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Taco Tuesday: 10 Potato tacos you need in your life right now

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

Tacos de papa — if you've never tried potato tacos, you've been seriously missing out

Potato tacos, or tacos de papa, are a revelation. And if you've never tried them, this Taco Tuesday is your best excuse.

Whether you choose creamy mashed potatoes inside a crispy fried shell or sliced or roasted potatoes topped with cheese and salsa, tacos de papa are a hearty and delicious way to get your taco on.

1. Roasted garlic and buttermilk mashed potato tacos

Tacos de papa — if you've never tried potato tacos, you've been seriously missing out

Image: The Candid Appetite

You've got to try these roasted garlic and buttermilk mashed potato tacos, stuffed into a homemade, crispy tortilla and topped with cheese, avocado and salsa.

2. Spicy potato tacos

Tacos de papa — if you've never tried potato tacos, you've been seriously missing out

Image: Cup of Zest

Topped with purple cabbage and queso fresco, these spicy potato tacos are as visually striking as they are tasty.

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3. Chorizo and roasted red potato tacos

Tacos de papa — if you've never tried potato tacos, you've been seriously missing out

Image: The Primlani Kitchen

Creamy red potatoes, savory chorizo and chargrilled flour tortillas work together to make this totally stellar taco.

4. White bean and potato tacos

Tacos de papa — if you've never tried potato tacos, you've been seriously missing out

Image: Beard & Bonnet

These white bean and potato tacos are gluten-free and vegan, but you'll be too focused on the amazing flavor to notice.

5. Simple fried potato tacos

Tacos de papa — if you've never tried potato tacos, you've been seriously missing out

Image: Matt Bites

They may not be fancy, but they sure are tasty! These simple fried tacos are filled with mashed potatoes and maybe cheese or sour cream, if you have some lying around.

6. Crispy potato soft tacos

Tacos de papa — if you've never tried potato tacos, you've been seriously missing out

Image: Southern Fatty

Topped with a creamy, spicy sauce, these crispy, oven-roasted potato soft tacos are definitely a must-try.

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7. Mushroom, potato and chorizo tacos

Tacos de papa — if you've never tried potato tacos, you've been seriously missing out

Images: What's Gaby Cooking

Thanks to sautéed mushrooms, these chorizo and potato tacos have a nice, earthy note.

8. Tacos de canasta with spicy potatoes and cheese

Tacos de papa — if you've never tried potato tacos, you've been seriously missing out

Image: Hispanic Kitchen

Spicy sautéed potatoes and a crisped then steamed tortilla set these tacos de canasta apart from the crowd.

9. 3-Cheese potato tacos

Tacos de papa — if you've never tried potato tacos, you've been seriously missing out

Images: Muy Bueno Cookbook

Cheese and potatoes are a match made in heaven, and nowhere do they shine more brightly than in these tacos.

10. Fresh and spicy potato tacos

Tacos de papa — if you've never tried potato tacos, you've been seriously missing out

Image: A House in the Hills

Fresh toppings like jalapeño, red onion, avocado and cilantro keep these potato tacos feeling light.

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