When our test kitchen air fried frozen corn dogs, we were all thrilled to see how easy it is to get them crispy and delicious. Once you start to air fry frozen corn dogs straight form the freezer, you’ll only want to cook it this way from now on.

Corn Dogs on a plate with ketchup and mustard

Air Fryer Frozen Corn Dogs

You literally just take the hard frozen corn dogs and within minutes in the air fryer, they come out wonderful without any extra oil. The corn bread texture on the outside is crispy delicious. Also, the hot dogs are warmed all the way through. It’s going to be a quick and easy way to get the kids a snack or easy dinner. It’s a no fuss way to get these on the table for the whole family!

Mini corn dogs on a plate with ketchup and mustard

Video making Frozen Corn Dogs in the Air Fryer (Mini-Corn Dogs too!)

step by step cooking instructions

Cooking Regular Stick Corn Dogs vs Mini Corn Dogs

  • Both these sizes of corn dogs in the air fryer cook up perfectly. Timing will vary between brands and sizes.
  • Regular size corn dogs are pretty consistent between different brands. The mini corn dogs will have more variation so just monitor the timing in the air fryer and cook until they’re warmed and crispy.
  • Use the same temperature for either regular corn dogs or mini corn dogs. Just use a couple minutes less time for the minis.
  • The mini will fit in the air fryer baskets easier. For some air fryers, you may need to cut the stick down a little to fit in the basket.
  • Cook both kinds of corn dogs in a single layer. Don’t stack them up in the air fryer. If you need to cook a bunch, cook in batches.
  • More details in the recipe box below.
  • Pro-Tip: here’s our favorite tools to help make air frying easier:
Evo Oil Sprayer
Evo Oil Sprayer

We LOVE Evo Oil Sprayers. Not the prettiest, but they’re functional and spritz oil great! They don’t clog up like many others we’ve bought. There’s different styles, but all seem to have the same great spray head. Works great for grilling!

8.5" Square Blue Silicone Mat
Perforated Silicone Mat

There are Square Mats & Round Mats. These perforated non-stick silicone mats are used to cook food in your air fryer or steamer to minimize sticking. Holes allow hot circulating air to cook the food & keeps the food from sticking.

Perforated Parchment Paper
Perforated Parchment Paper

Parchment sheets are great for your air fryer or bamboo steamer (food tends to stick most on wire basket or tray). Choose from different sizes, shapes, white and brown (unbleached). Holes allow air to cook food evenly.

two different sizes of corn
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Air Fryer Frozen Corn Dogs

There are several factors which influence outcome of how frozen corn dogs cook. They all vary in size, thickness, and the coating (some will have more honey or maybe some sugar in the coating) so you’ll have to adjust timing. For best and even cooking, don't overcrowd the basket. Fill just an even single layer of corn dogs (especially for the mini corn dogs).
All air fryers are different and some cook much hotter than others. Once you cook your first batch of corn dogs, you’ll know more of what works for your model of air fryer and size of food. These were tested on basket style air fryers. Read more recipe notes below the recipe. Nutrition serving is based off of one regular corn dog will vary from brand to brand and will depend on the type of coating.
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  • 4 Frozen Corn Dogs (or about 12 oz. frozen mini corn dogs)



  • Place the frozen corn dogs in the air fryer basket and spread out into a single even layer. (If you have a smaller air fryer, you may need to cut the stick a bit to allow the corn dog to lay flat. Don't have the corn dogs angled up towards the heating element). No oil spray is needed.
  • For Regular sized Corn Dogs: Air Fry at 370°F/188°C for 8 minutes. Flip the corn dogs over and then continue to cook at 370°F/188°C for another 2-4 minutes or until heated through.
  • For Mini sized Corn Dogs: Air Fry at 370°F/188°C for 6 minutes. Gently shake and flip the mini corn dogs over and then continue to cook at 370°F/188°C for another 2-4 minutes or until heated through.


Air Frying Tips and Notes:
  1. No Oil Necessary. Cook Frozen – Do not thaw first.
  2. Shake or turn if needed. Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket.
  3. Recipe timing is based on a non-preheated air fryer. If cooking in multiple batches of corn dogs back to back, the following batches may cook a little quicker. 
  4. Recipes were tested in 3.7 to 6 qt. air fryers. If using a larger air fryer, the corn dogs might cook quicker so adjust cooking time.
  5. Remember to set a timer to shake/flip/toss as directed in recipe.

If your air fryer is preheated or if you are cooking multiple batches, you may need to reduce timing by a few minutes (unless preheating is called for in the recipe).


Nutrition Information

Calories: 190kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 470mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g

Can you thaw the frozen corn dogs first?

You don’t need to thaw them first and it’s just easier to cook them frozen straight from the freezer. But if they happen to be thawed, cook them for half the recommended cooking time. Check on the corn dogs and add addition 1-2 minutes of air frying time until they are cooked to your preferred doneness.

Here’s a good looking homemade corn dog recipe for your regular oven.