Potato Poppers

How to make Potato Poppers

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 6

Calories: 359kcal


Cheesy Potato Poppers from Del Taco restaurant feature diced potatoes mixed with cheddar cheese and diced jalapenos, shaped into short oval shaped poppers and then breaded and deep-fried. They come in two variants; 4-piece and 6-piece. 

If you want to prepare this menu at home, you can follow the below recipe that we have curated for your convenience. But, before preparing the dish, let us know the ingredients first.


Potato poppers from Del Taco feature mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese as two main ingredients. But besides these two ingredients the menu also uses a few simple yet exotic dishes that you need to arrange while preparing the dish at your home.

  • 6 cups leftover mashed potatoes cold
  • Bread
  • 1 ¼ cups cheddar cheese
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper stemmed then finely minced
  • 4 green onions trimmed of the root ends and finely minced
  • Oil for Frying
  • salt for sprinkling after frying


Method of Preparation

  1. To prepare this dish, mix together the mashed potatoes, grated cheese, flour, jalapeno pepper, and green onions until you get an even mixture. After you are done with the mixture, keep aside.
  2. Take the mixture in hand and roll it into oval shaped poppers. Take a piece of bread and cut the sides. Place the popper on the bread and roll the bread on the popper and press it slightly so that bread does not open. You can apply a little water on the edges to seal the bread. 
  3. Place a pan on the gas stove over medium-high heat. After the oil becomes hot, carefully drop the poppers into the hot oil. Fry for 3 to 5 minutes, or until they become deep golden brown. 
  4. After they are fully cooked, transfer the Cheesy Jalapeno Potato Poppers to a paper-towel lined plate to drain the excess oil and immediately sprinkle with salt to taste. Repeat the same procedure with the remaining potato mixture in as many batches as needed.
  5. Serve the poppers hot, or store the leftover, fried Cheesy Jalapeno Potato Poppers on a sheet pan, and then freeze until they become solid and transfer to a re-sealable zip lock bag.


To Reuse Frozen Cheesy Jalapeno Potato Poppers

When you want to have these frozen poppers, place desired number of Cheesy Jalapeno Potato Poppers on a foil lined sheet pan in a preheated 400°F. Bake them for 10 to 15 minutes, or until they become hot all the way through.

Nutrition Facts

There are 359 calories in 1 serving of Potato Poppers (6 pieces) from Del Taco; most of the calories come from carbohydrate and fat. Let us know the approximate amount of all the nutrients that you get from 1 serving of potato poppers in 6-piece variant.

  • Servings: 1 serving (pack of 6 poppers)
  • Calories: 359 (1500 kJ)
  • Total Fat: 20.9 g (32%)
  • Saturated Fat 9 g 45%
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 30 mg (10%)
  • Sodium: 643 mg (27%)
  • Total Carbohydrate: 29.9 g (10%)
  • Dietary Fiber: 3 g (12%)
  • Sugars: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 10.5 g
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 0%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 0%


*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Nutritional Facts source:Del Taco


Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

Best Mexican fast food chain that kills Taco bell

Del Taco has fantastic vegi options with so many choices. Cheese quesadilla, bean tostada , 8 layer vegi burrito, avacado Fresca bowl and potato and cheese poppers. Indulged on them every other day and they are so much better tasting and economical in comparison to Taco Bell. Do try all their sauces to take your food up a notch. Several chains in California

Date of visit: December 2017


NOVEMBER 18, 2019

Worst: Potato Poppers (6 pieces)

These fried potato bites contain cheese and bits of jalapeño, and although the calories aren't too bad for a side dish, the amount of saturated fat, sodium, and carbs just don't balance the healthy nutrients provided by this dish to warrant ordering it.

The Most Popular Queries

Can I add eggs or bread crumbs to the mashed potatoes?


Ans: Yes, you can add eggs or bread crumbs for that extra crunchiness. But if you do not like eggs, then bread is the best choice to make them crispy and tasty.

Latest News

Cheddar Potato Poppers Return to Del Taco

Lake Forest, CA – Mar. 29, 2021 – Del Taco has ditched some of its menu items including cheddar potato poppers. But there is good news for fan foodies that the chain has announced to bring back Cheddar Potato Poppers once again to the menu for a limited time.

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s second largest Mexican quick service restaurant, announces the return of a fan-favorite beverage, Poppers. The drinks first popped onto Del Taco’s menu for a limited time last June and have returned with fresh new flavors. Popping pearls has remained a popular beverage choice over the years but had not appeared on the menu of any major quick-service restaurant until Del Taco’s launch of Sprite Poppers last summer. This year, Del Taco is literally shaking things up with the introduction of the Mini Shake Poppers alongside the Lemonade Poppers which includes two different flavored popping boba consisting of colorful encapsulated fruit juice that bursts with flavor when you bite into them. The new Poppers are available for a limited time only, reported by Del Taco.


Del Taco invites fans to pop through one of its locations to try the drinks, which include:


• Lemonade Poppers feature refreshing Minute Maid Zero-Sugar Lemonade and round bursts of blueberry or peach flavoured popping pearls served over ice. They are available in regular or large size.

• Mini Shake Poppers are first-of-its-kind treat that adds round bursts of blueberry or peach popping pearls to a mini version of Del Taco’s cult-classic premium vanilla shake.

“When we launched Sprite Poppers last year, it quickly became a sought-after beverage for our fans and many took to social media to share the full sensory experience of the beverage,” said Tim Hackbardt, Chief Marketing Officer at Del Taco. “Because of its viral popularity and uniqueness to our category, we knew we wanted to bring it back and share new ways for our guests to experience Poppers.”