How to Cook a Frozen Burrito in the Oven

Frozen burritos are a versatile food that satisfy your appetite in a hurry. Most frozen burrito packages have instructions for both microwaving and baking in conventional ovens. Microwaving a burrito results in a softer tortilla, while cooking in the oven gives a crispier shell. There is no need to thaw frozen burritos before baking them. To dress up frozen burritos, try baking them in a pan with enchilada sauce, salsa, cheese, sour cream and fresh chopped vegetables.

Freshly cooked burritos on a plate. Credit: artlensfoto/iStock/Getty Images

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Remove the plastic wrapper from the frozen burrito.

Step 3

Wrap the burrito in a single layer of aluminum foil.

Step 4

Place the burrito on a cookie sheet and slide it onto the top rack of your oven.

Step 5

Bake the burrito for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove the foil and place the burrito back on the cookie sheet.

Step 6

Return the burrito to the oven for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or until the tortilla is as crispy as you want it.

Things You'll Need

  • Aluminum foil

  • Cookie sheet

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