Baked Hot Dogs Recipe

Yes, you can bake hot dogs in the oven. This is not some type of hot dog casserole but rather hot dogs with buns that are actually baked in the oven. These baked hot dogs are topped with chili, onions and cheese. The condiments include mayonnaise, mustard and relish. These three ingredients are spread onto the hot dogs buns before they are baked.  I admit I was a little skeptical of this recipe when I first saw it. I had no idea how it would turn out. In the end, it turned out to be very good. The hot dogs buns were hot too soggy or crunchy but had just the right texture. This is a super easy recipe that takes very little time to prepare. Enjoy. This recipe was adapted from In The Wabe.

8 hot dogs
8 hot dog buns
1 (14.5 ounce) can of chili with beans
½ cup onion (diced)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
sweet relish

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: Spread the inside of each hot dog bun with mayonnaise, mustard and sweet relish. Fill with hot dogs and place into a 13×9” baking dish.
Step 2: Top each hot dog with chili, cheese, and onion. Cover with aluminum foil, place into the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
(Makes 4 Servings)


8 Responses to “Baked Hot Dogs Recipe”

  1. Shelby — October 25, 2011 @ 2:25 am

    I love this and what a great way to serve chili dogs to a crowd!

  2. Vicky — October 26, 2011 @ 3:34 am

    These look good. And I agree with Shelby, this is a wonderful way to serve chili dogs to a crowd. We are going tailgating this weekend and you can be sure that I will be using this recipe. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Joanne — October 27, 2011 @ 11:50 pm

    Hi Bobby,

    I have a question about this recipe: won’t the bread become hard when baked? I would like to try it out but I’m just scared I will end up with rock-hard hot dogs.



  4. Bobby — October 28, 2011 @ 6:04 am

    Joanne- The bread may become a little crispy but you are not going to end up with rock hard hot dogs, haha 🙂

    A couple things:
    1. Make sure the dish is covered well before placing it into the oven.
    2. do not overbake.

    That is all, enjoy

  5. shon szezendor — July 10, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

    they look awesome , I am gonna try it and add a slice of bacon!

  6. Lindsay — August 9, 2012 @ 4:57 pm

    These are a guilty pleasure in my house. Absolutely terrific! The mayo does something wonderful to the buns…crispy on the outside and soft/buttery on the inside. A big hit with our 1 and 3 year old boys!

  7. Tera — July 7, 2013 @ 6:01 am

    these are dilicious!

  8. Kimber — October 27, 2016 @ 1:15 pm

    My husband does not normally like hot dogs, but he really enjoys them cooked this way. I use leftover homemade chili instead of canned.

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