Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

A while back…last year to be exact, I did a post on Air Fryer Hot Dogs. Today it’s still my number one pinned and viewed recipe. I’m still amazed at how popular it is, but I really shouldn’t be surprised because when you can’t grill out those hot dogs, cooking them in the air fryer is the next best thing. But what about hot dogs wrapped in bacon? I’m such a bacon lover…hubby even says I might one day need an intervention, but that’s beside the point. These bacon wrapped hot dogs are absolutely delicious. I mean come on, how can your mouth not water just thinking about it…a juicy hot dog wrapped in smoky bacon. *sigh*

These were easy to make. I wasn’t sure if the bacon would come unwrapped during the cooking time, but it did not. Just make sure that the ends of the bacon are underneath the hotdog. If you are still unsure, you can always secure with toothpicks, just be sure to remove them before placing them in the hot dog buns.

So if you are ready to take you air fryer hot dogs to the next level, here’s what you need:

*hot dogs

*bacon, one slice per dog

Preheat the air fryer at 380°

While the air fryer is preheating, take one hot dog and starting at one end, wrap a slice of bacon around the hot dog.

Keep wrapping the bacon all the way to the other end. Notice how I overlapped the starting end of the bacon, this helps keep it from unwrapping during cooking.

Continue with desired amount of hot dogs.

Place the hot dogs in the air fryer basket with the ends of the bacon underneath each hot dog.

Cook for 5 minutes. Flip the hot dogs over, at this point the bacon has been cooked enough where it shouldn’t unwrap. Cook for another 5 minutes or more until the bacon is cooked.

*Note*

Cooking time might vary depending on the brand and size of the air fryer.

Serve in hot dog buns with desired toppings.

Enjoy!

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Air Fryer Bacon

I’ll admit it. I have a weakness for bacon. Bacon makes almost everything better, am I right? Cooking bacon can get a bit messy, but I found cooking it in the air fryer alleviates that. It doesn’t splatter all over the stove and it takes less time to cook than it does in the oven. It’s also great for when you’re cooking a big weekend breakfast and have homemade buttermilk biscuits in the oven (or my skillet buttermilk biscuits) and more breakfast goodies going on the stove, but no room to cook those tasty strips of heaven. So who is ready for some bacon?

Here’s how to cook it in the air fryer:

Preheat air fryer at 350°

Place bacon in a single layer in the basket.

If the strips are too long you can cut it in half.

Cook for about 8 to 10 minutes depending on how crispy you like it.

Check after 2 minutes to make sure the bacon is still flat. The fan can sometimes blow the bacon a bit and if it does, just place them back in a single layer.

When the bacon is done, carefully remove with tongs and drain on paper towels if necessary.

If you need to cook the bacon in batches, drain out the bacon grease before cooking another batch.

*Note*

Cooking times may vary depending on the size and the brand of your air fryer.

Enjoy!

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Air Fryer Frozen Burritos

I like to keep a few frozen go-to-meals stashed in the freezer for those days that I just don’t feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Frozen burritos are one of those that I always keep on hand. I just pop them frozen into the air fryer, flip them once and dinner….or lunch… is done. I prefer cooking these in the air fryer because they take less time to cook than in the oven and they get nice and crispy on the outside but stay soft on the inside. You can eat them as they are, or top them with some delightful sour cream and guacamole. Add some rice or beans on the side and you have a nice satisfying meal.

To cook them in the air fryer:

Preheat the air fryer to 400°.

Place the frozen burritos in a single layer on the bottom of the basket. If they are stacked on top of each other, I found that they do not get as crispy.

Cook for 5 minutes then turn them over.

Cook for another 5 minutes or until hot on the inside.

*Note*

Cooking times may vary depending on the size and the brand of your air fryer.

Enjoy!

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Air Fryer Frozen Hash Brown Patties

Hubby and I recently had breakfast for dinner and one of the side dishes were these crispy hash brown patties. I love cooking frozen hash brown patties in the air fryer. They cook faster than in the oven. It’s even better when you are in full breakfast making mode with several things going on the stove top, you can just throw them into the air fryer knowing they will come out crispy on the outside but still soft in the inside.

