Once you start air frying hot dogs, you won’t go back to any other way. Well, ok maybe on the grill during Summer is better.  Best of all, these air fryer hot dogs are a great kids snack.

Easy Air Fried Hot Dogs Recipe in Air Fryer in a basket

Easy Air Fryer Hot Dogs Recipe

But the air fried hot dogs are definitely a game changer!  If you like your hot dogs charred and crispy, you will love this air fryer method. You might never want to cook hot dogs any other way.  Outside of the hot dogs are plump, juicy and fantastic. But your air fried hot dogs don’t have to be crispy if you don’t want them that way. You can cook them in the air fryer to what ever texture you want. 

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Cook Them Your Way!

Do you like your hot dogs plump and juicy? So do we! Just check in them halfway though the cooking time and adjust the remainder of your time to your personal taste and texture. What makes them every more amazing is warming the buns in the air fryer. The warm and crispy buns make these hot dogs over the top delicious!! 

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How To Cook Air Fried Hot Dogs

These air fried hot dogs easy way to cook for a crowd and perfect for a Summer gathering like 4th of July.

  • Avoid overcrowding the hot dogs the air fryer. Lay the hot dogs in a single layer and leave some space between them. The hot circulating air will cook all around the hog dog and make all sides cook more evenly.
  • Bigger hot dogs: If you’re cooking thicker hot dogs or sausage dogs, add an additional minute or two of cooking time.
  • Fully cooked hot dogs: This recipe is for hot dogs or sausage dogs that are fully pre-cooked.
  • Score the hot dogs if you want to make them cook a little quicker.
  • If you like the charred, smoky flavor like we do, cook them for a few minutes longer. These taste like they came off the grill, but so much easier to cook!
  • Depending on the size of your air fryer, you can cook up to 12 hot dogs at once. That can easily feed a crowd with flavorful and delicious hot dogs. Best of all, the clean-up is super easy.
  • All recipe details are in the recipe box below.
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Air Fryer Hot Dogs

These air fried hot dogs are so good! You can cook the hot dogs to what ever doneness you like. Just check them halfway though the cooking time and adjust the remainder of your time to your personal taste and texture.
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  • 4 hot dog buns
  • 4 hot dogs
  • oil spray , for coating hot dogs

For Serving

  • ketchup , mustard, BBQ sauce, pickles, jalapeños, sauteed onion, etc.



  • Lightly spray hot dogs with oil spray. Place in air fryer basket or air fryer rack.
  • Air Fry at 380°F for 8-10 minutes depending on your preferred texture and size of hot dogs. If you like your hot dogs extra crispy (similar to grilled hot dogs), Air Fry at 400°F for about 6-8 minutes. Flip the hot dogs half way through cooking.
  • Place hot dogs in the buns and cook in the air fryer for about one more minute for the buns to warm and crisp. Or warm the buns separately. Serve with your favorite toppings!
  • One note about the hot dogs: they are sold in differnet sizes and lenghts! So after you cook your first batch, you'll know exactly how long to cook your future batches in the air fryer.

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: 229kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 520mg, Potassium: 120mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin C: 0.6mg, Calcium: 84mg, Iron: 2.5mg

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