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The Easiest Air Fryer Hot Dogs

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These Quick and Easy Air Fryer Hot Dogs are delicious and ready in less than 10 minutes. It’s the BEST way to make hot dogs.

air fryer hot dogs in an air fryer basket

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I love a good hot dog but not all hot dog cooking methods are made the same. I’ve had them boiled, I’ve had them grilled, I’ve even had them microwaved. Regardless of how you prefer them, I promise  you won’t want them any other way after you’ve Air Fried them.

Air Fryer Hot Dogs vs. Grill or Stovetop?

Air Frying hot dogs is so quick and easy and there are multiple reasons why you should do it:

  • The hot dogs come out crispy on the outside and nice and juicy on the inside. If you time them just right in the Air Fryer, there is no need for fear that they will overcook and dry out.
  • It’s super quick and easy. No need to preheat the Air Fryer like you would when it comes to firing up a grill.
  • You can make a little or a lot. You can prepare hot dogs for the whole family or just throw one in there for yourself. Cook and prep time will remain the same.
  • You can crisp both the hot dog and bun in one device.

air fryer hot dogs with mustard and ketchup and sauerkraut

How to cook hotdogs in an Air Fryer?

First, I like to cut small little slits in my hot dogs. This is not a required step at all, I like to do this to make hot dogs pretty and to mimic a grill line. When my hubby makes the hot dogs in the Air Fryer, he does not do this and it all works fine.

close up photo of slits in hot dogs

Then place your hot dogs in the Air Fryer basket. There is no need to spray or anything, the hot dogs won’t stick and will release their natural hot dog oils, whatever that is.

Close the Air Fryer basket and cook on 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 4-6 minutes.

Remove the hot dogs and place them in your hot dog buns. Return hot dogs in bun and cook on 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 more minutes to get a nice crisp on your buns.

air fryer hotdofgs in buns in air fryer basket

Remove and top them with your favorite toppings. Here’s a great list of hot dogs toppings to try, hot dog chili,  or you can keep it simple with ketchup, mustard, and sauerkraut, which is my favorite.

I hope you love these hot dogs as much as we do.

If you’re looking for more quick and easy Air Fryer recipes, try these out:

Air Fryer Steak

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Burgers (Turkey or Beef)

Air Fryer Sausage and Peppers

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The Easiest Air Fryer Hot Dogs

These Air Fryer Hot Dogs are such a quick and easy meal and ready in less than 10 minutes. They are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer hot dogs
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 229kcal
Author Tanya


  • 1-6 Hot Dogs
  • 1-6 Hot Dog Buns


  • Place hot dogs in Air Fryer basket and cook on 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 4-6 minutes. Remove hot dogs and place in buns. Place back in Air Fryer and cook on 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 more minutes.
  • Remove and top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy 🙂

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Notes on Air Fryer Hot Dogs

  • This recipe works for traditional All beef or the hot chicken, beef, and pork combination hot dogs.
  • Consider cutting small slits in your hot dogs for appearance. It is not a necessary step.
  • Test your hot dogs around the 4 minute mark to see if there dark enough. Different Air Fryer wattages and sizes will cook hotdogs at different rates. 


Calories: 229kcal | 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
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Thursday 30th of December 2021

All comments and pictures pertain to skinless hotdogs. Any suggestions for hot dogs with a casing (Koegel Viennas)?


Sunday 2nd of January 2022

Hi Dean, I've never actually used those kinds of hot dogs but I assume it'll be just a difference in the amount of time needed to cook.


Tuesday 30th of November 2021

I got my air fryer today and I came across your recipe for hot dogs. They turned out great and were done in 7 minutes. Whoohoo!

Chuck Leikam

Wednesday 12th of May 2021

Dang these were good!! Used Prime Hot Dogs so I expected them to be good, but WOW. I really love the way the dogs cook and the cooked buns made the meal!!! We'll start cooking other buns with the air fryer now too.


Monday 15th of February 2021

Excellent hot dogs! This was my first time cooking in my air fryer. Normally I don't always heat my buns because of the inconvenience, but this recipe and appliance made it so easy! Thanks!

Shelly Sandor

Monday 25th of January 2021

Is there any way to make hot dogs in a fryer that aren't crispy??? I don't know anyone who likes their hotdogs crispy.


Friday 2nd of July 2021

@Tanya, I cooked hot dogs in air fryer before and they are the best. Same as cooking on a barbeque.:)


Friday 2nd of July 2021

@Shelly Sandor, i DO :D


Monday 31st of May 2021

@Shelly Sandor, I've never once wanted to put my dog in the airfryer


Tuesday 26th of January 2021

hi Shelly, you can reduce the cook time.