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Air Fryer Hot Dogs

Air Fryer Hot Dogs with chili are an easy dinner recipe everyone will love. Tender hot dogs in fluffy hot dog buns smothered in your favorite homemade or canned chili and topped with shredded cheddar cheese.

Air fryer hot dogs with chili and cheese on a serving plate.

Air Fryer Hot Dogs

Air Fryer Chili Cheese dogs are the perfect meal for many occasions- think game days, potluck get-togethers, backyard barbecues, birthday parties, and of course, super simple dinners!

Made in the Air Fryer, these delicious hot dogs don’t require nice grilling weather anymore! You can enjoy air frying a juicy hot dog any time of the year!

Grab your favorite toppings, and your favorite condiments, and get to making the best hot dogs you’ve ever had! Don’t forget to make these tasty Air Fryer Pickles to go along with your scrumptious hot dogs.

Two Air fryer hot dogs on serving tray with hot dogs in the air fryer basket in the background.

 

I don’t know about your family, but my family really enjoys a good Air Fryer Chicken Burger, Chicken Leg Quarters, and plenty of air fryer hot dogs, especially during the summertime months. But sometimes it’s so hot outside, I don’t want to be manning the grill in the heat which makes these easy Air Fryer recipes even more appealing.

Gotta love making fantastic meals while comfortable in the AC, such a game changer.

Ingredients

All you need are four ingredients for this air fryer hot dogs recipe:

HOT DOGS: Doesn’t matter if you like all beef hot dogs or regular Franks. Whatever version or brand of hot dog you prefer will cook perfectly in the Air Fryer.

HOT DOG BUNS: Grab your favorite buns or for a low carb version, use a lettuce leaf as the bun.

CHILI: I love easy recipes, so I use my favorite brand of canned chili. Of course, you can make your own or use leftover chili. Air fryer hot dogs are a great way to use leftovers and have less food waste.

CHEDDAR CHEESE: Shredded cheddar cheese is delicious sprinkled on top of air fryer chili dogs. You can trade this out for other cheese of your preference or even use cheese spread.

Air fryer hot dogs ingredients displayed on counter top.

 

How to Make Air Fryer Hot Dogs

These dogs are super simple to make! Here’s our easy air fryer hot dogs recipe:

STEP 1: Start by preheating the Air Fryer to 350 F degrees.

STEP 2: Place hot dogs in the Air Fryer basket or on the tray and air fry for 5 minutes. Add 2-3 minutes cooking time for crispier hot dogs.

Hot dog in air fryer basket.

 

STEP 3: Remove hot dogs from the basket and place each one in the hot dog buns.

STEP 4: Spread two spoonfuls of chili and sprinkle with shredded cheese.

Four chili dogs with shredded cheese in the air fryer basket.

 

STEP 5: Place the hot dogs back into the air fryer for 2 minutes. If the chili isn’t all the way warmed through, add an extra minute to the cook time. You know they are ready when the cheese has melted you have crispy buns that have toasted perfectly.

 

How to Store Air Fryer Hot Dogs

Wrap your hot dogs in aluminum foil to save for later. You can store them in the refrigerator for up to a day. The chili and cheese may make your bun a little soggy though.

HOW TO REHEAT

To reheat your Air Fryer Chili Cheese Dogs, pop them back in the Air Fryer for 3-4 minutes and check on the warmth and doneness of your dogs, chili and cheese.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH AIR FRYER HOT DOGS

We have so many side dish ideas you can serve with your hot dogs. Here are some great options for side dishes to serve with Air Fryer Hot Dogs:

  • french fries
  • potato chips
  • tater tots
  • potato salad
  • pickle chips
  • baked beans

IS A HOT DOG IN THE AIR FRYER GOOD?

I really enjoy a nice, juicy, good hot dog and this cooking method never lets me down.

What I like most is you don’t have to worry about uneven cooking like you may have to when cooking hot dogs on the grill.

It’s also an easy way to get a lightly toasted bun or a crunchy bun with a crispy hot dog without charring them up. You’ll always end up with a nice plump, juicy hot dog.

Pro Tip: If you have a smaller Air Fryer, you may need to work cooking these in batches. If you want a regular bun (not toasted), skip the toasting art and just heat the chili and cheese in the microwave before adding it on top.

Keeping Your Air Fryer Clean

If you’re worried about making a mess in your air fryer there are several great products made just for the air fryer.

These disposable basket liners catch an spillage or these silicone air fryer mats will catch most, while still allowing the hot air to circulate all around the food.

They also come in disposable air fryer parchment paper too! You can usually find the right size to fit your air fryer model. fairly easy

 

Air fryer hot dogs are a delicious meal the whole family will enjoy. Don’t be surprised when cooking your hot dogs in the Air Fryer and it becomes your new favorite way! It’s a great cooking method that always gives you the perfect hot dog.

Yield: 4

Air Fryer Hot Dogs

Air fryer hot dogs with chili and cheese on a serving plate.

Air Fryer Hot Dogs with chili are an easy dinner recipe everyone will love. Tender hot dogs in fluffy hot dog buns smothered in your favorite homemade or canned chili and topped with shredded cheddar cheese.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Hot Dogs
  • 4 Hot Dog Buns
  • 1/2 can Chili
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the Air Fryer to 350 F degrees.
  2. Place hot dogs in the Air Fryer basket or tray and air fry for 5 minutes. Add 2 minutes cooking time for crispier hot dogs.
  3. Remove hot dogs from the basket and place each one in a hot dog bun.
  4. Spread approximately two spoonfuls of chili on top and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  5. Place the hot dogs back into the air fryer for 2 minutes. If the chili isn't all the way warmed through, add an extra minute to the cook time.

Notes

See recipe post for tips.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 398Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 962mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 17g

Nutritional values are estimates and not exact.

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