Sausage And Red Pesto Tacos

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sausage and red pesto tacos
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So on my daily trip to the mega mart to buy 240 rolls of toilet paper (just kidding) I found this great red pesto cheese. Originally I was just going to slice it up with some salami and make a bit of charcuterie. However I still had so many mini tortillas I thought why not make some sausage and red pesto tacos using the cheese.

Last week I made a large batch of traditional Sicilian red pesto for my Red Pesto Pasta with Chicken and Mozzarella, and then used the leftovers for some Red Pesto Potatoes. This cheese is of course not homemade, even though sometime in the future I do want to spend a few months learning how to make cheese.

Red Pesto infused Gouda cheese

Because most of the flavors are coming from the cheese and sausage, there really isn’t much need for tons of ingredients. In fact, these sausage and red pesto tacos can be made with just three ingredients if you really needed to. Of course, topping with guac, and adding seasonings make most dishes better in my opinion.

Other than the sausage and red pesto cheese, I added some diced red onion, red chili flakes, chopped cayenne, some paprika, and black pepper. I didn’t add salt because the traditional guac had quite a bit of salt, but if you go sans guacamole then you should sprinkle some salt when you cook the meat.

For the sausage I used standard Italian sausage that I de-cased, crumbled, and fried a bit with the red onion. However if you wanted to use something like a spicy chorizo that would work great as well. In fact, last week I also made some Spicy Chorizo and Avocado Tacos that were just divine.

I used flour tortillas for these sausage and red pesto tacos recipe, as you can see by the pictures, but you can use corn if they are more readily available. I can’t find corn tortillas for the life of me where I live, but using them would give these a more street taco feel.

sausage red pesto street mini tacos

Sausage And Red Pesto Tacos

These sausage and red pesto tacos are a fun and unique take on traditional street tacos. Using red pesto gouda really kicks them up a notch.
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Main Dish, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Fusion, Mexican
Keyword: italian sausage, red pesto gouda, Sausage and red pesto tacos, street tacos
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Cost: $5


  • Pan


  • 6 Mini Tortillas street style tortillas, flour or corn
  • 3 Italian Sausage links de-cased and crumbled
  • 150 grams Cheese shredded, Red Pesto Gouda for this recipe
  • 1 Cayenne Chili chopped
  • 2 tsp Red Chili Flakes
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper freshly cracked
  • 1/2 Red Onion chopped
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt or to taste
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil no need for super high quality, it's being cooked in the onion and meat
  • 6 tbsp Guacamole optional


  • In a pan on medium high heat add the oil and red onion. Once the onion begins to soften add in the crumbled sausage and the spices (cayenne chili, red chili flakes, black pepper, paprika, salt). Cook until the sausage is browned, stirring every so often.
  • Soften your tortillas by placing them right on top of the fire for 4-5 seconds per side. Into the tortillas add the sausage mixture, top with the cheese, and then a dollop of guacamole. You can garnish with lime wedges or cilantro since some people may like to eat them.


Eat this right away. The mixture will store just fine in the fridge for a few days, but the tortillas will dry out once they are opened, so best eat them right away.
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Sausage And Red Pesto Tacos

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