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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 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)

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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
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 | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 520mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2.5mg
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Tricia Kelly

Tuesday 25th of February 2020

Perfect! Cooked 1 Hebrew National Jumbo dog for 5-6 minutes at 390F, didn't score it, didn't toast the bun and it came out perfectly. Only my 10 yr old eats hot dogs and he loved it. He is impossible to feed, so thank you for the easiest, fastest and best option over giving him another bottle of Pediasure!


Tuesday 25th of February 2020

Awesome! So glad he liked them. Thank you for the feedback 😊

Geoffrey Edge

Friday 21st of February 2020

My family size actifry cooks at 350 C, so how long would I need to cook them using it for this recipe?


Saturday 22nd of February 2020

I would reduce the temp to 200c and cook the same amount of time.


Saturday 8th of February 2020

I tried his with a couple of ball Park beef dogs in my nuwave AF, At 6 mins the dogs were greasy, so I put them back in for another 4 mins (total 10 mins) They turned out pretty good but I think next time I'll have to try doing them for 12 mins as I like my dogs well done.

Ann Knowles

Sunday 12th of January 2020

I ask for directions a few minutes ago. I used the information I got from the computer and cooked two Brightleaf hot Dogs in the air fryer for 4- 5 minutes and they were wonderful, they were brown and so plump and juicy. I will never boil or cook on a inside grill again. they tasted so wonderful and were brown all over. This a a triple A for this recipe.

I now want to learn how to fry chicken and other things i can do wit the Air Flyer.

Doug Mclaurin

Sunday 16th of February 2020

The sky is the limits on sn air fryer. Its like learning how to cook all over again. Trial and error. Make your mistakes and learn. Good luck

Dorothy Black

Saturday 19th of October 2019

Easy and wonderful! Poked some holes in them and placed them on the air fryer for 8 min at 400. The buns were done in 2 min at 360. I chopped up some raw onion, shredded some mild cheddar, and topped with curry ketsup (a German commercial type) and they were terrific! Incidently, the Internet has loads of curry ketsup recipes in case you don't want to buy a commercial type. Next time, I think I'll shred some cabbage, grill it, and omit the cheese! Also might cook the hot dogs in the fryer and add to some lentil soup. Thanks again for the inspiration, Tanya, you are a wonder! By the way, the hot dogs were long and did not lie flat in the basket. Did not matter a bit, I just placed them in and they cooked to perfection! Kind regards,