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Leftover Turkey Taquitos

  • Author: Bless This Mess
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 Taquitos 1x


Your family will love these easy finger food taquitos made with leftover turkey. No turkey on hand? Just about any shredded cooked meat will work - chicken, pork, or lamb.


  • 2 cups left over cooked turkey, chopped
  • 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
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 6-8 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups vegetable 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.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: leftover turkey recipe, day after thanksgiving recipe, turkey appetizer recipe