Air Fryer Hot Dogs

Air Fryer Hot Dogs are a new dish that I have made in my air fryer. I know if you have an air fryer, or perhaps if you want to get one, you may wonder what else can you cook in your air fryer.

Hot dogs on parchment paper in a wood tray.

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Hot dogs, and yes, you can make air fryer hot dogs. Do you love hot dogs that are grilled? These hot dogs when cooked in your air fryer take about 8 minutes and they are cooked equally all the way around the hot dog. Enjoying the hot dogs cooked in your air fryer is quick and easy.

I like my Phillips Air fryer. I turn up the heat to 390 degrees. I pop a couple of hot dogs into the air fryer and cook them for about 5 to 6 minutes.

I like to then pull the hot dogs out of the cooker, and then place them into the hot dog buns and then cook them for 1 to 2 minutes more. This makes the outside of the hot dog bun crispy. And if you add a bit of cheese when you pop them back into the air fryer the cheese melts perfectly.

You can extend the use of your air fryer by cooking all sorts of things in there. I have made roasted corn in my air fryer. I have also enjoyed bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers in the air fryer. Check out all my air fryer recipes.

You might wonder How Air Fryers Work.

This kitchen appliance works by circulating super-hot air in a small space. In the case of the hot dogs, the very hot air is circulated quickly through the cooking area. This works quickly to cook the hot dog on the outside. The excess fat will drip away from the hot dog. You may want to cook up a few tater tots along with the hot dogs.

My favorite air fryer is my Phillips Air Fryer. There are many different brands, but I have tried the Phillips and the Black and Decker version, and for me, the Phillips brand circulated the air better and made for a better-finished product. My results with the Phillips tended to be crispier and it cooked at a higher temperature.

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Two air fried hot dogs in buns on a plate.

Best Ever Air Fryer Hot Dog

You can make delicious hot dogs in your air fryer. They taste just like they were cooked on the grill. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air fryer Hot Dog, Air Fryer Recipes, How to Cook a Hot Dog in an Air Fryer
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 289kcal


  • 2 hot dogs
  • 2 hot dog buns
  • 2 tablespoons grated cheese if desired


  • Preheat the air fryer to 390°F for about 4 minutes.
  • Place two hot dogs into the air fryer and cook for about 5 minutes. Remove the hot dogs from the air fryer.
  • Place each hot dog in a bun and add cheese if desired.
  • Return the dressed hot dog to the air fryer and cook for an additional 2 minutes.



Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 613mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 2.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Majestic

    5 stars
    Okay. I am a young teen who loves a nice grilled hotdog. This afternoon I wanted a grilled hotdog but I had two issues: I don’t know how to grill and we had no propane. It had me thinking is it possible to use the air fryer to cook hotdogs? Is the sky truly the limit? So I went on the internet and searched around and found this recipe. First of all, I want to thank you for making this straight to the point. I made it like you’re suppose to and the hotdog didn’t look right. I got kinda scared like oh no did I fall for a failure recipe. But then ya know I prepared myself mentally and took a bite. I was amazed. It might’ve not looked like the picture or a grilled hotdog but it very much tasted like one. Thank you for making me happy, I will definitely make this again to prove others I can cook.

  2. Wayne Lind

    I love hot dogs. I even have them for breakfast with a ice cold Coke.Breakfast of Champions.
    I will be sure to try the air fryer dogs. Thanks
    Nakusp, British Columbia

  3. Sherry carpenter

    I love how quickly the hotdogs cook and brown. I cannot stand a unbrowned hotdog. It cooks it perfectly and so easy to toss in a couple of partially opened buns to toast. My favorite way to cook hotdogs now.

  4. Kathy M.

    5 stars
    I just found your website and tried the air fryer hot dogs. Wow! They not only turned out a beautiful brownish color but tasted great and were moist. Keep creating air fryer recipes, thank you Stephanie.

  5. Karen Wilson

    How do you make fries in the air fryer and chicken strips. How long do you cook and what temp, have a new fryer.

    • Stephanie

      I don’t know which model you have, but I turn the heat up to about 390 on mine, and add a tablespoon of vegetable oil in mine, and cook until everything becomes fragrant. I think this takes about 15 minutes. I use frozen french fries, not fresh potatoes. I start with frozen chicken tenders. I hope this helps.

      • Dee

        I’m new at Air Frying , do you just add a tablespoon in the very bottom of the pan, not on the food ? Do you have a recipe for Chicken Tenders in the Air Fryer ? I love it but don’t know how to use it yet, just a beginner. Please help me out ! Thanks

  6. Mary Gross

    5 stars
    My mom was a well sought after Chef but for some reason I didn’t get her cooking skills. I don’t really like to cook but since I got my air fryer I have been expanding my cooking abilities and enjoying it. I never thought of cooking hot dogs in there, I am going to do it tonight. But, I am also going to try brats. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Rex

    5 stars
    I made the hotdogs in my air fryer, I did 8 dogs following your instructions, they turned out perfect. Thanks for sharing

  8. James Galvin

    Here’s a hint. If you’re cooking prepackaged foods ( frozen or regular), reduce the instruction temperature by 25 to 50 degrees and the cooking time by roughly 20 percent. Eg: if instructions say 400 degrees for 20 min, air fry at 370 for about 16 min. I hope this helps to make things easier and GOOD FRYING! You’re doing a great job Stephanie!

      • Jim Thompson

        I have two ribeye steaks that are from a package of four. I grilled two and they were can I cook them in air fryer so they are tender?

  9. Rob S

    This is the only way I do hot dogs and buns now. Even better with some Castleberry hot dog chili and shredded cheese.

  10. Linda

    I use mine almost everyday. Make tuna melts. Roasted potatoes. Steak. Pork chops. Delicious asparagus. Almost anything. I did try rhubarb crisp but it blew the crisp topping everywhere. Next time will make cobbler instead

    • Brianhearn

      Thanks for the info Stephanie
      I have just bought a air fryer and I am very interested in learning how
      Brian (ps I am 68 years old x

    • Rob G

      I’m with you, I use my Air Fryer daily. Steak, Chicken, bacon, sausages, pork chops! Even those terrible gas station sandwiches you buy after getting hammered at the pub are better after sometime in the air fryer. The outside gets crispy and brown while the inside stays moist. i can roast parboiled veggies while my meats rest. That way my lady and I can have a great meal without going to the grill out in Florida heat.

    • Titan Tyler

      yes! The air fryer was 1 of the best purchases I ever made. I left it in the box for 2 weeks cause I was unsure, but once I opened it….My life has changed. and makes the best french fries and baked potatoes

  11. PJ

    We bought an Air Fryer several months ago, but unlike the Instant Pot, we had not totally jumped on the bandwagon and used it as we should except for french fries & vegetable tots which we enjoy. Anyway, we had planned a picnic but that day was cold and rainy. Stayed home and decided to try the hot dogs in the Air Fryer. OM goodness…..these came out crisp and brown on the outside and juicy on the inside. Wonderful! Now looking to widen our use of the Air Fryer and find more recipes. Thank you!

  12. Denise

    I am cooking my hot dogs wrapped in pizza dough in my nuwave air fryer they look just like the ones that come out with a pretzel
    That’s next making pretzels

    • Rob Schellinger

      I think that might be a stock pic of grilled dogs. However, the air fryer does impart a bit of char specks on them, particularly from sitting in the basket. I rotate them halfway through cooking.

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