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Air fried taquitos on a small plate with sauce in the background
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5 from 19 votes

Air Fryer Taquitos

The most delicious use of leftover taco meat yet!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 14
Calories: 157kcal
Author: Sula


  • 2 cups taco meat cooked, seasoned
  • 1 cup shredded cheese Mexican blend
  • 1-2 ounces cream cheese
  • 14-15 corn tortillas 5-6 inch size


  • Place taco meat and cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave 30-60 seconds, until meat is slightly warm and cream cheese is soft. Stir the cream cheese with the meat to coat. Add shredded cheese and stir to mix.
  • Heat a small skillet on medium heat. Add one corn tortilla and heat it for 30-45 seconds. Flip the tortilla, then brush the warm surface with cooking oil while the tortilla continues to warm for 30-45 seconds more.
  • Remove the tortilla and immediately flip it onto a plate, oil side down. While the tortilla is still warm, place about 2-3 Tablespoons of the filling in a line in the center of the tortilla. Roll the tortilla around the filling and secure with 1 or 2 toothpicks. Repeat with more tortillas until the filling is gone.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place as many taquitos as you can fit in a single layer in the basket.
  • Air fry for 10 minutes at 400F. Turn the taquitos about halfway through the cooking cycle. (or when your air fryer signals you to do so) Remove toothpicks. If making multiple batches, place the cooked taquitos on a plate into a warm oven while continuing to cook.



Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 82IU | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.