These Sheet Pan Potato Tacos are dinner par excellence – wheat tortillas loaded with crispy baked spicy potatoes, tofu and veggies!
Over the years, I’ve come to realize that the hardest part of adulting isn’t the myriad of responsibilities that are exponentially expected of you with each passing year, rather, it’s the mundane churning of weeknight dinners. You can only have so many iterations without slowly and inevitably loosing your sanity, and you cannot get into anything too fancy after 6 p.m. without it leading up to an equally elaborate post-dinner dish washing session.
Which is why Sheet pan dinners are a freaking miracle. And these Sheet Pan Potato Tacos in particular are just pure golden.
What makes these Sheet Pan tacos any different?
- It’s completely plant-based! Even the creamy, dreamy homemade 5 minute queso!
- It has Idaho® Yukon Gold Potatoes – which are slightly sweet, and get delectably crisp too!
- It only takes one sheet pan and 35 minutes for a restaurant worthy spread!
- Add re-fried beans and guac and tortilla chips to the mix and you can even stretch this recipe to two nights of dinner in one fell swoop!
- If packing tacos for lunch seems tedious, the components of this taco makes for a very exciting Taco ‘salad’, which is totally lunch-worthy!
Here’s how I go about making this a hassle-free dinner experience:
Step 1: Preheat the oven. Get the largest baking sheet that would fit into your oven. While I’ve sadly come to learn that aluminium foils cannot be recycled, it does make clean-up so much easier at the end of the night. So in dire circumstances, I’ll respectfully look away as you line your baking tray with foil.
Step 2: As the oven preheats, prep your vegetables. I buy extra firm tofu, which cuts down the pressing time. Learn why and how you must always press your tofu. While the tofu is being pressed, peel and chop your Idaho® Potatoes. Dab the potatoes in kitchen towel to remove as much moisture as you can to start with. Toss with oil + spices + salt. Set aside.
Step 3: Get your pressed tofu slices and cut them into cubes. Transfer your potatoes onto the baking tray. There will be a puddle of juices at the bottom. Toss your tofu into that puddle and let it soak it up. Add cornstarch and more seasoning, if you prefer. Transfer tofu to the same baking tray.
Step 4: Bake the potatoes and tofu in the bottom rack of your pre-heated oven. The tofu will crisp first, so be sure to remove it in time before it hardens to a solid crisp.
Step 5: While the potatoes / tofu are baking, prep your peppers + onions. Microwave the cashews in water to soften. Make your pico de gallo. Shred the lettuce. Blitz your queso.
Step 6: Transfer the potatoes from the baking tray into a bowl and add the sliced onions + peppers to the baking tray. Change the oven broiler and transfer baking tray to the top most rack. Char the peppers under the boiler.
Step 7: While the peppers are broiling, warm your tortillas (I like to hold them over the gas stove with tongs until charred slightly). Slice your avocados and drizzle with lime juice.
Step 8: Assemble everything to preference, enjoy immediately!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Idaho Potato Commission. All opinions, as always, are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support Love is in my tummy.
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