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Easy Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

If you’re looking for crispy, savory, and juicy bacon wrapped hot dogs, you’ve found your new go-to recipe!

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Crispy Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog Recipe

Pairing hot dogs with a slice of bacon to make bacon wrapped hot dogs sounds like an easy combination, but there’s more to it than that and I have the perfect trick to get your new favorite dinner.

The secret? Use a good quality hot dog. It might sound obvious, but most of us are quick to grab what’s on sale and enjoy a hot dog full of toppings.

But, if you replace that with my favorite hot dog brand, you’ll never go back to the old ones.

Serve these hot dogs with some french fries, pasta salad, hamburgers, corn on the cob, or baked beans for a full dinner.

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And, if you love hot dogs, try my air fryer hot dogs and bbq hot dogs recipes!

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How to Cook Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

How to Cook Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs in the Air Fryer

Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F. Air fry the hot dogs for 12 to 15 minutes, turning them halfway through until the bacon is crispy.

How to Cook Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs in the Oven

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and bake the hot dogs for 15 to 17 minutes on a flat wire roasting rack with a baking sheet underneath, until the bacon is cooked to your liking.

How to Grill Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Heat your grill to low to medium heat on one side. Using indirect heat, cook your hot dogs until the bacon gets nice and crispy — around 20 minutes.

cooked bacon wrapped hot dogs

Toppings for Grilled Hot Dogs

Top these with any of your favorite toppings. I like to switch between Chicago style (yellow mustard, relish, onion, tomatoes, and pickles), using classic ketchup and mustard, hot sauce, and switching up with some BBQ sauce for the summer.

Tips for the Best Tasting Hot Dog Wrapped in bacon

  • Use a good quality hot dog for the best flavor — I recommend Nathan’s brand.
  • Use raw bacon for best results — the bacon will crisp us nice and stick to the hot dog. Turkey bacon will work, but it may not get as crispy.
  • Grill hot dogs on indirect heat — direct heat can cause them to burn as the grease drips down.
  • Bake hot dogs in the oven on a wire rack with a baking sheet underneath— this allows the grease to drip down, but not cause a mess.
  • Use a toothpick to keep the bacon from unwrapping.
  • Slit the hot dogs before cooking them in an oven so they don’t split
bacon wrapped hot dog with condiments

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs FAQs

How to Store This Hot Dogs Recipe

Store leftovers in the fridge inside an airtight container for up to 4 days. I like to reheat them in the air fryer to allow the bacon to get crispy again.

How Long to Air Fry Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Air frying hot dogs wrapped in bacon take just 12 to 15 minutes to cook. They are done when the bacon is nice and crispy!

How Do You Wrap Hot Dogs with Bacon?

Take a long slice of bacon and start from one side of the hot dogs tightly wrapping upward while slightly overlapping each layer until the full hot dog is covered with bacon. Use a toothpick at the end of the bacon to help hold it together.

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Easy Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Samantha Erb
Bacon wrapped hot dogs have never tasted so crispy and savory! Plus, learn how to get the bacon to stick to the hot dog!
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Air Fryer Recipes, dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 504 kcal


  • 4 hot dogs
  • 6-8 slices bacon
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • Ketchup mustard, relish, BBQ sauce, cheese sauce, sauerkraut, or your favorite hot dog toppings


  • Tightly wrap 1 ½ to 2 whole pieces of bacon around each hot dog so the edges of the bacon just barely overlap. Secure the ends of the bacon with toothpicks.

In the Air Fryer

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F and cook hot dogs for 12-15 minutes, flipping them once after about 7 minutes until the bacon is fully cooked and crispy to your liking.

In the Oven

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and cook hot dogs on a wire rack on a baking sheet for 15 to 17 minutes until bacon is crispy.

On the Grill

  • Heat your grill on low to medium heat and grill hot dogs on indirect heat until the bacon is cooked to your liking — about 20 minutes.


How to reheat bacon wrapped hot dogs in the air fryer:

Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees and cook until they are warmed thoroughly, about 2 to 3 minutes.


Serving: 1gCalories: 504kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 21gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 1694mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10g

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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