Air Fryer Hot Dogs

Air Fryer Hot Dogs

The air fryer makes perfect ballpark-style hot dogs in just a few minutes, with a golden, lightly toasted bun to take it all to the next level! Easy and super quick, perfect for summer entertaining or a super simple weeknight dinner!

When I think about summer barbecues from my childhood, I always think about hot dogs. I have so many fond memories of warm, perfectly cooked hot dogs in thick buns, loaded with ketchup and mustard. This recipe makes those summertime hot dogs super easy to throw together for picnics or just for lunch!

What Makes This Recipe So Good

Hot dogs – You can use any type of hot dog with this method, including beef, pork, kosher, turkey, or veggie.
Hot dog buns – Cooking your buns in the air fryer helps them get a little crispy.

How To Make Hot Dogs in the Air Fryer

The full recipe is below, but here you’ll find all the steps for making this recipe perfectly the first and 100th time, along with useful tips and info!

Preheat the air fryer at 400º F for about 3-5 minutes.

Add the hot dogs and cook for 4 minutes.

Open the air fryer basket. Using tongs, remove the hot dogs and put them inside the buns.

Put the hot dogs inside the buns in the air fryer basket and cook for another 2 minutes.

Remove and top however you like! (See my suggestions below.)

Some of Our Fave Toppings

If you have space, set up a hot dog bar with a variety of different toppings and condiments. If not, you can do what I did and top each hot dog differently. That way everyone can have one or two (or more) hot dogs of their choice!

  • Ketchup and mustard
  • Ketchup, mustard, and relish
  • Chili, cheese, and white onion
  • Chicago dog: Yellow mustard, white onion, relish, dill pickle spear, tomato, chili peppers, and celery salt
  • Pico, jalapeno slices, and cotija
  • Sauerkraut and spicy mustard
  • Yellow mustard and red onions

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Top Tips For Making

  • Use gluten-free buns if you are on a gluten-free diet.
  • If you’re on keto, you can use lettuce cups, store-bought keto hot dog buns, or make your own.
Air fryer hot dogs on a tray

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Air Fryer Hot Dogs

The air fryer makes the perfect hot dogs with a crispy bun.

Ingredients

  • 7 hot dogs
  • 7 hot dog buns

Recipe Notes

  • Topping ideas: ketchup and mustard; ketchup, mustard, and relish; chili, cheese, and white onion; Chicago dog: yellow mustard, white onion, relish, dill pickle spear, tomato, chili peppers, and celery salt; pico de gallo, jalapeno slices, and cotija; sauerkraut and spicy mustard; yellow mustard and red onions
  • Gluten free: Use gluten free buns
  • Keto: Use lettuce cups, store-bought keto hot dog buns, or make your own

Nutrition Facts

Air Fryer Hot Dogs

Amount Per Serving

Calories 229 Calories from Fat 72

% Daily Value*

Fat 8g12%

Saturated Fat 3g19%

Cholesterol 20mg7%

Sodium 520mg23%

Potassium 120mg3%

Carbohydrates 30g10%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 3g3%

Protein 9g18%

Vitamin C 1mg1%

Calcium 84mg8%

Iron 3mg17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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