Taquito Tuesday: Mix Up Your Weeknight With These 12 Awesome Flauta Recipes
Tacos are perfection and will always have a special place in our hearts, but every now and again, it's pretty fun to roll those tortillas up and crisp them to add extra flair to your Taco Tuesday.
Some of these flautas are fried, and some are baked, but you can really do whatever your heart desires. If you want to bake something the recipe says to fry, we recommend throwing them in the oven for approximately 20-25 minutes on 400 F, though it depends on the recipe and oven, so make sure you keep an eye on your flautas and remove them as soon as they are golden and crisp.
You can also pan-fry them in a little oil over medium-high heat or just throw caution to the wind and deep fry them in an inch or so of oil until they are nice and crunchy -- make sure you secure each one with a toothpick first.
1. Chicken Flautas with Avocado Cream
These flautas are cheesy and packed with flavor; plus it's the perfect use for leftover chicken. Who can resist?
2. Pork Flautas
You won't be able to resist these fragrant, classic pork treats.
3. Chorizo and Potato Flautas
Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Or even dessert.
4. Baked Honey Lime Chicken Taquitos
Creamy, sweet, tangy and EASY.
5. Chile Relleno Flautas
This is a new and fun way to enjoy Chile Rellenos. Plus, you sprinkle a little corn meal over the egg wash before lightly frying for extra crispy goodness that rivals the deep fried stuff.
6. Spicy Alfredo Chicken Bacon Taquitos
Chipotle Alfredo? Count us in!
7. Egg and Sausage Breakfast Taquitos
Because breakfast burritos are for amateurs. (We don't really mean that. We love breakfast burritos.)
8. Baked Salmon Taquitos
These spicy, cheesy salmon (or chicken, if you'd prefer) baked taquitos are a great and healthy way to enjoy your favorite snack.
9. Confetti Mash Potato Flautas with Hot Tomatillo Sauce
If you ever have leftover mashed potatoes, you know what to do with them.
10. Crab Rangoon Taquitos
Just in case the crab Rangoon element isn't enough awesome for you, the extra sweet, sour, spicy kick from the fresh raspberry and jalapeno salsa will totally win you over.
11. Banana Dessert Flautas
Don't forget dessert! What goes better with bananas than caramel glaze, cream cheese and dulce de leche, all rolled into a crispy flauta?
12. Apple Pie Taquitos
If you're feeling lazy, you can totally just use canned apple pie filling. It's all about the butter-cinnamon sugar that coats the shells.