Instant Pot Hot Dogs

Instant Pot Hot Dogs

Craving some delicious tailgate food? These Instant Pot Hot Dogs are the best! You just need 3 minutes to have them ready and waiting. Perfect for a fast weeknight meal, a great weekend dinner, or a fun way to enjoy all the hot dog toppings you can imagine.

2 buns with hot dogs with tomato salad, mustard and ketchup

Everyone loves hot dogs because they're just delicious. Make sure that you have a super soft bun to pair with these cooked dogs!

I'm a huge fan of using all-beef hotdogs because I just happen to like the taste and flavor more. Plus, do we really need all those "extra" ingredients that you'll find in some of the cheaper brands?

Why this recipe works

Cooking hot dogs always works. You can pop them in the Instant Pot and have them ready to eat quicker than you can gather up the kids.

  • Hot dogs are great to serve a crowd, have for a fun birthday dinner, or a delicious meal to eat on a hot summer day
  • Fast cooking also means simple clean-up!
  • Hot dogs mean toppings! And setting up a hot dog bar is a fun way to have everyone choose their own toppings to add.
  • 2 options to make: With air fryer lid or only with the Instant Pot.

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Recipe Ingredients

Hot Dogs

Hot dogs - You can use all-beef hot dogs, turkey hot dogs, or your favorite brand of hot dogs as well.

Buns - Choose super soft buns!

Water - Added to the Instant Pot.

Toppings - Go crazy with all the topping choices! See my picks below!

How to make Instant Pot Hot Dogs

Grab the ingredients and get started. Seriously - this recipe takes minutes!

Step One: Place the air fryer basket inside the Instant Pot and place the hot dogs inside in one layer.

Instant Pot Hot Dogs

Step Two: Add the water into the Instant Pot and then put on the air fryer lid.

Instant Pot Hot Dogs

Step Three: Hit the Air Fry button on the Instant Pot and set it at 390 °F for 3 minutes.

Instant Pot Hot Dogs

Step Four: Meanwhile, make all the salads and toppings you like.

Take off the lid once the timer beeps.

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Step Five: Add the steamed hot dogs to your buns and pile on the toppings!

Instant Pot Hot Dogs

How to make hot dogs without Air Fryer Lid

Even if you don't have an Air Fryer lid, you can still cook hot dogs in the Instant Pot.

Step One: Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot and then place the hot dogs inside.

Step Two: Put on the Instant Pot lid and cook on high pressure for 1 minute.

Step Three: Do a quick release and take off the lid.

Add toppings - and enjoy!

Instant Pot Hot Dogs

Variations

Make bratwurst - I have a really great Instant Pot brats recipe that is fast and easy to do!

More toppings, please - There are so many toppings that you can add to hot dogs. Diced tomatoes, chilies, mustard, ketchup, dill pickles, sweet pickles, sauerkraut, diced onions, fresh jalapenos - you name it! You can even add chili or nacho cheese!

I also have a killer Instant Pot Hot Dogs and Sauerkraut recipe as well!

How to serve

Anything goes well with hot dogs! French Fries or Sweet Potato Fries are two of my favorites - but why stop there? Some other super simple side dishes are:

Recipe Notes

  • The hot dogs will look shriveled up a bit when they're cooked. This is normal and nothing to worry about.
  • If you want to soften up the hot dog buns, wrap them in a damp paper towel and pop them in the microwave for about 20 seconds.

Recipe FAQs

Can you freeze cooked hot dogs?

Yes, you can add them to the freezer! Just put them into freezer-safe bags and they'll safe good for up to 6 months.

How many hot dogs can I cook in my Instant Pot at one time?

The maximum is going to be 10 hot dogs for 8-quart Instant Pot. You want to be sure to keep a single layer, so don't stack them to add more.

Can I cook these in advance?

Yes, you can make them ahead of time. Just cook a batch and keep it in the fridge in an airtight container.

You can then reheat them in the microwave when ready to serve.

Instant Pot Hot Dogs

Instant Pot Snack Recipes

Love the idea of cooking up simple snacks in your Instant Pot? I'm a total snacker, so I get it! Here are some of my favorites.

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Instant Pot Hot Dogs

Instant Pot Hot Dogs

Instant Pot Hot Dogs are a fast and easy meal! Add your favorite sides and you'll be eating in less than 5 minutes!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: party, picnic, Snack, snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dijon mustard, Hot Dogs and Sauerkraut, Instant Pot Hot Dogs, sausage, sausages, Tomato Sauce
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 5
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 5 hot dogs
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 buns for serving
  • chopped tomato & onion for serving
  • mustard & ketchup for serving

Instructions

Air Fryer Hot Dogs

  • Place the air fryer basket Inside the Instant Pot.
  • Place the hot dogs inside the steamer basket in one layer.
  • Add the water into the Instant Pot and then put on the air fryer lid.
  • Hit the Air Fry button on the Instant Pot and set it at 390 °F for 3 minutes.
  • Take off the lid once the timer beeps.
  • Add the steamed hot dogs to your buns and pile on the toppings!

Pressure cooker Hot Dogs (Without air fryer lid)

  • Add the water and hot dogs into the Instant Pot.
  • Put on the lid and cook on high pressure for 1 minute.
  • Once the time is up, do a quick release and take off the lid.
  • Remove the cooked hot dogs, add to the buns, and add toppings!

Nutrition

Calories: 284kcal Carbohydrates: 41g Protein: 10g Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 2g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 20mg Sodium: 603mg Potassium: 66mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 4g Vitamin C: 0.04mg Calcium: 19mg Iron: 12mg

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Notes

  • The hot dogs will look shriveled up a bit when they're cooked. This is normal and nothing to worry about.
  • If you want to soften up the hot dog buns, wrap them in a damp paper towel and pop them in the microwave for about 20 seconds.
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2 thoughts on “Instant Pot Hot Dogs

  1. I also tried lots of recipes with my air fryer but not tried the hot dogs yet. This looks yummy and I will definitely try this recipe in the weekend.

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