Chili Cheese Dog Bake Recipe

This hearty and delicious Chili Cheese Dog Bake combines two classic favorites into one mouthwatering dish. Perfect for a cozy dinner or game day snack, this recipe will surely satisfy your cravings for comfort food.

Ingredients:

  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 1 can (15 oz) chili (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced onions (optional)
  • 1/4 cup sliced jalapeños (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • Cooking spray

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place the hot dog buns in the prepared baking dish, side by side.
  3. Using a sharp knife, make a lengthwise slit in each hot dog bun, being careful not to cut all the way through.
  4. Place one hot dog into each bun.
  5. Spoon chili over the hot dogs, dividing it evenly among them.
  6. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over the chili-topped hot dogs.
  7. If desired, top with diced onions and sliced jalapeños for an extra kick.
  8. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the hot dogs are heated through and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  9. Remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 5 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown.
  10. Once done, remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
  11. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro, if desired, before serving.
  12. Serve hot and enjoy your Chili Cheese Dog Bake with your favorite toppings and sides.

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