This is the best way to cook air fryer hot dogs! This recipe will save you so much time in the kitchen and i promise you will love it. In this post you will find tips and tricks on how to cook frozen hot dogs in air fryer too! Perfectly crispy buns and juicy dogs ready in no time.
Easy 2 ingredient recipe for a quick lunch or to feed the crowd- Air fryer hot dogs!
Nothing can beat the convenience of this cooking method. Completely mess free and it take only 7 minutes to make it.
How long to cook hot dogs in air fryer?
I will share with you the time and temperature that worked best for me. So first you will need to cook hot dogs in air fryer. Usually they are done in 5 minutes.
Dont forget to shake dogs once right in the basket- its especially important if you are cooking more then 5 links at once. Then, Place the dogs inside your prepared hot dog buns and place them back in the air fryer for another 2 minutes for really crispy buns or for 1 minute for just lightly browned.
Can you cook frozen hot dogs in air fryer?
My answer is absolutely! I like to buy hot dogs in bulk and freeze them. This way i always have a quick lunch for my kids on a busy day. The only difference in this method is that you cook dogs for 3 minutes longer, at the same 375 degrees.
Got frozen hot dogs buns?
Not a problem! After your hot dogs are completely done, take them out and add frozen buns to the air fryer basket. Now, cook them 2 minutes at 300 degrees.
Once cooked, they will be nice and crispy, but if you want them to be more browned, add another minute of cooking. Dont forget to check on them to make sure they are just as crispy as you want.
Please check my other air fryer recipes, they are all oil free, easy to follow and delicious! Most are weight watchers and keto friendly too!
How to cook hotdogs in air fryer (fresh)
Air fryers come in different sizes. My Air fryer (Gourmia 5 Qt), that i bought in Costco, perfectly fits 3 hot dogs with buns.
They fit tight but perfect. For the buns i use regular buns from the general stores like Walmart or something similar.
For franks i like to use McCormick Montreal Steak Smoked Sausage. Its tasty and i like the quality. But of course, any of your favorite sausage will work just fine!
How to cook hot dogs in air fryer? First cook franks for about 5 minutes at 375 degrees.
And then place sausages in to buns and cook for another couple minutes at the same temperature. Yum!
My favorite hot dogs toppings
Toppings are a big part of any hot dog recipe. We love to have it with ketchup, mustard and onions, but when we feel fancy we add more goodness:
- sliced fresh or pickled jalapenos
- avocado, sliced or mashed ( or guacamole!)
- caramelized onions
- chunky or creamy salsa
Best quick lunch on the go and kid friendly air fryer recipes:
- Air fryer jalapeno poppers
- Air fryer salmon cakes
- Air fryer kabobs
- Air fryer frozen fries
- Air Fryer cod
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Air fryer hot dogs
- 3 hot dog buns
- 3 bun size beef franks
- Very easy! Place franks in the air fryer and cook for 5 minutes at 375 degrees.
- Take them out and place inside the hot dog bun. Put back in to the air fryer and cook for about 1 more minute. Check on it to see how crispy you want it.