Active Time
20 Mins
Total Time
35 Mins
Yield
Serves 8 (serving size: 3 taquitos)

Yes, turkey soup and turkey pot pie are very good ways to enjoy your leftover holiday bird. But if you want to talk about great, we have to talk about turkey taquitos.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine cranberry sauce, orange zest and juice, chipotle chiles, cumin, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt in a medium saucepan over high. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer until slightly thickened and reduced to 1 1/2 cups. Stir in lime juice; set aside. 

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat oil to 375°F in a large Dutch oven. Wrap 2 separate stacks of 12 tortillas in damp paper towels. Microwave each stack 20 seconds on HIGH.

Step 3

Arrange 1/2 ounce of the turkey and 1 tablespoon of the cheese down center of each tortilla leaving 1/2 inch of space on each end. Roll and secure with 2 wooden picks per tortilla.

Step 4

Fry 6 at a time until golden and crunchy, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels, and sprinkle with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Serve with cranberry salsa for dipping.

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