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Sweet potato & corn taquito on plate with salad and avocado cream

Sweet Potato & Corn Taquitos with Avocado Cream

  • Author: Victoria Cozen
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 15 taquitos=5 servings 1x

Description

These perfectly crispy taquitos are filled with a cheesy sweet potato and corn mixture and an avocado cream. They are sweet, creamy and much healthier than traditional Mexican food!


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Ingredients

For the Sweet Potato & Corn filling:

  • 1 1/2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped into small cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups cut sweet corn off the cob, or 1 can sweet corn
  • 1 cup shredded mozerella cheese
  • garlic powder
  • salt & pepper
  • olive oil
  • 15 small/medium white corn tortillas

For the Avocado Cream:

  • 9oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mashed avocado
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or cream (to thin sauce)
  • 1 jalapeno chopped with half seeds removed
  • salt to taste

 

 


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Chop the sweet potatoes into small cubes and toss in olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Bake for 25 minutes or until tender.
  2. While the sweet potatoes bake, make the avocado cream. In a food processor combine cream cheese, sour cream, avocado, olive oil or cream, jalapeno and salt. Blend until smooth.
  3. When the sweet potatoes are done baking, allow them to cool then toss with corn and cheese. Keep the oven on to bake the taquitos.
  4. Prepare the tortillas by warming them to make them soft. Dampen two paper towels and place 5 tortillas in between the towels, microwave for 30 seconds.
  5. To assemble the taquitos, spread about a tablespoon of avocado cream on the tortilla.
  6. Place a couple spoonfuls of sweet potato and corn mixture on one side of the tortilla.
  7. Roll tightly and place seam side down on baking tray. Repeat for all taquitos.
  8. Brush all of the taquitos with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  9. Bake at 425°F for 15-20 minutes or until edges are crispy and golden brown.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3 taquitos
  • Calories: 472 calories
  • Sugar: 21.5 g
  • Fat: 25.4
  • Saturated Fat: 10.2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 15.2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 55.3 g
  • Fiber: 9.9 g
  • Protein: 10.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 36 mg