Air Fryer Corn Dogs

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Air fryer corn dogs are a delicious mix of a crispy corn bread shell that surrounds a perfectly cooked hot dog. You can make frozen corn dogs in the air fryer in minutes with this cooking method.

Turn this into a meal with french fries, onions rings, or tater tots.

Corn dogs in basket with bowl of ketchup


There is nothing like a freshly dipped and fried corn dog but sometimes when you want something quick, a frozen corn dog is the perfect option

Why cook in the air fryer?

You probably have a microwave and an oven so why should you use an air fryer? There are many reasons I choose this cooking method.

An air fryer uses hot, circulated air which gives food a delicious crispy, crunchy, just-like fried texture and taste. It’s the perfect way to cook frozen food like chicken nuggets, coconut shrimp, and bagel bites.

Also, since you don’t have to use any extra oil, it helps to cut back on calories. The air fryer is also fast and easy to clean.

Ingredients needed

  • Frozen corn dogs – What are the best frozen corn dogs? There are many great brands like Foster Farms corn dogs, State Fair, and Morning Star.

How long to cook frozen corn dogs in air fryer

Scroll down to see full printable recipe, ingredients and video.

  1. Preheat: Preheat the air fryer for 3-5 minutes. (If you forget to preheat or don’t have time, don’t worry.)
  2. Cook: Place the frozen corn dogs in the air fryer basket. I can get 4-5 corn dogs in my 5.8 quart machine. Set the temperature to 400 degrees F and cook for 8 minutes.
  3. Flip: Flip the corn dogs over and cook at 400 degrees F for another 3-4 minutes.
Frozen and cooked corn dogs

How long do you cook frozen mini corn dogs in air fryer?

Mini corn dogs can be cooked at 400 degrees F for 5 minutes. Shake the basket and cook another 5 minutes.

Mini corn dogs on a plate

Recipe tips

  • Don’t stack the frozen corn dogs on top of each other while cooking. This helps the heat to circulate around the food to get an even cook and the perfect crunch on the outside.
  • Use soft tipped utensils when removing the food from the air fryer so that the basket doesn’t get scratched.
  • Each air fryer can cook a little different so cook times may vary.
  • Make sure the internal temperature reaches at least 165 degrees F.
  • Be careful, the corn dog and the stick will be hot once they have finished cooking.
  • These are best served immediately but you can store any leftovers in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

Cooking times and temperatures

If you are new to cooking with an air fryer, here is a printable cook time and temperature to use as a reference.

More easy air fryer recipes

I love cooking with my air fryer because it is so convenient. They can cook just about anything but are especially a great way to cook fried foods. Here are some of our other favorite air fryer recipes to try.

If you made these air fryer corn dogs please let me know. Enjoy!

Corn dogs stacked on each other.
5 from 3 votes

Frozen Corn Dogs In Air Fryer

By Heather
How to make corn dogs in the air fryer.
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 corn dogs


  • Preheat air fryer for 2-3 minutes. (optional)
  • Place frozen corn dogs in air fryer basket.
  • Set temperature to 400 degrees F and 8 minutes.
  • Flip corn dogs over and cook at 400 degrees F for another 2-4 minutes or until cooked through.


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To cook mini corn dogs, set temperature to 390 degrees F and cook for 5 minutes. Shake, or turn them over and cook for another 5 minutes. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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