10 Minute Air Fryer Hot Dogs Recipe


With summer right around the corner, barbecue parties are going to be all the rage. No barbecue party is complete without a good bunch of hot dogs. The taste of a cooked hot dog depends on the way they get cooked. Some people like them boiled, others like them grilled. Cooking air fryer hot dogs is not only possible; it is a uniquely palatable experience.

Hot dogs cooked on air fryers get thoroughly done all the way around. They not only make cooking hot dogs easy but conveniently fast as well. You only need two ingredients and an 8 to 10 minute cooking time to whip them out all tasty. The outsides of an air fried hot dog are juicy and plump – the perfect texture for enjoying them. You can even cook them to a crisp on an air fryer; there is no limit to how you like them served if you choose an air fryer.

How Does an Air Fryer Work?

Air fryers operate when super-hot air circulates in a small cooking space. This technique cooks the hot dogs well on the outside. Excess fat drips away using an air fryer, hence making them even more tasty and delicious. Keeping the air at a higher temperature can turn the hot dogs crispy. The higher the temperature, the crispier the hot dogs.

Why Use an Air Fryer?

There are many advantages of using an air fryer than other traditional kitchen appliances. Some of the prominent ones are listed as follows:

  1. Because it is a healthier option
  2. If you like your hot dogs crispier on the outside, but soft to chew on the inside, you should cook on air fryers
  3. Air fryers do not need preheating or setting up beforehand
  4. Air frying takes half the time it takes to grill or boils a hot dog

Kitchen Tools, Utensils and Appliances Required

So you have finally decided to see what the big deal is about: how do hot dogs taste once they are air fried. Before you cook them like that, you need to assemble a set of kitchen tools, utensils, and appliances that are going to make the whole process smoother and manageable. These include:

  1. 1 Air fryer
  2. 2 Mixing bowls
  3. A pair of tongs

Air Fryer Hot Dogs Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Recipe by Laura Ritterman Course: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Here is how you can get hot dogs done within 10 minutes if you follow our cooking instructions. These Air Fryer Hot Dogs will leave you wanting for more and gone in 3 bites.


  • 1-6 hot dogs (can be more depending on the cooking space of the fryer)

  • 1-6 hot dog buns

  • Oil spray

  • Seasoning (of your choice)

  • Condiments (of your choice)

  • Salt (of your liking)


  • Prick the hot dogs before cooking so that they do not explode in the air fryer. You can also make small slits across the hot dogs instead
  • Add water to the underneath basket to prevent the fryer from emitting black smoke when cooking the hot dogs. Fatty foods tend to emit smoke when air fried
  • Place hot dogs in the cooking basket in a row
  • Lightly spray them with oil spray
  • Cook the hot dogs at 375⁰ F. If you want crispier hot dogs, set the temperature higher to 380⁰ or 400⁰ F
  • Flip the hot dogs from time to time, preferably after every 4 minutes, and check them for appearance. Different air fryers cook hot dogs at different rates
  • Larger hot dogs may need more time to prepare properly
  • If your hot dogs start to shrivel up, then they are overcooked
  • Since you can also cook buns on an air fryer, toss the buns in the fryer as well for about 6 minutes after the hot dogs
  • Take the buns out and place the hot dogs in them. If needed, cook them together for two more minutes
  • Remove the buns with hot dogs and top them with your favorite seasonings, condiments and salt flakes.
  • Voila, your air fried hot dogs are ready to serve.


  • You can also serve hot dogs with corn on the cob, kale chips, bagel, and creamy sweet potato fries

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How to Cook Hot Dogs in Air Fryers


  • Calories: 229 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Fate: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 20 mg
  • Sodium: 520 mg
  • Potassium: 120 mg
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Calcium: 84 mg
  • Iron: 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C: 82 mg

Other Cooking Tips and Tricks

There are some other ways to spice up an ordinary air-fried hot dog recipe:

  1. Air fry hot dogs with a lot of cheese (i.e., approximately ¼ c of cheese)
  2. Add some chili to the usual recipe of air-fried hot dogs (about 8 oz chili for four servings)
  3. Serve a variety of condiments including ketchup, mustard, caramelized onion, salsa, relish, pickles, etc.
  4. Hot dogs of beef and chicken meat taste best after air frying.


If you do not feel like cooking for a family lunch, this is the best alternative to take-out. One of the most excellent perks of having air-fried hot dogs is that they are kid-friendly, which means that kids enjoy it just as much as adults. The only thing to remember while air frying hot dogs is that each fryer is different when it comes to manufacturing, wattage, temperature ranges. So you must figure out the way your appliance works.

You also need to know that you can cook frozen hot dogs in air dryers with no problem. Just add three more minutes to the cooking time, and your hot dogs will be as good and juicy as any. The optimum temperature for cooking frozen hot dogs is 375⁰ F, but you can go for 400⁰ F if you want to crisp the outsides. If you take all the precautions and follow all the instructions correctly, your simple yet fulfilling lunch or snack is going to be worth it.


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