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These air fryer hot dogs are so easy to make and come out perfectly every single time. The hot dog turns out slightly crisp with a lightly toasted bun.

2 air fryer cooked hot dogs sitting on a plate with mustard and ketchup.

These air fryer hot dogs are my new favorite way to make myself a delicious dog.

Yes, I know grilled hot dogs are still one of the best ways to cook up a hot dog BUT sometimes it’s too hot to grill. Or honestly sometimes I just don’t want to go out and heat up the grill.

AND since I got my air fryer I’m pretty on board with cooking all. the. things. in the air fryer.

I also make sure to add my cooked hot dogs back into the bun and toast it all for a few minutes so my bun gets just slightly crisp.

My personal favorite hot dog buns are brioche buns but honestly any bun you use will toast up nicely.

uncooked hot dogs in an air fryer basket.

How to cook hot dogs in the air fryer?

Looking for the easiest way to cook up a hot dog?

Look no further than these air fryer hot dogs! They cook up crispy and delicious every. single. time.

First, preheat your air fryer at 400 degrees F. My air fryer has a preheat button that sets the machine for 400 degrees F and preheats for 5 minutes.

cooked hot dogs in an air fryer basket.

After the air fryer has been preheated add in your hot dogs and cook for 4 minutes at 400 degrees F. If you do not plan on putting your hot dog on a bun you can cook it a few minutes longer depending on how crispy you like your hot dogs.

After I take my hot dogs out of the air fryer I add it to my bun and toast it for another minute in the air fryer.

What type of hot dog is best?

There are lots of different types of hot dogs on the market but my personal favorite are all beef hotdogs.

I especially love hot dogs that come in casings so they snap.

However, chicken, turkey, pork and even vegan hot dogs will work perfectly in this recipe.

cooked air fryer hot dogs in an air fryer basket.

What is the best hot dog bun?

This is a personal preference but I really enjoy brioche buns. They are buttery, toast up wonderfully, and have such a delicious temperature.

Other options are of course whole wheat, white, split top, or the traditional side cut.

What other ways can I cook hot dogs?

If you don’t have an air fryer you can always cook your hot dogs by boiling them in water, cooking in a skillet, or putting them on the grill.

2 air fryer hot dogs on a plate.

What should I put on top of my hot dogs?

Hot dog toppings are a very personal choice but my favorite is yellow mustard and ketchup.

Some other great topping ideas are:

  • pickle relish
  • spicy brown mustard
  • sauerkraut
  • chili
  • cheese
  • jalapeños

Are air fryer hot dogs good?


Not only do they cook up quickly but they give the hot dog a nice crisp to the outside skin.

air fryer hot dogs on a plate with yellow mustard and ketchup.

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Air Fryer Hot Dogs

Air Fryer Hot Dogs

Yield: 4 hot dogs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

These air fryer hot dogs are so easy to make and come out perfectly every single time. The hot dog turns out slightly crisp with a lightly toasted bun.


  • 4 hot dogs
  • 4 hot dog buns


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  2. Once preheated add your hot dogs and cook for 400 degrees F for 4 minutes.
  3. Remove the hot dogs from the air fryer after cooking and add to the buns.
  4. Add the hot dog inside the buns into the air fryer and cook at 400 degrees F for 1 minute.
  5. Serve warm with desired toppings.


You can cook the hot dogs for up to 6 minutes depending on the desired crisp level.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 666mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 11g

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