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Healthy Kids Cook: 'Tater Taquitos

Learn how to make this 'tater-ific twist on the traditional taco

PCC Healthy Kids Cook

ParentMap and PCC have partnered to produce an exciting web series called Healthy Kids Cook, designed to encourage families to make a healthy habit of cooking fresh food together in the kitchen. Each month, PCC Chef Jackie Freeman hosts families in the PCC kitchen to create a healthy and fun-to-make recipe featuring seasonal fruits and vegetables.

In this episode, PCC Chef Jackie Freeman makes cheesy 'Tater Taquitos with her small fry chefs Apollo and Sunshine. They're a hit with the whole family — even if the potato jokes need a little work.

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Recipe: 'Tater Taquitos 

Cooking oil spray
1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 tablespoons sour cream
1/2 cup shredded Mexican blend or Monterey Jack cheese
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup chopped green onions
12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
Guacamole and salsa, for serving (optional)


Preheat oven to 375° F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking oil.

Place potatoes in a saucepot and cover with salted water by 2 inches. Bring to a boil and cook until just tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain and let steam for 5 minutes (to evaporate extra water).

Combine potatoes, sour cream, cheese, cumin, salt and pepper. Thoroughly mash and mix; fold in green onions.

Wrap tortillas with a damp towel and warm just until pliable, in the oven for 3 minutes or in a microwave for 30 seconds.

Place about 2 tablespoons potato mixture in the center of a tortilla, forming a thin line down the center. Roll up and place seam-side down on the prepared baking sheet; secure with toothpicks. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.

Spray with cooking oil and bake until crisp and golden, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool slightly before serving with guacamole and salsa. 

Each serving: 130 cal, 3g fat (1g sat), 5mg chol, 95mg sodium, 21g carb, 2g fiber, 0g sugars, 3g protein

Recipe by Jackie Freeman, PCC Chef

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