Taquitos | Morsels of Life


These flavorful and cheesy taquitos make an amazing on the go snack or meal. Almost like a taco burrito!

Morsels of Life - Taquitos - These flavorful and cheesy taquitos make an amazing on the go snack or meal. Almost like a taco burrito!

Taquitos remind me of college days. I'd get a huge box once in a while, and until I ran out, I'd eat them as late night snacks. After I graduated, I never really bought them again. Not really sure why. My late night snack of choice in grad school changed to ramens, and I never got a club membership, so I couldn't get the monster-sized boxes anymore. (Dunno why multiple smaller boxes wouldn't do.)

Anyway, after seeing this recipe on My Favorite Finds, I knew it was time. Time for taquitos! As with most things homemade, these taquitos taste much better than store bought. I originally tried using corn tortillas, but I didn't do so well with those. I've heard microwaving between wet towels makes them more pliable, and it does, but I'll let my results speak for themselves.

Maybe I just don't know the right tricks? If you decide to go with corn tortillas, I'd recommend really fresh ones, as those are a bit easier to work with. There's also no shame in flour tortillas! Flour tortillas worked wonderfully for me, and I didn't even need the microwaving trick!

Do you know any tricks for making using corn tortillas easier? Let us know in the comments!

Morsels of Life - Corn Taquitos

These flavorful and cheesy taquitos make an amazing on the go snack or meal. Almost like a taco burrito!

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Yield: 8 servings


Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
1/4 cup salsa I used pico de gallo.
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili flakes
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons green onions, sliced
1 pound chicken, cooked and shredded
8 ounces cheese, shredded I used Monterey Jack and Cheddar.
16 tortillas I used flour. See notes above.
1 tablespoon taco seasoning


  1. Gather all materials.
  2. Combine all materials except tortillas to make filling.
  3. Fill tortillas with about two tablespoons of filling.
  4. Roll tortilla up tightly, and place seam facing down on baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 400F about 15 minutes, until edges slightly browned.


  1. My Step Son loves taquitos and so does my Dad. I will have to make this for them! Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

  2. Hope they enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  3. I LOVE TAQUITOS! And I never knew how easy they were to make until recently. These look awesome. Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday!

  4. Just stumbled upon your blog today -- I love it! I can absolutely sympathize with the corn tortilla issue. After I first buy a pack, I usually use the remaining ones to make tortilla chips. But, if you have a gas stove top, you can put the heat on really low and warm the tortillas right over the flame (may like 2 minutes on each side). This will make them more maliable as well; just be sure to keep an eye on them because the flame can burn the tortillas if it makes direct contact. I'd also just recommend stuffing them less, but who wants to sacrifice the delicious cheesy filling?!

  5. Thanks! They're really quite easy. Thanks for sharing them originally. :)

  6. I'll definitely have to try the stove top method! Thanks for the recommendation. :) I don't think stuffing them less is an option. :P

  7. I love Taquitos! I spent many years in the Southwest and learned to like most of the recipes from that area. I would suggest dipping the tortillas in hot oil for just a second. It will soften them up. Lay them on a paper towel to soak up the grease.

    Forgive me for being so late to thank you for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen party! I just got back from vacation and am trying to play catch up!

    See you next week at the In and Out of the Kitchen party!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

  8. I'll have to try your tortilla tip! It's always nice to have a "native" give you tips. :)

    Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you had a great vacation! :)

  9. I think these sound great!! Popping in from Staying Close To Home

  10. oh yummy what a treat of a meal something the entire family will love

  11. Hope you like them! :) They're not too difficult (once you get the tortillas down).

  12. My first comment disappeared. :-( These look really good! We love Mexican food and I can't wait to try them for my brood. Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I hope you will be able to join us again this week.

  13. Sorry about your comment. Not sure what happened. :/ Hope you and your family enjoy them! I hope to join in next week too. :)

  14. What a great recipe! I have that problem also with corn tortillas and I usually use flour, besides my kids like flour better! Thank you for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back this week with another great recipe!

  15. Glad to hear I'm not the only one with corn tortilla issues! Thanks for stopping by. :)