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Left Over Turkey Taquitos

Updated: Dec 6, 2021

Don't waste that turkey, but instead chop it up, season it and use it for these yummy taquitos.


  • 2 cups left over cooked turkey, chopped (OR ANY PROTEIN)

  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion

  • 2 ounces cream cheese

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded

  • 6–8 corn tortillas

  • 1 cup Olive Oil or Avocado Oil for frying


  1. In a medium bowl add the turkey through the salt. Use a fork to combine all of the ingredients well. This will also help to break the turkey into little pieces.

  2. Place the corn tortillas on a plate and cover with a very damp napkin or paper towel. Microwave on high for about a minute. This will moisten and soften the tortillas so that they won’t break when being rolled.

  3. Working quickly, while the tortillas are still hot, place about 2 tablespoons of the turkey mixture in the center of each tortilla and spread it from end to end. Sprinkle on a bit of the cheese. Roll the tortilla up tightly and place 2 toothpicks through the center to keep it in place. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

  4. Heat the oil in a large cast iron skillet or dutch oven until it reaches 375 degrees. Fry the taquitos until golden brown, turning once (2 to 3 minutes per side). Enjoy hot.

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