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Spinach Artichoke Taquitos

Stella Star Ingredient: Oaxaca Cheese


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar marinated quartered artichokes, well drained and chopped
  • 1 (10-ounce) box frozen chopped spinach, squeezed dry
  • ½ (8-ounce) block neufchatel cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Oaxaca cheese
  • 1/2 cup pico de gallo
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • To garnish:
  • Mexican crema
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Sliced avocado


  1. In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Cook the onion, jalapeño and garlic until softened, about 4 minutes. Add artichokes and cook until lightly browned, about 2 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove to a large bowl. Cool slightly. Stir in the spinach, neufchatel cheese, yogurt, Oaxaca cheese and pico de gallo. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Wrap corn tortillas in a clean, damp tea towel and set on a plate. Microwave 6 at a time until pliable, 2 minutes.
  3. Brush the top edges of tortillas with egg wash. Add about 3 tablespoons of filling across the lower half of each tortilla and roll tightly. Place seam side down on a sheet tray, and repeat with remaining tortillas.
  4. Heat oil in large, high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, place taquitos seam side down in the hot oil, and fry until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook the remaining side for 3 minutes longer.
  5. Serve drizzled with Mexican crema and topped with cilantro and sliced avocado.