How to Make Oven Baked Chili Cheese Dogs

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I love a quick and easy, picky eater friendly dinner idea and these oven baked chili cheese dogs definitely do the trick! Your family will love the secret ingredient of buttering those buns with savory garlic butter before popping them in the oven.

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If you’re craving chili dogs, this easy oven baked recipe is just the thing you need! There’s just something so cozy about a chili cheese dog on a cold winter evening.

When it’s too cold to grill outside, try baking your chili cheese dogs in the oven! It’s a quick and easy 30 minute dinner idea that even the pickiest eaters (ahem…the kids) will gobble up in a minute.

All you need to get this dinner on the table are some hot dogs, chili, cheese, and your favorite toppings. Throw it all in a casserole dish and bake, and you can check dinner prep off your list for tonight.

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Why You’ll Love This Easy Oven Baked Chili Cheese Dog Recipe

  • This is a picky eater friendly dinner idea that most kids and family members will love!
  • You only need a few ingredients and 30 minutes to get this dinner on the table.
  • Adding the garlic butter spread to the buns before baking is a little secret that will spice up this common dinner idea.
  • Each family member can make their hot dog unique with added toppings, making it a fun meal that everyone will look forward to!
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Equipment Needed to Make These Oven Baked Chili Cheese Hot Dogs

  • 9×13 Casserole Dish
  • Butter Knife

Ingredients for Your Oven Baked Garlic Chili Cheese Dogs

  • 8 Beef hot dogs
  • 8 Hot dog buns
  • 2 ounces Garlic butter spread
  • 2 cups (or 1 can) prepared chili
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup Red onion, diced (optional)
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How to Make These Easy Chili Cheese Hot Dogs in the Oven

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 casserole dish with cooking spray. 

Step 2: Spread garlic butter on each bun before placing the hot dog inside the bun. 

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Step 3: Place buns in casserole dish. You may have to work to get all 8 buns into the casserole. 

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Step 4: Top each hot dog with 1/8 of the chili. 

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Step 5: Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top of the hot dogs. 

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Step 6: Bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. 

Step 7: Let stand 5 minutes to cool slightly before serving. 

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Step 8: Add diced red onion to garnish if desired. Serve with your favorite hot dog toppings. 

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Storage

Keep leftovers in an air tight container, or covered with foil in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

You can freeze the chili or hot dogs separately for up to 3 months, however you may not want to freeze pre-assembled hot dogs as they will not re-heat as well.

What to Serve/Pair with Your Oven Baked Chili Dogs

A popular side dish to serve with chili dogs is potato chips, or french fries. You can also add a salad, or side of fresh fruit (like watermelon) to round off a fun picnic themed dinner.

If you’re looking for a hearty comfort food to serve on the side, try this easy homemade mac & cheese recipe that’s made to taste just like the mac at Chick Fil A.

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Oven Baked Chili Dogs FAQs

How long do you cook hot dogs in the oven?

Bake your chili cheese hot dogs for 30-35 minutes at 375 degrees, until cheese is warm, melted, and bubbly.

What are the best chili dog topping ideas?

There are so many fun chili dog topping ideas to choose from! Put out a few bowls of the following items to create a hot dog topping bar for a fun family dinner:

  • Diced Onions
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Mayo
  • Jalapeno Peppers
  • Banana peppers
  • Relish or pickles
  • Bacon

My mouth is watering thinking about all of these topping options!

Be sure to come back and tell me how your oven baked garlic chili dogs turned out!

Yield: 8 servings

Oven Baked Chili Cheese Dogs

Oven Baked Chili Cheese Dogs

These oven baked chili cheese dogs are an easy weeknight dinner idea the whole family will love!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 Beef hot dogs
  • 8 Hot dog buns
  • 2 ounces Garlic butter spread
  • 2 cups (or 1 can) prepared chili
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup Red onion, diced (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 casserole dish with cooking spray. 
  2. Spread garlic butter on each bun before placing the hot dog inside the bun. 
  3. Place buns in casserole dish. You may have to work to get all 8 buns into the casserole. 
  4. Top each hot dog with 1/8 of the chili. 
  5. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top of the hot dogs. 
  6. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. 
  7. Let stand 5 minutes to cool slightly before serving. 
  8. Add diced red onion to garnish if desired. Serve with your favorite hot dog toppings.

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