Baked Ground Turkey and Bean Flautas

Ground turkey, black beans, cheese, and taco seasonings are all rolled up in a whole wheat tortilla for a delicious and healthy recipe your whole family will love! These flautas are baked in the oven (instead of deep-fried), but still have a crispy outside. They are a family favorite!

Today’s recipe is all of my favorite things:

    • Mexican food
    • Healthy
    • Fast
    • Family-friendly and picky-eater approved!
    • Throw it in the freezer and pull it out on a busy night

I love this recipe and I know that your family will too!

If you haven’t ever tried ground turkey, this is the perfect recipe to try it in! You could also substitute lean ground beef or ground chicken in this recipe and it will still be delicious.

What is the difference between flautas and taquitos?

Sometimes the terms “flauta” and “taquito” are used interchangeably, but they are actually a little different.

A taquito is made with a corn tortilla and a flauta is made from a flour tortilla.

Taquitos are often made with small tortillas and served as more of an appetizer while flautas are often made with large tortillas and served as more of a main dish.

This recipe is made with flour tortillas and I served it as a main dish with salsa on the side for dipping.

I made these flautas with 6″ flour tortillas and got about 24 flautas – but you could easily use larger tortillas and stuff them with even more filling!

How to get crispy Flautas in the oven

Flautas in the oven? You may be a little skeptical! But these oven baked flautas are a healthy non-fried alternative to your favorite dish.

The trick to getting these flautas perfectly crispy is to spray them with cooking spray right before they go in the oven. The oil caramelizes giving these a crispy crunch with every bite.

How to make baked Flautas into a freezer meal

If you’re making these for just a few people, or if you’re looking to get dinner done ahead of time, you can easily turn this recipe into a freezer meal.

To do so, prepare the recipe as directed. After rolling the flautas, place them in a gallon-sized resealable freezer bag. You should be able to fit 12-15 in each bag.

Keeping the bag full will keep the flautas rolled up.

When ready to bake, remove flautas from the freezer and let them thaw in the fridge for 12 hours. You could also bake them without thawing them first – just add 5-10 minutes onto the cooking time and make sure that they heat all the way through.

Place flautas seam-side down on the baking sheet. Spray the tops of the flautas with nonstick cooking spray and sprinkle with salt.

Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the tops begin to golden. Let them cool slightly and serve with ranch or salsa.


What you’ll need to make homemade baked flautas

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Baking Sheet <— This baking sheet is large enough to fit ALL the flautas in this recipe.

Freezer Bags <— If you’re wanting to make this into a freezer meal, you’ll need the freezer bags!


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Looking for more healthy ground turkey recipes? Try these:

Serves: 8

Baked Ground Turkey and Bean Flautas

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 1 1/4 cups salsa (divided)
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet low-sodium taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canned corn (drained)
  • 1/2 cup black beans (drained)
  • 1 cup canned refried beans
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 24 (6-inch) whole wheat flour tortillas


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, saute ground turkey and onion until turkey is fully cooked.
  4. Mix in salsa, taco seasoning and water and simmer until water has mostly cooked out.
  5. Mix in corn and black beans and remove from heat; set aside.
  6. Spread a spoonful of refried beans down the center of each tortilla.
  7. Top with some of the ground turkey mixture and sprinkle cheese on top.
  8. Roll tortillas up tightly and place on prepared baking sheet, making sure the seam side is down.
  9. Repeat the process with all tortillas.
  10. Spray the flautas with nonstick cooking spray (or lightly brush with a little olive oil) and sprinkle lightly with salt.
  11. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the ends of the tortillas start to turn a golden brown color.
  12. Remove from oven and serve with one cup salsa for dipping (if desired).


egg free
soy free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free



1457 cal


72 g


60 g


149 g
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Recipe adapted from Yummy Healthy Easy

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