Spicy Potato Flautas

Spicy Potato Flautas

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  • Recipe Serves4
  • Preparation Time20 min
  • Cooking Time30 min
  • Stand Time20 min


  • 1 lb. potatoes, peeled, boiled and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded queso fresco cheese or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 Knorr® Garlic MiniCube(s)
  • 2 dried guajillo peppers
  • 1 cup corn oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 12 corn tortillas


  • Mash potatoes in a large bowl. Stir in cheese and 1 Knorr® Garlic MiniCubes; set aside.
  • Roast guajillo peppers in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Remove from skillet and cool slightly. Cut pepper in half lengthwise and discard seeds. Soak peppers in 2 cups boiling water until soft, about 20 minutes. Remove from water, reserving water. Scrape the pulp from peppers, discarding skins; set aside.
  • Cook onion in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until tender, about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomato sauce and cook about 5 minutes.
  • Process pepper pulp, sauce mixture and remaining MiniCube in a blender until smooth, adding reserved water as needed.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and fry tortillas, one at a time to soften, about 10 seconds; drain on paper towels. Divide potato mixture onto tortillas. Roll up and secure each with a toothpick.
  • Fry flautas in batches in same skillet until crisp, about 1 minute, turning occasionally. Drain on paper towels. To serve, top flautas with sauce. Garnish with chopped green onions.