A while back ( almost a year ago to be exact) I made some rather tasty pizza hot dogs. I wanted to tweak it a bit and instead of cooking them in the oven, use the air fryer because, well, I really love this handy appliance. I’m still learning my way around it, yes still even after all these months. These pizza dogs were definitely a winner. If you like pepperoni pizza and hot dogs, then you will surely find this a keeper. The hot dogs have been cooked in the air fryer for that grilled taste, then smothered in pizza sauce with Italian seasonings, layered with pepperoni and cheese… all nestled in a lightly toasted hoagie roll. It was really hard to eat just one. Another plus is this can be done in less than 30 minutes.
Here’s what you need:
*hot dogs; I used the all beef kind
*hoagie rolls; I found that regular hot dog buns were too small but you can use what you prefer
*shredded cheese; I used a pizza blend
Preheat the air fryer at 400°
Place the desired amount of hot dogs into the air fryer. Follow the link to air fryer hot dogs for the amount of cooking time. When the hot dogs are done, wipe out the basket and set aside the hot dogs, take care because the basket will be hot.
Open up a hoagie roll and spoon some of the pizza sauce on the inside of the roll.
Place some of the pepperoni in a layer down the middle.
Then lay a hot dog on top of the pepperoni.
Next, spoon more pizza sauce over the hot dog, then sprinkle on a small amount of the Italian seasoning.
Top with desired amount of cheese.
and finally, add another layer of pepperoni on top of the cheese.
Place the hot dogs into the air fryer basket.
Mine would fit 3 at a time. Depending on the size of the basket, you might have to make these in batches if you are making more than the basket can hold.
Cook at 400° for 2 minutes then check the hot dogs to see how fast they are toasting. Also, I did have a few pepperoni that blew off a little from the cheese, but it was easy to place them back on. Once the cheese starts melting I did not have any more issues.
Continue cooking for another 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the rolls are toasted as desired.
Cooking time might vary depending on the brand and size of the air fryer.
Carefully take out the pizza dogs and serve.