Air Fryer Vegan Tacos

These air-fried vegan tacos taste just like the ones mom used to make. The difference is these are air fried and vegan, making them much healthier. To keep them vegan, we serve them with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, Mexican hot tomato sauce (such as El Pato®) and vegan Cheddar shreds (such as Follow Your Heart®).

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 tacos


  • 1 large russet potato, peeled

  • 1 teaspoon plant-based butter (such as Country Crock®)

  • 2 tablespoons diced onion

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup plant-based butter (such as Country Crock®)

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened plain almond milk

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 6 (6 inch) corn tortillas

  • avocado oil cooking spray


  1. Place potato into a saucepan and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes.

  2. While potato is boiling, melt 1 teaspoon plant-based butter in a skillet and saute onion until soft and translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Set aside.

  3. Drain potato and transfer to a bowl. Add 1/4 cup plant-based butter and almond milk, season with salt and pepper, and mash. Mix in onion and garlic until well combined.

  4. Heat tortillas in a skillet or directly on the grates of a gas stove until soft and pliable. Place 3 tablespoons of potato mixture down one side of each tortilla; fold over.

  5. Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  6. Place tacos in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching, and mist with avocado oil. Cook in batches if necessary.

  7. Air fry until tacos are golden brown and crispy, 9 to 10 minutes. Turn tacos over, mist with avocado oil, and air fry for 4 to 5 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

Boxed mashed potatoes can be substituted.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

180 Calories
9g Fat
23g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 180
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Sodium 99mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 13mg 63%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 318mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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