Air Fryer Frozen Taquitos are so easy to make and turn out incredibly crunchy and flavorful. Perfect for snacking, serving at parties, and on game day.
Post includes Weight Watchers points.
Taquitos are among our favorite finger foods, so I try to keep a bag stashed in the freezer at all times. Cooking them from frozen in the air fryer means they come out crispy and crunchy, not soggy and greasy like they do when you bake them in the oven.
The great thing about cooking frozen taquitos in the air fryer is that it’s easy enough for older kids to make on their own after a little training. And, since they cook fast they are perfect for after-school snacks, Mexican meals, and all sorts of get-togethers, and as part of your game day spread.
Homemade meals are great when you have time, but there should be no shame in taking help from the freezer section every now and then. You’ll be surprised how tasty these are, plus they are way healthier than traditional deep-fried taquitos.
Why Make This Recipe
- Fast – Air Fryer frozen taquitos cook faster than in the oven.
- Healthier – Cooking in the air fryer uses far less oil than deep frying.
- Finger Food – Taquitos are perfect for snacking or serving at a party.
- Kid-Friendly – Kids love these and they are easy enough for big kids to make on their own.
Ready to make these frozen taquitos in Air Fryer? Gather your ingredients and I will show you…
How To Make Frozen Taquitos Air Fryer
Get the complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.
- Pre-heat the air fryer to 400F / 204C.
- Remove the frozen taquitos from the package.
- Place them in the Air Fryer basket, making sure not to overcrowd. They can touch, but don’t overlap them.
- Fry for 5 minutes, until heated through.
- Serve with your favorite dipping sauces.
- The overall size of taquitos and the amount of filling can vary between brands. Watch closely the first time you make them so you can adjust the timing as needed.
- Don’t overlap the taquitos in the air fryer basket.
- You may want to turn them halfway through, or give the basket a shake to ensure they cook evenly.
- Cook them in batches if you can’t fit all 12 at one time.
- Look For Different Fillings – Taquitos (and flautas) are available in a variety of fillings. Try different ones to discover a new favorite.
- Top Them Off – Top your cooked taquitos with extra cheese, salsa or even chili.
- Dip Them – Taquitos and flautas are perfect for dipping. Here are a few of our favorite options:
- Cheese Dip
- Sour Cream
- Ranch Dressing
- Avocado Ranch Dressing
Make Ahead And Storage
- Prep Ahead – The beauty of these is that you can go from freezer to table in just a few minutes so there’s really no need to prep ahead of time.
- Store – Leftovers should be stored in the fridge and eaten within 3 days. Reheat them in the air fryer at 350F / 180C for 2 – 2 ½ minutes.
A taquito is made from a rolled-up tortilla filled with beef, chicken, pork, beans, or cheese, then pan-fried or deep-fried.
The difference between a taquito and a flauta is the tortilla. Taquitos are made with a corn tortilla while flautas are made with flour tortillas. Otherwise, they are essentially the same thing.
If you have leftovers they can easily be reheated in the air fryer. Preheat to 350F / 180C and cook for 2 – 2 ½ minutes.
More Air Fryer Frozen Food Hacks
Want more how to cook frozen food in the Air Fryer hacks? Then check out these helpful posts:
- Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Breast.
- Easy Air Fryer Frozen Vegetables.
- Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp.
- Air Fryer Frozen Meatballs.
- Air Fryer Frozen Burritos.
- Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings.
- Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings.
- Air Fryer Frozen French Fries.
- Air Fryer Frozen Pizza.
- Air Fryer Frozen Corn Dogs.
- Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets.
Weight Watchers Points
There are 8 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.
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