Jalapeno Cheese Taquitos

Jalapeno and Cheese Taquitos

Easy to make and fast to disappear!
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Tacos, Taquitos
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
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  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 6 snack size (about .75 ounces for each stick) cheddar and mozzarella blend cheese sticks nce sticks
  • 2 jalapeno peppers seeded and thinly sliced lengthwise (about 12 slices per jalapeno)
  • ½ cup canola oil amount may vary depending on the size of the pan


  • Making the Taquitos - Cut each cheese stick in half widthwise and set aside for a moment. 
  • Lay a tortilla on a microwave-safe plate and heat it for about 30 seconds, just enough for it to become soft. 
  • Lay a stick of cheese horizontally on the tortilla about 1/4 of the way from the edge of the tortilla that is closest to you.  Add a strip of jalapeno on each side of the cheese.
  • Fold the left and right sides of the tortilla in toward the cheese and jalapenos. As tightly as possible, roll the tortilla to form a taquito.  Repeat the process for the rest of the tortillas.
  • Cooking the Taquitos - Heat a medium size skillet on medium heat and add the canola oil. Let the oil heat for a couple minutes and then add the taquitos to the pan with the fold side down. 
  • When the bottom sides of the taquitos turn a golden color, turn them over to another side. Continue to turn them over until all sides are a golden color. 
  • Transfer the taquitos to a paper towel-lined plate to drain of any excess oil. Serve while warm with guacamole, pico de gallo or, and salsa.