Air-Fryer Taco Twists

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Why serve tacos only in ordinary flour or corn tortillas? For a mouthwatering change of pace, try these air-fried tacos baked in flaky, golden crescent rolls. My family enjoys them for a warm lunch or light dinner. —Carla Kreider, Quarryville, Pennsylvania
Air-Fryer Taco Twists Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/3 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 3 tablespoons canned chopped green chiles
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • Optional: Shredded lettuce, sliced ripe olives, chopped tomatoes and sliced seeded jalapeno pepper


  1. Preheat air fryer to 300°. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat, crumbling beef, until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in cheese, salsa, chiles, garlic powder, hot pepper sauce, salt and cumin.
  2. Unroll crescent roll dough and separate into 4 rectangles; press perforations to seal. Place 1/2 cup meat mixture in the center of each rectangle. Bring 4 corners to the center and twist; pinch to seal. In batches, place in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until golden brown, 18-22 minutes. If desired, serve with toppings of your choice.

Test Kitchen tip
  • If you don’t have an air fryer, you can make this recipe in an oven.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 taco twist: 371 calories, 21g fat (5g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 752mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 16g protein.

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