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Air Fryer Mexican Cauliflower Rice Taquitos

Amanda KeeferAmanda Keefer
Taquitos are a kid-friendly and easy way to get veggies into kiddos, and this homemade version is no exception. Packed with cauliflower, black beans and corn, kids will happily eat these for lunch, dinner or as a snack.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Mexican, tex-mex
Servings 5 servings
Calories 75 kcal



  • 8 ounces riced cauliflower steamed
  • 1 15 oz. can low-sodium black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn thawed
  • 1/2 cup shredded lowfat Cheddar cheese
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 10 small frozen empanada shells thawed


  • Mix cauliflower rice, beans, corn, cheese, lime juice, cilantro and garlic salt in large bowl.
  • Lay empanada wrappers on flat surface. Fill each with ¼ cup of filling and roll up.
  • Heat air fryer to 375F. Spray air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray. Add taquitos and cook 8 minutes, or until browned and crispy. Alternately, place taquitos on a baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray and bake in preheated 375F oven 20 minutes. Flip and cook additional 5 minutes, or until browned on both sides.


Calories: 75kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 95mgPotassium: 262mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 37IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 1mg
Keyword appetizers, easy dinner ideas, easy weeknight meals, sides
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