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Air Fryer Taquitos

Air Fryer Taquitos are cooked using frozen taquitos for a crispy and delicious snack and appetizer!

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Cooked air fryer taquitos in a line on a white plate

If you’re looking for a quick and easy game day snack or just something to munch on at dinner or midnigher, air fried taquitos are it.

They’re like rolled tacos that are already filled and frozen. They just need to be heated up and dipped in your favorite dip (ideas below) and you’ve got yourself a delicious and crispy appetizer.

You can choose between air fryer chicken taquitos and beef taquitos for your preferred flavors.

Whether you love making El Monterey taquitos in the air fryer or have a thing for Jose Ole Taquitos in th air fryer, these directions work for both!

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Air Fryer Taquitos in a line on a white plate

How to Cook Taquitos in the Air Fryer

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the frozen taquitos in the air fryer basket or on an air fryer tray and cook for 4 to 5 minutes until fully heated.
  3. Carefully remove the taquitos from the air fryer and enjoy!
Cooked taquitos in an air fryer

Tips for Crispy Air Fryer Frozen Taquitos

  • Preheat your air fryer — this gets that crispy and golden brown outside while heating the inside up evenly
  • Keep some space between each frozen taquito and cook them in a single layer — this allows for more air flow and lets them cook evenly
  • Cook in multiple batches if you need to air fry taquitos in a large quantity
  • Use your favorite kind of taquitos — air fryer chicken taquitos and beef taquitos all taste great!

How Long to Cook Taquitos in the Air Fryer

Air frying taquitos takes just 4 to 5 minutes when using frozen taquitos in a preheated air fryer.

Homemade taquitos and flautas cooking time will be a bit different. See my homemade air fryer flautas recipe for directions to cook from scratch.

Air Fryer Taquito being held in a hand with bite taken out of it

What to Serve with Air Fryer Taquitos

The Best Brands of Frozen Taquitos

Most frozen taquitos brands out there are pretty good, but I’ve found some pack in more meat and cheese inside the corn tortillas, making it taste just that much better. Some are also available as flautas with flour tortillas.

Here are my favorites for making frozen taquitos in the air fryer:

  • Delimex
  • Jose Ole’s
  • El Monterey
Closeup of air fryer taquitos on a plate

How to Store Air Fryer Taquitos After Cooking

These air fryer frozen taquitos can keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can reheat them using the directions below when ready to eat.

Best Toppings for Taquitos

Frozen taquitos in the air fryer

How to Reheat Taquitos in the Air Fryer

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees.
  2. Place them in the air fryer and air fry taquitos for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Remove the taquitos from the air fryer and enjoy!
Closeup of air fryer taquitos in a portrait style image on a white plate

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Yield: 3 servings

Air Fryer Taquitos

Cooked taquitos in an air fryer

These frozen air fryer taquitos are cooked in the air fryer for a crispy tortilla and hot filling.

Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 taquitos (any flavor)

Instructions

1. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees.

2. Place the taquitos inside the air fryer and cook for about 5 minutes.

3. Remove taquitos from the air fryer and enjoy!

Notes

How to Reheat Taquitos in the Air Fryer:

1. Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees.

2. Cook taquitos for 2-3 minutes until warmed, then enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 240Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 382mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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2 thoughts on “Air Fryer Taquitos”

    • Ooh, that’s a good question, Linda. I can’t remember which ones I used for the pictures, but we always go between the El Monterey chicken and cheese and their beef and cheese varieties, so it would be one of the two!

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