December 6, 2022

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Air Fryer Burrito – Recipes From A Pantry

Making a homemade burrito in air fryer is so quick and simple, there’s no need for a late-night take-out run! Delicious air fryer burritos at home is sure to become a family favorite meal.  

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the completed air fryer burrito recipe

You are just minutes away from a delicious air fryer burrito. Fill your burrito as directed below, or add your favorite fillings or toppings to make epic burritos in the air fryer that will put any restaurant burrito to shame. 

Mexican night at home is about to get a makeover. Move over Taco Tuesday, and make room for Burrito Night! Learn how to air fry a burrito in just a few simple steps for a meal you will love.

And you can make a burrito in air fryer that is hot, crispy and has all the melty cheese that you desire. Or wrap it in foil to whip up a burrito that is soft, chewy, and oh-so comforting. Either way, you’re going to love cooking burritos in the air fryer!

top down view of air fryer burrito cut in half

Why Make This Recipe

  • Quick – In just a few minutes your burrito will be ready to serve! 
  • Customizable – Use our suggested ingredients or select your own to make an air fryer burrito that you will love.  
  • Crowd Pleaser – Invite your friends and family to fill their own burritos then cook the burritos in the air fryer to order.  
  • Great Use Of Leftovers – Have leftovers from taco night? Fill and freeze the tortillas to make another quick and easy meal later.
top down view of burrito in air fryer basket

Ingredient Notes

  • Tortillas – Use any size flour tortillas. You can also use corn tortillas. 
  • Mexican Rice – Use store-bought Mexican rice or make your own by mixing taco seasoning with white rice to taste. 
  • Vegetables – Canned corn and diced tomato (fresh or canned) are tasty options.
  • Cheese – Select your favorite shredded cheese, such as cheddar or pepper jack.
  • Beans – Use canned black beans, pinto beans, or refried beans.
  • Salsa – Choose a salsa that you love. 
the ingredients needed to make an air fryer burrito

Ready to make this air fryer burrito recipe? Gather your ingredients and I will show you…

How To Air Fry Burritos

Get the complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Lay a tortilla down on a flat surface. 
  2. Layer toppings in the center of the tortilla.
  3. Roll the burrito closed, and place it seam-side down in the air fryer basket.
  4. Air fry for 5 minutes at 375 degrees F / 190 degrees C until hot on the inside and lightly browned.
  5. Remove and serve immediately with salsa, sour cream, guacamole, or cheese dip.  
image collage showing the steps for making air fryer burrito

Pro Tips 

  • Microwave the tortillas or heat them in a dry skillet to make them more pliable and easier to fold once they have been filled. 
  • For easy prep, combine all your favorite toppings in a large bowl.
  • Make sure not to overfill the tortilla or the burrito may fall apart and the filling may ooze out. 
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket. Arrange burritos with plenty of space between each burrito, so they brown evenly and get crispy all over. 
  • Add hot sauce to make your burrito spicy. 
  • Want a softer burrito? Wrap the burrito in aluminum foil before air frying for a soft tortilla. 
  • For an extra crispy, chimichanga-like burrito, spray it with cooking oil before air frying. 
top down view of 3 air fryer burritos inside the air fryer basket

Delicious Variations

  • Swap The Tortilla – Make a tasty gluten free air fryer burrito by swapping the flour tortilla for a corn tortilla. 
  • Add Meat – Add shredded chicken or ground beef to make a protein-packed air fryer burrito that’s meaty and filling. Chicken burritos are always a kid favorite. 
  • Add More Veggies – The sky is the limit when it comes to filling your air fry burrito. Try diced onion or green onion, diced cucumber, cilantro, sauteed onions and peppers, mushrooms, pico de Gallo, and more.
  • Top It Off – Top your burrito in air fryer with chili, enchilada sauce, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

Prep And Storage

  • Prep Ahead – Prep all of the filling options in advance. 
  • Store – I recommend storing the fillings in the fridge and rolling a fresh burrito just before air frying. Otherwise, the tortilla can dry out or become soggy. 
  • Freeze – Fill and roll the burritos and wrap them individually before freezing for up to 3 months. You can then thaw overnight in the fridge and cook as directed, or cook from frozen by adding a few minutes to the cooking time. 
  • Reheat – Reheat burritos in the air fryer for just a few minutes. 
a completed air fryer burrito on a plate topped with diced tomatoes and cilantro

FAQs

Can I Cook Frozen Burritos In Air Fryer?

Yes! I love to make batches of burritos to stick in the freezer. Place the frozen burrito in an air fryer for 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees F / 190 degrees C or until heated through.

You can defrost frozen burritos overnight in the fridge and cook them in the air fryer as the original recipe suggests. 

How Long Do You Air Fry A Burrito?

Cook in air fryer for 5 minutes at 375 degrees F / 190 degrees C or until heated through and the cheese is melted. Top as desired and serve right away. 

one finished air fryer burrito served on a white plate

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Serving Suggestions

Weight Watchers Points

There are 7 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.

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the completed air fryer burrito recipe

Print Recipe

Air Fryer Burritos

Easy and crispy burritos at home.

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time5 mins

Total Time10 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Mexican

Servings: 10

Calories: 255kcal

Instructions

  • Lay a tortilla down on a flat surface.

  • Layer toppings into the center of the tortilla.

  • Roll the burrito closed and place the burritos seam side down in the air fryer basket.

  • Air fry for 5 minutes at 375 degrees F / 190 degrees C.

  • Remove and serve with salsa or cheese dip.

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Notes

  • Microwave the tortillas or heat them in a dry skillet to make them more pliable and easier to fold once they have been filled. 
  • For easy prep, combine all your favorite toppings in a large bowl.
  • Don’t overfill the tortilla or the burrito may fall apart and the filling may ooze out. 
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket. Arrange burritos with plenty of space between each burrito, so they brown evenly and get crispy all over. 
  • Add hot sauce to make your burrito spicy. 
  • Want a softer burrito? Wrap the burrito in aluminum foil before air frying for a soft tortilla. 
  • For an extra crispy, chimichanga-like burrito, spray it with cooking oil before air frying.
  • Storage – assemble, wrap and freeze uncooked burritos for up to 3 months.
  • There are 7 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.

Nutrition

Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 501mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 308IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 2mg