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Air Fryer Hot Dogs Recipe {Easy and Quick}

Air Fryer Hot Dogs Recipe {Easy and Quick}

Summer is here, and with it comes the endless possibilities of warm, sunny days and balmy evenings. It’s a season of outdoor adventures, from beach outings and picnics in the park to spontaneous road trips and backyard barbecues. There’s something undeniably magical about summer, where the days are out longer, inviting you to savor every moment. And what’s summer without delicious, easy-to-make food that everyone can enjoy? This is where our Air Fryer Hot Dogs recipe comes into play.

air fryer hot dog recipe


Hot dogs are the epitome of summer comfort food. They’re simple, satisfying, and evoke a sense of nostalgia, reminding us of carefree days spent under the sun. But what if you could enjoy this classic treat without the hassle of firing the grill? Well, you know how much I love my air fryer—a game-changer for quick, delicious, and perfectly cooked meals every single time. And that’s why I’ve been making tons of air fryer recipes and share them here on the blog too! Just like my easy air fryer hamburgers, we love hot dogs in the air fryer and they come out perfectly cooked and delicious every time! 

Why Choose Air Fryer Hot Dogs?

air fryer hot dogs

The air fryer is a kitchen marvel, especially during the summer. It allows you to whip up tasty meals without heating up the entire house, making it perfect for those hot days when you want to avoid turning on the stove or grill. Plus, it’s incredibly efficient and makes cooking hot dogs to crispy perfection in minutes!


To get started, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Hot Dogs
  • Hot Dog Buns
  • Your Favorite Toppings:
    • Ketchup
    • Mustard
    • Pickle Relish
    • BBQ Sauce
    • Cheese


hot dogs in air fryer recipe

Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees F. This step ensures hot dogs cook evenly and develop a delightful, crispy exterior.

air fryer hot dog recipe


Prepare the Hot Dogs: Take each hot dog and score the top. This simple technique prevents them from bursting and ensures a more even cook.

hot dogs in air fryer recipe

Cook the Hot Dogs: Place the hot dogs in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook them for 5-6 minutes. Halfway through the cooking time, shake the basket or turn the hot dogs to ensure they cook evenly on all sides.

Optional Toasting: If you prefer your buns to be a little crispy and warm, remove the hot dogs from the air fryer after the initial cooking time. Place the hot dogs in the buns, then return them to the air fryer for 1-2 minutes. This step will toast the buns lightly and meld the flavors together beautifully.

air fryer hot dogs

Serve Immediately: Once the hot dogs are done, serve them immediately. Set up a toppings bar with all your favorite condiments and extras, letting everyone customize their hot dogs to their liking.

Topping Ideas for Air Fryer Hot Dog Recipe

hot dogs in air fryer recipe

The beauty of hot dogs lies in their versatility. Here are some creative topping ideas to elevate your air fryer hot dogs:

  • Classic Combo: Keep it simple with ketchup, mustard, and pickle relish.
  • BBQ Bliss: Add a smoky twist with BBQ sauce, crispy fried onions, and a sprinkle of shredded cheddar.
  • Cheesy Delight: Top with melted cheese, jalapenos, and a drizzle of hot sauce for a spicy kick.
  • Gourmet Touch: Try sauerkraut, spicy mustard, and caramelized onions for a sophisticated flavor profile.
  • Southwest Flair: Avocado slices, salsa, and a dollop of sour cream bring a fresh and zesty touch.
  • Italian Inspiration: Marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil leaves for a pizza-inspired hot dog.

Why You’ll Love This Air Fryer Hot Dogs Recipe

air fryer hot dog recipe

  • Quick and Easy: Perfect for busy summer days, this recipe requires minimal effort and time.
  • Versatile and Fun: Customize your hot dogs with various toppings to suit everyone’s taste.
  • Ideal for Any Occasion: These hot dogs are always a hit at casual family dinners, picnics in the park, and backyard parties.
  • Less Cleanup: The air fryer minimizes mess, making post-meal cleanup a breeze.

Let the air fryer become your best friend in the kitchen this summer. With its ability to cook hot dogs perfectly in mere minutes, you’ll have more time to enjoy the season’s activities and less time worrying about meal prep. So gather your loved ones, fire up the air fryer, and indulge in these delectable hot dogs that will become a summertime favorite.

Have you tried making hot dogs in an air fryer? We’d love to hear about your favorite toppings and any tips you have for perfecting this recipe. Share your thoughts in the comments below! And remember to tag us in your summer foodie adventures on social media with #HipMamasPlace and #SummerAirFryerHotDogs.

