For the best chili cheese dogs around, all you need is this easy Oven Baked Hot Dogs recipe. Loaded with chili, chopped onion, and melted cheddar, they’re crispy on the outside but soft and savory dogs tucked into fluffy buns. Lunch, dinner, pot lucks, even on Game Day- these are perfect for almost any occasion.
While I’m notoriously not a fan of hotdogs, the rest of my family is.
Pretty sure, if allowed, two of my four children would eat them everyday and possibly, quite happily, turn into one.
Being the hot dog snob that I am, I will only eat two brands, and I can’t stand them doused with condiments.
In an effort to practice what I preach to my children and ‘try new things’ I decided to hunt down something to do with them, some recipe that I would actually enjoy.
Oven baked hot dogs quickly became my best hot-doggy friend. Instead of a hot dog on a limp bun, I’m now into crunchy sandwich territory, and it’s heavenly.
While these may look like typical chili-dogs, they’re actually cleverly disguising the satisfying outer crunch that protects their delicious insides.
Seriously, about that crunch, you probably want to eat them using a knife and fork.
I did say I was a hot-dog snob, right?!
With these I am finally one satisfied customer.
Your cook outs, shoot your hot dogs, have never been better
. They won’t be either, without these Oven Baked Hot Dogs on the menu.
A solid recipe for hot dogs, and you can’t beat it!
Whether it’s Summer, or not, this hot dog recipe is one that will resonate with the whole family.
Grab a pack of your favorite hot dogs and fluffy buns. A bit of mayo, mustard, and dill pickle relish is spread on the inside of each bun to keep them nice and moist.
Tuck a dog inside each prepared bun, squeeze them all into a lightly sprayed 9×13 baking dish. Slather each hot dog with a bit of your favorite hot dog chili, diced white onions, and a heaping helping of shredded cheddar.
They’re covered with tinfoil and baked for 45 minutes. And the result is the most epic of hot dog awesomeness. The buns are crisp on the outside, soft and flavorful on the inside making them the all time best (and arguably easiest) cheesy chili dogs EVER.
An easy way to take your hotdogs to the next level, this oven baked version makes loaded chili dogs with crispy outer edges.
- 8 hot dogs
- 8 hot dog buns
- 1 can of chili or leftover homemade chili
- 1/2 an onion diced
- cheddar cheese
- stone ground mustard
- dill relish
Line the inside of hot dog buns with mayonnaise and mustard. Evenly add the relish. Fill with hot dogs and squeeze the stuffed buns into a 9x13 baking pan.
Top hot dogs with chili, diced onion, and cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Carefully remove from the pan with a spatula and serve.
recipe adapted from Alyssa Young