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.
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?
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.
What do you need for Air Fryer Tacos?
- Corn Taco Shells (Hard Taco Shells)
- Ground Turkey or Beef Taco Meat
- Taco Seasoning
- Black Beans
- Shredded Cheese
- Tomatoes, Onions, or Toppings of Your Choice
Do you add the toppings 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 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.
How do you heat taco shells in the air fryer?
If you do not want to add the toppings first and you just want to heat up the shells in the air fryer, that is very easy!
All you need to do is place the shells evenly in the air fryer, then cook them using the Air Fryer or Air Crisp on the Ninja Foodi at 360*F for 4 minutes.
Carefully remove them and stuff them with your favorite taco toppings!
Be sure to try these Air Fryer Bratwurst and Vegetables too!
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.
(Note – This was one of the first posts on this website, I now use a Ninja Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi Multi-Cooker regularly.)
We served our Air Fryer Tacos with some veggies and rice to complete the meal.
Now, it’s time to eat up with these Air Fryer Tacos. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.
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Easy 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
- In a medium sized skillet, add the turkey and brown.
- Drain if needed, add in the taco seasoning as instructed on the package.
- Build taco with the shell, cooked meat, lettuce, beans, and cheese.
- 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.
- 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)
This is just heating already made taco shells. This is not making taco shells in an air fryer. I don’t need a recipe to heat a taco shell. How do I make a taco shell from a corn tortilla in an air fryer?
Yes, this is heating cooked taco shells to make them crispy, here is one using soft corn tacos – https://airfryerfanatics.com/air-fryer-fish-tacos-gluten-free/
So how many tacos per person do you think is reasonable? 😋
These are the best tacos ever!! My husband loved them!!! Definitely will make them again!!