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You can make perfect Air Fryer Hot Dogs for a quick and easy dinner or lunch in less than 10 minutes with this easy recipe.

air fried hot dog in a bun with ketchup and mustard

I love cooking hot dogs in the air fryer! They’re easy to make, easy to clean up, and they come out perfect every time. Seriously, this is one of the easiest air fryer recipes ever!

I make the hot dogs in my Instant Vortex or Instant Omni Plus Air Fryer. But the basic cooking directions are the same with just about any air fryer brand.

With oven-style air fryers like the Omni, you get some nice grill marks. So, when you can’t grill, air fried hot dogs are the next best thing!

How to Air Fry Hot Dogs

First, preheat your air fryer to 390. I know a lot of people don’t bother to preheat, but I personally like to.

If you’re using the Vortex, Omni or similar appliance, you can place the hot dogs on the tray while you’re waiting for it to heat up. Or, you can place them on the tray when the air fryer is hot.

If you’re using a basket-style air fryer, add the hot dogs when it reaches the right temperature. Now, they’re ready to cook!

uncooked hot dogs on an air fryer oven rack

How Long to Cook Them

For average sized hot dogs, you can air fry the hot dogs for 4 to 5 minutes. If you’re using jumbo hot dogs, cook them for 6 to 7 minutes or until they’re done to your liking.

Hot Dog Temperature

For safety, cook hot dogs until they’re steaming hot or 140 degrees, according to a meat thermometer.

cooked hot dogs in air fryer

Favorite Toppings

Unless I”m making Cheeseburger Hot Dogs, Mummy Dogs or Polish Sausage Dogs I set out a bunch of hot dog toppings and let the family pile them on. Our favorites are:

  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Relish
  • Pickles
  • Hot peppers
  • Tomato Slices
  • Mayo
  • Cheese
  • Chili
hot dog with mustard, ketchup, pickle and potato chips in red dish

Air Fryer Hot Dog Recipe

5 from 6 votes

Air Fryer Hot Dogs

By: Dee
You can make Air Fryer Hot Dogs for a quick and easy dinner or lunch in less than 10 minutes with this easy recipe.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 hot dogs
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  • Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees Fahrenheit
    uncooked hot dogs on an air fryer oven rack
  • Place hot dogs on cooking tray, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes for small hot dogs or for 6 to 7 minutes for larger hot dogs
    cooked hot dogs in air fryer


Cook hot dogs until steaming hot and 140 degrees or higher internally for safety.


Calories: 111kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 308mg, Potassium: 66mg, Calcium: 11mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main
Cuisine: American
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  1. Leslie says:

    Wow these are so easy! I like how you can get grill marks on them without using the grill, especially when it is 110 degrees ouside!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      That’s the best part! Thanks, Leslie.

  2. James says:

    Wow super easy and not messy at all. Still too hot over here to stand out at the BBQ. Kids love them too.5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Awesome, James! I’m glad everyone liked them!

  3. Suzy says:

    Fabulous! So much easier than cooking on a grill! Tasty too!5 stars

  4. Kevin says:

    What a great idea! I am so trying this soon!5 stars

  5. Beth says:

    I love this idea! I can’t wait give this a try! My kids are going to love it!5 stars

  6. Toni Dash says:

    This is always a hit at my house!! I love that it is really easy!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      This is my favorite way to make hot dogs now. 🙂

  7. Amanda says:

    Perfect use for my air fryer, they came out amazing!

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks for letting me know, Amanda!

  8. Erin says:

    I know for sure this Air Fryer Hot Dogs would be a huge hit in my house!