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The best air fryer hot dogs (with video!)

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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.

hot dogs in air fryer

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.

hot dogs in air fryer

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:

  • sauerkraut
  • 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:

  1. Air fryer jalapeno poppers
  2. Air fryer salmon cakes
  3. Air fryer kabobs
  4. Air fryer frozen fries
  5. Air Fryer cod

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4.29 from 14 votes

Air fryer hot dogs

Our favorite way of making hot dogs- in the Air fryer! Such an easy , quick way to make perfect crispy bun and juicy hot dogs.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time6 minutes
Total Time8 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer frozen hot dogs, air fryer hot dogs, hot dogs recipe
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Tatiana


  • 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.


Tools used in this recipe

Air fryer


Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 673mg | Potassium: 112mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2.1mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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Recipe Rating


Wednesday 8th of July 2020

I’m definitely going to give this a try - looks yummy! Do you preheat your air fryer or just put them in?

Tatiana Shifruk

Thursday 9th of July 2020

Hi! Thank you! Preheating air fryer doesn't make any difference for me here, so i dont:)

Kim Key

Wednesday 10th of July 2019

I fixed these for lunch today and they were delish. I love the way it toasted the bun. I used Nathan's All Beef Hotdogs and I preheated my fryer.


Wednesday 8th of May 2019

Hi I’m making this tomorrow. Do you have to preheat the air fryer?

Tatiana Shifruk

Saturday 11th of May 2019

Hi! You dont really need too:)

Catrena Lones

Sunday 14th of April 2019

What brand of beef hotdogs are you using ?

Tatiana Shifruk

Tuesday 16th of April 2019

Hi! I used McCormick Montreal Steak Smoked Sausage


Tuesday 19th of February 2019

This is really simple and I can't wait to show the kiddos. Its simple enough that even they could do it. Thank you for sharing this.