Air Fryer Hot Dogs

Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 6 servings

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These Air Fryer Hot Dogs are juicy in the middle and perfectly crispy on the outside. Cooking hot dogs in an air fryer couldn’t be easier!

close up image of air fryer hot dogs in air fryer basket with ketchup and mustard
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  1. Ingredients Needed:
  2. How to Make Hot Dogs in an Air Fryer
  3. FAQs
  4. Tips and Notes for Making Hot Dogs in the Air Fryer
  5. Serving Suggestions
  6. More Air Fryer Favorites
  7. Air Fryer Hot Dogs Recipe

I think we can all agree that the best hog dogs are the ones that are juicy in the middle but nice and crispy on the outside. But sometimes firing up the grill just isn’t an option.

So, are we left the the microwave or a boiling pot of water? Nope! It’s time to whip out the air fryer!

The air fryer makes cooking hot dogs so easy and the result is perfectly juicy and crispy hot dogs in just 10 minutes! Serve on hot dog buns with ketchup and mustard or get creative with your toppings.

A recipe this simple leaves more time to customize in other ways — top with Instant Pot Chili, crumbled Bacon or whip up a Homemade Coleslaw.

Looking for more ways to use the air fryer? Check out more of my favorite air fryer recipes!

Ingredients Needed:

  • Hot Dogs: I love to use good quality beef hot dogs for the best flavor. Make sure you get ones that you like the flavor of!
  • Hot Dog Buns: use your favorite. Homemade or store-bought work great!
  • Condiments: ketchup, mustard, pickles or relish, you name it!

How to Make Hot Dogs in an Air Fryer

  1. Preheat the air fryer: Turn the air fryer on and let it heat to 400ºF.
  2. Cook and serve: Add the hot dogs into the basket and cook until desired doneness is reached. Serve on hot dog buns with your favorite toppings!
cooked hot dogs in air fryer basket


Is a hot dog in the air fryer good?

Heck yes! Not only does the air fryer cook hot dogs incredibly quickly, but it also gives them that juicy interior and perfectly crispy exterior that comes from grilling without you having to fire up the grill at all. The only thing that’s missing is that smoky flavor.

How long does it take to cook hot dogs in an air fryer?

While this does depend on your air fryer, the hot dogs should be ready in anywhere from 6-10 minutes. I recommend checking them at 6, then adding time as needed until your desired texture is reached.

Will hot dogs explode in the air fryer?

I haven’t had any issues with this happening, but if you’re concerned about the hot dogs exploding, simply make a couple of slits across each one to help release steam as they cook.

How to store:

Once cooked, hot dogs will last in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for 1-2 months. To reheat, thaw overnight in the fridge if frozen, then warm back in the air fryer.

Tips and Notes for Making Hot Dogs in the Air Fryer

  • Preheat the air fryer. Heating the air fryer up first is the key to that perfect juicy and crispy hot dog texture.
  • Air fry in a single layer. Stacking the hot dogs will steam them and they won’t crisp up. It will also affect the overall cook time. For the best results, only add as many hot dogs as will fit in a single layer, and leave space between them if possible.
  • Turn them halfway. Rotating the hot dogs halfway through the cooking time ensures that they cook evenly and get crispy all the way around.
close up overhead image of air fryer hot dogs in buns on plate

Serving Suggestions

Keep your hot dogs classic with Hot Dog Buns, ketchup, mustard, and pickles or relish OR go crazy with how you serve them! Load them up with BBQ sauce, jalapeños, mayo, ranch, bacon crumbles, cheese, sautéed veggies, sauerkraut, you name it.

You can even make chili cheese dogs with a scoop of Instant Pot Chili and a handful of shredded cheddar or chop the hot dogs up and mix them into Instant Pot Mac and Cheese. The possibilities are pretty much endless!

Looking for some easy side dishes to serve with your hot dogs? Check out my Air Fryer Potato Wedges, Instant Pot Baked Beans, Easy Potato Salad, or BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad.

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Air Fryer Hot Dogs

5 from 16 votes
These Air Fryer Hot Dogs are juicy in the middle and perfectly crispy on the outside. This recipe makes cooking hot dogs so easy!
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Cuisine American
Course Air fryer, Main Course
Servings 6 servings
Calories 229cal


  • 6 hot dogs (good quality, all beef hot dogs are our favorite)
  • 6 hot dog buns
  • ketchup, mustard and other condiments as desired


  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees according to manufacturer's instructions (we usually just turn it on for 5-10 minutes).
  • Place the hot dogs in the air fryer (no need to spray).
  • Cook for 6-10 minutes, turning half way, until desired doneness is reached. Serve with buns and condiments.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 229cal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 520mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 3mg
Keywords air fryer hot dog, air fryer hot dogs

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