Menu Ideas

Cheesy Taco Potatoes

Move over traditional tacos with this fun and delicious surprise for students. Start with Reduced Sodium Au Gratin Potatoes and build your taco topping favorites from there.

Yield: About 31 servings


  • 1. Brown ground beef. Season with taco seasoning and water according to package directions. Heat to 165°F.
  • 2. Add 5 quarts boiling water (212°F) for convection oven (4 1/2 quarts for conventional) to a 4" deep full-steamtable pan. Stir in sauce mix. Stir until cheese sauce is dissolved.
  • 3. Add potato slices and 1 oz equivalent seasoned beef. Stir. Evenly top with shredded cheese.
  • 4. Bake in a convection oven at 300°F for 45-60 minutes. For conventional oven, bake at 400°F for 45-60 minutes. Top with lettuce right before serving to prevent it from wilting. Serve 1 cup/7.8 oz (8 oz ladle). Top with 2 Tbsp (1 fl oz ladle) salsa.


Serving Size 1 EA

Amount Per Serving
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 580mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 12.7g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

1.5 oz eq M/MA, 1/8 cup Red/Orange Veg, 1/2 cup Starchy Veg, 1/8 Other Veg


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