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Reheat a Burrito in the Air Fryer

Did you know that you can reheat a burrito in an air fryer? No need to fire up your oven or use your microwave. Simply air fry for 2-3 minutes!

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Cooked burrito in the air fryer

Raise your hand if you love your air fryer! You guys know mine is raised high to the sky. I use mine weekly, if not daily.

You can seriously do so much with this handy kitchen appliance. Cook, fry, roast, bake, broil, dehydrate…and today I want to talk about another function: reheating!

Like many of you, I typically used my microwave to reheat food. Yes, it’s great for things like soup, stew, or a cup of coffee that’s been neglected all morning.

Oh, and here is my favorite air fryer chimichanga recipe that works well with these reheating directions!

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But, if you want to reheat something and hope to crisp it up at the same time, the microwave just isn’t going to cut it. What’s worse, it could even make your food soggy.

And I don’t know about you, but my oven sometimes takes forever to preheat.

Most days I just don’t have time to sit around and wait! That’s where my air fryer comes in handy.

It reheats by circulating hot air — which means it will also make whatever you throw in there nice and crispy too. 

This brings me to today’s helpful guide: how to reheat a burrito in an air fryer.

I love burritos, but half the time I have a hard time finishing one in just one sitting, especially if it’s stuffed to the brim with yummy fillings like rice, beans, protein, and veggies. 

When you reheat a burrito in an air fryer, no more worrying about soggy results!

Air Fryer I recommend: Large, easy to clean, square basket, burner on top and bottom. Click to see it.

How to Reheat a Burrito in the Air Fryer

STEP ONE: Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees F.

STEP TWO: Place your burrito in the air fryer basket and reheat for 2-3 minutes. You may need to reheat thicker burritos for 1-2 minutes more. 

If your burrito looks a little dry, mist it with a little oil using an EVO mister.

STEP THREE: Remove your reheated burrito from the air fryer and enjoy!

What to Serve With Reheated Burritos

Reheat Burrito in Air Fryer: Variations

  • You can use this recipe to reheat a frozen burrito in the air fryer as well. You’ll have to increase the air fry time to 15 minutes.
  • Add some shredded cheese on top. This one goes out to all of my cheese lovers. Choose your favorite and sprinkle on a healthy helping on top of your burrito!
  • Slather on your favorite sauce after you reheat the burrito in the air fryer. I like the idea of adding salsa, hot sauce, or a creamy burrito sauce made with sour cream and chiles. 
  • Use more spices for an added kick. Don’t be afraid to open up the burrito to add some extra seasonings before you place it in the air fryer. 
reheated burrito stacked on top of each other cut in half

How Do You Reheat Leftover Burritos?

The best way is in the air fryer! You could also use your microwave, but your burrito won’t crisp up as nicely.

You can also use your oven to reheat a burrito, but it does take a lot longer than with your air fryer.

In my opinion, you should always reheat a burrito in an air fryer.

How Long to Cook a Burrito in the Air Fryer?

Not only can you reheat a burrito in the air fryer, you can also cook one from scratch. To do so, preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees F.

Cook your burrito for about 5 minutes.

To reheat, you’ll have to lower the temperature a bit (down to 350 degrees) and you don’t have to leave it in there for as long (2-3 minutes should work).

2 burritos both cut in half stacked on top of each other

How Long Does it Take to Reheat a Burrito?

Only 2-3 minutes in the air fryer! It will take between 15-20 minutes in the oven and about 2 minutes in the microwave.

Keep in mind, though, that it will likely get soggy in the microwave.

Can You Air Fry a Burrito Wrapped in Foil?

Contrary to popular belief, you can use aluminum foil in the air fryer (I wrote an entire article on how to do it), but you really don’t need to in order to reheat a burrito in the air fryer.

Simply put it in the basket as is and air fry for 2-3 minutes and you’re good!

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Yield: 1-3 burritos

Reheat a Burrito in the Air Fryer

Cooked burrito in the air fryer

How to reheat a burrito in the air fryer to make sure it's hot and still crispy on the outside.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-3 leftover burritos

Optional

  • Oil for misting

Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place your burrito in the air fryer basket and reheat for 2-3 minutes. You
    may need to reheat thicker burritos for 1-2 minutes more. 
  3. Remove your reheated burrito from the air fryer and enjoy!







Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 713Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 1630mgCarbohydrates: 84gFiber: 13gSugar: 8gProtein: 25g

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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