Basic Air Fryer Hot Dogs


These air fryer hot dogs in toasted buns turn out perfectly crisp in minutes with the help of your air fryer. Top with ketchup, mustard, relish, chili, or condiments of choice.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins

There’s no need to fire up the grill — these air fryer hot dogs are crispy, juicy, and come together in mere minutes. 

Can You Air Fry Hot Dogs? 

Yes! Air-fried hot dogs are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The perfectly toasted buns are the icing on the cake. 

How to Air Fry Hot Dogs

Cook the buns in the air fryer, then cook the hot dogs. Serve the hot dogs in the toasted buns. It’s as simple as that! You’ll find the full, step-by-step recipe with detailed instructions below. 

close up view of two Basic Air Fryer Hot Dogs in toasted buns, next to three hot dog sausages, on a wooden cutting board garnished with fresh herbs


How Long to Air Fry Hot Dogs 

In an air fryer preheated to 400 degrees F, four hot dogs should be perfectly cooked in about three minutes. The buns, meanwhile, should be crisp after about two minutes. 

What to Serve With Air Fryer Hot Dogs

Top each hot dog with your favorite toppings, such as ketchup, mustard, pickles, and sauerkraut. For serving inspiration, explore our collection of 15 Best Side Dishes to Serve With Hot Dogs. Here are a few of the top-rated recipes you’ll find:

How to Store Air-Fried Hot Dogs

Store your cooked hot dogs in a shallow, airtight container or wrapped in foil in the refrigerator. They should stay good for about four days. Reheat in the microwave, air fryer, or oven. 

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

“Everything came out amazing,” raves one Allrecipes community member. “I was super skeptical but it was fast, easy, and delicious!”

“This was the first thing we cooked in the new air fryer,” according to gabajoran. “Hot dogs and buns were perfect and the cleanup is incredibly easy.”

“A fantastic way to make hot dogs,” says Stephanie. “Mine were frozen, so I cooked them for 4 minutes and they looked and tasted like they had been cooked on the grill.”

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 4 hot dog buns

  • 4 hot dogs


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Place buns in a single layer in the air fryer basket; cook in the preheated air fryer until crisp, about 2 minutes. Remove buns to a plate.

  3. Place hot dogs in a single layer in the air fryer basket; cook for 3 minutes. Serve hot dogs in toasted buns.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

269 Calories
15g Fat
23g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 269
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 719mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 9g
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 111mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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