A while back 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 am 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 so delicious. I mean come on, how can your mouth not water just thinking about it. *sigh* Not only do you get the taste of a grilled dog without using the grill, but the hot dogs stay so juicy and the bacon adds a nice smoky flavor.
These were so 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:
*bacon, one slice per dog
Preheat the air fryer at 400°
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 2 minutes or more until the bacon is cooked.
Cooking time might vary depending on the brand and size of the air fryer.
Serve in hot dog buns with desired toppings.