Cheesy Taco Bell Loaded Potato Grillers (Copycat Recipe)

​​If a Cheesy Taco Bell Loaded Potato Griller is your idea of heavy and flavor in your mouth, you’re going to be thrilled with this copycat recipe. 

But wait, have you heard the bad news? Taco Bell is getting rid of their potato grillers as one of their menu items this year! This is a code red situation in my home since Taco Bell is our favorite fast-food chain. So this sad news made it even more crucial to create and share this Loaded Potato Griller Recipe. 

I love making copycat recipes at home. You decide what goes in them and how much or how little of everything is completely in your hands. This also means you can make a recipe healthier than what you may get at a fast food restaurant or chain location. Or not! It’s all up to you. 

If you’ve never been to Taco Bell (that’s a whole other discussion), you must make this cheesy potato griller recipe at home. I guarantee it will become one of your favorite dishes. And if you have been to Taco Bell, well, then you know why you’re here!

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Taco Bell Loaded Potato Griller Ingredients

  • 6 – 8 flour tortillas
  • 5 medium baking potatoes
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 package Oscar Mayer REAL bacon bits
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil (separated) for frying
  • Full fat sour cream (or low fat) and salsa (optional)
  • Scrambled eggs (optional)

Directions for Cheesy Loaded Potato Grillers

Wash and poke holes with a fork in the potatoes. Microwave them on high for 8 minutes. Turning once halfway through. Let them cool enough to handle. Dice the potatoes into small bite size pieces.

In a medium skillet, heat 2 Tbsp oil. Add the potatoes, salt, pepper, oregano and onion powder. Fry the potatoes until they are softened with a nice golden brown crust on all edges. Stirring often.

Once the potatoes are cooked, you can assemble your loaded griller with whatever you like. We chose the traditional potatoes, cheese and bacon.  Keeping the sour cream on the side since the teens don’t care for it.

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Fill the tortillas and wrap like a burrito. Fold the ends in first then roll the sides over each other. If you plan on adding any extras such as scrambled eggs (or chicken or beef) to make more of a breakfast burrito, this is the time to do it!

Heat 2 Tbsp oil in a frying pan. Place the wrapped potato grillers in the pan folded side down. Brown the tortilla on both sides. This will melt the cheese and heat everything together nicely. Serve with your favorite condiments.

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This reminds me of loaded potato skins all wrapped up in a neat little tortilla package. The teens love them, and the fact that it takes less time to make than the 25 minute drive to Taco Bell and back makes me one happy person.

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Cheesy Taco Bell Loaded Potato Grillers (Copycat Recipe)

Taco Bell Loaded Potato Grillers. Just like the real thing!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Copycat Recipe
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy taco bell loaded potato grillers, tacobell potato grillers
Servings: 4
Calories: 612kcal
Author: Daily DIY Life

Ingredients

  • 6 – 8 flour tortillas
  • 5 medium baking potatoes
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 package Oscar Mayer REAL bacon bits
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 4 Tbs vegetable oil separated for frying
  • sour cream and salsa optional
  • Scrambled eggs optional

Instructions

  • Wash and poke holes with a fork in the potatoes. Microwave them on high 8 minutes. Turning once half way through. Let them cool enough to handle. Dice the potatoes into small bite size pieces.
  • In a medium skillet heat 2 Tbs oil. Add the potatoes, salt, pepper, oregano and onion powder. Fry the potatoes until they are softened with a nice golden brown crust on all edges. Stirring often.
  • Once the potatoes are cooked, you can assemble your loaded griller with what ever you like. We chose the traditional potatoes, cheese and bacon. Keeping the sour cream on the side since the teens don’t care for it.
  • Fill the tortillas and wrap like a burrito. Fold the ends in first then roll the sides over each other.
  • Heat 2 Tbs oil in a frying pan. Place the wrapped potato grillers in the pan folded side down. Brown the tortilla on both sides. This will melt the cheese and heat everything together nicely. Serve with your favorite condiments.

Nutrition

Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 1153mg | Potassium: 1208mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 353IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 352mg | Iron: 4mg
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How to Spice Up Your Cheesy Potato Loaded Grillers

You can put anything you like in the tortilla grillers. Chicken, cheese, nacho cheese sauce, ground beef, or jalapeños. Vegetarian or vegan? You can also adjust this recipe to fit many different diets: vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free. 

What else is good on Taco Bell’s Menu?

Below are a few of my other favorites I order at Taco Bell restaurants. 

  • Spicy Potato Soft Tacos from Taco Bell
  • Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes from Taco Bell
  • Beef Burrito

looking for more Mexican food or copycat recipes? Check out a few of my favorites below:

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I love that you can add anything you want to these Cheesy Taco Bell Loaded Potato Grillers. What would you add to yours? Ok, I’m going to answer my own question. Avocado butter! If you’ve never tried it, please please please give it a go. You won’t be sorry. Here is a simple and easy DIY Avocado Butter

Have questions or suggestions? Leave them in the comments below. Until them: Stay salty, and sweet 😉

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