Baked Mushroom & Potato Taquitos

January 29, 2020

Appetizers and Sides

By: Jasmine Briones 

These crispy baked taquitos are filled with a mixture of homemade mushroom walnut taco meat, mashed potatoes and vegan cream cheese. They are easy to make, packed with flavor, and perfect for your next party! Plus, they are vegan and gluten-free!

hands holding a plate of mushroom potato taquitos with vegan sour cream, pico de gallo, avocado and lime

With the Big Game right around the corner, I wanted to share a healthier homemade version of a dish my family would usually serve at our Sunday party: taquitos!

Taquitos (aka tacos dorados, rolled tacos or flautas) are a Mexican dish consisting of small rolled-up tortillas with a filling (usually meat or cheese) that are fried until crispy and often topped with condiments such as sour cream, guacamole, salsa, etc.

A photo of ingredients needed to make mushroom potato taquitos on a wooden board

For the filling, I used the Mushroom Walnut Taco Meat recipe that we already had on the blog, and mixed it together with vegan cream cheese and potatoes. Let me just say, it turned out SO GOOD!

We decided to bake these mushroom & potato taquitos instead of frying them to create a lighter option for the big game, and they turned out even better than we had expected! I actually preferred this bake version as they were not as oily as the fried ones that I remember eating as a kid.

a plate of mushroom potato taquitos with vegan sour cream, pico de gallo, avocado and lime

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Baked Mushroom & Potato Taquitos (Vegan & Gluten-Free)


  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: About 25 taquitos

Description

These crispy baked taquitos, also known as tacos dorados, are filled with a mixture of homemade mushroom walnut taco meat, mashed potatoes and vegan cream cheese. They are easy to make, packed with flavor, and perfect for your next party! Plus, they are vegan and gluten-free!


Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Mushroom Walnut Taco Meat
  • 4 small yukon gold potatoes, washed
  • 8 oz. vegan cream cheese (homemade or store bought)
  • 1 pack (about 2530) corn tortillas
  • Spray oil of choice

Serve with

  • Vegan sour cream
  • Fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • Lime wedges
  • Pico de gallo or salsa of choice
  • Avocado, diced

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and line or grease a large baking sheet. Set aside.
  2. Soak the walnuts for the taco meat in lukewarm water for 20 minutes to soften.
  3. Add the potatoes to a medium pot and cover them water until it is about 2 inches above the potatoes. Bring to a boil over high-heat, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the  potatoes are tender when pierced with fork, 25-35 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes. Once cooked, drain and set aside.
  4. In the meantime, prepare the mushroom walnut taco meat. Once the taco meat is prepared, remove the pan from heat. Add in the cooked potatoes and using a potato masher or a fork, mash the potatoes into the mushroom mixture. It does not need to be completely smooth. Add in the vegan cream cheese and mix until everything is well combined. Set aside.
  5. Heat the tortillas until they are pliable and easy to work with. You can do this by heating them directly over a medium flame of a gas stovetop, about 10-20 seconds per side, or by placing (a maximum of five) tortillas on a microwavable plate, covering them with a damp paper towel, and microwaving in 30-second bursts until they are warmed through. It is important to heat the tortillas before filling them so that they do not break when handling.
  6. Spread 1 heaping tablespoons of the mushroom filling at the end of a tortilla. Starting at the end with the filling, gently roll the tortilla into a tight cigar shape. You can secure the seam side of taquito with a toothpick, or place the taquitos seam side down on the baking sheet. I have tried both and the toothpick isn’t necessary. Continue until you have used up all of the filling.
  7. Place the taquitos evenly on the baking sheet liberally spray them with oil. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden and crispy. Remove from oven and cool before serving.
  8. We served our taquitos with vegan sour cream, pico de gallo, cilantro, avocado and lime wedges.
  • Category: Entree, Party
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Vegan, Gluten-free

Keywords: Entree, Party, Vegan, Gluten-free, taquitos, Mexican, mushroom, walnut

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