Cheesy Mushroom and Spinach Taquitos

Cheesy Mushroom and Spinach Taquitos

Is it a taquito? A flauta? A crunchy riff on an enchilada, filled with cheese and tons of veggies? Yes! Whatever you call it, it’s delicious.
Total Time 35 Minutes
Servings 8
Spice Level Mild
Ingredients 10

Ingredient List

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus extra for greasing
  • 2 tablespoons Old El Paso™ Smoky BBQ Seasoning Mix For Fajitas (from 1 x 35g sachet)
  • 50g butter
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 225g chestnut mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 100g baby spinach leaves
  • 8 Old El Paso™ Regular Flour Tortillas
  • 200g Cheddar cheese, finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped coriander


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C for fan assisted ovens), gas mark 6. Grease large rectangular baking dish with oil. In small bowl, mix the 2 tablespoons of oil and 1 tablespoon of the seasoning mix.
  2. Melt the butter in large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and peppers and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining tablespoon of seasoning mix and 50ml water. Stir in the spinach and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring often, or until the spinach wilts and most of the liquid is absorbed.
  3. Sprinkle each tortilla with 3 tablespoons of the cheese. Divide the vegetable mixture evenly among tortillas. Roll each one up tightly and place, seam-side down, in the dish.
  4. Brush tops of the filled tortillas with the oil mixture. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the filling is hot and taquitos are crispy. Sprinkle with the coriander and serve.

Expert Tips

  • Make it your own! Try out different cheeses, such as ready-grated mozzarella or Red Leicester. Or use different greens, like kale or rocket.
  • For extra Mexican flair, serve with Old El Paso™ Soured Cream and Old El Paso™ Chunky Guacamole.
  • Cooking Vegetarian? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is vegetarian. Products and ingredient sources can change.