Air Fryer Mini Tacos

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Air Fryer Mini Tacos are made with frozen mini tacos and any dipping sauce you have at your disposal to form an awesome and delicious snack or quick lunch.

» You might also want to try this Air Fryer Quesadilla.

A plate of mini tacos and the air fryer

You should try making mini tacos with an air fryer because it is the best way to prepare them. All you have to do is transfer the frozen tacos into the air fryer basket and turn it on. It doesn’t heat up the house like an oven and the tacos are super crispy when you take them out.

We really like making mini tacos in our air fryer because they are done in 6-8 minutes and it’s healthier than deep frying with oil. In the end, you will get crispy and crunchy mini tacos to enjoy.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Mini tacos in the package
  • Frozen Mini Tacos – Store-bought frozen mini tacos are made with shredded chicken, pork, or beef, cheese, and taco seasonings. They can either be made with flour or corn tortillas. Buy whatever brand you like.
  • Dipping Sauce – Serve these mini tacos with any dipping sauce you like: salsa, Ranch dressing, sour cream, guacamole, or cheese sauce.

» You might also like these Easy Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks and Easy Air Fryer Pasta Chips.

How to Make Air Fryer Mini Tacos

Place the frozen tacos in the air fryer basket. Try not to overlap them. Air fry at 400°F for 8 minutes, flipping them over at the halfway point. After 8 minutes, they should be nice and crispy on the oustide. If they aren’t, you can continue cooking them for a few more minutes until they reach your desired crispiness.

Frozen mini tacos in the air fryer basket

There’s no need to spray these with cooking oil because they already have oil in them from being pre-cooked. If you add more oil, they could become too greasy.

Cooked mini tacos in the air fryer

Remove the mini tacos when they’re done and serve them with salsa, nacho cheese, or another dipping sauce. These are so good as a snack that they’re often gone in a few minutes. Serve them as an after school snack for extra points from your kids.

Tips & Notes

  • Properly place the frozen mini tacos in the basket. If they are crowded or overlapping, they won’t cook as evenly and might have spots that aren’t as crispy. The air must be allowed to flow freely around each taco.
  • It’s best to place only eight frozen mini tacos air fryer at a time, unless you have a really large air fryer. This will help them cook evenly.
  • The cooking time and temperature will vary depending on the air fryer you use, but on average it works well to air fry at 400°F for 8 minutes, flipping them over at the halfway point.

How to Store Leftovers

If you have leftovers, allow them to cool completely before storing them in an airtight container or bag. When you keep them in the refrigerator, they can last up to three days. To warm them back, you need to place the mini tacos in the air fryer on 400° F for 3 minutes.

A mini taco being dunked in nacho cheese sauce

Why Use an Air Fryer

An air fryer is an incredibly easy way to cook just about anything. You place the food in a fryer-style basket and hot air rapidly circulates all around the food, making the food crisp – much like deep-frying, but without the oil. You can cook anything you’d make in the oven.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is oil required when frying mini tacos in an air fryer?

With an air fryer, you don’t need oil when frying mini tacos. The mini tacos already have oil in them, so they won’t stick to the air fryer. Adding oil will cause them to be greasy.

Is it necessary to cook mini tacos before air frying?

No, it’s not necessary to cook mini tacos before air frying; you may choose to preheat the air fryer to 400° F before frying the mini tacos, but preheating isn’t necessary.

A plate of mini tacos

Which Are the Most Popular Frozen Mini Tacos to Buy?

There are numerous mini tacos on the market that you can buy, but each has different ingredients and even types of tortillas.

Some are filled with seasoned beef while others are filled with chicken; some are wrapped in corn tortilla while others are wrapped with a flour tortilla.

These brands are among the most popular frozen mini tacos you will find in the market:

  • Trader Joe’s Mini Tacos
  • Don Miguel Mini Tacos
  • Jose Ole Mini Tacos

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A plate of mini tacos

Air Fryer Mini Tacos

Air fryer mini tacos are made with frozen mini tacos and any dipping sauce you have at your disposal to form an awesome and delicious snack or quick lunch.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 115 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 8 frozen mini tacos
  • Dipping sauce optional

Instructions
 

  • Place the frozen tacos in the air fryer basket. Try not to overlap them. Air fry at 400°F for 8 minutes, flipping them over at the halfway point.
  • Remove and serve with salsa, nacho cheese, or other dipping sauce.

All air fryers have different wattage and may cook at different rates. You may need to adjust the time or temp for the best results.

Nutrition

Calories: 115kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 210mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 3mg
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