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How to put a fun twist on pizza night: Crunchy pepperoni pizza taquitos

Meagan Wied is the author of the food and lifestyle blog, A Zesty Bite. She likes to recreate old classics and develop new recipes that the whole family will enjoy. When she isn’t busy in the kitchen, she is playing with her toddler. In...

This is what you get when pizza goes Mexican

These crunchy pizza taquito bites are simple to make and fun for the whole family.

After a stressful day of endless errands and countless loads of laundry, dinner is the last thing on my mind. Yet I have a family to feed that is ravenous and starving.

What is a mom or dad to do?

This recipe for pepperoni pizza taquitos with ranch dipping sauce swooped in to the rescue. I'm a big proponent of ranch with my pizza, so I couldn't disappoint by leaving these taquitos without the same side. The best thing is that you can save these in a Ziploc bag for lunch the following day.

Pepperoni pizza taquitos with ranch dipping sauce

Pepperoni pizza taquitos with ranch dipping sauce recipe

Yields 16

Ingredients:

For the taquitos

  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1/3 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup pepperoni, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

For the dressing

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon dill
  • 3/4 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • Couple pinches salt

Directions:

For the taquitos

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Spread the pizza sauce over each corn tortilla. Sprinkle with mozzarella and pepperoni.
  3. Roll up each tortilla very tightly, and secure them with toothpicks. Place the taquitos onto a baking sheet, and bake for 16 minutes.
  4. Cut each roll in half.

For the dressing

  1. In a bowl, whisk together all the ingredients, and cover. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving.

More taquito recipes

Shredded turkey taquitos
Baked black bean taquitos with avocado dipping sauce
Hawaiian barbecue chicken taquitos

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