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Easy Air Fryer Pretzel Dogs

These air fryer pretzel dogs are so great and easy to make! Perfect for a quick dinner or appetizer for families.

Where did pretzel dogs originate?

There are many stories about the origins of pretzel dogs, but the most likely scenario is that they were created in the United States in the early 20th century.

Pretzel vendors would twist long pieces of dough into the shape of a hot dog, and then bake them in ovens. These early pretzel dogs were simple, but they quickly became a popular snack food.

Today, pretzel dogs are still a popular snack food, and they can be found in many different varieties. Some pretzel dogs are made with traditional pretzel dough, while others are made with wheat or sourdough dough.

There are also many different ways to top a pretzel dog, making them even more versatile. Whether you like them plain or topped with cheese, mustard, or ketchup, there’s a pretzel dog out there for everyone!

Can you make pretzel dogs in the air fryer?

Yes, you can definitely make pretzel dogs in the air fryer! This is a great way to cook them if you’re looking for a quick and easy snack.

Where can you serve air fryer pretzel dogs?

These pretzel dogs are perfect for a quick dinner or appetizer. They’re also great for parties and game days!

How long do hot pretzel dogs take to cook?

It usually takes about 10 minutes to cook air fryer pretzel dogs. However, cooking times may vary depending on the size and type of air fryer you have.

What temperature should you cook air fryer pretzel hot dogs?

The ideal cooking temperature for air fryer pretzel dogs is 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

How many air fryer pretzel dogs can you cook at one time?

This will depend on the size of your air fryer. Most air fryers can accommodate 4-6 pretzel dogs at a time.

What kind of pretzel dough should you use for air fryer hot dogs?

You can use any type of pretzel dough for air fryer pretzel dogs. However, if you’re using frozen pretzel dough, be sure to thaw it before cooking.

What ingredients do you need for pretzel dogs made in the air fryer?

  • ½ cup warm water
  • ¾ teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour (plus a bit more for dusting)
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1-2 teaspoons pretzel salt
  • non stick cooking spray

Enjoy with your favorite hot dog condiment, ours is this homemade ketchup!

Easy Air Fryer Pretzel Dogs
Yield: 4-6 hot dogs

Easy Air Fryer Pretzel Dogs

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These pretzel dogs are so great and easy to make for lunch or a weeknight dinner!


  • ½ cup warm water
  • ¾ teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour (plus a bit more for dusting)
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1-2 teaspoons pretzel salt
  • non stick cooking spray


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the warm water and yeast. Let sit for five minutes.
  2. In a large bowl add flour, salt, and sugar. Once the five minutes is up for the water and yeast, add to your flour mixture.
  3. In a stand mixer, use a dough hook, or on a lightly floured work surface using your hands, knead the dough for one minute until it forms a ball.
  4. Transfer the dough ball to a lightly floured flat surface such as a clean kitchen counter or cutting board. Divide the ball into eight sections.
  5. Take each section and roll the dough into a long rope from 15 to 20 inches depending on the size of your hotdog.
  6. Twist the rope around your hotdog four times. Pinch the ends of the rope to another piece of the pretzel rope so that your pretzel rope stays secure on the dog.
  7. Spray the basket of your air fryer with cooking spray. Add your pretzel dog to the basket of your air fryer. It depends on the size of your air fryer how many pretzel dogs you can fit at once, just make sure to not overcrowded as the pretzel will expand.
  8. Spray each pretzel dog with cooking spray lightly.
  9. Cook your pretzel dogs for five to seven minutes at 390°F or until lightly browned on top.
  10. Once done cooking, brush with melted butter, and sprinkle with pretzel salt.
  11. Remove from the air fryer basket onto a serving plate and enjoy! Best served with mustard, ketchup, cheese dipping sauce, or spicy mustard! Enjoy!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 345Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 47mgSodium 737mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 11g

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