Frozen Burrito in Air Fryer

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Craving burritos? An air fryer frozen burrito is a great way to enjoy this tasty Mexican dish without much of the hassle!

With your favorite burrito brand and your trusty air fryer, you can make frozen burritos in the air fryer in no time at all!

They are great for dipping in salsa and sour cream – but that’s up to you.

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Frozen burritos in the air fryer turn out pretty good!

Recipe Tips/Substitutions

Before you make frozen burritos in the air fryer, have a read through these recipe tips so you get it right the first time!

  • We don’t usually add any extra oil to the outside of the burrito. They end up nicely crispy without it. If you want to add some anyway, we would recommend using a spray bottle to lightly coat the burrito before placing it in the air fryer.
  • The size of the burrito will affect cooking time. The burritos we use are 5oz each. If you have a larger/fatter frozen burrito, you cooking time will likely increase.
  • The contents – regardless if if its meat, veggie, beans, cheese – can be very hot. Be careful when you take your first few bites!

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

If you want to see how we make our air fryer frozen burritos, you can check out the very short step-by-step photos in this section.

Otherwise, just skip to the bottom of this post for the recipe card.

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Place the frozen burritos in the air fryer.

First, preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.

When the air fryer is hot, add in the frozen burritos. There’s no need to spray them with oil first.

cooked burritos in black air fryer tray on counter
The burritos end up crispy on the outside.

Cook the burritos for 13-15 minutes total. Flip them every 5 minutes to allow for even cooking. Your cook time can vary slightly by air fryer and burrito brand.

The internal temperature should be 161 degrees Fahrenheit (this can also vary by brand – so check the packaging if you’re unsure).

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Our air fryer frozen burrito – ready for dipping!

Once fully heated through, remove the burritos from the air fryer. Let them sit for a minute since the filling can be very hot. You can enjoy them as is or dip them in salsa and/or sour cream.

Storage Tips

Air-fried burritos taste best when they are fresh. If you have any leftovers, you can store them in a sealed container in the fridge. However, the outside will likely get a little soggy from the moisture.

To reheat, you can pop the burrito back in the air fryer or into the microwave.

The latter method will definitely make the whole thing softer but it’ll still be okay to eat the next day. Don’t let it sit in the fridge too long or else it’ll lose its appeal!

What to Serve Air Fryer Frozen Burrito With

Since all the burrito goodness is found inside, you don’t really need to serve it with anything.

Air fryer frozen burritos are, however, very dippable. You might choose to dip it into some salsa or even sour cream!

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Air Fryer Frozen Burrito

Yield: 2
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

It's so easy to make a frozen burrito in the air fryer! Crispy on the outside, these frozen burritos make a filling snack that you can enjoy as is or dipped in salsa and/or sour cream!

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen burritos (see notes)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. When the air fryer is hot, add in the frozen burritos. There's no need to spray them with oil first.
  3. Cook the burritos for 13-15 minutes total. Flip them every 5 minutes to allow for even cooking. Your cook time can vary slightly by air fryer and burrito brand. The internal temperature should be 161 degrees Fahrenheit (this can also vary by brand - so check the packaging if you're unsure).
  4. Once fully heated through, remove the burritos from the air fryer. Let them sit for a minute since the filling can be very hot. You can enjoy them as is or dip them in salsa and/or sour cream.

Notes

  • The burritos we use are 5oz. If you want to make bigger frozen burritos in the air fryer, they will likely take a little bit longer to fully cook/heat through.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 434Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 1087mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 9gSugar: 5gProtein: 17g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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