• Canola oil for frying
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • ½ tbsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dried parsley
  • 8 taco sized flour tortillas (I like the thick ones for this recipe)
  • Package of pepperoni slices
  • 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Jar of pizza sauce for dipping


  1. Using a heavy bottomed pan, heat enough oil to come 1 inch up the sides of the pan over medium high heat
  2. Melt butter and mix in garlic powder and parsley
  3. Using a brush or a spoon, spread the melted butter onto one side of each tortilla
  4. Lay as many pepperoni slices as you’d like on the buttered side of the tortilla
  5. At the top of the tortilla, lay one thick line of shredded cheese
  6. Roll the tortilla tightly so that the cheese is in the middle
  7. (tip: At the very end of the roll, place a small amount of shredded cheese before you close the tortilla.
  8. It will help the taquito stay together when it is fried!)
  9. In batches of two to three at a time, place taquitos seam side down carefully in the oil
  10. Cook for about one minute on each side or until outside becomes golden.
  11. (Note: I don’t like my taquitos super crispy, I prefer them a little soft on the inside. Make them as crispy as you’d like!)
  12. Remove from oil onto a paper towel lined plate
  13. Enjoy with warm pizza sauce for dipping

Yields: 8

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