Jose Ole Taquitos In Air Fryer

Air Fryer frozen taquitos are one of the easiest ways you can make snacks for a hungry crowd! Serve them plain or dress them up with sour cream, salsa, guacamole, green onions, cilantro and more!

Whether for Taco Tuesday, Superbowl Sunday or a gathering of friends and family, appetizers are guaranteed to please. Some of my family’s favorites include nachos made with carnitas meat and chicken wings.

Sometimes I just don’t have the time to make appetizers from scratch. And that’s when I turn to frozen kid-favorites that can be cooked in the air fryer like TGI Friday’s potato skins, Totino’s pizza rolls, chicken nuggets, and these delimex taquitos.

Taquitos are corn tortillas rolled up with a filling of chicken, beef, or cheese and deep-fried to a golden brown. Frozen taquitos are already pre-cooked so they just have to be heated through.

I prefer using the air fryer rather than the oven to make taquitos because the air fryer does such a great job of crisping up frozen prepared foods. The other reason I like using the air fryer is the time savings. Foods cook much faster in the air fryer.

  • Place 8-10 José Olé taquitos in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook at 400 degrees for 5-7 minutes.
  • Serve with optional toppings and enjoy!


Frozen Taquitos (I like the José Olé brand!)

Optional ingredients to dress such as shredded lettuce, sour cream, salsa, and shredded cheese.

What is the difference between taquitos and flautas?

There is not much of a difference. Taquitos are typically made with a corn tortilla and a flauta is made with a flour tortilla. The names tend to be used to refer to the same thing, in fact several companies use the name interchangeably.

Frozen taquitos – Choose your favorite frozen taquito brand. Most brands precook the taquitos so it’s just important to heat them up before eating. (The pictures shown are of Jose Ole chicken and cheese in flour tortillas. )

Air Fryer – I use a 5.8 quart Cosori. I like the square basket because you are able to fit more food. The instructions will be the same regardless of the model you have.

You can find full, printable ingredients, instructions and video at the bottom of this post.

This is my favorite method for cooking frozen taquitos. No preheating, no thawing and done in less than 10 minutes.

  • Remove frozen taquitos from packaging and place them in the air fryer basket. I can usually fit 6-7 in mine without stacking.
  • Cook at 390 degrees F for 3 minutes, flip them over and cook at 390 degrees F for another 3-4 minutes or until they
  • Carefully remove from the air fryer. Make sure to use silicone tongs, not metal to ensure you don’t chip off any protective coating.
  • *** This cook time is based on a non-preheated air fryer. If you cook batches back to back, you might want to reduce the cook time by 1-2 minutes.

    Jose Ole Taquitos In Air Fryer

    How to reheat taquitos in air fryer

    If you have leftovers that need to be reheated, place them in the air fryer and cook at 350 for 3-4 minutes or until heated through.

    Taquitos are often served with toppings or dips. Some favorites consist of:

  • If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • I like to point out that each air fryer cooks a little different.
  • Make sure they have space in the basket so that the hot air can circulate around them and cook evenly.
  • If you want them to get extra crispy and brown, you can choose to lightly spray with olive oil before cooking.
  • Use the same cooking directions for cooking frozen flautas in the air fryer.
  • Jose Ole Taquitos In Air Fryer


    How long do you cook frozen taquitos in air fryer?

    Air Fryer Instructions

    Add the frozen taquitos to the air fryer basket. Air fry for 8 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, turning them over with tongs or shaking the basket at the 4 minute mark.

    Can you put taquitos in the air fryer?

    Available in 20 and 40 count sizes.
    1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
    2. Place frozen taquitos on baking sheet in center of oven.
    3. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until crispy. Let stand 1 minute.

    How do you heat taquitos in Airfryer?

    Place the frozen taquitos in the air fryer basket and spread out into a single even layer. Coat the taquitos evenly with oil spray. Air Fry at 380°F/195°C for 7-10 minutes or until crispy to your liking, gently shaking and turning the taquitos halfway through cooking.

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