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Frozen Burrito in Air Fryer

Frozen burrito in air fryer is a great way to cook these for lunch! Just a few minutes goes from rock hard to soft on the inside but crispy outsides.

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Wondered how to cook a frozen burrito in air fryer? We tested it out and came up with the perfect timing! Here’s how to make this and tons of other easy air fryer recipes too. (originally published 6/20, affiliate links present)

Air Fryer Frozen Burrito

We made homemade air fryer flautas the other night and those were incredibly good. With either chicken, beef or bean and cheese they are inexpensive dinner ideas that everyone loves. Goodness wrapped in a tortilla, it is so much better with a crispy outside and an easy way to do this is in an air fryer basket.

They do take some time to prep though and sometimes you need a quick dinner so I thought we’d follow that one up with a frozen burrito in air fryer post too. There are so many types to choose from but we went with the most common which we feel is beef and bean.

If you love air fryer recipes too, here are some resources to start with:

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Frozen Burrito in Ninja Foodi Air Fryer

It doesn’t matter what brand you might have at home. We have 3 different ones and they all work about the same, the biggest difference is the size of the basket itself.

I know you either have a few of these in your freezer now, or have in the past. They’re cheap dinners that my kids love too. When I was young we had these for dinner like a lot. Without a lot of money, and me being a picky eater, it meant that this was just a win.

Nowadays there are tons of different brands and fillings available. Before you really only had bean and cheese and that was about it. Nowadays we have bought beef, chicken, mild and spicy varieties. The timing below is for the “regular” type, not the jumbo varieties.

air fryer frozen burritos

Air fryer frozen burritos

What are the best frozen burritos?

We chose Reser’s as you can see here, their bean and cheese is pretty good. Las Campanas and Red’s are pretty popular, followed by Don Miguel and Jose Ole burritos.

How do I cook a frozen burrito?

Typically people use a microwave and that’s that, maybe a convection oven. We personally like these in the air fryer so there’s a nice crunch on the outside of the tortilla.

How do you make frozen burritos better?

The dips after they’re cooked of course!! You’ve gotta’ have salsa for sure, and guacamole + sour cream are winners in our book.

How do you cook a frozen burrito in an air fryer?

We will explain that in detail below in our recipe card! Just takes 15 minutes and is so much better than nuked in the microwave.

You can choose which type you like. There are spicy and mild varieties typically. Some have just beans and cheese where others include ground beef and chiles.

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Air Fryer Frozen Burrito Time

You can see how the outside gets lightly browned but the insides are still soft and gooey flowing out when cut.

Time needed: 15 minutes.

How to cook frozen burritos in an air fryer

  1. Preheat

    Preheat machine for 5 minutes at 400 degrees F.

  2. Put food inside

    Put the # of frozen burritos you want to cook inside the air fryer basket with the sealed side facing up.

  3. Cook

    Cook for 15 minutes total, flipping every 5 minutes.

  4. Serve

    Serve with different dips on the side if you want.

Ninja Foodi Frozen Burritos

Want to make things fun? Make an air fryer burrito bar with lots of options like we share here below. If you haven’t done this yet with your family it’s kinda’ like taco Tuesday but with the other favorite Mexican food item. 😉

If you have heat lovers like I do at my house you could drizzle some Sriracha sauce over the top. Another one is warm up some enchilada sauce and use that for wet burritos.

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Air Fryer Frozen Burritos El Monterey

Cooking instructions are below for air fried burritos. Of course air fryers cook at slightly different temps but they’re pretty close. Cooking times will not vary too much if you use a Ninja Foodi for this.

What will make a difference is if you left them out to reach room temperature beforehand. Then it would only take maybe 7 minutes or so to warm up I’d imagine.

  • I recommend always preheat your air fryer so everything cooks at the same temp. throughout the time.

If you’re only cooking one I might check after 12 minutes or so and see if it’s browned enough for you. Frozen foods are great to make in this hot air machine! A few of our other favorites are:

corn dogs in air fryer

Nutritional information is not entirely accurate as it is calculated by the recipe card. Refer to the bag of the types you chose for that information.

Since ingredients inside are precooked before freezing them there really isn’t much need for checking the internal temperature.

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Frozen Burritos in Air Fryer

Frozen burrito in air fryer is a great way to cook these for lunch! Just a few minutes goes from rock hard to soft on the inside but crispy outsides.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword air fryer, frozen burrito, ninja foodi
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 90kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • 2-4 frozen burritos 5 oz each


  • Preheat air fryer to 400 for 5 minutes.
  • Put frozen burritos into basket with bottom (sealed side) facing up.
  • Set to 350 degrees for 15 minutes total. Flip burritos every 5 minutes so they end up with sealed side facing up again. (this way if there's a bit of leakage it won't stick to the basket, or leak out as much)
  • Enjoy
Nutrition Facts
Frozen Burritos in Air Fryer
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 206mg9%
Potassium 46mg1%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Thursday 4th of August 2022

This is the perfect, quick and easy meal that my son can make all on his own! Yum!

The Typical Mom

Sunday 7th of August 2022

Yep my girls do it too


Thursday 4th of August 2022

This cooked up perfectly in the air fryer! It was quick and easy and just the perfect quick lunch I needed on this busy day. Thanks for the tips!

The Typical Mom

Sunday 7th of August 2022

Glad I could help

The Typical Mom

Thursday 4th of August 2022



Thursday 4th of August 2022

Such a great idea to make frozen burritos in the air fryer! Definitely takes them to a whole new level.


Thursday 4th of August 2022

This turned out superb! I didnt have to thaw my frozen burritos. I just popped them in the air fryer and came out just right!


Thursday 4th of August 2022

Thank you for this recipe!! Frozen burritos turn out so much better in the air fryer than in the microwave! This was great!

The Typical Mom

Sunday 7th of August 2022

For sure

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