Take-out Tuesday, Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

With temperatures finally warming up in the US now,

I have been thinking about warm weather food and meals

I’ve also been trying out air fryer recipes

for getting out of the kitchen quickly!

We have been using our Air Fryer for all kinds of things lately,

both HHjr and I love it~

We have the oven style air fryer

that has 3 racks instead of 1 basket

Cooking on racks means the air can flow over and under the food

so it doesn’t need flipping half way during cooking

The other night it was just me for dinner

so, thinking of summer,

I decided to try a bacon wrapped hot dog

I had read a recipe that said it would take about 10 minutes

but mine took 12-13 minutes to get the bacon cooked

and the hot dog ends did get a little burnt…

It tasted ok, but nothing I would rave about or make again…

then I remembered these bacon wrapped hot dogs

with pineapple salsa that bake in the oven

These are baked on a parchment lined baking sheet

and take about the same amount of time~

Now these I will make again!

Elevate a simple dog by stuffing it with Pineapple Salsa

and wrapping it in bacon

Pineapple Salsa is simply sauteed onions and pineapple pieces

You can cook these in the oven, for a simple lunch or supper,

and you can definitely put them on your grill

These hot dogs only take minutes to prepare,

and by cooking them on a parchment lined baking sheet,

the time is basically the same as the air fryer,

but much easier to clean~

all you have to do is throw the parchment paper away

making clean up a breeze!

After cooking bacon wrapped hot dogs in the air fryer and the oven

I learned that’s it’s best to precook your bacon a little

to ensure it gets crispy before the hot dog starts to burn

Put dogs on a toasted bun and cover with additional salsa


Everything's better wrapped in bacon, and add pineapple salsa for an unforgettable dog!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Cook out, Main Course
Cuisine American


  • hot dogs 1 or 2 per person
  • bacon strips 1 per hot dog
  • hot dog buns
  • chopped pineapple or pineapple tidbits 1/3 cup per hot dog
  • sweet onion sliced, 1/4 onion per hot dog
  • butter
  • olive oil


  • Cook bacon partially, to render some of the fat but stop cooking when it's still pliable to wrap around hot dogs
  • Saute onion in rendered bacon fat or in a little olive oil and butter over medium low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add pineapple and continue to cook on medium low for a few more minutes. Slice hot dogs in 1/2 vertically, leaving one side attached.
  • Open slit in hot dog and stuffed with some of the salsa. Wrap hot dog with a slice of bacon and secure each end with a toothpick.
  • Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes and check bacon for doneness. Continue to bake for 5-10 more minutes or until bacon is cooked. Time will depend on type of bacon and hot dogs used.
  • Toast buns. Place one hot dog in each bun and top with more salsa.


These hot dogs can also be cooked on the grill 
Keyword bacon, bacon wrapped hot dogs, easy dinner, hot dogs, lunch, pineapple salsa

A perfect warm weather meal!

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26 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs”
  1. Mary says:

    I would never have thought of adding pineapple to a hot dog Jenna! I love the idea of slitting them and stuffing them and we love bacon-wrapped anything. 🙂 Happy Tuesday ♥

  2. Very yummy with bacon and pineapple salsa!

  3. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, these hot dogs sound yummy! This is the perfect warm weather food. Thanks for sharing! Happy Tuesday!

  4. Nancy says:

    Doesn’t that sound tantalizing!!
    I would never had thought of adding pineapple! Yum!
    Thanks for this delicious new way to have hotdogs!

  5. Two of my favorite food groups in one sandwich!

  6. Sometimes you just need a good hot dog and this looks delicious. Such a clever idea to include the pineapple salsa. I’m back and forth on air fryers. I had a countertop Cuisinart that worked beautifully, then after my fancy-schmancy kitchen remodel, I added a built in air fryer/microwave/bake/broil model and it doesn’t work as well. Booooo. I thought more money meant “better.” (hahahaha-headache-haha).

    • Oh sorry, that is a bummer, I know what you mean, I have an air fryer combo toaster type oven at the beach and it doesn’t work nearly as well as my one in Birmingham…

  7. Pam says:

    Jenna, this sounds delicious! But, I would never have thought of pineapple on a hot dog! But why not, it is good on pizza! Enjoy this gorgeous day!

  8. lghiggins says:

    This combo sounds good. My mother was a good old-fashioned cook. Sometimes she made bacon wrapped hot dogs, but put cheese inside the hot dogs. Your dish reminded me of that comfort food. It would probably be even better with the pineapple added.

  9. EsmeSalon says:

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  11. Kim says:

    Jenna, this sounds delicious – I absolutely must make this! I don’t have hot dogs very often, but you’ve elevated this recipe to new heights, Who would have thought of pineapple salsa with hot dogs but I love it! Happy Monday and glad to hear that you are enjoying some lovely weather.

  12. These bacon wrapped hot dogs look so good. I’ll have to try them.

  13. Oh My!! This sounds absolutely fabulous Jenna – I can’t wait to try it! I LOVE bacon and pineapple!! Thanks for the recipe and the tip to cook the bacon a bit first. I really appreciate that – floppy bacon is not my favorite! 😊 Happy hot dog weather!

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