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Baked Vegan Taquitos

Written by Ashley Palmer | June 13, 2012

Taquitos (aka, flautas) are a Mexican dish of rolled tortillas filled with meat and cheese and then fried. At first glance, they don’t seem like something that could be made vegan, let alone lower in calories and fat. But, by using vegan ingredients rather than animal products filled with cholesterol and saturated fat and by baking instead of frying, we can reduce the guilt factor significantly.

These were extremely easy to make and would make a great appetizer for a party or potluck. They were such a hit with my family that next time I think I might double the recipe! I hope you enjoy these easy taquitos as much as we did.

Baked Vegan Taquitos

1 cup cooked soy chorizo
8–10 small soft corn tortillas
1/2 cup shredded vegan cheese
Toothpicks (optional)
Cooking spray
1 tsp. coarse salt

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Spoon a small amount of soy chorizo onto the edge of a tortilla, then sprinkle some vegan cheese on top.
  • Roll up very tightly and place seam side down on a baking sheet lined with tin foil. Secure each roll with a toothpick if needed. Continue until all tortillas are used.
  • Spray the tops of the taquitos with a small amount of cooking spray, then sprinkle with coarse salt.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until the taquitos begin to brown and become crisp to the touch.
  • Remove the toothpicks. Serve alongside salsa, guacamole, or vegan sour cream for dipping.

Makes 2 to 4 servings

You could easily replace the filling in this recipe with whatever you have lying around. I think a combo of black beans, vegan cream cheese, and diced jalapeños would be delicious. Another filling that I’m dying to try is buffalo tofu with vegan ranch dressing. The possibilities are endless!

What kind of vegan fillings will you put in your taquitos? Share with me in the comments below.

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  • Melissa MacDonald says:

    Hi and thank you for this recipe. I decided to fry some Gardein beefless tips with diced onions, cumin powder and garlic powder. I shredded and put into a bowl. I then tossed with mild salsa and put into the tortillas. I added vegan cheese and rolled up and then baked per recipe instructions. I served with my homemade guacamole from our avocado tree. YUMMY!

  • Nathan says:

    I like the mashed potato idea! I might use seitan since it’s so much cheaper than store bought meat substitutes. I have some bulk tvp that might work too.

  • Paulina says:

    I make then with a mashed potatoes, onion, and jalapeño filling. Yum!

  • Saleema says:

    Trader Joe’s has Soy Chorizo

  • connie mierta says:

    i would like to try these, but what is Soy Chorizo and where can it be bought

  • Amanda says:

    Well I was going to make vegan tacos for dinner but this sounds so much better! Thanks for the idea :)

  • Megan-B says:

    @Mike… try trader joe’s!

  • Naiky says:

    I once did flautas with fresh shredded carrot, and vegan cheese, when you bake (or fry) the flautas, the carrot becomes a tasty-soft and colorful option for a filling :) please try it! :D

  • JackieD says:

    Yum! Just shows there’s no need to eat animals to eat delish meals.

  • Mike says:

    Looks delicious, but where in Pittsburgh, PA, would I be able to find soy chorizo???

  • alex says:

    got the toothpicks

  • Tracy says:

    Dinner idea.

  • AcaciaG says:

    Looks delicious! A fresh avocado dip with lemon (and maybe olive oil) would be great with this, or it could also be used as a filling.

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