Air-Fryer Nacho Hot Dogs

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min./batch


6 servings

Updated: Aug. 04, 2023
Adults and kids alike will love these Southwest-inspired air-fryer hot dogs. This meal is not only budget-friendly, but it's hot, cheesy and delicious, too. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
Air-Fryer Nacho Hot Dogs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 6 hot dogs
  • 3 cheddar cheese sticks, halved lengthwise
  • 1-1/4 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 1 cup crushed nacho-flavored tortilla chips, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • Optional: Guacamole, sour cream and additional salsa


  1. Cut a slit down the length of each hot dog without cutting through; insert a halved cheese stick into the slit. Set aside.
  2. Preheat air fryer to 350°. In a large bowl, stir together flour, yogurt, salsa, chili powder, jalapenos and 1/4 cup crushed tortilla chips to form a soft dough. Place dough on a lightly floured surface; divide into 6 pieces. Roll 1 piece of dough into a 15-in.-long strip and wrap it in a spiral around a cheese-stuffed hot dog. Repeat with remaining dough and hot dogs. Spray wrapped hot dogs with cooking spray and gently roll in remaining crushed chips. Spray air-fryer basket with cooking spray; place hot dogs in basket without touching, leaving room to expand.
  3. In batches, cook until dough is slightly browned and cheese starts to melt, 8-10 minutes. If desired, serve with guacamole, sour cream and additional salsa.

Nutrition Facts

1 nacho dog: 216 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 513mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.