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Easy Hot Dogs in Air Fryer

Get ready to have the best hot dogs you’ve ever eaten. I’m talking about the most consistent and foolproof way to make delicious and juicy hot dogs in the air fryer every time.

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Two Air Fryer Hot Dogs on a white plate

Air Fryer Hot Dogs

I’ve tested these air fryer hot dogs more than 100 times in air fryer baskets and air fryer ovens and they always come out perfect. Why so much? My kids keep asking for them!

This is the easiest way to cook a hot dog and bun together – all in under 7 minutes with no slits needed (yes, you don’t need them). Sorry grill, there’s a new best way to make crispy and juicy hot dogs and it’s with these directions in the air fryer.

Hot Dogs in buns in air fryer basket

How to Cook Hot Dogs in Air Fryer

STEP ONE: Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees.

STEP TWO: Place each fresh hot dog in the air fryer basket in a single layer.

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You can cook as many hot dogs as fit in one layer with some room in between each hot dog.

Fresh Hot Dogs inside Air Fryer

STEP THREE: Air fry the hot dogs for 4 to 5 minutes, flipping them halfway through cooking. Jumbo hot dogs can take up to 8 minutes.

To get a toasted bun, place the hot dog in a hot dog bun and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.

Hot Dogs in Buns inside Air Fryer

How long to cook Hot Dogs in Air Fryer

Skinny hot dogs, like Ball Park or Nathan’s beef franks, will cook in 4 minutes.

Thicker hot dogs, like our local Zwiegles, or jumbo hot dogs will take about 6 to 8 minutes.

How to cook a frozen Hot Dog in Air Fryer

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the frozen hot dogs in the air fryer basket and cook for 7 to 8 minutes.
  3. Remove the hot dogs from the air fryer and enjoy!

Learn more about freezing hot dogs here.

Easy Hot Dog Air Fryer Tips

  • Cook the hot dogs in a preheated air fryer for even cooking
  • Cut slits in a diagonal line on the air fry hot dogs to look like they came off the grill — though this is not needed for even cooking. It’s just for aesthetics.
  • Use a silicone air fryer liner for an easy cleanup
  • Do not use parchment paper or foil unless cooking an air fryer full of hot dogs. They are not big or heavy enough to hold them down.
Holding an air fryer hot inside bun in hand

What to serve with Air Fryer Hot Dogs

Serve alongside some of these BBQ favorites!

Air Fry Hot Dogs: Toppings

Everyone has their favorite air fryer hot dog toppings to use, including mustard and chopped onions, but here are some others that are worth a try over the usual ketchup.

How to Reheat Air Fryer Hot Dogs

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees.
  2. Place your leftover hot dog in the air fryer and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until warm.

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Yield: 4 servings

Hot Dogs Air Fryer Recipe

Hot Dogs in Buns inside Air Fryer

An easy way to cook hot dogs in the air fryer. Can be cooked from fresh or frozen.

Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 4 hot dogs (or as many hot dogs as your air fryer basket fits)
  • 4 hot dog buns, sliced down the middle (optional)


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
  2. Cook hot dogs for 4 minutes until cooked, flipping the hot dogs halfway through cooking.
  3. Place hot dogs into hot dog buns.
  4. Cook hot dogs in buns an additional 1-2 minutes, still at 400 degrees.
  5. Enjoy immediately.


To air fry frozen hot dogs:

Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees

Microwave hot dogs for 30 seconds - 1 minute on defrost (optional)

Cook on 350 for 7-8 minutes until hot dog is heated thoroughly

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


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

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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15 thoughts on “Easy Hot Dogs in Air Fryer”

  1. I do not understand your hot dog recipe . Do you put the wieners in the basket to cook them. What do you mean when you say move the basket half way through?????????? Also Can I cook a roast in the air fryer without putting it on the rotisserie ?????

    • Hi Jaclyn, based on the question about the rotisserie, it sounds like you have an oven-style air fryer. The basket refers to a basket-style air fryer. For yours, you will put the hot dogs on the rack and use tongs to turn them halfway through cooking.

      And yes, you can cook anything you would like without using the rotisserie feature. You just need to flip it over to cook both sides halfway through!

  2. I put the buns in first works great. 8qt air fryer round basket hear. I can do a pack of hot dogs and bread in 25 minutes no problem.

  3. Just made this and so smart. The hotdogs were cooked and buns just perfectly crispy. I added some cheese in the buns before toasting. So good thank you 🙂

    • Hi there. I just finished reading your recipe for air fryer hot dogs and at the end of your recipe (was terrific) there was four added recipes, which one was: chili hotdogs. When i clicked on this the recipe was for boil eggs, NOT, chili dogs. Just FYI.

  4. My husband is now the main cook in the family (my injury).I just want to have the hot Dogs come out with alot of black. Hopefully this recipe will work. Thanks for sharing this recipe. **

  5. I have an oven style air fryer and I love this recipe. The hot dogs are perfect and my house doesn’t smell after cooking. I did find my rolls were too dry so I just warmed them up separately.

  6. at the end it says how to reheat frozen hot dogs – is that the whole hotdog (bun and meat)? or is it just the frozen meat?
    trying to teach my 12 year old how to make some lunches with the Ninja Foodi – this one sounds great and if i can prep it ahead for the freezer, that would be even better

    • Just the hot dogs from refrigeration. I recommend only cooking the number of buns you need as you’re eating them for the most freshness.

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