Baked Tofu Taquitos


Baked Tofu Taquitos

These crispy taquitos pack really well for weekday lunches and are super easy to make.  The only tough part is not eating them all as soon as they come out of the oven!


14-oz extra firm tofu, patted dry and crumbled

2/3 cup salsa

1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons vegan cheddar, such as Daiya shreds

2 teaspoons taco seasoning, store-bought or homemade (recipe below)

¼ cup chopped scallions, greens and whites (2-3 scallions)

12-14 six-inch organic corn tortillas

Olive oil

Toothpicks, for securing

Sea salt

Homemade taco seasoning:

Combine well:

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon chili powder

½ teaspoon cumin

½ teaspoon paprika

½ teaspoon sea salt

Pinch of cayenne


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the tofu, salsa, cheddar, taco seasoning, and scallions until well combined. Season to taste with sea salt, if necessary.
  3. Spoon approximately 3 tablespoons of the tofu filling into one tortilla. Roll tightly and secure with a toothpick. Lay the taquito seam side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the filling and tortillas.
  4. Lightly brush the tops of all the taquitos with olive oil, and sprinkle lightly with sea salt. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the taquitos are crisp, with lightly browned edges. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, and serve with fresh salsa or guacamole.


  1. I like to use my tomatillo salsa for this dish, but any salsa will do.
  2. You can make a large batch of the taco seasoning (equal parts of everything except the cayenne) and store in an airtight container for future taquito nights.

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Michelle is passionate about eating well and taking animals off the menu. She writes recipes for Mommy Nearest, and blogs about vegan food and cooking with her toddler at Michelle’s tiny kitchen. You can connect with her on Instagram and Pinterest.