If the kids need an after school snack or it’s movie night, Air Fryer Frozen Burritos are the easy and tasty way to “snack on demand!”

Feel a snack attack coming on? Burritos in the air fryer come out super crispy and delish. Kids and grownups alike love the El Monterey brand burritos. Whether it’s the beef and bean or chicken and cheese, in just a few minutes in the air fryer, everyone can enjoy a Mexican style snack any night of the week!

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Air Fryer Frozen Burrito


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Air Fryer Burrito

  • Perfect results cooked in an Air Fryer! Frozen burritos in the air fryer come out toasty and crisp on the outside and hot and delicious on the inside. Most frozen burritos can be microwaved in their wrapper, but microwaves often leave cold spots in the middle of the burrito, plus they don’t make them crisp. The air fryer delivers perfect results every time!
  • Burritos are a quick and convenient snack! When you get the munchies, cooking a frozen burrito in the Air Fryer is the perfect way to make a tasty snack on the go.

Air Fryer Frozen Burrito in the air fryer

How to Cook Frozen Burritos in Air Fryer

Air Fryer Burritos are super easy to cook up!

  1. Preheat the air fryer.
  2. Place three frozen burritos in the air fryer basket, being careful to leave enough space for the hot air to circulate around them.

How Long to Cook

Cook frozen burritos for 18 to 20 minutes or until the burritos are fully cooked and browned on the outside.
Cooked Air Fryer Frozen Burritos in the air fryer basket, and burritos piled up after cooking with dips

What to Serve With Burritos

Burritos can be dipped in this homemade salsa, a tangy copycat taco bell quesadilla sauce, or served along side some cheesy taco pockets. Add some tortilla chips, and this yummy grilled corn guacamole. Or include a tasty and crunchy mexican corn salad for a welcome addition.

Time Saving Tips

  • Always preheat the air fryer before adding anything to the basket for perfect results. As soon as the hot air hits the food, it immediately crisps the outside and seals in the juices, no matter what you’re cooking; meat, veggies, snack foods, or even whole eggs!
  • For this recipe, make batches of burritos and keep them warm in the oven. Reheat quickly in the Air Fryer before serving if needed.
  • Store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container and they will be good for about 4 days. Simply reheat them in the air fryer and serve hot.

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Air Fryer Frozen Burrito

The best way to cook up a frozen burrito is in the air fryer!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 3 burritos
Author Holly



  • 3 frozen burritos (beef and bean variety)
  • sour cream, salsa and guacamole optional toppings


  • Preheat air fryer to 320°F.
  • Place three frozen burritos in the air fryer basket ensuring they do not touch.
  • Cook for 18-20 minutes or until cooked all the way through.


*Nutrition calculated without optional toppings.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1burrito | Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 14g | Sodium: 300mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Lunch, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Tex-Mex

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