Baked Vegetarian Taquitos

These tasty baked taquitos are satisfying and hearty – and very yummy! This vegetarian recipe is made whole grain with the addition of Success® Brown Rice.

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Baked Vegetarian Taquitos

Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 35 mins


  • 1 bag Success® Brown Rice
  • 1 cup collard greens, packed, shredded
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin purée
  • 1 1/2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 8 flour tortillas (6-inch)
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


Homemade Pumpkin Puree

If you need an excuse to hit the pumpkin patch, these taquitos and other Pumpkin Dishes are just the ticket! While this recipe calls for canned pumpkin, you can just as easily whip up your own puree. It’s quite simple to DIY. As a bonus, you’ll also be filling your home with fall aromas.

– Preheat the oven to 400°F. Meanwhile, cut the pumpkin in half: start at the top and run a knife from one side of the stem to the other. You won’t be able to cut the stem, so simply crack it open.

– Clean out the seeds and pulp, sprinkle a bit of salt, and then it’s ready for the oven!

– Place the halves, face down, on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

– Cook for about 45-60 minutes. It’s done when you can easily puncture the pumpkin with a knife.

– Let it cool before scraping out each half. Then, use a food processor or blender to puree.

And why stop at the puree? Don’t toss the seeds – they are another treat that you can use as a standalone snack or a crunchy topping for another dish!

While your pumpkins are roasting, wash the seeds, then put them in the oven when you take out the halves. Keep an eye on the seeds – you want them lightly brown; however, the cooking time can be 5 to 20 minutes.

Air Fryer Taquitos

Air Fryers will help get the crunch you’re craving, and all without a drop of oil – the best news is, this taquitos recipe can be cooked in the air fryer. After preheating your handy appliance to 400°F, arrange the taquitos in the basket –  leaving plenty of space for the air to circulate. In 4 minutes flat, you’ll be plating a crispy and delicious meal.  Looking for a new dinner idea? Try our: Spanish Rice Recipe.

  • Jam-packed with Success® Brown Rice, these cheesy Baked Vegetarian Taquitos are extra satisfying.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions; adding collard greens and corn to water in the last 5 mins.

    Step 2

  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Drain rice and vegetables; transfer to saucepan. Stir in black beans, pumpkin purée and taco seasoning.

    Step 3

  • Spoon 1/3 cup rice mixture down center of 1 tortilla; sprinkle with 2 tbsp Monterey Jack cheese. Roll up tightly. Place seam side down on parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas, filling and cheese. Brush taquitos with olive oil; sprinkle with remaining cheese.

    Step 4

  • Bake for 10 to 15 mins or until tortillas are crisp and cheese is melted.

    Recipe Tips

    For homemade taco seasoning, blend 1 tbsp chili powder, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1/2 tsp dried oregano, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper.

    Serve taquitos with sour cream, salsa or guacamole for dipping. Garnish with fresh cilantro.