Learn the art of cooking taquitos in an air fryer for a quick and delicious snack! These simple Air Fryer Taquito instructions can be used for both homemade and frozen taquitos.
Can Taquitos be Made in an Air Fryer?
Absolutely! In fact, I would argue that the air fryer is the best method for making taquitos. When you purchase frozen taquitos, the packaging usually provides instructions for microwaving (if you prefer them soggy) or baking in the oven (if you have the time and don’t mind heating up your home). However, cooking taquitos in the air fryer yields perfect, crispy results in just 6-8 minutes!
How Long Should Taquitos Cook in an Air Fryer?
The cooking time for taquitos in an air fryer can vary based on a few factors:
Type of Air Fryer: Using a rack-style air fryer, my taquitos were perfectly cooked in just 6 minutes. However, if you have a bucket-style air fryer, it may take around 7 minutes to achieve the same results.
Number of Taquitos: Keep in mind that the more taquitos you place in the air fryer, the longer it will take for them to cook. If they are crowded and touching each other, they won’t be as crispy and will require more cooking time.
Frozen vs. Homemade Taquitos: Frozen taquitos typically take about a minute longer to cook compared to homemade ones.
Cooking Frozen Taquitos in the Air Fryer
The exact cooking time for frozen taquitos may vary depending on the brand. Generally, you will need to cook them at 370 degrees Fahrenheit for 4-6 minutes. For instance, José Olé taquitos tend to have a more delicate filling that spills out quickly, so I recommend cooking them for 4 minutes. If you prefer an extra crispy wrap, you can extend the cooking time, though it may cause some filling loss.
On the other hand, Delimex frozen taquitos have a sturdier filling that doesn’t spill out as easily. You can cook them for up to 6 minutes to achieve a perfectly crispy wrap. Just keep an eye on them, as all frozen taquitos can burst at the seam if cooked for too long.
Cooking Homemade Taquitos in the Air Fryer
For those who prefer homemade taquitos, I highly recommend trying my favorite recipe for Buffalo Chicken Taquitos. These taquitos are packed with flavor and require only five ingredients. Plus, they are free from mystery fillers and preservatives. You can even customize them to match your taste preferences. To cook homemade taquitos in the air fryer, set the temperature to 390 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for 3-6 minutes. This high-temperature, short cooking time ensures optimal results.
What to Serve with Taquitos
Taquitos are perfect for snacking during movie nights or gatherings. While taquitos shine on their own, you can elevate your experience by serving them with a delicious Keto Margarita. Additionally, consider adding a tasty dip like this Chuy’s Jalapeno Ranch Copycat or a zesty Roasted Tomatillo Salsa to take your frozen appetizer to the next level.
For a heartier meal, pair your taquitos with a refreshing Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad or a creamy Avocado Bacon Dip. And don’t forget to serve a super refreshing and easy-to-make drink like Spiked Blueberry Lemonade!
Explore More Easy Air Fryer Recipes
If you enjoy the convenience and crispy results of air frying, I have some fantastic recipes to share with you. These easy air fryer recipes will save you time and energy in the kitchen while delivering scrumptious meals:
Air Fryer Pizza Rolls: Get perfectly crispy pizza rolls from frozen, without the messy explosions that often happen in the microwave!
Air Fryer Sausage: Whether you use store-bought frozen patties or make your own homemade ones, the air fryer is an excellent way to cook sausages.
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes: Impress your family and guests with classic baked potatoes that are incredibly easy to make in the air fryer. They also reheat wonderfully for a quick lunch.
Air Fryer Brownie: Skip the microwave mug cakes and indulge in a perfectly gooey single-serving brownie ready in under 10 minutes. Bonus: It’s gluten-free and can be made keto-friendly.
For more air fryer recipes that will revolutionize your cooking experience, visit Family Cuisine.
Check out the complete collection of my Air Fryer Recipes .
Remember, the air fryer is a kitchen game-changer! It can significantly reduce cooking time while delivering that irresistible crispiness that other appliances can’t achieve. So grab your air fryer and start exploring the world of delicious possibilities!