Here’s to a season filled with fun, laughter, and delicious eats! Happy cooking and happy summer!


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Air Fryer Hot Dogs Recipe {Easy and Quick}

  • Author: Jocelyn Brown


Here’s the only air fryer hot dogs recipe you’ll ever need! It’s quick, easy, and delicious + make your own toppings in just minutes!


Hot Dogs


For the Toppings



Pickle Relish 

BBQ Sauce



  1. Preheat Air Fryer to 375 degrees F 
  2. Score the top of each hot dog to prevent them from bursting 
  3. Place in Air Fryer basket 
  4. Cook for 5-6 minutes, shaking half way through to cook evenly
  5. Optional – remove hot dogs from basket and add to buns and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes 
  6. Serve immediately with your favorite toppings
Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. 06/16/2024 / 2:32 am

    I love how quick and easy this air-fried hot dog recipe is! It’s perfect for busy days when you need a delicious meal quickly. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Stefani Tolson
    06/15/2024 / 12:28 pm

    I love hots dogs but haven’t used my air fryer with them. Thanks for the idea.

  3. 06/14/2024 / 2:04 pm

    Getting an air fryer is one of the best decisions I ever made. I will definitely try this out.

  4. 06/13/2024 / 2:54 pm

    Wow! This looks delicious. My son is inviting his friends over to our house this weekend and I would love to serve this simple snacks instead. Thank you for sharing this food idea.

  5. Shilpa Bindlish
    06/13/2024 / 9:22 am

    Airfryer is on my wishlist since long. This is so easy to cook without much oil in it.

  6. 06/13/2024 / 9:19 am

    The season of burgers, chicken, and hot dogs is here. I love hot dog during the summer. I wasn’t sure if using the air fryer was safe to cook the hot dogs. Thanks for this.

  7. 06/13/2024 / 2:46 am

    You’re so right! I prefer to cook hotdogs in the air fryer because it gives them a perfectly crispy exterior and juicy interior with minimal effort and cleanup.

  8. 06/13/2024 / 2:28 am

    I would not have thought you could make hot dogs in the air fryer. Another great reason to have one!

  9. Melanie E
    06/12/2024 / 11:26 pm

    I’ve never tried making them in an air fryer. That’s such a great idea and something to try.

  10. 06/12/2024 / 10:52 pm

    These air fryer hot dogs are a game-changer! Quick, easy, and perfectly crispy, plus the topping ideas are fantastic. Can’t wait to try them out!

  11. LisaLisa
    06/12/2024 / 9:06 pm

    I’m trying this today; I have never cooked any hot dogs in our air fryer. I wonder how the kids will like them this way, they do look good! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  12. 06/12/2024 / 7:22 pm

    This is perfect! We have an air fryer at home that’s just gathering dust, but now I can finally use it to make hot dog recipes with all the toppings we have in the pantry.

  13. 06/12/2024 / 5:59 pm

    I never thought to put hotdogs in the air fryer, but this is a great idea! Another reason why my air fryer was the best gift that I ever received haha

  14. LisaLisa
    06/12/2024 / 5:48 pm

    Much as my kids love eating hot dogs, I have never placed them in the air fryer. After reading this I’m going to give this a try.

  15. Stephanie
    06/12/2024 / 5:10 pm

    Using an air-fryer will be a quick and easy way to cook up some hot dogs. Thanks for the tip on scoring the hot dog first.

  16. 06/12/2024 / 4:02 pm

    I really appreciate quick and easy meal ideas that the whole family will love. The tips for perfectly crispy hot dogs and creative topping ideas are a game-changer. Can’t wait to try this out at our next family barbecue!

  17. 06/12/2024 / 8:19 am

    I’ve never used an air fryer for hotdogs before. However, it looks like a great idea. Thanks for the tips.

  18. 06/12/2024 / 7:18 am

    We haven’t had hot dogs in a while. They aren’t my favorite and I tend to stay away due to high nitrates. But every now and then a hot dog is delicious. I’ll have to try the air fryer next time we have some.

  19. Tara Pittman
    06/12/2024 / 4:48 am

    I have to try making these. I will use vegan dogs for my meal though.

  20. Kathy
    06/12/2024 / 3:47 am

    I never even thought about doing hot dogs in the air fryer. I’m going to give these a try next time I have hot dogs.

  21. Ben
    06/12/2024 / 2:36 am

    Great recipe. I cooked mine a little longer because I like my dogs on the burnt side. They were tasty!

  22. 06/12/2024 / 2:32 am

    These hot dogs cook up so perfectly in the air fryer! They were super juicy when I made them, and they had the perfect amount of char on the outside.

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