How to Cook Frozen Taquitos in the Air Fryer, Fast!

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I just got my Dash Air Fryer for Christmas I am loving it! We have made so many things already. And you know what, Jeff likes it too. This is a huge plus because occasionally he makes dinner and it makes cooking easier and faster for him. You will love these Frozen Taquitos in the Air Fryer! They’re so easy!

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We don’t typically buy frozen convenience food, but sometimes it’s fun to have these snacky type foods when we watch college basketball.

So let’s get right to it! Here’s how to cook

Frozen Taquitos in the Air Fryer

Can I just say, these particular frozen “taquitos” are not actually taquitos.  They are flautas. The main difference between taquitos and flautas is the type of tortilla used. Taquitos are made with corn tortillas and flautas are made with flour tortillas. These were most definitely flour tortillas.

They were pretty good but I was definitely expecting a corn tortilla and not a flour tortilla, seeing as how the box says, TAQUITOS.

But, I digress.

I want to start off by saying that not all air fryers are created equal. The times and temps that I give you may not be exact for your air fryer but should be pretty close. Most things that you cook in the air fryer have to be checked and shaken anyway, so there should be no problem.

This is the air fryer that I have! Isn’t it pretty? And don’t you just love that color? It’s a 6 qt so I was able to fit 7 taquitos for one layer.



figure out how many can fit in your air fryer. Some air fryers are quite small. You could probably put more than one layer but keep in mind that they might not cook as fast.

Put your taquitos in the fry basket and set your air fryer temp to 400 degrees.

Frozen Taquitos in the Air Fryer

Remember to make sure that the air fryer is at least 6 inches from any walls and cabinets. It needs good air circulation in order to cook properly. Not to mention the outside gets pretty stinking HOT!


Set the timer for 10 minutes. After 5 minutes pull the tray out and give it a shake just to sort of turn the taquitos. They won’t stick because of the non-stick surface. The purpose of shaking is just to achieve even cooking.

Frozen Taquitos in the Air Fryer


A quick note on shaking…only shake front to back and not up and down! Shaking up and down can cause the air fryer basket to come loose, fall out on the ground and break. No Bueno! 😬

Put the basket back in the air fryer for the remaining 5 minutes. And, done!

Frozen Taquitos in the Air Fryer

Dipping Sauces

My personal favorite is Cilantro Lime Guacamole! However, you could go nuts and have a chipotle sour cream dip, fresh homemade salsa   You could also smother them in Colorado Green Chili or THIS homemade enchilada sauce!!

I’m drooling. 🤤

What is your favorite thing to make in your air fryer?

Leigh Ann ❤

Frozen Taquitos in the Air Fryer


Leigh Ann Schooley is the owner and founder of Making My Abode, a blog dedicated to helping homemakers live well and simply on one income. She is a believer, wife, and mother of three with more than sixteen years of homemaking experience. Leigh Ann is the recipient of the Wife of The Year award eighteen years running. She has also won the Mother of The Year award every year for the past sixteen years. She is a Colorado native raised by her dad who taught her almost everything she knows. Leigh Ann lives with her husband and family in Colorado.

2 comments on “How to Cook Frozen Taquitos in the Air Fryer, Fast!

  1. thank you just learning how to use my cuisinart air fryer toaster oven. Do you have any info on jose beef & cheese mini tacos? I know I’m adapting your instructions to fit my air fryer/oven. Thank you I’ve book marked your website.

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