Oven Baked Chili Cheese Dogs

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This recipe for Oven Baked Chili Dogs is so delicious and would be a great idea for a summer potluck or some game day food. They are a yummy alternative to regular hot dogs!

Oven-baked Chili Cheese dogs are loaded hot dogs with chili, cheese and onion, baked in the oven. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com

    Summer is almost here and I CAN’T WAIT! Barbecues, swimming and camping are in the near future and I’m beyond excited! This recipe for Oven Baked Chili Dogs would be a great idea for a summer potluck. They are a sinfully delicious alternative to regular hot dogs. 

   The type of chili you use is totally up to you! Feel free to use canned if you don’t have a lot of time, but I would suggest homemade to take these babies to the next level. I personally love a certain brand of chili called ‘Bear Creek Darn Good Chili’. If you can find it in your grocery store I suggest you try it. It is amazing chili! Especially on these hot dogs, drenched in cheese and onion. *droooool*

Oven-baked Chili Cheese dogs are loaded hot dogs with chili, cheese and onion, baked in the oven. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com


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Oven Baked Chili Cheese Dogs

Loaded hot dogs with chili, cheese and onion, baked in the oven. These are delicious!
Author Holly


  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 2 cups prepared chili
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 red or yellow onion chopped
  • mustard ketchup, relish


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 9×13 baking pan with tin-foil (for easy clean-up). Place hot dog buns inside. (I only fit 7, but if you squeeze them together all 8 should fit)
  • Squeeze desired amounts of mustard, ketchup and relish into the inside bottom of each bun. Then put a hot dog inside each bun, over the sauces.
  • Ladle 1/3 cup of chili onto each hot dog, and then sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese and onion.
  • Cover pan with foil. Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Let stand 5 minutes and then carefully remove foil. Use a spatula to help remove hot dogs from pan.
  • Enjoy ♥

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25 thoughts on “Oven Baked Chili Cheese Dogs

  1. ♥ this idea, will def try it, thx so much for sharing! we had incredible hotdog sale here last week, got my 10 packs for freezer. i always make double batch chili and send leftover to freezer – just for hot dogs:)

  2. These look incredible! I have a similar blog with recipes and I like to experiment in the kitchen (hence the name cookingexperimentation.blogspot.com), but I never would have thought to put hot dogs in the oven. Thanks!

    1. Made these yesterday and they were so simple to make and tasted so darn good! I used the Southern style hot dogs and a different brand of chili and they were absolutely yummy! I love how you can change up the variation of flavors with this recipe. Will definitely be making this one over and over again. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe! =)

  3. Holly, I am taking your word for the Bear Creek “Darn Good Chili” being great. I picked up a package last night just to make these dogs! Do you add any beef, or do you cook yours per package directions? I have made my hot dogs in the oven exactly like yours since I can remember, and have always used canned Wolf Brand Chili.

  4. Waiting for these in the oven as I type. This was super easy and all my boys are slightly impatiently waiting. Thank you for this easy after work recipe! Can’t wait to try & dabble with the ingredients next time!

  5. 5 stars
    Holly, these are SO GOOD! I just made them for dinner and my husband gave them rave reviews. He said he would have ate the whole pan!

  6. 5 stars
    I’m making these now. We’ve had THEm before and they are excellent! Being Southerners, we add slaw to the top after baking. Adds a delicious Tang and crunch!

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