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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. (affiliate links present)

We made homemade air fryer flautas the other night and those were incredibly good.

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.

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

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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.

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.

best way to cook frozen burritos

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.

Want to make things fun? Make an air fryer burrito bar with lots of options like:

frozen burrito

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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Wednesday 12th of January 2022

It took me far longer than I needed down the page to just find out how long I needed to pre-heat my air fryer before popping in my frozen burritos at 1 am while I was binge eating. Thanks for the info, but just like a lot of other mommy blogs and etc, it’s filled with so much filler and hyperlinks promoting stuff that the content creator gets a cut of that I was on the verge of winging the dang thing. The edit button is a friend and a confidant.

Tracy Davis

Tuesday 11th of January 2022

Going to try this recipe tonight!


Tuesday 5th of October 2021

Love this recipe it helped me out a lot I love the frozen burritos and I used to deep fry them. Now I can’t go without air frying them because it’s so quick and easy and so so much healthier!!


Saturday 26th of December 2020

My burrito was still cold in the center but the outside was hot and crispy. What mistake could I have made?

The Typical Mom

Saturday 26th of December 2020

If it is quite large you might want to microwave for 1 min beforehand. Make sure you leave inside air fryer basket when done to warm insides too

sandra crow

Saturday 21st of November 2020

Thanks for the recipe, sounds great!

The Typical Mom

Monday 23rd of November 2020

Great snack

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