Cheesy Chorizo Potatoes, Millie's

Millie Johnson


We love our Mexican food ! These potatoes are great when you don't want to have rice. The chorizo gives these potatoes just the right flavor and the cheese, well, everyone knows cheese makes everything better ! lol..I use whatever cheese I have on hand at the time. It's great with Pepper Jack, cheddar or the Mexican cheese blend. I hope you enjoy !


★★★★★ 2 votes

4 - 6
10 Min
20 Min
Pan Fry


  • 8 oz
    mexican chorizo (i get mine fresh from the mexican grocery store.
  • 4
    potatoes, med. to lg. sized
  • 1 1/2 c
    shredded pepper jack, cheddar or mexican blend
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp
    oil (i used coconut oil)

How to Make Cheesy Chorizo Potatoes, Millie's


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients and set aside.
    Peel potatoes, wash, dry, then cut into quarters and slice into about 1/4-1/2 inch thick pieces. Mix dry ingredients then sprinkle onto potatoes and toss to coat all.
  2. Heat skillet (med/hi) and add oil then potatoes. Toss to coat potatoes in the oil. Cover with a lid. Cook for a couple minutes then turn potatoes with a spatula and recover and repeat till potatoes are almost done then finish uncovered. When done, remove potatoes from pan and set then aside.
  3. Remove chorizo from casings and fry in same skillet. (chorizo is like hamburger meat with spices in it except it's made from pork not beef)
  4. Once chorizo is done dump in potatoes and stir to mix up. Add cheese and cover for a minute or two just until cheese melts

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About Cheesy Chorizo Potatoes, Millie's

Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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