Oven Baked Hot Dogs

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.

hotdogs in a baking dish

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.

chili dogs on a plate

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.

close up view chili dog

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.

chili dog with bite taken out

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.

chili dog with chips in a plate

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.

chili dog with chips in a bowl

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.


Oven Baked Hotdogs

An easy way to take your hotdogs to the next level, this oven baked version makes loaded chili dogs with crispy outer edges.
4.21 from 68 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 230kcal


  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 1 can of chili or leftover homemade chili
  • 1/2 an onion diced
  • cheddar cheese
  • mayonnaise
  • 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


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 521mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2.5mg
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Oven Baked Hot Dogs


23 thoughts on “Oven Baked Hot Dogs

    1. We love them, not only because they’re a great way to change up on of our fav classic- but bc they’re just that unbelievably good (and EASY).

  1. 5 stars
    These hot dogs were A-MAZING!!? Thank you so much for this recipe that gave life to an otherwise quick but boring dinner. Grilled or oven baked will be our only methods, i’ll never boil another weiner!!! Popped them in the oven, showered, and dinner was DONE!

  2. WOW is all I can say. Made these up last night for our Movie Night at home. I LOVE hot dogs as does my Hubby. Speaking of him, he HATES mayo so I hid the fact it is used in this recipe. He didn’t have a clue, he ate 3 of them. MMMMM I, a small eater, ate 2. Used my homemade dog chili. This morning we each had one for breakfast. TO DIE FOR!!!! Thank you for the recipe. CHEERS, CC

  3. 5 stars
    These chili dogs are great! My family loves chili dogs and prefer not to eat plain hot dogs at all. I usually toast the bun separately, etc…
    These can be put together ahead of time, but it’s so easy to assemble. I admit I didn’t use the mayo and mustard inside. My family really likes to squirt it over the top. I cooked as directed then pulled the foil off and broiled them for three minutes. Delicious! I’ll never make them any other way again. They aren’t soggy, they’re perfectly toasted buns full of deliciousness! We had three of 8 left over and they’ve all been claimed for breakfast. Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    We love these chili dogs. This is the best way to make them and eat them. We don’t put anything mayo or mustard inside. We like to put our condiments all over the top at the table. We have these at least once a month and we will never go back to the old way.

    1. 4 stars
      After trying this recipe is good. I was impressed how the bun remained crispy while everything else was soft. To me, the biggest advantage to using this would be you can do several at one time. Overall nice recipe but nothing special as far as taste. Thanks for recipe.

  5. Sorry, I really like hotdogs with the works, but just looking at how hard the hands tried not to destroy the one handled during plating in the video, these look like a nightmare to eat for something that can potentially be a nightmare to eat when properly put together. Most (store bought) buns aren’t close to strong enough to take this kind of abuse.

    It’s also not like hotdogs are so hard to make that you really have to make what amounts to a casserole out of the whole process. Waiting 40ish minutes for something that shouldn’t take more than 10mins isn’t really easier -it’s a whole lot of extra steps just to waste time.

    1. To each their own! The buns do ‘crisp up’ on the outside making them sturdy enough to hold their filling. It is extra steps for enjoying a hotdog, but the flavors are so good it’s totally worth it to us.

    2. I used the “fancy” hot dog buns. Nature’s own brioche style. They were fantastic. Every chili dog I’ve ever eaten in my life was messy. Just gotta use a fork!

    3. I scooped them out with a spatula, and we ate them with a fork, so it wasn’t any trouble at all for us. Our regular buns held up great, and the fact that it’s casserole style is a bonus to busy people. Maybe you should try it…

  6. 5 stars
    Make. These. These were really easy to throw together and serve for a party . It saves from there being a line for chili dog assembly. I put the cold canned chili in a bag and cut out the corner to pipe it on there. I put jalapenos and bacon bits on some, for my spicy food eaters. These were really delicous and a big hit with everyone. I would also imagine that you could prep these ahead of time and then pull them out and throw in the oven. Thanks for this. It’s a keeper!

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