Transform leftover Thanksgiving turkey into a quick & delightful meal: Air Fried Thanksgiving Taquitos! Ready in 20 minutes for a flavorful bite.
Can you believe Thanksgiving is only 9 short weeks away! Do you usually have leftover Thanksgiving turkey? You’ve gotta try these turkey taquitos!
Transform your leftovers with a fun Mexican-style flair by crafting a healthy, low-carb version of taquitos – the classic meat and cheese-stuffed tortillas that are usually fried to perfection. This recipe is filled with classic Thanksgiving flavors and is air fried for an easy healthy twist.
Recently, I mentioned my husband’s type 2 diabetes diagnosis, leading us to be cautious about his carb intake. Creating recipes that resonate with him and the entire family has had its moments. Yet, this dish came about quite fortuitously and has brought joy to our dining table while using up some of that Thanksgiving leftover turkey.
Leftover Turkey Taquitos: What You’ll Need
Everything in these Thanksgiving Taquitos are flavors straight out of a Thanksgiving feast.
- Green onions
- Cream of Chicken Soup
- Ground Sage
- Ground Thyme
- Cooked (leftover Thanksgiving) Turkey
- Keto-friendly tortillas or regular tortillas work great too
Finely chop and dice the ingredients. This ensures a consistent flavor and even distribution in every bite.
Pro Tip: For those who love a cheesy touch, feel free to sprinkle some cheese on top of the filling before rolling up.
For the cooking process, arm yourself with a mixing bowl and spatula.
Leftover Turkey Air Fried Pot Pies: FAQs
I’m not counting carbs, can I use regular tortillas?
Absolutely! If you’re not on a strict keto diet or need to count carbs, you can opt for regular tortillas.
I don’t have an air fryer, can I bake them instead?
Yes, you can. Baking instructions have been provided in the recipe card notes below. The outcome will be just as delicious but be aware, the shell will be crisp on top but softer on bottom! I have tested this recipe multiple times and found it did take a little longer to bake then air fry.
Can I use chicken instead of turkey?
Absolutely, you can use chicken in place of leftover turkey for this recipe. It’ll offer a similar tasty experience, still brimming with those signature Thanksgiving flavors.
If you’re lucky enough to have leftover Turkey Taquitos here are some tips on storage and reheating.
Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Reheating: To get the original crispiness of the shell, reheat in the air fryer or a convection oven for a few minutes. If the crisp crust isn’t a big deal, feel free to pop them in the microwave for about a minute. This method will give a soft crust but still tastes great.
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These Turkey Taquitos are not just a brilliant method to reinvent Thanksgiving leftovers; they’re also perfect for those moments when you’re in the mood for some cozy comfort food.
- 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
- 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
- 1 cup carrots, shredded or grated
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground sage
- 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
- 2 cups cooked turkey, diced into small pieces
- 7-8 8-inch keto or low carb tortillas
- 1 cup cheese, shredded OPTIONAL
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients together. Spoon about 1/3 cup filling onto each tortilla. Add a sprinkle of cheese if desired.
- Roll into a thin log placing the seam side down.
- Air fry at 350F for about 10 minutes or until the filling reaches 165F.
- Let cool for 5 minutes. Enjoy!
No Air fryer? No worries! Bake them in a preheated 400F oven. Place your taquitos in a greased 9x13 baking dish and bake for about 20-25 minutes. Again, ensure the filling is at 165F before eating.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 549mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 21g
This information may be different depending on what type/brand of tortilla and soup you choose to use.