Easy Air Fryer Tacos

April 9, 2020Kristy
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Air Fryer Tacos are the PERFECT choice for Taco Night. 

These tacos are so warm and crispy, you’ll never go back to traditional tacos.

These are similar to doing Oven Baked Tacos; however, if you use the air fryer it’s going to give them a much more crispy taste.  They tasted more like restaurant style tacos.

image of air fryer crispy tacos

I happened to be making tacos for dinner, then thought we should try the Air Fryer with them, I was beyond surprised.  It’s time to make Air Fryer Tacos.

How to Make Air Fryer Tacos

We didn’t have a single taco left!  Normally, we always have a few left, I think we all lost count of how many my husband ate.

Of course, he did work all day, my son was following close behind.  Does anyone have boys?  Our son is suddenly starting to eat us out of the house!

My sister has 5 boys…can you imagine?  Oh my!

I can barely keep up with just my husband and son.  I feel like every week, our grocery bill just gets higher and higher.

I am now using a Ninja Foodi Air Fryer; however, you can check out a variety of different air fryers in my post on, How to Choose the Right Air Fryer

It’s honestly ridiculous.  We may have to start rationing snacks or something.  Any good snacks that fill them up?

tacos in an air fryer

I’ve started limiting snacks or at least trying to encourage more fruit and veggies.  I probably need to get some different snacks too.

I’m anxiously awaiting our garden, free produce at hand in my backyard…YES!  I can’t wait.

I’ll be sharing more on our garden planning soon too.

Air Fryer Tacos

What do you need for Air Fryer Tacos?

  • Corn Taco Shells (Hard Taco Shells)
  • Ground Turkey or Beef Taco Meat
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Lettuce
  • Black Beans
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Tomatoes, Onions, or Toppings of Your Choice

Do you add the toppings in before you put them in the Air Fryer?

First, we love to completely fill our tacos before putting them in the air fryer.  Yes, that means lettuce, cheese, and all the goodness.  I have found that the lettuce still tastes great because they aren’t in the air fryer very long.

If you don’t want to do that though, feel free to simply add in the taco meat to the shell.  Once that’s added, warm them up and carefully remove and fill with your favorite toppings.

It can be done EITHER WAY…so do what you prefer.

Now, let’s talk about this Air Fryer.  Hopefully you aren’t getting too tired of the Air Fryer recipes, honestly, it’s my favorite appliance.

I have nearly worn it out because we use it so much and Air Fryer Tacos are almost always on our menu for Taco Tuesday.

Air Fryer Tacos

I have been using it nearly every night for dinner, it just makes dinner so quick and tasty too.

Be sure to try these Air Fryer Bratwurst and Vegetables too!

How to Make Air Fryer Tacos

What type of Air Fryer can you use?

Our Air Fryer is a 3.7L and I was able to fit 8 tacos into the Air Fryer, then I did 4 more after too.  They only take about 4 minutes in the Air Fryer and you will be totally done and ready for dinner.

I have actually been looking at purchasing the new Ninja Air Fryer that is also a Pressure Cooker too.

Honestly, I think it’s genius, one appliance that literally does it all.

I mean honestly, with that you won’t even need a stove or oven!

We served ours with some veggies and rice to complete the meal.

How to Make Air Fryer Tacos

Now, it’s time to eat up with these Air Fryer Tacos.  I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.


If you want all these recipes right at your fingertips, be sure to grab the e-book.  This e-book features 15 Easy Air Fryer Recipes!


Air Fryer Crispy Tacos

Air Fryer Tacos

Easy Air Fryer Tacos

Easy Air Fryer Tacos

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes

Make the best tacos in the air fryer with these Crispy Air Fryer Tacos!


  • 12 Corn Taco Shells (Hard, Crispy Shells)
  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • 1 Package Gluten Free or Regular Taco Seasoning
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Black Beans Rinsed & Drained
  • Shredded Mexican Cheese
  • Tomatoes, Onions, Salsa


  1. In a medium sized skillet, add the turkey and brown.
  2. Drain if needed, add in the taco seasoning as instructed on the package.
  3. Build taco with the shell, cooked meat, lettuce, beans, and cheese.
  4. Add the tacos to the air fryer. It's best to foil line it and then spray with non-stick cooking spray. Note - Adding foil is optional if you do foil line the basket of the air fryer be sure not to fully cover it in order to allow the air to still flow.
  5. Cook on 355*F or 360*F for 4 Minutes until crispy. (Some Air Fryers have 355 degrees as an option and others only have 350 or 360 degrees)


We LOVE to top ours with all our ingredients, and then toast them in the air fryer; however, if you prefer you can add toppings after. If you do this method, add the beef in the shells, warm them up for the 4 minutes at 355 degrees, and then remove and top with your favorite toppings.

Nutritional amounts will vary based on ingredients and amounts used.

This is made with hard shells from the store, that you are then heating up in the air fryer to make them crispy.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 237Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 101mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 15g


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