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These air fryer frozen taquitos are quick and easy to make for a snack, dinner or side dish! Inside each taquito is packed with protein and flavor!

The best recipes come from my air fryer! My favorite chicken, steak and salmon are all tried and true favorites that cook best in an air fryer.

Air fryer taquitos on a white plate with sour cream, olives, tomatoes and lettuce.

Frozen Taquitos

Air fryer frozen taquitos are one of my go-to dinners or snacks with family. It is so simple to make and still has all the flavor inside each taquitos. Dress them up or eat them plain and enjoy all the goodness these taquitos have to offer. These José Olé frozen taquitos are the perfect way to create a meal or snack. Shopping at Walmart has made it easy to for me to pick up and grab just the amount of boxes to feed my kids. We love adding toppings or dips like salsa, pico or salsa verde for more topping options.

Using an air fryer creates a convenient crispiness on the outside but the soft beefy inside is full of flavor. Don’t have an air fryer?! Using a microwave or a traditional oven also works as well. Whether it’s family dinner, an evening with friends, snack time, or simple crave-able taquito creation select an occasion and show it off! Prepare your José Olé frozen taquitos just the way you like them!

What you Need to Make Easy Taquitos

Cooking air fryer taquitos is super simple and comes together quickly. You can use any type of taquitos from José Olé. These frozen taquitos are packed with flavor and have the best taste and texture when using an air fryer. Enjoy these taquitos as a main dish using Mexican corn salad as a side or topping.

  • José Olé Beef Taquitos: Beef has savory shredded beef and zesty green chiles, all wrapped up in a freshly baked corn tortilla to deliver the perfect crunch every time.
  • José Olé Chicken Taquitos: Packed with tender, shredded chicken, green chiles, authentic seasonings and spices, all wrapped in a crispy, oven-baked corn tortilla for the perfect crunch every time.
  • Olive Oil Spray: This will help keep the frozen taquitos from sticking to the air fryer.

Optional Toppings

Toppings are endless! Add these toppings and more to your plate when making air fryer frozen taquitos. Create your favorite dinner in matter of minutes with these delicious topping ideas.

  • Shredded lettuce: Shred lettuce or purchase a bag of shredded lettuce to save time.
  • Olives: Slice olives in quarters or in slices for flavor.
  • Tomatoes: Fresh is best but canned tomatoes will work great too. Drain the canned diced tomatoes so the watery substance does not moisten the taquitos.
  • Sour cream: Just a dollop is a great way to dip the air fryer taquitos.
  • Avocado: Slices or dice up a ripe avocado. Adds color and great flavoring!
Two boxes of Jose Ole frozen taquitos.

José Olé Taquitos

José Olé Taquitos has a few options of flavors for taquitos besides beef and chicken. Make this snack unforgettable with the endless amounts of toppings, sides and dips to try with your taquitos.

  • Chicken and Cheese Taquitos: Our fan-favorite Chicken & Cheese Taquitos combine tender grilled chicken and melty cheddar cheese with onions, peppers, and authentic seasonings, all wrapped inside a crispy oven-baked flour tortilla.
  • Beef and Cheese Taquitos: start with a fresh flour tortilla that’s filled with shredded beef and real cheddar cheese, then seasoned with authentic Mexican spices to deliver a snack that’s cheesier, meatier and crunchier than ever before.

How do you Make José Olé Taquitos without an Air Fryer?

It is quick and easy to create the best taquito from José Olé. Using an air fryer, microwave or oven will still have the best results when cooking frozen taquitos. Follow the directions located on the back of the José Olé box for full instructions.

  1. Air Fryer: This is the best and fastest way to cook frozen taquitos. Has a crispy outside shell with tender and juicy beef.
  2. Microwave: This method is fast and easy. Within 30 seconds you have a warmed up taquitos.
  3. Traditional Oven: Classic method that is great for large quantities when feeding a crowd.
Air frying frozen taquitos from Jose Ole.

The Best Tips for Taquitos

Taquitos are simply easy and it doesn’t take much to make them. Here are some tips to help make sure that your frozen taquitos are perfect every time.

  • Cracking: To avoid cracking make sure that you do not overcook the taquitos.
  • Flipping Taquitos: It is best to move the frozen taquitos in the air fryer after a few minutes of cooking.
  • Overcrowd: Be sure not to add too many frozen taquitos into the air fryer. The taquitos will have a hard time cooking evenly.
  • Non-Stick Air Fryer: If you do have a non-stick air fryer you do not have to spray with the oil.
Frozen taquitos in the air fryer cooking.

What to Serve with Taquitos

Make it a complete meal with these favorite side dishes or toppings to serve with air fryer taquitos. If you love to dip your taquitos try my homemade ranch or cilantro ranch dressing on the side. Guacamole and refried beans are great additions to toppings and adds in more flavor. Serve this all together for a delicious meal that your whole family will love!

How to Store Air Fryer Frozen Taquitos

Most of the time there are little to no leftovers when making José Olé taquitos. If there is, it is even simpler to store and reheat the taquitos.

  • Refrigerator: Store your cooked taquitos in the fridge for up to 4 days, or put in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 months.
  • Reheat: Place back in the air fryer to reheat at 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until warm again.
Jose Ole taquitos on a white plate with the Jose Ole taquitos box next to it.

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Air Fryer Frozen Taquitos

5 from 1 vote
By: Alyssa Rivers
These air fryer frozen taquitos are quick and easy to make for a snack, dinner or side dish! Inside each taquito is packed with protein and flavor!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10 taquitos


  • 1 box José Olé Beef or Chicken Taquitos Flour also works
  • olive oil spray

Optional toppings:


  • Place 8-10 José Olé taquitos in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook at 400 degrees for 5-7 minutes.
  • Serve with optional toppings and enjoy!


Calories: 99kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 251mgPotassium: 262mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 206IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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