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The Best Air Fryer Hot Dogs (Easy Recipe!)

Enjoy perfectly delicious dogs with this easy air fryer hot dog recipe! Discover the best way to cook hot dogs for a quick and tasty meal at home.

Air Fryer Hot Dog Recipe

Hot dogs make the perfect summer meal. There is something so comforting about eating a perfectly cooked hot dog on a perfectly toasted bun and loaded up with all my favorite toppings.

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We have tried all kinds of variations, like Chicago and New York style, a Coney Island hot dog, and even a Hawaiian version. But when the weather is chilly, I don’t really enjoy using the grill to cook outside.

Air Fryer Hot Dog Recipe

I have found a great solution to that problem. Today I am sharing an air fryer method for cooking hot dogs that I get awesome results from every time.

This handy little kitchen appliance has been a game changer for me, especially on busy weeknights. It has been the perfect small kitchen appliance for the teenagers too!

I can make so many different recipes with it in a lot less time than it would take in the oven. And the best part is that I don’t have to stand out in the cold!

Air Fryer Hot Dog Recipe

Serve these air fryer hot dogs with any toppings you like and add a side or two for a simple and delicious meal that the whole family will love. Side dishes like pasta caesar salad, raw veggies, potato salad, potato chips, and French fries are all great options.

For different ways to cook up your hot dogs, check out more ideas below.

How to Air Fry Hot Dogs

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  • Ninja Air Fryer – this is a great all-around air fryer in my experience!
  • Parchment paper – awesome for lining the basket of the air fryer and making clean up a breeze.
  • Air Fryer Paper Liners – these disposable air fryer liners work great too!
  • Cutting board – for slicing & dicing ingredients.
  • Knife – this is my go to kitchen knife.
  • Tongs – for grasping the dogs.
Harvest All Beef Hot Dogs


  • Harvest hot dogs
  • Fresh hot dog buns
Air Fryer Hot Dogs Process


  1. Cut slits into the hot dogs.
  2. Place into the basket of your air fryer.
  3. Cook at 300 degrees for 5-7 mins.
Air Fryer Hot Dog Recipe Process

Topping Suggestions

  • A slice of cheese or nacho cheese sauce
  • Chopped or sliced white onion
  • Crumbled bacon
  • Hot dog sauce
  • Sauerkraut
  • Use your favorite condiments like ketchup, yellow mustard, mayo, and relish.
Air Fryer Hot Dog Recipe


  • Hot dogs may be cooked in a slow cooker on high for 2 hours or low for 3-4 hours.
  • When boiling hot dogs cook them for 4-6 minutes. Learn how to boil hot dogs in this post.
  • Hot dogs can be cooked on the BBQ grill for 7-10 minutes.
  • Smoked hot dogs take 60 minutes to cook when smoked at 225 degrees F.
  • Baked hot dogs in the oven take about 15 minutes at 350 degrees F. Learn how to bake hot dogs in this post.
  • Air fry hot dogs for 5-7 minutes at 300 degrees.
Air Fryer Hot Dog Recipe

Tips and Tricks

  • Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the hot dogs and the type of air fryer you have. Adjust accordingly.
  • To get the best results with this simple recipe, use quality ingredients, like all-beef hot dogs.
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the hot dogs are cooked thoroughly.
  • Using a sharp knife to make shallow diagonal cuts along the length of the hot dogs before cooking them ensures extra crispy hot dogs that stay juicy on the inside.
  • Leftover hot dogs may be stored in an airtight container for up to one week in the fridge. You can microwave hot dogs to reheat them to use for later.
Air Fryer Hot Dog Recipe

How to Get the Best Results from Your Air Fryer

  • It’s important to preheat the air fryer to ensure even and consistent cooking.
  • Make sure your food is in a single layer, being careful not to overcrowd the basket, as this may lead to uneven cooking. Cook in batches if needed to allow for adequate circulation of hot air.
  • Save on cleanup by lining your air fryer basket with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • Clean your air fryer! I recommend washing by hand, but check your manual.
Chili Cheese Hot Dog Recipe

What is your favorite way to enjoy your hot dog? Do you like them simple, with just ketchup and mustard, or do you like to load them up?

More Tasty Air Fryer Recipes

Now that you have experienced just how simple an air fryer is to use, I have tons of other easy air fryer recipes for you.

Air Fryer Hot Dogs

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Air Fryer Hot Dog Recipe

Air Fryer Hot Dogs

Enjoy perfectly delicious dogs with this easy air fryer hot dog recipe! Discover the best way to cook hot dogs for a quick and tasty meal at home.
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Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Heather Painchaud


  • 4 Harvest hot dogs
  • 4 hot dog buns


  • Cut slits into the hot dogs.
  • Place into the basket of your air fryer.
  • Cook at 300 degrees for 5-7 mins.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 669mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g
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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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