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Smoked Tuna Baked Taquitos with Chipotle Crema

We all love a good Mexican recipe... specially tacos, right?! So I'm bringing this mashup of a taco bake that will swing the classic tacos to the park, this recipe is super easy to make and perfect for lunch, dinner and even brunch!

Chipotle, tortillas, smoked tuna... the dream team in a Mexican seafood recipe! This is just a classic Mexican combo with a fun healthy twist, we are making these taquitos or you can also air fry them, this is a keeper, plus the chipotle crema here is so key to take these to another level!

About these Smoked Tuna Baked Taquitos with Chipotle Crema:

I'm such an Mexican food person, and no matter the time of the day I'm always down for a Mexican inspired recipe! So in this case I got inspired by one restaurant and created my own healthier and yummier version of baked smoked tuna taquitos... these are baked, not fried, and using cottage cheese sainted of heavy cream for our topping!

Creating a fun taco egg bake with some of my favorite Mexican breakfast ingredients such as tortillas, eggs, chorizo and Mexican cheese... in this occasion I'm using queso panela.

Key Ingredients:

The key ingredient on any taco recipe recipe is of course, tortillas! And I know that corn tortillas are the ones we usually use but I'm here to tell you that using Fiber-Rich Whole Wheat Tortillas from Maria and Ricardo's, is a game changer, these only have 4 net carbs and 45 calories per serving.

Makes them denser and more comforting... you just need to try these because they don't fall apart. You can find these at Whole Foods

Baked taquitos with a chipotle crema, the dream team! These baked taquitos will probably will be your new favorite brunch, lunch or breakfast recipe because of the fun flavors, the right amount of fiber, protein and colors that will keep you satisfied for longer while also pleasing your tastebuds!

The filling:

The fillings are just simple Mexican staples but ingredients you can also find at your local super market; jalapeño, tomatoes, onion, cilantro and lime. The tastiest combination of them all that blends with every protein, in this occasion some tuna... smoked!

Overall, these are the ingredients needed for these Smoked Tuna Baked Taquitos with Chipotle Crema:

  • Fiber-Rich Whole Wheat Tortillas from Maria and Ricardo's

  • Smoked Tuna

  • Cilantro

  • Jalapeño

  • Tomato

  • Onions

  • Lime

  • Cottage Cheese

  • Chipotle

  • Dried Onion

  • Pink Salt

  • Black Pepper

So we've got our protein and our veggies all in this simply and wholesome recipe! As a foodie and nutritionist I believe that the quality of the ingredients can make the difference in our health and also make healthy food more sustainable.

In here we are using products that stick to whole some and no artificial preservatives in Maria and Ricardo's Fiber Rich Whole Wheat Plus Tortillas that are also made with avocado oil and have only 4 net carbs per serving!

Simply delish! Jalapeños, tomatoes and onions are a great source of vitamin C... plus add the factor that the tuna is lean protein so it's perfect for lunch, dinner or even breakfast, why not? A nourishing and satisfying recipe!

The full instructions will be below along with the nutritional information per serving. This is just a super easy and flavorful recipe for you to enjoy and your body will love; source of protein, nutrients and flavor!

Overall this recipe is:

  • High Protein

  • High Fiber

  • Freezer Friendly

  • Gluten Free

  • Meal Prep Friendly

  • Delicious!

The end result

Comforting and flavorful! The contrast of flavors is just amazing plus this recipe is basically fail proof, easy to make and perfect to impress a crowd without taking too long in the kitchen.

The tortilla base makes it even easier and it creates the perfect base for these baked smoked tuna taquitos. Plus the combination of chipotle crema on top is irresistible. A recipe you have to make for your loved ones!

So a consider this a fail proof recipe too!

You might want to save this recipe because a second batch might be needed here! I shared some of the pops with my friends but they were just too good as my meal after crossfit or dinner that I had to make some more.

Pro tip: Pair these with some roasted veggies or a fresh salsa on top for more nutrients!

This is a great recipe that your family or friends will love! Easy to prepare and elegant and fun no matter the occasion, this recipe is made to enjoy in the most effortless and most delicious way ever, I mean... only simple and minimal ingredients in a comforting and creamy delicious breakfast or brunch!

Sharing is caring!

Remember that sharing is caring so please spread the love by saving, sharing or bookmarking this recipe for later. To cook with your loved ones on one of your amazing brunches or friend gatherings!

With love,



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Smoked Tuna Baked Taquitos with Chipotle Crema

By María Fernanda López

Serves 4 servings


  • 4 Fiber-Rich Whole Wheat Tortillas from Maria and Ricardo's

  • 2 cups of shredded smoked tuna

  • 2 limes

  • 1 chopped tomato

  • 1 chopped jalapeño

  • 1/4 cup of chopped onion

  • 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro

Chipotle Crema

  • 1 cup of cottage cheese (or ricotta)

  • 2 tbsp of chipotle

  • 1 tsp of pink salt

  • 1/2 tsp of black pepper

  • 1 tsp of garlic

  • 1 tsp of dried onion


  1. Mix the ingredients for the tuna in a bowl except for the tortillas.

  2. Cook in a non-stick skillet for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Heat the tortillas in the microwave for 10-15 minutes.

  4. Stuff them with 3-4 tablespoons of the tuna mix and roll them carefully.

  5. Repeat this step with leftover ingredients and place them in the air fryer or oven.

  6. Air fry for 18 minutes at 370F. Or bake for 25-30 minutes at 350F.

  7. Blend the ingredients for the crema and top the baked taquitos with it.

  8. Serve and enjoy!



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