These Cheesy Taco Taquitos are full of taco meat, cheese, and tomatoes. They make a quick and easy 30 minute dinner for those busy nights.
The one thing that I can count on our family to eat are tacos. Tacos and pizza are the two top things we eat almost weekly. And sometimes we even eat them as one thing...go taco pizza!!!
Last week we had extra taco meat that I had thrown into the freezer for a later meal. We always make a big batch of taco meat, so that we can do extra meals with it throughout the week. Nachos and salad are the two big ones that we will enjoy after a taco night. And of course, a batch of Spicy Guacamole is a must when we do all things taco related.
When I was in the freezer getting out some frozen bananas yesterday for my Skinny Raspberry Mint Smoothie, I saw the taco meat and decided something fun and different was needed for our taco Tuesday night dinner.
Of course, our taco consuming is not just limited to Tuesdays. We do tacos any night of the week. Thankfully it is a meal that every single person loves. It just happened to fall on the famed taco Tuesday this particular week.
How to make Cheesy Taco Taquitos
- Mix together the cream cheese, sour cream, and taco seasoning. (full recipe at bottom)
- Add taco meat, tomatoes, and shredded cheese and stir together.
- Lay 15 tortillas on the counter and spoon the mixture evenly down the side of each one.
- Roll each tortilla up tightly and place seam side down on a foil or parchment lined pan.
- Spray the tortillas lightly with baking spray and bake.
All three of our kids loved this fun and different taco. Yay for finding something that they will eat since they are boycotting my sweet baking. Of course, it's tacos, so I wasn't too worried about them not liking it.
The taco mixture is easy to mix together in the morning, so all you have to do is fill the tortilla shells at dinner time before baking them. Any time saving tricks when the hungry monsters are begging for dinner is something I look for in a meal.
A little bit of the filling will melt and fall out of the cheesy taco taquitos at the ends while they are baking. Lining your pan with parchment paper will make it easier to scoop up that filling and put it back in the ends of the rolls with a spoon, if you want. Or just pick it up and eat it like I did...
Plus, lining the pan will save you one extra dish to wash later. I'm all about lining every pan I use in the kitchen, so I don't have as many dirty dishes in my sink.
Other taco recipes you may like
- Beef Taco Quinoa Salad Bowls
- Taco Egg Muffin Cups
- Buffalo Shrimp Tacos
- Green Chile Pulled Pork Tacos
- Bacon Egg Breakfast Tacos
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What do mean by "taco meat".
I just used leftover meat that we had from our taco night. It is cooked ground beef mixed with taco seasonings.
OK! That's kinda what I thought.
I never have any leftover I guess I'lll just have to make a batch especially for these!
They sound good.
Thanks for the reply!
These just look way too good! My kids love these…We made these last week and they were SO good. They were really easy to make and we just loved them.
Cynthia | What A Girl Eats
Taquitos are my favorite Mexican food! I can eat WAY more than the usual three that comes with a meal! Yum!
YUM!! Perfect for Cinco de mayo, but also for every other day.
Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures
What a great idea to always have taco meat ready to go in the freezer. These taquitos looks delicious!
I am all for lining baking sheets and pans so there are less dishes later! These look so fun and perfect that they are ready so quickly!
I like the sound of this. Creamy, tortillas and spice. That would make a great 5 de Mayo dish along with the guacamole and maybe some tres leches cups! I'm getting ready for tomorrow.
Wishes for tasty dishes,