Mini Corn Dogs in Air Fryer

This mini corn dogs in the air fryer recipe are crispy, crunchy mini corn dog bites air fried to golden perfection. The crunchy outside and tender inside are what makes these mini corn dogs the perfect snack or appetizer.

Two plates filled with mini corn dogs, with a small bowl of mustard in the background.

I love corn dogs in all forms. I’ve been eating them since I was a kid. When I got older, I made them for myself quite often. Then, when I became a mom, I made them for the kids and their friends all the time. Now that my kids are moved out, I haven’t stopped making them. Hey, you never outgrow corn dogs! These days, I make it easier on myself by buying frozen corn dogs and then cooking them in my air fryer. Using the air fryer, the cook super fast and absolutely perfectly every single time. They’re deliciously foolproof!

Frozen Mini Corn Dogs in the Air Fryer

There are two things that I love most about this recipe. A: It’s easy. Ridiculously easy. B: Mini corn dogs are the best! All you need is a fork and a little bowl of ketchup and mustard, and you’re set. Mini corn dogs are cooked to golden crispy perfection in under 10 minutes. That means that in less than 10 minutes, you get little corn dogs that are golden and crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and then you get that delicious hot dog center. They’re the perfect afterschool snack or even a super fun dinner.

a white plate with blue trim loaded with mini corn dogs, a small bowl full of ketchup and another small bowl of mustard.

Why You’ll Love These Mini Corn Dogs in the Air Fryer

  • They’re incredibly easy to make. It doesn’t get easier than 1 ingredient!
  • They’re super fast and cook up in less than 10 minutes.
  • They are golden and crispy on the outside, and on the inside, you get that delicious juicy bite of hot dog.
  • And, they’re a classic family favorite that everyone loves.

Mini Corn Dogs in the Air Fryer Tips and Variations

Although this is just about the easiest recipe you’ll ever make, I do have a couple of tips to make it even easier and better. I also have some fun variation ideas, too.


  • Make sure to preheat your air fryer for accurate cooking times, if instructed.
  • Lightly spray or grease your basket so nothing sticks.
  • Give your basket a shake about halfway through cooking the mini corn dogs.


  • Use your favorite brand. They’ll all work.
  • Switch things up by using by using ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, honey mustard, ranch, and even hot sauce or your favorite dipping sauce..
A mini corn dog on a stick being dipped in a small bowl of mustard.

Air Fryer Mini Corn Dogs FAQ

If you have questions about these mini corn dogs in the air fryer, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most frequently asked questions about this recipe.

How long to air fry mini corn dogs?

It only takes about 8 minutes to cook them.

Do I need to thaw frozen corn dogs before air frying them?

No. In fact, if you thaw them, it will throw off the cooking time.

How to reheat mini corn dogs in the air fryer?

Cook corn dogs in a 360-degree air fryer for 2 to 3 minutes.

mini corn dogs stacked up with a bite taken out of it.

Do you have to preheat the air fryer?

Yes. No matter what you’re cooking, you should always preheat the air fryer. Contrary to popular belief, air fryers need to preheat for even cooking.

What to serve with mini corn dogs?

They might be mini, but they’re still corn dogs, so think of all the great sides that you normally love with corn dogs.

  • Coleslaw
  • Mac and cheese
  • Side salad
  • Mixed vegetables
  • Baked beans
  • Potato salad
  • Macaroni salad

What temp to cook mini corn dogs in the air fryer?

360 degrees is the temperature called for in this recipe. Some recipes use a higher temperature.

A plate of mini corn dogs with ketchup next to it, and the air fryer in the background.

How to Store Air Fry Mini Corn Dogs

Store the leftovers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Ingredients for Mini Corn Dogs in the Air Fryer

It only takes one – ONE – ingredient to make these mini corn dogs.

How to Air Fry Mini Corn Dogs

Making these delicious bites is just about as easy as the ingredient list. It takes almost no time at all to make them.

Step 1: Prep

Preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees and lightly spray the air fryer basket with extra virgin olive oil cooking spray.

A transition photo of frozen corn dogs in the air fryer basket, in the middle of cooking, and being removed out of the air fryer with tongs.

Step 2: Air Fry

Place frozen mini corn dogs in a single layer in the basket and air fry for 8 minutes, shake the basket, or flip, halfway through cooking. If you cook them from thawed, air fry for 6 minutes. Enjoy!

Try These Air Fryer Mini Corn Dogs Today

These delicious mini corn dogs are an easy air fryer recipe that makes a great afterschool or party snack or just a fun weeknight dinner. They’re delicious, fast, and almost impossible to mess up. With a combo like that, you owe it to yourself to give this recipe a try. Once you do, I know you’ll find yourself making them again and again.

A double photo collage of mini corn dogs on a white plate with mustard dipping sauce in the background.

More Delicious Appetizer Recipes You’ll Enjoy

Frozen Egg Rolls in Air Fryer – These frozen egg rolls are so simple to make in the air fryer. In just a matter of minutes these crispy, crunchy egg rolls will be ready. A perfect appetizer or snack recipe.

Little Smokie Corn Dogs – These are dipped in a delicious batter, fried to a golden brown, with a delicious little smokie sausage in the middle, making this the perfect appetizer recipe.

Cheesy Corn Dog Bites – These corn dog bites are crispy, crunchy, and loaded with cheese. They’re the perfect recipe to make for all occasions.

And, try this Crescent Wrapped Smoked Sausage recipe made by Deliciously Seasoned. They’re made with smoked sausage that is wrapped in crescent rolls, baked until golden brown, and then sliced into bite-sized pieces.

A triple photo collage of mini corn dogs on white plates with small bowls of dipping sauce in the background.

Mini Corn Dogs in Air Fryer

Mini Corn Dogs in air Fryer make a quick and easy, crispy and delicious appetizer that is perfect for all occasions.

Prep Time 1 min

Cook Time 8 mins

Total Time 9 mins

Course Appetizer, Snack

Cuisine American

Servings 8 Servings

Calories 220 kcal


  • 40 count frozen mini corn dogs


  • Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray.

  • Set air fryer to 360°

  • Place ½ of the frozen mini corn dogs in a single layer in the basket.

  • Air fry for 8 minutes shaking the basket half way through (if thawed, air fry for 6 minutes). Repeat with the remaining corn dogs.


Serving: 4 Mini Corn DogsCalories: 220kcalCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 510mgPotassium: 140mg

Keyword Air Fryer Mini Corn Dogs, Frozen Mini Corn Dogs in Air Fryer, Mini Corn Dogs

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Enjoy, Terri

A plate of corn dogs with one bite taken out of one.
A mini corn dog with a bite taken out of it.

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