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Air Fryer Mini Tacos

Air frying is the best way to cook mini tacos for a quick snack, appetizer, or light lunch. Enjoy the perfectly crispy, crunchy, golden air fryer mini tacos in just 6 minutes – perfect for dunking into guacamole, chunky salsa, or chipotle lime sauce.

Air fryer mini tacos on a plate.

Can You Air Fry Mini Tacos?

Microwaving frozen mini tacos is a quick and easy way to enjoy the snack, but it doesn’t compare to the crispy deliciousness of air fryer mini tacos! You can enjoy the flavor and convenience without extra oil or deep frying in just a few minutes. And since they come together quickly, the tacos are perfect for an easy after school snack or game day appetizer.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Frozen Mini Tacos: All you need is a box of your favorite frozen mini tacos. I usually buy the Jose Ole mini tacos from Costco.

How to Make Air Fryer Mini Tacos

The full recipe with measurements is in the recipe card below.

Step 1: Preheat the air fryer to 380℉ (193℃). Then, line the air fryer basket with the frozen mini tacos, careful not to overlap.

Mini tacos lined into the air fryer basket.

Step 2: Cook for 8-10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.

Flipped over mini tacos in the air fryer.

Expert Tips

  • You don’t need to defrost the tacos beforehand. Keep them frozen until you’re ready to cook them.
  • Line the tacos in the air fryer basket in a single layer to ensure they cook evenly.
  • If you need to cook more than one serving, work in batches.
  • Keep a close eye on the tacos as they cook, as cooking times may vary depending on what type of air fryer you use.

What to Serve with Mini Tacos

Toppings for Mini Tacos

Sides to Serve with Tacos

What to do with the Leftovers

  • Refrigerate: I don’t know about you, but I usually don’t have leftovers. However, you can keep the leftover tacos in an airtight container for 2 days.
  • Reheat: Warm the leftovers in the air fryer for 3-4 minutes at 380℉ (193℃), and they will be crispy and ready to eat again.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to cook mini tacos in the air fryer?

The cooking time for mini tacos in the air fryer ranges from 6 to 8 minutes, depending on the strength of your air fryer and the size of the mini tacos you are using.

Do I need extra oil to cook frozen mini tacos?

You don’t need extra oil to cook frozen mini tacos in the air fryer. The outside of the tacos generally have enough oil to become crispy as they cook.

Where to buy mini tacos?

I have been struggling to find mini tacos at the grocery store recently, but I can always count on finding them at Trader Joe’s or Costco.

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Air fryer mini tacos on a plate.

Air Fryer Mini Tacos

Tressa Jamil
Air frying is the best way to cook mini tacos for a quick bite or light lunch. Enjoy the perfectly crispy, crunchy, air fryer mini tacos in just 6 minutes!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 230 kcal
Equipment
Ingredients
  
  • ½ bag frozen mini tacos
Instructions
 
  • Preheat the air fryer to 380℉ (193℃). Then, line the air fryer basket with the frozen mini tacos, careful not to overlap.
  • Cook for 6-8 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.
Notes
Expert Tips:
  • You don’t need to defrost the tacos beforehand. Keep them frozen until you’re ready to cook them.
  • Line the tacos in the air fryer basket in a single layer to ensure they cook evenly.
  • If you need to cook more than one serving, work in batches.
  • Keep a close eye on the tacos as they cook, as cooking times may vary depending on what type of air fryer you use.
Nutrition Disclosure:
  • The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.
Nutrition
Serving: 5 Mini Tacos | Calories: 230 kcal | Carbohydrates: 24 g | Protein: 7 g | Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 20 mg | Sodium: 420 mg | Potassium: 190 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 1 g | Calcium: 70 mg | Iron: 1 mg
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