Easy Air Fryer Hot Dogs In 8 Minutes

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Cooking hot dogs in the air fryer is possible! And these juicy air fryer hot dogs are such a great family-friendly meal. Hang around and check out the step-by-step tutorial on how to make air fryer hot dogs. Suitable for those following Weight Watchers eating plan. Post includes WW Freestyle Points.

two white plates containing Air Fryer Hot Dog and Air Fryer Corn on the Cob, served with a small condiment dish and a cloth napkin

Hey hot dog lovers, this post is for you! I will show you how to make Juicy Air Fryer Hot Dogs that the whole family will happily tuck into.

The best thing is that you need only 2 everyday ingredients and 8 minutes to whip up these juicy on the inside, yet grilled tasting on the outside Air Fryer Hot Dogs. Plus they are sooooo quick and fun to make and really easy to customise.

Related Link : Air Fryer Burgers.

They are also very affordable. And because the kiddoes will eat them with no fuss whatsoever, they are just the thing for serving up as a frugal, much-loved kid lunch or easy midweek supper.

I will let you in on a little secret. AKA these awesome juicy air fryer hot dogs come served up in a really crunchy bun. And that is why everybody, and I mean everybody looooves them. You can serve them in a regular bun but do try it with an air fried bun and see what you think.

Two Air Fryer Hot Dogs on a white dinner plate and ready to be served

What is also great about these air fryer hot dogs is that they can be whipped up at any time of the year. Whilst they are a must-make summer eat and barbecue staple for all those summer parties, they are also ideal for potlucks and on game days. So we get to have this summertime treat all year round. Ain’t nothing more perfect that.

Why You’ll  ♡ These

  • Made with 2 everyday affordable ingredients.
  • Easy to whip up for the whole family to enjoy.
  • Saves time by not having to preheat a grill.
  • You can double and triple to feed a crowd.

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Ready to learn how to make Air Fried Hot Dogs? Gather up your ingredients and I will show you….

How To Cook Hot Dogs In The Air Fryer

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 375 F / 190C.
  2. Place the hot dogs into the air fryer basket and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Open the air fryer and remove the hot dogs. Place them inside the hot dog buns and return them to the air fryer.
  4. Cook your air fryer hot dogs for a further 3 minutes till the buns are crunchy.
  5. Then remove the air fried hot dogs and serve topped with anything you like.

image collage showing the steps for making Air Fryer Hot Dogs

How To Grill Hot Dogs

  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  2. Spray the grill grates.
  3. Cook the hot dogs for up to 5 minutes turning around during cooking to get the grill marks on all sides.
  4. Jumbo hot dogs may take up to 10 minutes.

Cooking Hot Dogs In The Air Fryer Tips

  • Make sure to prick the hot dogs before cooking them so they don’t explode in the air fryer.
  • If you want you can make 2-3 slits across the hot dogs instead.
  • You can air fry veggie sausages, vegan sausages or regular sausages like this too.
  • This recipe works in various air fryers including the Ninja Foodie, Philips air fryers and more.
  • Careful not to overcook your hot dogs. If they start shrivelling then they are getting overcooked.
  • It is important to note that air fryer temperatures can vary depending on the make and model. I recommend starting with less cook time, check food for doneness then add more time as needed.
close up view of cooking hot dogs in the air fryer basket

Air Fried Hot Dog Topping Suggestions

What is so great about this air fryer hot dog is that it is good just as is. However, it is fun and easy to customise your air fryer hot dog. Just complete it with a variety of toppings to suit your taste. Here are a few suggestions for you to try:

  • Condiments : mustard, ketchup, pickles, relish
  • Extra veggies : caramelized onion, Salsa
  • Extra meat : bacon, chili.

Air Fried Hot Dog Cheesy Chili Style

You can air fry hot dogs with a whole load of cheese to make some cheese dogs. Heck, you can even add in some chili to make some air fried cheesy chili dogs. Simply add some cheese and chili when you put the bun in the air fryer oven. Sooooooo good!

FAQs

How Else Can I Cook Hot Dogs?

There are soooooo many ways to go about cooking hot dogs. You can grill hot dogs as I show you above, boil hot dogs or steam them in the Instant Pot. And I have a friend who swears by frying hot dogs.

How Long to Cook Hot Dogs in Air Fryer

  • For this recipe, you need about 5 minutes at 375 F if you are going to cook the buns at the same time.
  • If you cook the hot dogs without the buns, then cook for 6 – 7 minutes.
  • If you are cooking larger hot dogs, then you may need to add an extra minute.
one air fryer hot dog served with an ear of air fryer corn on the cob and a portion of air fryer green beans

Can You Cook Frozen Hotdogs In An Airfryer?

Yes you can cook frozen hot dogs in your Air Fryer. Use a sharp knife and make 3-5 slits in each frozen hot dog to avoid them exploding. Cook for 9 to 10 minutes at 375F (190C), flipping them half way through.

Best Hot Dog Buns

You can use any hot dog bun you prefer. Plain or brioche style, topped with sesame seeds, whole wheat buns, your regular bun or something new. The reason being that when you air fry the buns, you get them all crunchy and awesome anyway. So don’t worry about what you start with.

How To Prevent Your Air Fryer From Smoking

Chefs Tip: Adding water to the drawer prevents smoking.

When cooking greasy or fatty foods, adding water to the drawer underneath the basket helps prevent the resulting grease and oil drippings from smoking. I find it is helpful when cooking bacon, sausage and other fattier cuts of meat.

one hot dog served with an ear of air fryer corn on the cob and a small glass condiment dish

Serving Suggestions

Pair up a portion of this tasty treat with any one of these delicious dishes:

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Weight Watchers Points

One air fried hot dog serving contains 7 Blue Plan SmartPoints.

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two white plates containing Air Fryer Hot Dog and Air Fryer Corn on the Cob, served with a small condiment dish and a cloth napkin
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Air Fryer Hot Dogs

Air Fried Hot Dogs are quick and easy, and taste just like grilled hot dogs!
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time7 minutes
Total Time8 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: air fryer recipe,, American, Western
Servings: 3
Calories: 229kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

Air Fryer Hot Dogs Ingredients:

  • 3 hot dogs
  • 3 hot dog buns split
  • assorted toppings as desired

Instructions

Air Fryer Hot Dogs Instructions:

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375 F / 190 C.
  • Prick holes in the hot dogs with a fork.
  • Place hot dogs into the air fryer basket and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Open the air fryer basket and remove the hot dogs. Place hot dogs into buns and add the hot dogs back in the basket.
  • Cook air fryer hot dogs for a further 2-3 mins till the buns start getting crunchy.
  • Remove the air fried hots dogs and serve with toppings as desired.
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Recipe Tips

  • Make sure to prick the air fryer hot dogs before cooking them so they don’t explode in the air fryer.
  • If you want you can make 2-3 slits across your air fried hot dog instead.
  • You can air fry veggie sausages, vegan sausages or regular sausages like this too.
  • This air fryer hot dog recipe works in various air fryers including the Ninja Foodie, Philips air fryers and more.
  • Careful not to overcook your hot dogs. If they start shriveling then they are getting overcooked.

More Great Air Fryer Recipes

Homemade Air Fryer Tater Tots.
Juicy Air Fryer Hamburger.
Here are all my Air Fryer Recipes.

Serving Suggestions

Pair up a portion of these tasty Air Fryer Hot Dogs with any one of these delicious dishes:

Air Fried Hot Dog Weight Watchers Points

One air fried hot dog serving contains 7 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.

Nutrition

Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 520mg | Potassium: 119mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2.5mg

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