If you are a potato lover and a big fan of hash browns, you definitely need to give this a try. I’ve used many brands and they all have come out satisfyingly tasty.

Here’s How To Make Frozen Hash Brown Patties In The Air Fryer:

Preheat your air fryer to 400°.

Take the frozen hash brown patties out of the package and place into the basket in an even layer.

Most frozen hash brown patties already contain oil so you don’t need to add any cooking spray or brush on any extra oil.

Cook for 4 minutes then turn each patty over and continue cooking for another 4 minutes.

If you want them crispier, cook another minute or 2.

Serve while warm.

*Note*

Cooking times may vary depending on the size and the brand of your air fryer.

Enjoy!

Air Fryer English Muffin Pepperoni Pizzas

English muffins can be used for so much more than just spreading on some butter or your favorite jam. Don’t get me wrong that is really yummy, but what if you are craving pizza, but you don’t really feel like making any from scratch or breaking out the frozen kind. These can satisfy that craving. English muffin pizzas are great for a snack or a meal. Spread on a little pizza sauce and top it with your favorite pizza toppings and your taste buds will be happy. What’s even better is that these are cooked in the air fryer which means you can have your mini little pizzas even faster than if they were cooked in the oven.

Here’s what you need:

*English Muffins

* Pizza sauce, homemade or jared

*shredded cheese; I used a blend of mozzarella and cheddar

*Pepperoni or any other pizza topping

Preheat the air fryer at 400°

Split apart each muffin and spread some pizza sauce on each half.

Sprinkle on the cheese and top with the pepperoni.

Place inside of the air fryer basket and cook for 2 minutes. Open the basket and make sure that none of the pepperoni have blown off due to the fan. If they have, just carefully….the basket will be hot….place the pepperoni back onto the pizzas. Continue to cook another 1 to 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the English muffins are toasted.

*Note* Cooking time might vary depending on the brand and size of the air fryer.

Very carefully remove the pizzas and serve.

Air Fryer Frozen Pizza Rolls

If you haven’t tried cooking frozen pizza rolls in the air fryer, you are truly missing out. These are great for a snack and even as a meal. They do get a little addictive, at least for me anyway. I usually cook these in the oven, but when I first got my air fryer I found out that a lot of frozen foods are so much better cooked this way rather than in the oven.

These turn out so crispy and cook in half the time than they do in the oven. This is the only way that I cook frozen pizza rolls now. I mean, look at that picture….doesn’t it just make you want to grab a few and nosh away. These are great when it’s late and you’re hungry but really don’t feel like going thru a lot of trouble to warm up something, yet you want something that really can satisfy that late night craving. It’s also a hit if you have kids and you want something fast and easy. Just fair warning, these will go fast. Just remember to let them cool a bit before you start enjoying them because they will be piping hot.

Here’s how you do it:

Pre heat the air fryer to 380°.

Place the frozen pizza rolls inside of the basket.

Try to lay them in an even layer as much as possible. It’s ok if some overlap, you just do not want them piled on top of each other or they will not get as crispy.

For 1/2 bag cook for 6 minutes, shaking the basket halfway thru cooking time.

For a full bag cook 8 minutes, shaking the basket halfway thru cooking time.

*Note* Cooking time might vary depending on the brand and size of the air fryer.

Let pizza rolls sit for about 2 minutes before eating.

Enjoy!

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob with Smoky Parmesan Cilantro Butter

One thing I love about summer is getting fresh corn. My step dad scored well with some right out of the garden….a friend’s garden at any rate… and passed some of that delicious bounty on to us. At first I was going to do the normal salt and butter and that’s always good too, but this corn already has such a great, sweet flavor that I wanted to add a little something to it to make it extra special. My second thought was I really wanted to grill the corn, but it’s been so hot here in the south that the thought of standing outside in the heat over a hot grill really didn’t thrill me. So what is a girl to do, but turn to the air fryer. I don’t know if you have ever cooked corn in an air fryer…. it was my first time…but if you can’t grill it, the air fryer is defiantly the next best thing.

