been so long since I made this, I will have to remake it to make sure I get the measurements correct. Thank you for pointing this out, Jackie!
  • Nice try, but tastes nothing like the Taco Bell tacos unless I’m misreading an ingredient. The potatoes were way spicy. My kids couldn’t even eat them and they always eat the ones at Taco Bell. My daughter said the sauce tastes nothing like the sauce. Everybody has different taste buds though so worth a try for someone else. I tried researching to see if maybe I messed up with the cayenne pepper? I used the red cayenne pepper, but maybe there’s a whole other cayenne pepper that I’m missing. I would try to make the potatoes again if I messed that up. I will be trying some of your other recipes though. They look quite good. Thanks for sharing.
    • I really appreciate your constructive comment! It seems most people who comment about things not turning out don’t know how to do so nicely, so I appreciate you doing so. I’m going to have to retest this recipe to see if I can make it more fool proof. I do hope you will try some of our other recipes!
    • You commented awhile back, but I realized when looking at the recipe that I did leave out the most important ingredient for the recipe (which I used when I developed it but forgot to write into the post) - the adobe chile peppers!
  • OMG! I just made this recipe yesterday! I have to say, it tastes nearly identical to the Taco Bell version! It's actually even better! I would buy the tacos nearly once a week but started feeling guilty bc of all of how unhealthy they are. Now I can make them at home! One thing I would like to ask is if you knew how many calories were in each taco? Thanks again! Can't wait to try your other recipes out
    • I'm so glad!! And I honestly am not sure how many calories. I will try and put it into a nutrition calculator and find out fory ou :)
  • I LOVE Taco Bell's Spicy Chipotle sauce and have been looking for a copycat recipe for a while now! So excited to try it out, looks delicious :)
  • Having viewed your Taco recipe I was interested as I've never tasted them before. Bought the Tacos this morning and am going to try making them. Thank you for (for me) showing how to make something different. Dedirdre
    • Hi Deidre! Always appreciate your comments. I hope you'll enjoy them! Let me know if you have any suggestions for improvement :) It's a yummy meal!

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