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Air Fryer Hot Dogs

For years, I have been in love with hot dogs. I’ll be the first in line to get one if it’s offered anywhere. And the quality of any dish is enhanced if you know how to make it in your own home, so that’s why I have come up with this recipe so I can teach others how to do it perfectly.

Try this unique and delicious recipe for air fryer hot dogs. They are a quick, easy, and flavorful alternative to traditional grilled hot dogs. With little work and a healthy cooking method, air frying allows you to enjoy wonderfully cooked hot dogs. This novel method lessens the need for oil, enables hot dogs to cook in their juices, and produces a tasty and juicy snack.

In terms of deliciousness, air fryer hot dogs are a game-changer. Hot dogs that are cooked completely and uniformly maintain their original flavors and fluids. While the interior is still moist and soft, the air fryer’s heat and circulating air produce a lovely crispy outside. 

How To Make Air Fryer Hot Dogs

Air fryer hot dogs are not only easy to prepare but also customizable to suit your preferences. With the ability to adjust cooking times, you can achieve the desired level of browning and crispiness. Additionally, you can add your favorite toppings, such as mustard, ketchup, onions, and relish, to further enhance the taste and texture of the hot dogs.


4 Hot dogs

2 Hot dogs buns

Step-By-Step- Guide

Step-1: Preheat the air fryer to 400 F.

Step-2: Take the hot dogs out from the package and place them in air fryer basket. Cook for 6 minutes at 360 F while flipping halfway through.

Step-3: Take the basket out and place the hot dogs in buns. Cook further for 2 minutes. And that’s it. Your air fryer hot dogs are ready. Enjoy!

Tips & Notes

1- This recipe is not for frozen hot dogs. If you want to air fry frozen hot dogs, then defrost them in the microwave and cook them in a preheated air fryer at 360 F for 8 minutes.

2- Make slits in hotdogs before putting them in the air fryer, it’s good for appearance and the hot dogs crisp up nicely. 

3- You can also coat the buns with butter, this will make the buns softer and fluffier.

4- If you are only cooking 2-3 hotdogs at a single time, then don’t use parchment paper or aluminum foil as the hotdogs won’t be able to hold them down due to their lighter weight.

What is the best way to store leftover air-fried hot dogs?

If you have leftover hotdogs, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can store them for 3-4 days. 

What are some tasty toppings for air-fried hot dogs?

You can try many toppings with air-fried hot dogs. Ketchup and mustard sauce is the classic pairing option that everyone loves to try with hot dogs. Some of the more delicious toppings options are:

Chili cheese: Chili, shredded cheddar cheese, and diced onions.

BBQ style: BBQ sauce, coleslaw, and crispy fried onions.

Tex-Mex: Guacamole, pico de gallo, and jalapeños.

Chicago-style: Yellow mustard, sweet pickle relish, chopped onions, tomato wedges, pickled sport peppers, dill pickle spear, and a dash of celery salt.

New York style: Sauerkraut, spicy brown mustard, and grilled onions.

Buffalo-style: Buffalo sauce, crumbled blue cheese, and chopped celery.

Can I cook hot dog buns in an air fryer too?

 There are two ways to do it. The first one is the same as I mentioned in this recipe first cook hot dogs in the air fryer then once they are done, dress them in the buns and cook for another 2 minutes. The second way is to air fry the buns separately. Just heat them on each side for 1 minute at 360 F and they will crisp up nicely on the edges.

air fryer hot dogs
Air Fryer Hot Dogs
Ab ChaudharyAb Chaudhary
These hot dogs are cooked in 8 minutes, are tucked within a toasted bun, and are crispy on the surface and juicy on the inside. You can feed a large group of people or a hungry family with this quick and simple recipe. 
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Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 250 kcal


  • 4 Hot Dogs
  • 2 Hot Dog Buns


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 F.
  • Take the hot dogs out from the package and make slits in hotdogs in form of cross.
    recipe guided image ; making slits in hot dogs
  • Pace them in air fryer basket. Cook for 6 minutes at 360 F while flipping halfway through.
  • Take the basket out and place the hot dogs in buns. Cook further for 2 minutes.
    ready to serve hot dogs


Calories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 6gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2.5gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 650mgSugar: 4gCalcium: 100mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Air Fryer Hot Dogs, Hot Dogs
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Ab Chaudhary

AboutAb Chaudhary

Hi, my name is Basit Ali. I’m a cooking enthusiast who loves trying out new recipes in the kitchen! I also like to upgrading my kitchen accessories from time-to-time with all sorts of interesting gadgets for making food prep easier and more convenient than ever before.

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