Homemade Taquitos

Homemade Taquitos

Makeover your junk food with these homemade taquitos.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword taquito recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 310kcal


  • 2 cups cooked chicken leftover roast chicken works great OR 2 cups ground/shredded beef
  • 3 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 3 Tbsp chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • 10 flour or corn tortilla shells
  • melted butter optional


  • Mix the first nine ingredients in large bowl until well combined. At this point, you can taste and add more seasonings or lime juice if you like.
  • Place a small amount of mix into each shell and roll tightly. Place seam down on a baking sheet (use a toothpick in each one if they keep unrolling) and brush with melted butter.
  • Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes, until just starting to brown.


*You can also fry these in a bit of butter on the stove-top for more crunch. This tends to make them even more "man friendly".
*These also make great beef taquitos though I left out the lime juice.
*A dipping sauce goes wonderfully with these and either the avocado aioli or the spicy dressing pairs perfectly.
The picture above actually shows a quickly made up dip when I had nothing else on hand; 1/3 cup tomato sauce, 1 oz cream cheese, 1/2 clove garlic, 2 tsp chopped onion, 1/4 tsp cumin, and 1/2 tsp chili powder.


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 241mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 810IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 1.4mg