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Frozen Burrito In Air Fryer (Better Than Microwave!)

Learn how to cook frozen burrito in air fryer! Making Air Fryer Burritos couldn’t be easier! You’re left with a hot and soft filling and a semi-crips tortilla exterior (think no soggy tortilla!) Air Fryer Frozen Burritos are perfect when you’re looking for a quick lunch or dinner. 

 

Looking for the Best Frozen Foods for Air Fryer?  Check out our other Air Fryer Frozen Food Recipes: Air Fried Frozen French Fries, Air Fryer Tater Tots and Air Fryer Pizza Rolls.

Two frozen burritos in air fryer topped with guacamole, sour cream, tomatoes and cilantro on a white plate.

Can You Use Air Fryer To Cook Frozen Food?

This is a question I hear/get asked often and the answer is absolutely! Frozen foods turn out AMAZING in the Air Fryer. It’s my preferred cooking element over the microwave, even though it takes a few minutes longer. Air Fryer Burrito for the win!!

Some of you might be wondering what the  benefits are to using an Air Fryer for frozen burrito when you can pop them in the microwave for less than two minutes and be done. I’ll tell ya….

 

✅Cook up to 6 at a time vs 2 (depends on your Air Fryer Model, obvs).

✅Evenly cooked interiors vs hitting cold pockets the microwave left behind.

✅No soggy tortilla!! Ugh. The. Worst.

 

With that out of the way you’re probably asking yourself this…..

Close up of a Tina's Red Hot Beef Frozen Burrito

How Long Do You Cook Frozen Burritos In The Air Fryer?

It takes 15 minutes to cook these bad boys in the air fryer. Pre-heat the air fryer while you’re un-packaging the burritos and cook away. Air Fryer Frozen Burrito times are pretty consistent for any burrito 6 oz or under. For burritos over 6 oz you may need to add an extra 2-3 minutes of cooking time.

How Do You Cook A Frozen Burrito In An Air Fryer

This air fryer recipe couldn’t be easier: Unwrap. Air Fry. Flip Twice. Top With Your Favorite Toppings. Grub Down. You don’t even need to spray the basket or burritos with cooking spray.

Close up of three uncooked frozen burritos on a silver air fryer rack.

Best Way to Re-heat a Burrito

If you’re working with a refrigerated burrito (non-frozen burrito) and are just looking to re-heat it, wrap it in aluminum foil (to avoid a dry and hard tortilla), set the air fryer to 325° F and air fry for about 12-15 minutes, depending on how thick your burrito is.  This is how we reheat a Chiptole Burrito and reheat a Taco Bell Burrito.

Two frozen burritos in Air Fryer topped with guacamole, sour cream, tomatoes and cilantro on a white plate. A smaller white plate with one burrito topped with guacamole is nearby as is a clear glass full of water.

For my Air Fryer Recipes, I use the June Oven. In the market for a new Air Fryer? Amazon has a ton on sale, including the popular Ninja Foodie Digital Fry.

## I’d love to hear from you! Use hashtag #foodieandwine when you’ve made this recipe and post to social media! Leave a comment with your frozen burrito brand!

Two frozen burritos in Air Fryer topped with guacamole, sour cream, tomatoes and cilantro on a white plate.
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Quick and Easy Frozen Burritos in Air Fryer!

Making Frozen Burritos in the Air Fryer is quick and easy! You're left with a soft and hot inside with the perfect semi-crisp outside, just like a burrito should be.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer, Burritos, Frozen Food
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: As Low As $.33

Ingredients

  • 1-5 Frozen Burritos

Instructions

  • Preheat your Air Fryer to 400°F
  • Place frozen burritos into the air fryer basket, seam side facing up.
  • Air Fry for 15 minutes, flipping every 5 minutes (2 times total). *Note 1
  • Carefully transfer to a plate and top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy immediately!

EQUIPMENT

Notes

Note 1 - This works for any standard brand frozen burrito with a weight of 6 oz or under. If you pick up a brand weighing more than 6 oz you'll need to add about 2-3 minutes to your cooking time. 
Note 2 - As nutritional value varies from brand to brand, I'm not providing it in this recipe. Look at the back of your burrito package for nutritional information. 

Hi, I'm Darcey!

I’m a fully caffeinated full time food blogger and lover of the outdoors, travel, and wine (not necessarily in that order).

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