Make your favorite fair food right at home in your air fryer! Learn how to make crispy and delicious Air Fryer Corn Dogs from frozen. This is a 20-minute recipe that kids love.

corn dogs on a plate.

Childhood favorites do great in the air fryer – think Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Tenders, Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Fries, Air Fryer Frozen Hamburgers, and of course corn dogs! Air frying is the best appliance for a crispy exterior and a juicy center because the hot air circulates the food allowing it to crisp up.

It’s hard to resist a hotdog dipped in corn batter. Kids and adults both love them, and air frying corn dogs couldn’t be easier. You don’t need to defrost them, simply place them into the air fryer and let it work its magic!

No-fuss dinners are the best but especially when they please even the pickiest of eaters.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • You get a perfectly cooked corn dog without even turning on your oven!
  • It’s great for kiddos especially on a busy weeknight.
  • Need a quick and easy appetizer for your next game day gathering? Try these Air Fried Corn Dogs!
  • Corn dogs cook quickly in the air fryer. They’re done in less than 15 minutes.

Key Ingredients

ingredients for air fryer corn dogs

Nonstick cooking spray – A light spray will keep the corn dogs from sticking to the air fryer basket.

Frozen corn dogs – Stick to the classics or you can find gluten-free, grass-fed, or even veggie corn dogs. The options are much wider than they used to be! Mini corn dogs are a great option too – you just need to decrease the cooking time.

Ketchup and mustard – Optional but recommended, ketchup and mustard are the classic condiments that taste amazing with corn battered hot dogs.

Recipe Steps

Step One

Spray the basket of your air fryer with nonstick cooking spray.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Place the corn dogs inside the air fryer basket giving them each some space.

an air fryer with corn dogs in it.

Step Three

Set the temperature to 370 degrees for 10 minutes, stopping once to turn the corn dogs over.

Step Four

Use tongs or carefully pick up the corn dogs by the sticks and move to a serving platter.

Step Five

Let the corn dogs cool for a few minutes before enjoying!

a plate of air fryer corn dogs.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • Some air fryer models need to be preheated. Please refer to the owner’s manual of your particular model to see if you need to preheat it before using.
  • If you want to make mini corn dogs, then cook them at 370°F for 8 minutes, stopping once to turn them over.
  • Look for frozen corn dogs in the freezer aisle of your grocery store. Be sure to use gluten-free corn dogs for gluten-free diets.
  • Be sure to give the corn dogs some space. Don’t layer or crowd them in the air fryer or the hot air won’t circulate the corn dogs effectively. Nobody wants a soggy corn dog!

FAQs

How many minutes do you cook corn dogs in an air fryer?

Corn dogs take 10 minutes at 370 degrees Fahrenheit to cook perfectly in an air fryer. It’s best to turn them over halfway through the cooking time for a crisp outside.

What if the corn dogs don’t fit into the air fryer?

If the sticks are too long you can carefully cut them shorter so they fit in the basket.

Do I need to thaw the corn dogs first?

Nope! No need to thaw them first. Simply place them directly into the air fryer and air fry as directed remembering to turn them over halfway through.

Are corn dogs healthy?

Corn dogs are a packaged and processed food, but they can also fit the bill when nothing else sounds good. Serve them with some Air Fryer Broccoli or Air Fryer Carrots to help add some vegetables to your meal. Healthy diets are one that include indulgences too! If you have dietary restrictions, look for corn dogs that are gluten-free or even plant-based.

corn dogs on a plate with a bite taken out of one.

Other Air Fryer Recipes You Might Like

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a plate of corn dogs

Air Fryer Corn Dogs


Description

Make your favorite fair food right at home in your air fryer! Learn how to make crispy and delicious Air Fryer Corn Dogs from frozen. This is a 20-minute recipe that kids love.


Ingredients

Scale
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 frozen corn dogs (use a gluten-free brand for gluten-free diets)
  • Ketchup and yellow mustard (optional, for dipping)

Instructions

  1. Lightly spray the basket of your air fryer with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place the corn dogs inside the air fryer basket, leaving room between each corn dog.
  3. Set the temperature to 370°F for 10 minutes, stopping once to turn the corn dogs over.
  4. Use tongs or carefully grab the sticks of the corn dogs to transfer them to a serving platter.
  5. Let the corn dogs cool for a few minutes before serving.

Notes

  1. Some air fryer models need to be preheated. Please refer to the owner’s manual of your particular model to see if you need to preheat it before using.
  2. If you want to make mini corn dogs, then cook them at 370°F for 8 minutes, stopping once to turn them over.
  3. Look for frozen corn dogs in the freezer aisle of your grocery store. Be sure to use gluten-free corn dogs for gluten-free diets.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: air fryer frozen corn dogs, how long to air fry corn dogs

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