This corn turned out really tasty. It had a few light charred bits that really gives it that grilled taste and adding the smoky parmesan cilantro butter….oh my! It really adds so much to an already great tasting corn. The butter takes on the subtle flavor of the paprika and cilantro, then you get the slight nutty taste of the parmesan and a little heat…not too much mind you unless you want more….from the chili. The hint of lime really adds so much to it as well. Don’t shy away from the mayonnaise, it adds a nice silky texture without tasting…well…like mayonnaise.

We had this paired with homemade cheese burgers. I think hubby and I ate more of this corn than we did the burgers.

If you don’t have an air fryer, don’t fret, this will still taste just as amazing even if cooked on the grill, boiled or even in cooked in the microwave. Just slather on that smoky parmesan butter at the end to make your taste buds sing.

I also have included below not only air fryer directions, but other methods as well.

Here’s what you need:

*1/4 cup softened butter
*1 TBS mayonnaise
*1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
*1 tsp. dried cilantro or 1 TBS fresh cilantro plus more for garnish; I used dried because it seemed to work better for this
*1 1/2 TBS grated parmesan cheese
*1/4 to 1/2 tsp chili powder
*1 tsp. lime juice
*olive oil or canola oil; you can omit this if you are not cooking the corn in the air fryer or on the grill.
*corn on the cob, husks and silk removed

In a small bowl mix together the butter, mayonnaise, paprika, cilantro, parmesan cheese, chili powder and lime juice; set aside.

If you are making this a head of time wait to add the lime juice right before using.

Air Fryer Directions

Preheat the air fryer to 400°

Brush the corn with canola or olive oil

place in to the air fryer basket.

Cook for 5 minutes and turn the corn over. Cook for another 4 minutes or until corn is cooked.

*Note* Cooking time will depend on the size and brand of the air fryer.

Carefully remove the corn and brush or spoon the butter mixture on to the corn.

How can you resist that delectable looking buttered corn.

Serve as a side or grab a few ears and make it a meal. I can assure you this will end up being the star of your plate.

Grilling Directions:

Brush the corn with oil

Place the corn on the grill at medium high heat.

Grill for about 6 to 8 minutes or until the corn is done, turning frequently.

Brush or spoon the butter mixture on to the corn.

Microwave Directions:

Place the corn in a deep microwave safe cooking dish. Add about 1/4 cup of water to the bottom of the dish. Place plastic wrap over the top and microwave on high

For 1-2 ears 3 to 4 minutes or until corn is tender

4 ears 5 to 6 minutes or until corn is tender

*Note* cooking times may depend on the size and power of the microwave

Brush or spoon the butter mixture on to the corn.

Boiling Directions:

Fill a large pot with water, season with salt if desired. Bring the water to boil and add the corn. Be sure not to over fill the pot or the water will splash out when you add the corn.

Boil for about 4 to 5 minutes or until the corn is tender.

Carefully remove the corn

Brush or spoon the butter mixture on to the corn.

Air Fryer Parmesan Paprika Potatoes

I don’t know about where you live, but here in the South we’re seeing some pretty hot and humid days. The last thing I want to do is heat up the house with the oven, so I made one of my favorite side dishes in the air fryer. These take half the time to cook than they do in the oven. These also make a great side dish for some of those great delights on the grill such as BBQ chicken or a nice steak.

Potatoes are one of my favorite side dishes because they are so versatile. Now that I have my air fryer, I’ve been cooking them this way instead of the oven. Don’t get me wrong, I still like to use my oven, even for the tasty spuds, but when it’s in middle of summer and it’s 90 degrees outside, I really enjoy the beauty of the air fryer. These potatoes I did have to tweek a bit when I first tried them because I was so used to cooking them in the oven, but the result is very delicious and I might say, a little addictive. The potatoes are crispy on the outside from the parmesan cheese and pillowy soft on the inside. The paprika adds an extra little kick that make these way above your ordinary roasted potatoes.

Here’s what you need:

*2 potatoes ( this was just for hubby and me, so you can use more potatoes if you need more servings); peeled and cut into bite size pieces

*1/4 C Parmesan cheese, finely grated (the kind that comes in those shaker containers work the best for this)

*1 TBS smoked paprika; or more to taste

*1 TBS flour

*2 tsp. garlic powder; or more to taste

*1 tsp. salt or more to taste

*cracked pepper to taste

*olive oil

*Note: if you are using more potatoes, you may want to increase the amount of the other ingredients.

