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Baked Turkey Taquitos with Simple Sour Cream Sauce

Amazingly crisp and flavorful, You will love this Baked Turkey Taquitos complete with melty cheese inside and a tasty dipping sauce!

Turkey taquitos on a small plate.

Taquitos are such fun finger foods that shake up our regular meal routine. While they are appetizers, these Turkey Taquitos are filling and substantial enough for a good meal.

If you like taquitos but dread the frying process, then this one is for you. Baked Turkey Taquitos-all cheesy, meaty with a simple flavorful sauce.

Close up shot of baked turkey taquitos.

Baked Turkey Taquitos

  • Note that you can also use ground chicken, pork or beef. This recipe is based on my Anytime Beef Burrito meat. Do not be weirded out that it has ketchup. It works, I promise!
  • A good brushing of olive oil on both sides of the corn tortilla ensures crisp baked taquitos.
  • Also, the sauce must not be skipped! It wonderfully ties up the flavor and it is made easily by mixing mayo, sour cream lime juice and spices.
Baked turkey taquitos drizzled with hot sauce, sour cream sauce and garnished with cilantro.

Let’s Make It!

The Turkey Filling

Heat olive oil n a medium skillet. Add garlic and onion and cook until soft and translucent. Add the ground turkey and cook, breaking them apart and tossing occasionally, until browned.

The ingredients for the Baked turkey taquitos.

Add salt, pepper, chili powder, paprika, and oregano. Stir well to distribute. Add ketchup and cook for a few minutes more, until the turkey is a bit saucy and cooked through.

Cooking the turkey meat in a pan.

The Simple Sauce

Stir together sour cream, mayo, cumin, paprika, dried dill, garlic powder, and lime juice. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.

The sour cream sauce ingredients.

Make and Bake the Turkey Taquitos!

Preheat oven to 425 F. Warm tortillas on a plate, 4-5 pieces at a time as you assemble. Generously brush olive oil on both sides of the tortilla.

The tortillas, all filled and lined up, ready for rolling.

Spoon about 2 tbsp of turkey on one side, and top with cheddar and mozzarella. Roll each tortilla into a tight log, with the seams sides down.

Arrange them on a baking pan, spacing them evenly apart so that they crisp up.

The rolled tortillas, ready for baking in the oven.

Bake at 425 F for 7-9 minutes, or until golden, then flip the taquitos and bake for 5-7 minutes more.

Serve immediately, drizzled with sour cream sauce, hot sauce and garnished with cilantro. Reserve some sour cream on the sides for dipping.

The freshly baked taquitos in the pan.

How to Enjoy the Leftovers?

  • This recipe can yield about 18-20 taquitos, when using 6 inches tortillas. If you have leftovers, place them in a container with a tight lid.
  • To enjoy them, reheat them in the air fryer for 5-7 minutes at 400 F. They will still be crisp.

More Good Food!

Close up shot of baked turkey taquitos.

Baked Turkey Taquitos with Simple Sour Cream Sauce

Yield: 18
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Amazingly crisp and flavorful, You will love this Baked Turkey Taquitos complete with melty cheese inside and a tasty dipping sauce!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey ( or chicken, pork or beef)
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup cilantro, for garnish
  • 18-20 corn tortillas ( 6 inches)
  • olive oil, for brushing on the tortilla

For the Simple Sour Cream Sauce

  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

    Make the Turkey Filling

  1. In a medium skillet, heat olive oil. Add garlic and onion and cook until soft and translucent. Add the ground turkey and cook, breaking them apart and tossing occasionally, until browned.
  2. Add salt, pepper, chili powder, paprika, and oregano. Stir to distribute spices. Add ketchup and cook for a few minutes more, until the turkey is a bit saucy and cooked through.

Make the Sauce

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together sour cream, mayo, dill, paprika, cumin, garlic powder and lime until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Make the Taquitos

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Warm tortillas on a plate, 4-5 pieces at a time as you assemble. Generously brush olive oil on both sides of the tortilla.
  2. Spoon about 2 tbsp of turkey on one side, and top with cheddar and mozzarella. Roll each tortilla into a tight log. Arrange them on a baking pan with the seams tucked under. Space them evenly apart so that they crisp up,
  3. Bake at 425 F for 7-9 minutes, or until golden, then flip the taquitos and bake for 5-7 minutes more.
  4. Serve immediately, drizzled with sour cream sauce, hot sauce and garnished with cilantro. Reserve some sour cream on the sides for dipping.

Notes

To enjoy the leftovers, reheat them in the air fryer for 5-7 minutes at 400 F. They will still be crisp and fresh tasting!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 509Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 728mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 25g

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