These Vegan Taquitos with Green Chiles are a great appetizer or meal. Serve with vegan sour cream and salsa.
Before these Vegan Taquitos with Green Chiles, I have only had vegan taquitos once before, and that was because I made refried bean taquitos. You would think that living so close to Mexico, I would have had them before. Nope!
Well, I am glad that I ventured into new territory, because these are a great alternative to vegan nachos and vegan quesadillas. They are crispy, rich, and spicy - depending upon the green chiles you use, of course.
I explained in my Bean Taquito recipe that the trick to making sure a corn tortilla doesn't fall apart while rolling them is to use a pliable tortilla.
That can be accomplished one of two ways. You can moisten the tortilla in a wet paper towel in the microwave, or you can get the right kind of tortillas.
I just happen to live in Tucson, Arizona, where there are many stores that sell good tortillas. What you want to look for is a thin tortilla.
They can be hard to find. If you can't find a good thin tortilla, all is not lost. It just takes a little more patience.
For the Bean Taquitos I baked them, but this time I decided to try the frying method. I have included both ways of making these Vegan Taquitos in the instructions.
If you want a richer taste, I would fry them. If you are looking for a healthier route, definitely consider baking them.
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How To Make Taquitos
- Warm tortillas to make them pliable. A microwave works fine.
- Spread vegan cream cheese on tortillas. Add vegan cheddar and green chiles. Roll tightly.
- For baking: place seam side down on an oiled baking sheet. Bake on each side until crispy.
- For frying: Place enough canola oil in pan for taquitos to fry in. Heat oil to 350°. If you don't have a thermometer, place a wooden spoon in oil. If the oil bubbles around it, it's ready. You can also place a couple of drops of water in. If they sizzle it's ready.
- Fry until golden brown. Place on paper towels to soak up some of the oil.
How to Roll Taquitos
Rolling taquitos is super easy. It's just like rolling a burrito but easier because you aren't tucking in the sides.
Spread filling on the tortilla, and roll it tightly away from you. You don't want to overfill the taquito or it will be harder to stay together.
What To Serve with Taquitos
Serve taquitos with salsa, vegan sour cream, guacamole or whatever your favorite dipping sauce is.
These Vegan Taquitos are rich and spicy. Bake or fry them - whichever you prefer.
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You May Need:
Vegan Taquitos with Green Chiles
- 6 corn tortillas
- ¾ cup vegan cream cheese
- 1 cup vegan cheddar grated
- 6 thin slices of roasted green chiles or canned green chiles
- canola oil or coconut oil spray depending on if you're going to bake or fry
- If baking, preheat oven to 350°.
- Wrap the tortillas in paper towels and microwave for 1-2 minutes to make the tortillas pliable, if needed.
- Spread vegan cream cheese on tortillas. Add grated vegan cheddar and roasted green chiles, and roll tightly.
- Baking method: Place seam side down on an oiled baking sheet or tinfoil. Bake at 350° for 8-12 minutes on each side, or until crispy. Frying method: Heat canola oil to 350°. If you don't have a thermometer you can test the oil by dropping a couple of drops of water into oil. If it sizzles, it's ready. Place rolled tortillas seam side down and fry until golden brown. Flip until all sides are golden brown and crispy.
- Serve with vegan sour cream or guacamole.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.
I made these last weekend and they were a hit with my kids! Thanks for sharing!
Willow Moon says
Thanks Sarah, I'm so glad!
I love love love these. I add pepper and 1 tsp of ACV.
Willow Moon says
Christine | Vermilion Roots says
Such a simple lovely dish. I have yet to find a vegan cheese I like. Any recommendations?
Willow Moon says
My favorite vegan cheddar, Mozzarella, and Monterey Jack are by Follow Your Heart. Many people like Daiya better, but I prefer the taste of Follow Your Heart. I do have to admit Daiya does melt better. My favorite vegan cream cheese is by Tofutti.
Divine Elements of Design says
Wow, I've never considered a vegan recipe. But this one sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing