Closeup of sweetpotato tacos.

Sweetpotato Tacos

Paco’s Tacos and Tequila
Featured In Season 1, Episode 06 & 07: Sweetpotato Is One Word
Created exclusively for NC SweetPotato Commission by Paco’s Tacos and Tequila - Charlotte, NC
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Cuisine American
Servings 3


  • squeeze bottle


  • 1 sweetpotato, peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle puree
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 3 tortillas
  • cup queso fresco
  • ¼ cup Mexican crema, Note: Use a squeeze bottle to distribute evenly.
  • sprinkle of fresh chopped cilantro


  • Preheat oven to 350℉.
  • Peel and dice 1 sweetpotato. Toss diced sweetpotatoes with 1 teaspoon chipotle puree, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Slow roast sweetpotatoes for 20 to 30 minutes or until tender. Note: Do not overbake, you still want some structure to the sweetpotatoes.
  • Heat 3 tortillas and assemble tacos.

Assemble Tacos

  • Top tortillas with ⅓ of the shredded cabbage, sweetpotatoes, using a squeeze bottle distribute a ¼ cup Mexican crema, sprinkle with queso fresco and top with fresh cilantro.


    About the Author

    North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission LogoNorth Carolina is the nation's leading producer of sweetpotatoes, and not just by a little! About two-thirds of the U.S. sweetpotato crop is grown in North Carolina! Now you may notice we keep spelling "sweetpotato" as one word -- that's because that's the way it is! The scientific classification of this amazing vegetable is different enough from a white potato that the decision was made to make it a single word to avoid confusion. Which is confusing, we understand. However, you spell it, sweetpotatoes are simply delicious. Amazingly, they're also one of the healthiest foods on the planet! The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission was founded 60 years ago to help NC growers find new markets for their product. back then, tobacco ruled the roost for NC farmers -- it sustained generations and built the ag industry. But obviously the world changed -- as tobacco use declined, North Carolina needed a crop that liked the same land, hopefully used the same equipment and labor force -- something that could step right in as tobacco stepped out. Hello, sweetpotatoes! The Commission works tirelessly to find new markers for growers and spread the word about the wholesome goodness of North Carolina sweetpotatoes -- including coming up with scrumptious recipes like these we're proud to feature in the Where The Food Comes From Cookbook!