Air Fryer Frozen Corn Dogs

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Air fryer corn dogs – who knew something so simple could be so satisfying? Move over, deep fryer; these crispy, golden bites are about to become your new snacktime obsession.

A plate of corn dogs with ketchup and mustard.

These crispy corn dogs can be made using one of our easy air fryer recipes, and today, I’ll show you how to ditch the greasy guilt and say hello to pure, delicious fun in just 8-10 minutes.

About these Delicious Corn Dogs

Ever since I got my air fryer, cooking up a quick meal has become a breeze, especially when it comes to frozen foods. One of our family’s go-to easy snacks or a quick lunch has to be frozen corn dogs.

The hot air circulates around these, giving them that crispy goodness similar to deep frying but without the extra oil, making it not only a quicker option but a slightly healthier one, too.

Close up of frozen corn dogs  made in the air fryer.
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Using an air fryer is an easy way to make other great recipes like crispy breakfast potatoes, air fryer hash browns, and even turkey burgers in the air fryer.  Besides being a great way to heat up leftover pizza, it has truly been a game changer in how we prepare these comfort foods. 

I grew up making deep-fried corn dogs in a fry daddy. Boy, does that seem like a million years ago! Thank goodness times have changed, and air frying is now a thing. Now, this is the best way to make this easy snack and comfort food. 

What You Need to Make Air Fryer Corn Dogs

Corn Dogs: These are a delicious and satisfying snack. They are essentially hot dogs coated in a cornmeal batter and are perfect for a quick meal or easy dinner.

You can use store-bought ones for convenience like I did, or you can make your own at home. Corn dog bites and frozen mini corn dogs can be used instead for this delicious corn dogs recipe.

Cooking spray or oil for greasing (optional): Greasing the air fryer basket or rack helps prevent food from sticking during cooking and promotes even browning.

Though this step is optional, it ensures that your corn dogs come out perfectly crispy without any sticking issues. Using special parchment paper liners designed for these machines will also help prevent sticking without having to add extra oil.

How to Make Frozen Corn Dogs in Air Fryer

(See the printable recipe in the recipe card below.)

For best results, be sure to preheat your air fryer to 400° F. This will only take a couple of minutes but the extra time is worth it when making air fryer corn dogs.

Some corn dogs in an air fryer basket.

This is a good rule to follow whenever you are making or reheating food in one of these. While it is preheating, you can apply some non-stick cooking spray to the basket or rack of your machine.

Once it reaches 400°, you can put the frozen corn dogs in the air fryer. These should take a total of 7 to 10 minutes to make, Air fryer cook time can vary between different air fryers.

Be sure to note that the exact cooking time can depend on the different sizes of corn dogs. Mini-sized corn dogs may take a little less time than full-sized ones.

Recipe Tip

Be sure to flip these air fryer corn dogs halfway through cooking. This helps make sure they are evenly done on both sides.

Different Brands of Frozen Corn Dogs

You can make the perfect corn dog without having to go to the state fair. The best frozen corn dogs are the ones that you prefer! It’s the simple.  With so many different to choose from, it all comes down to a matter of price, taste, and convenience.  

A corn dog with a bite taken out of it.

Foster Farms is my personal favorite brand. Trader Joe’s turkey corn dogs are also a delicious twist on one of my family’s favorite snacks.

Of course, there’s always the option of going old school and making homemade corn dogs in the air fryer as well!  That was the only way to make them back in the day!

What to Serve with Air Fryer Corn Dogs

Enjoy these air fry corn dogs as an easy meal or afternoon snack. They also go well with french fries, sweet potato fries, air fryer tater tots, or your favorite dipping sauce.

Popular condiments to serve with these include ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, fry sauce, and cheese sauce. I recommend experimenting with different flavors to find your favorite flavor combination.

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My favorite way to eat air fryer frozen corn dogs is with a dab of Dijon mustard. In fact, that’s how I discovered Grey Poupon so many years ago!  

You have to be a certain age to remember the classic television commercials of, “Can you pass the Gray Poupon?”  That one was definitely from the good ole’ days!

​Common Questions

How do I know when air fryer corn dogs are cooked through?

Corn dogs are cooked through when they turn golden brown and crispy, and their internal temperature is at least 160°F (71°C). You can use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature for accuracy.

Can I reheat leftover corn dogs in the air fryer?

Yes, you can reheat leftover corn dogs in the air fryer. Simply place your leftovers in the basket of your air fryer and cook them at 350°F (175°C) for a few minutes until they are heated through and crispy on the outside.

How long do corn dogs last in the refrigerator?

Store-bought corn dogs typically last for about 3-5 days in the fridge when stored properly in an airtight container or sealed freezer bag.

Can I freeze corn dogs?

Yes, corn dogs can be frozen as well. Place them in a freezer bag or airtight container. Frozen corn dogs can last for up to 2-3 months in the freezer. To reheat, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

Give these air fryer corn dogs a try. It will take you back to the days of state and county fairs when life seemed carefree and simple.

For me, the best part of making these, besides the crispy texture, is the sweet memories!

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Air Fryer Frozen Corn Dogs

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This Air Fryer Frozen Corn Dogs recipe is made by crisping frozen store-bought or homemade corn dogs in the air fryer, ensuring a quick, easy, and healthier snack or meal for the whole family.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 7 minutes
Total: 14 minutes
Yield: 4
By: Dan from Platter Talk


  • 4-6 frozen corn dogs, store-bought or homemade
  • Cooking spray or oil for greasing , optional


  • Preheat your air fryer oven to 400°F (200°C) for about 3-5 minutes.
  • While the air fryer is preheating, remove the air fryer frozen corn dogs from their packaging and then set them aside.
  • Lightly grease your air fryer basket with cooking spray or brush it with a little bit of oil to prevent the corn dogs from sticking to it.
  • Once the air fryer is preheated, carefully place the corn dogs in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Close the air fryer basket and cook these at 400°F (200°C) for 7-10 minutes. Larger or thicker corn dogs may need additional cooking time. Halfway through the cooking process, turn them to ensure even cooking.
  • After 7-10 minutes, check these for doneness. They should be golden brown and crispy. To see if they're cooked through, insert a food thermometer into the center of a corn dog. It should be at least 160°F (71°C).
  • Once the corn dogs are cooked to perfection, carefully remove them from the basket and allow them to cool for a few minutes before serving.


Nutrition information is based on a serving of one corn dog.
To Make the Best Air Fryer Corn Dogs
  • Preheat for even cooking and crispy crust.
  • Don't overcrowd for optimal air circulation and browning.
  • Flip halfway for golden perfection on all sides.


Serving: 1g, Calories: 195kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 34mg, Sodium: 521mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g

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

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    How cool is this! Ive never thought to use my air fryer to prepare corn dogs! And now I cannot wait to try it out. These are so beautifully golden! Thanks for the inspiration, my friend!