Can You Put Frozen Burritos In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can cook frozen burritos in an air fryer. This method is a fantastic way to achieve a crispy exterior while keeping the interior warm and flavorful, providing a much better texture than microwaving. Air frying frozen burritos is quick, convenient, and doesn’t require thawing them first. Here’s how to do it:

Air Fryer Frozen Burritos Recipe


  1. Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (about 177°C). Although not all air fryer models require preheating, it can help cook the burritos more evenly.
  2. Prepare the Burritos: If the burritos are wrapped in plastic, remove any packaging. You can wrap the burritos in a light layer of aluminum foil to help retain moisture in the filling during cooking. However, if your burrito has a lot of cheese or sauce inside, you might skip the foil to avoid sogginess.
  3. Cook the Burritos: Place the frozen burritos in the air fryer basket, leaving space between them for air circulation. Cook for about 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time. The exact time may vary depending on your air fryer model and the size of the burritos.
  4. Check for Doneness: The burritos are done when they’re heated through and crispy on the outside. If you’re unsure, you can check the internal temperature with a food thermometer, aiming for at least 165°F (74°C) to ensure it’s thoroughly warmed.
  5. Serve: Let the burritos cool for a few minutes after cooking, as the filling will be very hot. Serve with your favorite sides or toppings, like salsa, sour cream, or guacamole.

Tips for Perfect Air Fryer Frozen Burritos

  • Avoiding Soggy Bottoms: To prevent the bottom of the burritos from becoming soggy, you can place them seam side up when you start cooking, then flip halfway through.
  • To Foil or Not to Foil: Using foil can help keep the filling moist but might prevent the tortilla from becoming as crispy. You can experiment with and without foil to see which result you prefer.
  • No Overcrowding: Cook in batches if necessary to ensure the burritos aren’t touching. This promotes better air circulation and cooking.
  • Let It Rest: Giving the burritos a couple of minutes to rest after cooking allows the filling to set slightly, making them less likely to burst open when you cut into them.

Cooking frozen burritos in an air fryer offers a quick and satisfying meal option with minimal effort. Adjusting the cooking time based on the specific air fryer model and burrito size will help you achieve the perfect balance of crispy exterior and hot, delicious filling.

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