Air Fryer Hot Dogs

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Craving a classic quick meal? Air fryer hot dogs might be what you are looking for!

Made in minutes without the prep and mess of the stovetop or barbeque, hot dogs cooked in the air fryer turn out juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside.

You can even toast the bun in the air fryer for extra yum!

hot dogs in buns covered in condiments on white plate
Air Fryer Hot Dogs – so tasty!

Recipe Tips

To make the best hot dogs in the air fryer, have a quick read through these recipe tips so that you know what to expect!

  • Depending on the brand and/or the size of the hot dogs, you might have to adjust the cooking time by a minute or two. Related, if you have hot dogs with a cheese or similar filling, the cook time can vary slightly.
  • Many hot dogs are pre-cooked and just need to be heated through and brought to a crisp. Be sure to read the label on your hot dogs so you know what kind you are dealing with. Pre-cooked hot dogs take less time in the air fryer.
  • In some cases (and depending on the brand), the hot dogs might split open when being cooked. You can try poking the hot dogs with a fork to relieve some of the pressure but splitting isn’t always something that can be avoided. Just be sure to keep an eye on the dogs towards the end of the cooking time and remove them when they are done.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

Can you air fry hot dogs? The answer is absolutely!

If you want to see visuals for exactly how we make our hot dogs in the air fryer, have a look at this section.

If you just want the cooking times and temperatures without photos, you can skip to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

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Add the hot dogs to the air fryer.

First, preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.

When it is hot, add the hot dogs. Leave some space between them to allow for even cooking.

Cook the hot dogs for 4-6 minutes (this can vary by brand) until fully heated through and slightly crispy on the outside.

hot dogs in buns in black air fryer tray on counter
Add the hot dog buns to the air fryer as well.

Now, open up the hot dog buns. You can either remove the hot dogs from the air fryer and then toss in the hot dog buns.

Or you can place the hot dogs into their buns and put the whole thing back into the air fryer.

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The buns should be lightly toasted.

Let the buns sit in the air fryer (still turned on at 380 degrees Fahrenheit) for around 2 minutes so that they can get slightly warm and toasted.

hot dogs in buns on white plate covered in ketchup and mustard
We like our hot dogs with mustard and ketchup!

Remove the buns (and hot dogs if you put them into the buns for this step) from the air fryer. Serve them dogs with ketchup, mustard, and/or other condiments of your choice!

Storage Tips

You can store leftover hot dogs in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Just be sure to keep them in a sealed container.

You can warm up the hot dogs again in the microwave or place them back into the air fryer for a few minutes. Of course, you can also eat them cold out of the fridge as a cheeky snack!

We wouldn’t recommend storing extra buns that have been toasted for long since they can go stale quickly. You could always use them in a different recipe or make them into air fryer croutons!

What to Serve Air Fryer Hot Dogs With

Hot dogs are a classic summer eat. Since there is a wide range of condiments, you can top them however you like to suit all tastes!

We like them with mustard and ketchup – but also add some pickles and crispy onions or remoulade on occasion.

Of course, hot dogs can use some company. We like a classic homemade potato wedge or curly fries but there are loads of other sides (not all of them potato-based) that you can serve.

Related Recipes

For more quick meal ideas, check out these air-fried options from fresh or frozen!

hot dogs in buns on white plate covered in ketchup and mustard

Air Fryer Hot Dogs

Air Fryer Hot Dogs are just a classic feel-good food. Topped however you like it, hot dogs made in the air fryer cook evenly to perfection – and it'll even toast the bun!
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Cook Time: 7 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 hot dogs
  • 4 hot dog buns, optional
  • condiments such as ketchup, mustard, etc., optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • When it is hot, add the hot dogs. Leave some space between them to allow for even cooking.
  • Cook the hot dogs for 4-6 minutes (this can vary by brand) until fully heated through and slightly crispy on the outside.
  • Now, open up the hot dog buns. You can either remove the hot dogs from the air fryer and then toss in the hot dog buns. Or you can place the hot dogs into their buns and put the whole thing back into the air fryer. Let the buns sit in the air fryer (still turned on at 380 degrees Fahrenheit) for around 2 minutes so that they can get slightly warm and toasted.
  • Remove the buns (and hot dogs if you put them into the buns for this step) from the air fryer and serve the hot dogs with ketchup, mustard, and/or other condiments of your choice!

Notes

  • Depending on the brand, the hot dogs might split open so keep an eye on them as they cook and don’t leave them in the air fryer for too long. But even if they do accidentally split open, they will still taste great!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 751mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice.

Course Quick Meals
Cuisine American

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