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Ninja Foodi or air fryer Taco Pie

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Ninja Foodi or Air Fryer Taco Pie is a way to make dinner time a fiesta! Cheesy layers of flour tortillas, taco meat, and cheese. Cook it up in your Ninja Foodi or air fryer for that crunchy edges and cheesy and tender layers of taco goodness. Best of all this is one quick dish to whip up on a busy weeknight. In under 10 minutes, you can have dinner on the table. 

We love Tex-Mex flavors in our home. Since I got my new kitchen gadget, I can’t help but create new recipes to cook in my Ninja Foodi. It is a mix of an Air Fryer and Instant Pot in one. You have two of my favorite kitchen devices in one, so it allows you to cook even more ways, for easy and fast weeknight meals.

Ninja Foodi or air fryer Taco Pie

Easy Ninja Foodi Taco Pie

I remember the days when we had little kids running around our home; it made life hectic when it came time for dinner time. I wanted to make meals that were kid-friendly and quick. So when I make this taco pie, I can’t help but think how many parents will love a recipe like this. It is so fast to make, affordable, and allows you to spend minimal time in the kitchen, but give your family a home cooked meal! 

I found my inspiration for this air fryer recipe from By_Pink’s Instant Pot Taco Pie 

What Type Of Tortillas To Use For Taco Pie 

I used flour tortillas for my taco pie. If you want to cut down on carbs, you can find a low carb tortilla that is flour based you can use. I have bought the Missions brand, and there really isn’t much difference in flavor, and they only have 6 grams of carbs. Some might want to reach for corn tortillas to layer in between; I would think it would be fine, I just personally haven’t tried that method. 

Ninja Foodi or air fryer Taco Pie

Delicious Toppings for Ninja Foodi or air fryer Taco Pie

Here is where the sky is the limits! Reach for any of your favorite taco toppings and let each person in the household create the flavors they want. Maybe they are simple and just want to eat it plain, and then the next person wants every topping available. Just dice and slice and place items in bowls and let each member pile on what they want to their slice of pie! 

Here are a few of my family’s favorite taco toppings to consider for the taco pie

  • Sour cream 
  • Avocado or guacamole
  • Cilantro
  • Red onions
  • Salsa or Pica De Galo 
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Black Beans 

The list is endless here. Pile on what you enjoy, and grab that fork and dive in!

Ninja Foodi or air fryer Taco Pie

How To Store Layered Ninja Foodi or air fryer Taco Pie

If you have some leftovers, just place in an airtight container and place in the fridge for up to 3 days. Anything after that you will want to toss it out.  I find if you add on the lettuce and tomato it will wilt as it sits on top of the pie, so I always refrain from putting any toppings on the pie if I know it all won’t get eaten that night. 

Make your own Taco Seasonings with this recipe at The Salty Pot Homemade Taco Seasonings

Ninja Foodi or air fryer Taco Pie

Best Way to Reheat Ninja Foodi or air fryer Taco Pie

In our home, we are a fan of the microwave. We toss in how much we want and then reheat till warm throughout. If you don’t like the microwave place in an oven-safe container, wrap with aluminum foil and heat in the oven until cooked through. Wrapping it up will help it not to dry out during the cooking process. 

Again if you have any toppings on your pie, you need to remove it before reheating, or it will ruin it. We also have eaten the taco pie chilled before, and it was pretty good. It was similar to leftover cold pizza! 

Give this taco pie recipe a try today. I think you all will enjoy this easy and delicious taco pie recipe!

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Ninja Foodi or air fryer Taco Pie

Ninja Foodi or air fryer Taco Pie

Ninja Foodi or Air Fryer Taco Pie

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ninja Foodi or air fryer Taco Pie is a way to make dinner time a fiesta! Cheesy layers of flour tortillas, taco meat, and cheese. Cook it up in your Ninja Foodi or air fryer for that crunchy edges and cheesy and tender layers of taco goodness.


  • 6 Tortilla Shells
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • Taco Seasonings


  1. Spray bottom of fat daddio or spring form pan with cooking spray
  2. Cook ground beef over a medium heat until brown and crumbled
  3. Add taco seasonings and water per directions.
  4. Add a tortilla shell to the bottom of the pan.
  5. Spread a thin layer of refried beans.
  6. Top with a layer of taco meat
  7. next layer with cheese
  8. Repeat steps till your pan is full.
  9. Finally top with a tortilla shell and top with lots of cheese.
  10. ( i had 5 layers)
  11. Place in the bottom of your air fryer or Ninja Foodi
  12. Cook on air crisp at 400 for 5 minutes.


Top with toppings;

  • Sour Cream
  • Tomatoes
  • Green onions
  • lettuce
  • Salsa

or your favorite taco toppings 🙂

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 8 oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 628Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 977mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 6gSugar: 1gProtein: 41g

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Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

Made this and was very disappointed. There must be a step missing. I put it in the Ninja for 7 minutes at 390 (my air fry mode inky does 390 and then 450). The top was beautiful. The inside wasn’t cooked.


Monday 2nd of March 2020

Your recipe calls for water (per directions). There are no “directions”, and nowhere does it talk about how much water. What exactly are you using the water for?


Saturday 6th of November 2021

@Charlie, the water mentioned is what the taco seasoning packet requires. Anytime you use taco seasoning packets, you will find that the directions mention how much water to mix with the seasoning.


Tuesday 25th of May 2021

@Charlie, most taco seasonings require a little bit of water to mix into the beef. The amount differs depending on the brand purchased. Check the package for the amount you need.

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