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Air Fryer Taco Bowls

Air Fryer Taco Bowls are quick and easy to make for a delicious weeknight dinner that is a little healthier than the takeout version that we all love. 

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Taco salad has always been a favorite dinner at our house. Everyone adds their favorite toppings and there’s never any leftovers. This method for making the taco salad bowls is so simple and can be made in the air fryer or the oven.

Taco salad in a flour tortilla bowl.

Air Fryer Taco Bowls ~ Healthier Taco Salad Bowls

This 2 ingredient recipe is so simple to make and so much healthier than the deep fried version. Change up taco night with these easy flour tortilla taco bowls.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Flour Tortillas: Soft taco size or burrito size
  • Olive Oil

How to Make Air Fryer Taco Bowls:

flour tortilla with 2 small bowls

  • You will need 2 small oven safe bowls to create a form. Alternately, you can use aluminum foil to shape the taco bowls.

Collage making taco salad bowls with flour tortillas.

  • Spray the tortillas with olive oil and rub over both sides evenly.
  • Place a bowl under the flour tortilla. 
  • Center the tortilla over the bowl. 
  • Place the second bowl over the top of the tortilla.

collage making flour tortilla bowl in air fryer.

  • Place in the air fryer with the bowls facing down.
  • Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Remove the top bowl, using a pot holder (it will be hot) and continue to cook another 2 minutes.
  • Flip the tortilla and remove the bowl, using a pot holder. 

Taco salad bowl in an air fryer.

  • Continue to cook another 1- 2 minutes until golden brown.
  • Repeat with remaining flour tortillas. 

Crispy flour tortilla taco salad bowl.

Oven Directions:

  • Place bowls or foil with flour tortillas on a lined baking sheet. 
  • Bake for 6 minutes. Remove the bowls and flip the tortillas. Continue to cook another 6- 8 minutes until golden brown.
  • Fill taco bowls with lettuce, taco meat and your favorite toppings. 

How to Store and Reheat:

  • Store leftover taco bowls in a zip top bag at room temperature up to 2 days.
  • Reheat in air fryer or oven at 350° for about 5 minutes until heated through. 

Taco Salad Ingredients ready to serve.

We love to serve Taco Salad with Salsa Ranch Dressing for one of our favorite quick weeknight dinners. It can be on the table in about 30 minutes. You might also like these Taco Bites for a quick and easy game day appetizer. 

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Taco Salad with ingredients around the bowl.

Air Fryer Taco Salad Bowls are a quick and easy way to get a healthy dinner on the table for busy schedules. Everyone can pile on their favorite toppings for a family pleasing dinner.

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Yield: 4 taco bowls

Air Fryer Taco Bowls

Taco Salad on a plate.

Air Fryer Taco Bowls are quick and easy to make for a delicious weeknight dinner that is a little healthier than the takeout version that we all love. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 flour tortillas: soft taco or burrito size
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. You will need 2 small oven safe bowls to create a form. Alternately, you can use aluminum foil to shape the taco bowls.
  2. Spray the tortillas with olive oil and rub over both sides evenly.
  3. Place a bowl under the flour tortilla. 
  4. Center the tortilla over the bowl. 
  5. Place the second bowl over the top of the tortilla.
  6. Place in the air fryer with the bowls facing down.
  7. Cook for 2 minutes at 400°.
  8. Remove the top bowl, using a pot holder (it will be hot) and continue to cook another 2 minutes.
  9. Flip the tortilla and remove the bowl, using a pot holder. 
  10. Continue to cook another 1- 2 minutes until golden brown.
  11. Repeat with remaining flour tortillas. 

Oven Directions:

  1. Place bowls or foil with flour tortillas on a lined baking sheet. 
  2. Bake for 6 minutes. Remove the bowls and flip the tortillas. Continue to cook another 6- 8 minutes until golden brown.
  3. Fill taco bowls with lettuce, taco meat and your favorite toppings. 

Notes

Store leftover taco bowls in a zip top bag at room temperature up to 2 days.

Reheat in air fryer or oven at 350° for about 5 minutes until heated through.

Recipe for Taco Salad with Salsa Ranch Dressing

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 676Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 417mgCarbohydrates: 115gFiber: 6gSugar: 2gProtein: 20g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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4 Comments

  1. What is the air fryer temp to make the taco bowls?? I have an instant vortex 10 plus. It has racks instead of basket.

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