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Baked Chili Cheese Dogs

A guaranteed crowd favorite. Promise! So easy to make and you can bake it right in the oven for that melted cheesy goodness! YES!

Baked Chili Cheese Dogs - A guaranteed crowd favorite. Promise! So easy to make and you can bake it right in the oven for that melted cheesy goodness! YES!

Apparently there’s a Dodgers game tonight.

I should probably know this myself, being an LA resident and all, but I’m hearing it through the grapevine.

I guess it’s the playoffs or something?

I should probably stop talking now.

Either way.


This mountain of cheesy goodness.

Yes. This is what I’ll be eating during tonight’s game.

And I’ll douse my hot dog with extra chili and extra onions.

Hey, remember what Joey Tribbiani said to Pheebs when she was prego?

If you’re gonna do something wrong, do it right!

Baked Chili Cheese Dogs

A guaranteed crowd favorite. Promise! So easy to make and you can bake it right in the oven for that melted cheesy goodness! YES!

15 minutes15 minutes


  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 2 cups chili, homemade or store-bought
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup diced red onion


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Cook hot dogs according to package instructions; set aside.*
  3. Place hot dog buns in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Place hot dogs in buns; top with chili and cheese.
  4. Place into oven, covered, and bake until the cheese has melted, about 14-16 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with red onion, if desired.


*Grill marks were made for photographic purposes only.

Adapted from Allrecipes

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 333.0 Calories from Fat 230.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.6g 39%
Saturated Fat 12.5g 63%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 63.0mg 21%
Sodium 1000mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 11.1g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3.1g 12%
Sugars 3.0g
Protein 15.7g 31%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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  1. I just subscribed to your recipe blog after spending well over 2 hours reading and drooling over your recipes! I think my husband will love the recipes that I am going to make as a result. I didn’t get everything done at home the way I wanted to today, but am happy that I found a source of great meals for us. Thanks.

  2. Do you have a chili recipe you used? 

  3. Do you have a preferred brand of canned chili?
    Also – how did you get the grill marks on the hot dogs in the oven?? (kidding) ; )
    Thank you! Take care!

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  5. Delicious looking comfort food, but I’ve never seen cheddar cheese sticks.

  6. Chungah,
    The lack of reading skills and sometimes civility by the people who comment on your recipes never ceases to amaze me! On nearly every one of your recipes,(which I love by the way 🙂 people make comments or ask questions without carefully reading the recipes first. When I do have a question, I always check your comments section, and find you have answered it, usually multiple times!
    Thank you for all the wonderful recipes you provide to your readers, free of charge. Blessings to you and yours!

  7. Wow, people can be mean. I saw the asterisk and knew that the grill marks were for photographic purposes only. If you want to  grill your hot dogs, feel free to do that. I love your recipes and have made quite a few. Keep doing what your doing.

  8. These look really good – and this gives me an idea to do something similar with sausage, peppers, marinara & mozz cheese. Do the buns get kind of soggy and hard to hold, though? These would also be fun cut in half – kind of like dog/sausage sliders.

    • If consumed immediately, sogginess shouldn’t be an issue at all! 🙂 I also love the idea of half sliders!

    • We toast the buns a few minutes under the broiler for pulled pork sandwiches, so I’m willing to try that with this recipe, too. My family will love it! Looks yummy.

  9. These look incredible! I need them in my life asap.


  10. Reading is fundamental. Cannot believe so many people don’t read the notes or comments, then keep asking the same thing. SMH

  11. What chili recipe did you use for these?

  12. This recipe blows. There is no way you can get grill marks in the oven. Did you use a soldering iron or something to make them dogs look nice?

    • George, you can prepare the hot dogs to your liking. As mentioned both in the notes and in the comments, grill marks were made for photographic purposes only. I hope that clarifies your issues with this recipe.

  13. Place hot dogs on baking sheet and then what ? Where did the grill marks come from ? Take them over the top by adding celery salt just before eating.

  14. The picture looks as though the hot dogs were grilled! Can’t imagine that the oven baking would cause those grill marks> I make these all the time but I pan grill them first, cut the dogs open , fill them and then place them in the oven They are delish and great to serve to a large crowd.