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Chili Cheese Dogs (Oven Baked!)

These oven-baked Chili Cheese Dogs are topped with hearty chili and nacho cheese sauce. They’re easy to customize with your favorite toppings and condiments and are the perfect way to feed a crowd! 

A Chili Cheese Dog in a red serving basket with potato chips.

Chili Cheese Dogs

There is nothing better than loading up a casserole dish (or two!) with delicious, customizable Chili Cheese Dogs. These are filled with your favorite condiments and are topped with juicy hot dogs, hearty chili, and delicious nacho cheese sauce.

The buns are crispy on the outside, and soft and warm on the inside. The hot dogs come out of the oven perfectly cooked, extra juicy, and super flavorful! 

We even heat up leftover hot dogs in foil for lunch on day #2. (Thanks to that crispy outer bun!)

How to Make It

See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

  • Arrange 6 hot dog buns on the bottom of a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  • Add desired condiments to the bottom of the buns and top each with a hot dog.
  • Spoon chili over the top, then add the nacho sauce.
  • Cover and bake at 375° for 40 minutes.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes. Use a spatula to remove and serve with grilled potatoes, baked potato wedges, potato salad, or French fries, chips!

A casserole dish with hot dog buns with condiments and hot dogs being added to make chili cheese dogs. Chili Cheese Dogs in a baking dish before and after being baked.

What Goes with Chili Cheese Dogs

Toppings/Condiments:

  • Ketchup, Yellow/Dijon Mustard, Mayonnaise, and Relish are great condiment options.
  • Sautéed or finely diced onions, mushrooms, salsa, and jalapenos add a lot of flavor as well.
  • Velveeta Queso or leftover Frito Pie is great on these as well!

Side Dishes:

Best Canned Chili For Cheese Dogs

  • Hormel Chili is a popular canned chili option that has a great consistency for chili dogs and can be purchased with or without beans and with a variety of heat options.
  • 1 (15 oz.) can is more than enough for this recipe.

Storage and Reheating

  • Wrap leftover hot dogs in foil and store in the fridge.
  • Reheat the foil-wrapped hot dogs in a 350° oven for about 20 minutes.

A chili cheese dog with a bite taken out of it.

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Chili Cheese Dogs (Oven Baked!)

5 from 4 ratings
These oven-baked Chili Cheese Dogs are topped with hearty chili, nacho cheese sauce, and are easy to customize with your favorite toppings and condiments!

Ingredients

  • 6 hot dogs
  • 6 hot dog buns
  • 1 cup Nacho cheese sauce
  • 1 ½ cups chili
  • Condiment Options
  • Ketchup, mustard, mayo, relish, diced onions

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Arrange 2 rows of 3 hot dog buns in the bottom of a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  • Add desired condiments to the bottom of the buns and top with a hot dog.
  • Spoon chili over the top, then add the nacho sauce.
  • Cover and bake for 40 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. Use a spatula to remove and serve with grilled potatoes, potato salad, potato wedges, or French fries, chips!

Notes

Storing/Reheating:
  • Wrap leftover hot dogs in foil and store in the fridge.
  • Reheat the foil-wrapped hot dogs in a 350° oven for about 20 minutes.


Many of you on my Instagram page wanted to know what hot dog buns I used for this recipe. The buns pictured here are simply New England Style Ball Park Frank's Buns!

Nutrition

Calories: 322kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 847mg, Potassium: 240mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 569IU, Vitamin C: 54mg, Calcium: 118mg, Iron: 3mg

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8 comments on “Chili Cheese Dogs (Oven Baked!)”

  1. It really does work!  The outside of the bun is crispy, even the second day, and was a very fun way to make chili dogs.  (The cheese is to-die-for!)

    We were a bit skeptical as chili dogs are usually a mushy mess and this could actually be eaten by hand, well, if I hadn’t used ALL the cheese instead of only 1 cup.

    A very quick and fun twist to another comfort food.   

    • I’m so happy these were a hit Mona! I totally agree, most of the time you can’t even lift up a chili cheese dog, but these are baked just right so you can!😃 I love how easy this one is. Thanks so much for the great comments and review!❤️

  2. Stephanie,
    If these chili dogs are wrong, I don’t want to be right! These look absolutely amazing!!

  3. Delicious and super easy! I don’t think I’ve ever thought to bake hot dogs but it is so easy and delicious. I don’t think there is a quicker way to feed a hungry family of five! Thanks so much for the recipe Stephanie.

    • That’s so great to hear Violet! I know, when I first discovered this method I fell in love right away, it’s so easy! 🙂 Thank you so much for the review! -Stephanie

  4. Oh my, gimmee gimmee gimmee! These are OUTSTANDING. Extra chili on top for me, please, and lots of cheese. You can’t go wrong with a good chili-cheese dog. Thanks for this one!

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