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Plate of taquitos with pico de gallo and lime crema.

Easy Baked Taquitos

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  • Author: Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen – Ashley Covelli
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 Servings (makes about 20 taquitos total) 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop, Oven
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Learn how to make taquitos with this easy oven-baked recipe. Use beef, chicken, turkey, pork, or vegan ground meat substitute.


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  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly oil or spray with cooking spray.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced onion and cook until it begins to soften, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, stir together, then scoot the onions and garlic to the perimeter of the skillet.

  3. Add ground protein and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon or spatula, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Drain excess fat from the pan, if applicable.

  4. Stir in cumin, chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon of the kosher salt, smoked paprika, dried oregano, and garlic powder, and let cook for 1 minute. Stir in tomato paste and let cook for another minute. Add water and let simmer until thickened, about 2-3 minutes.

  5. Place remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a small bowl or ramekin. Place tortillas on a clean work surface. Brush or rub both sides of each tortilla with oil. Add 1/4 cup of the cooked filling to one side of each tortilla and top with 1-2 teaspoons of cheese. Roll each tortilla up, starting with the filled side, and transfer to the prepared baking sheet, seam-side down.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and crispy, about 8-12 minutes.

  7. Serve baked taquitos with pico de gallo and crema spooned over top with hot sauce, if desired.


See the full post above for tips on assembly, substitutions, and how to make an easy lime crema for garnish.

You may have extra taquito filling - feel free to roll up a few extras and stick them on your baking sheet, or use the filling in a salad or bowl!

*Nutrition calculation was made using ground turkey for the protein.


  • Serving Size: 2-3 taquitos (makes about 20 total taquitos)
  • Calories: 561
  • Sugar: 1.5 g
  • Sodium: 1109.3 mg
  • Fat: 24.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 34.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 92.3 mg
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