Air fryer frozen taquitos are a quick and easy hot appetizer worth making!

It doesn’t take long to make a batch or two of crispy, crunchy taquitos in the air fryer! Just in time for the big game, movie night, or last-minute snack attacks. Serve these tasty appetizers with an array of tasty dipping sauces and watch them disappear off the platter before the second batch is finished cooking!

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Easy Way to Cook Taquitos!

  • Taquitos are flour tortillas filled with seasoned ground beef, chicken, or cheese and then rolled up and cooked. Affordable, filling, and ready in no time at all!
  • One ingredient and one step. Make quick and easy taquitos from frozen to hot in less than 10 minutes!
  • So many ways to serve! Appetizers, side dishes, or main dishes on a taco bar buffet! Dip, dunk, or dress them up in so many ways!
  • DIY your own taquitos by rolling up your fave filling into a flour tortilla, spray the outside with pan release, and air fry as directed.

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How to Cook Air Fryer Frozen Taquitos

  1. Place frozen taquitos in a single layer.
  2. Cook (per recipe below) until they are heated through and crispy on the outside.

Serve with sour cream, salsa, guacamole, and nacho cheese. Serve with these other air fryer Mexican-themed apps and snacks! Tex Mex egg rolls, air fryer mozzarella sticks, air fryer tacos, avocado taco boats, or air fryer shrimp quesadillas.

Tips for Crispy Taquitos

  • Always preheat the air fryer so taquitos get extra crispy on the outside.
  • Be sure to allow space between them so the air can circulate.
  • If cooking in batches, keep the cooked taquitos warm in the oven but add them back to the air fryer for last-minute crisping!

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Keep leftover taquitos in a zippered bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat them in the air fryer before serving.

Freeze leftovers in a zippered bag for up to 4 weeks, and cook from frozen in the air fryer.

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Air Fryer Frozen Taquitos

This air fryer frozen taquitos recipe makes crispy and delicious taquitos.
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 4 servings



  • 8 taquitos
  • salsa & sour cream for serving optional


  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  • Place taquitos in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 5-6 minutes or until they are heated through.


Nutrition information is for taquitos only.
  • Air Fryers can vary by brand, check your taquitos early to make sure they don't overcook.
  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer.
  • Preheat the air fryer for best results.
  • Cook in batches if needed and add all taquitos to the air fryer to reheat before serving.
  • You can make your own homemade taquitos by rolling your favorite fillings in small tortillas. Be sure to oil the outside well.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 2taquitos | Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 310mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 10mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican

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