Preheat the air fryer to 400°

In a zip top bag, combine the parmesan cheese, paprika, flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Add the potatoes and 1 TBS of olive oil. Close the bag and shake to coat well.

Pour the potatoes into the basket of the air fryer. Drizzle a little more olive oil and toss the potatoes. Make sure the potatoes are in one layer at the bottom of the basket.

Cook for 8 minutes then toss the potatoes once again. Drizzle with a little more oil and cook for another 5 to 6 minutes or until the potatoes are tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.

*Note*

Cooking time might vary depending on the brand and size of the air fryer.

Serve with you favorite main dish.

Air Fryer Chili Cheese Hot Dogs

I made these last year in the oven, but I wanted to see how they would come out in the air fryer. They did not disappoint. They came out really tasty. The hot dogs were juicy and smothered in cheesy chili. The hot dog buns even toasted nicely. The bonus is that it took half the time to cook in the air fryer than it does in the oven. I did use canned chili and I’m not a huge fan of canned chili. I usually make my own, but this saves a lot of time when you want to throw together a quick meal and maybe because it’s all hot and melted together, the chili is right tasty. I did cook the hot dogs by themselves first. I wasn’t sure if they would get done cooked with everything on it and not to mention they cook for a shorter time than in the oven. I want to add a little side note here. My post a while back on air fryer hot dogs is the most pinned and has the most views than any other post on this blog….. a little hot dog…. can you believe it. I feel so happy my that little dogs has made it.

Here’s what you need to make your own chili cheese hot dogs:

*hot dogs that have been precooked, I cooked mine in the air fryer (Air Fryer Hot Dogs)

*sturdy hot dog buns; I find that hoagie rolls work better

*1 can of chili; I used Hormel without beans.

*ketchup to taste

*mustard to taste

*shredded cheese; I used a cheddar Colby Jack blend

If you cooked the hot dogs right before preparing these, there is no need to preheat the air fryer, but if you did not, then preheat the air fryer at 400°.

Spread desired amount of ketchup and mustard on the inside of the bun.

Place a hot dog in each bun.

Spoon some of the chili over each hot dog.

Then add the desired amount of cheese over the chili.

Place the hot dogs into the fryer basket.

I was able to place 3 hot dogs at a time. If you are cooking more, cook them in batches.

Cook at 350° for 3 minutes. Check to see if the cheese is melted and the buns are toasted. If not cook about 1 minute more.

*Note*

Cooking time might vary depending on the brand and size of the air fryer.

Carefully take the hot dogs out of the basket and serve.

Air Fryer Boneless Herb Pork Chops

I found some beautiful boneless pork chops at the grocery store the other day. I have cooked pork chops so many ways, but never in my handy dandy air fryer. I admit, I was nervous. I have used my air fryer quite a lot recently, but mainly for frozen foods, hard boiled eggs and I have to say, hot dogs are awesome done in the air fryer. I wasn’t sure how this pork would turn out, but I’m happy to say, they turned out great. They were moist and so flavorful with the sage, rosemary and Thyme and it took half the time to cook in the air fryer than in the oven.

Here’s what you need:

*boneless pork chops

*salt to taste

*1 tsp. dried sage

*1 tsp. dried rosemary

*1 tsp. dried thyme

*olive oil for lightly coating fryer basket

In a small bowl, mix together sage, rosemary and thyme.

30 minutes before cooking the pork, pat them dry with paper towels. Sprinkle pork chops with salt on both sides, then sprinkle them on both sides with the sage mixture.

Preheat the air fryer at 400° for 5 minutes.

With a silicone basting brush, lightly coat the bottom of the air fryer basket with the olive oil. You can use cooking spray, but I try not to use this because over time it leaves a sticky coating on the basket.

Place the pork in the basket in an even layer where they are not touching.

Cook for 5 minutes and flip them over, then cook for another 5 minutes or until the pork reaches an internal temp of 145°

*Note*

Cooking time might vary depending on the brand and size of the air fryer.

Let the pork rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Enjoy!