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Quick and Easy Air Fryer Hot Dogs(Fresh or Frozen)

Quick and Easy Air Fryer Hot Dogs (Fresh or Frozen) is the best recipe to illustrate how to cook hot dogs in the air fryer. Load these up with your favorite toppings like relish, mustard, cheese, or whatever you wish.

hot dogs in buns in an air fryer

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Can you cook hot dogs in the air fryer? Absolutely! I make these similar to my Air Fryer Sausage. Air frying hot dogs is painless and will likely become your go-to method from here on out!

What’s the best way to cook hot dogs? Some argue the grill, which I still love, but the air fryer works great, too. I love that you can serve the air fried dogs with toasted buns, using just the air fryer.

What Type of Hot Dogs to Use

I recommend uncured, nitrate-free beef dogs. Regular hot dogs are cured which means they are loaded with preservatives, processed chemicals, and nitrates which can be harmful for the body.

uncured beef franks in packaging

How to Cook and Make Hot Dogs in Air Fryer

How to preheat your air fryer and if preheating is necessary will depend on the air fryer brand and model you use. Always consult the manual to determine if preheating is required.

  1. Cut slits/score the top of each hot dog.
  2. Place the hot dogs in the air fryer basket.
  3. Air fry.
uncured beef franks on a cutting board

How Long to Cook

Cook the hot dogs for 5 minutes, flip and cook an additional 3 minutes.

hot dogs in air fryer

Air Fryer Temperature

I use 380 degrees.

cooked hot dogs in air fryer

How to Cook Frozen Hot Dogs

You should definitely cut slits into the top of the hot dogs if cooking from frozen. This will help prevent them from exploding.

Air fry for 5 minutes on 380 degrees. Open the air fryer and flip the hot dogs and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until your liking.

air fryer hot dog with relish and hot dog without toppings in a bowl

Hot Dog Toppings

  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Relish
  • Ranch
  • Buffalo Sauce
  • Cheese
person holding air fryer hot dog in a bun with relish

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Quick and Easy Air Fryer Hot Dogs (Fresh or Frozen)

Quick and Easy Air Fryer Hot Dogs (Fresh or Frozen) is the best recipe to illustrate how to cook hot dogs in the air fryer. Load these up with your favorite toppings like relish, mustard, cheese, or whatever you wish.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer frozen hot dogs, air fryer hot dogs, easy air fryer hot dogs
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 250kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 hot dogs I use uncured, nitrate-free beef dogs.
  • 4 hot dog buns

Instructions

  • Line the hot dogs on a cutting board and score each using a knife. Cut slits into the top of each hot dog. The common method is to slice them at a diagonal. I prefer horizontal, your preference.
    This is optional and will keep the hot dog from shriveling in some areas and will give more room for air to circulate. You can also make them look nice.
  • Place the hot dogs in the air fryer. Air fry for 5 minutes on 380 degrees.
  • Open the air fryer and place the hot dogs in buns and place the buns in the air fryer.
  • Air fry for an additional 3 minutes.

Video

Notes

Each air fryer will cook at different speeds. Monitor your hot dogs and adjust the cook time if necessary.

HOW TO COOK FROZEN HOT DOGS

You should definitely cut slits into the top of the hot dogs if cooking from frozen. This will help prevent them from exploding.
Air fry for 5 minutes on 380 degrees. Open the air fryer and flip the hot dogs and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until your liking.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1hot dog with bun | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g
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Recipe Rating




Brandi Keller

Monday 17th of August 2020

I w.anted to make some hot dogs over lunch without firing up the grill, Did a ssearch for hot dogs because I new I could count on Brandi to have easy air fryier steps. Sure enough! This recipe was so simple that I will definitely be using this method again. I am glad Brandi mentioned cutting slits into the dogs. We went bunless for our version, but I look forward to trying the bun version soon.

staysnatched

Tuesday 18th of August 2020

Yay! I'm glad that tip worked for you!

Maryam

Saturday 1st of August 2020

Another great Stay Snatched recipe! My boyfriend and I made this last night and wrapped our hot dogs in bacon. We followed the recipe as stated, and then just put them back in the air fryer for an additional 2 mins at 400 to make the bacon extra crispy. It was AMAZING. Seriously nothing wrong with it and eating it again tonight. Thanks for the recipe!!

staysnatched

Wednesday 5th of August 2020

You're welcome! I'm so glad you enjoyed the hot dogs.

Gordon

Monday 20th of January 2020

Brandi, one pic shows them with the buns, yet you make no mention of cooking them in the bun. Is this possible, or was it just a pic 'for effect"?

staysnatched

Monday 20th of January 2020

Step 3 tells you how to cook the buns.