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.
*** 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.
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:
How long do you cook frozen taquitos in air fryer?
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?
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Place frozen taquitos on baking sheet in center of oven.
- Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until crispy. Let stand 1 minute.
How do you heat taquitos in Airfryer?