Chili Cheese Dog Bake is a fun twist to the classic hot dog, but in casserole form!
This Chili Cheese Dog Bake is nothing short of amazing. Here’s the deal – it’s 7 simple ingredient, less than 30 minutes till it’s on your table, and WOW – it’s so delicious.
How To Make Chili Cheese Dog Bake
All beef hot dogs are wrapped up with cheese in some Pillsbury pizza dough, then baked on top of a bed of chili. I dressed up the tops of these with a quick melted butter that’s seasoned to perfection.
It’s everything you love about a classic chili cheese dogs, made into a comforting dinner that your whole family will love. Trust me, my whole family L.O.V.E.D this.
Just hop on over to Pillsbury where I’m sharing this jaw dropping recipe!
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Chili Cheese Dog Bake
- 1 can, 14 to 15 oz chili, heated
- 1 pizza crust, can Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic
- 4 Cheddar cheese sticks
- 4 hot dogs, all-beef
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon parsley flakes
- Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 9-inch square or 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Pour hot chili into dish; spread evenly.
- Unroll dough; cut into 4 strips. Cut 1 cheese stick in half lengthwise; place 1 half on each side of 1 hot dog. Wrap pizza dough strip around cheese and hot dog, overlapping slightly in center. Repeat with remaining dough strips, cheese sticks and hot dogs. Place wrapped hot dogs on top of hot chili. (Chili must be hot.)
- Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until dough is light golden brown.
- Meanwhile, in small microwavable cup, microwave butter on High until melted. Stir in garlic powder and parsley.
- Remove baking dish from oven. Brush on top of each cheese dog with butter mixture. Serve immediately.
JUST finished making these! DELISH!
After reading all the comments, I did tweak it a bit. I tried the crescent dough for this first time, because I had it on hand. I followed the recipe other than that, baked the rollups an extra five minutes, and they were fantastic. Thanks for this great idea!
I made mine a little different than the recipe. I cut my hotdogs in half and wrapped each half in a whole piece of Croissant dough. This gave plenty of bread for each piece. I put them on a parchment lined baking sheet.
In a baking sheet I added the chili and sprinkled chopped onions on the chili before covering the chili with shredded cheddar cheese. I baked the chili/cheese mixture and the sheet pan with the hotdog at the same time. At 400 degrees until the crossants were nicely browned and crispy. I served the hotdogs sitting on top of the chili cheese mixture on our plates. It was delicious!!!
Note… I used the crossant dough because they were out of the pizza crust.
Thanks for sharing Debbie! Glad you enjoyed it!
Made tonight for my hubby’s supper and leftovers for tomorrow! It was a great new way to change up a hotdog with chili. The only addition I made was to press some jalapeño slices along the top of each one before putting in the oven. To all the critics complaining about the dough not cooking -> Even simple delicious recipes sometimes assume that you know cooking basics. Make certain that your franks are at least room temperature (I microwaved mine till almost fully warm) and the chili is hot enough to eat when assembling. If you put cold franks inside the dough with cold cheese and place them on lukewarm chili the dough will not cook properly, it will just stew where it touches the chili. Also, about 5 min. prior to being done I went ahead and brushed the butter on to increase the browning. To the critic who commented on this recipe being why America is obese….this is a treat not everyday food and if you like the idea adapt and use turkey or vegan chili, vegan or low-fat cheese, turkey or vegan franks, and finally for those who are truly gluten intolerant they make gluten free pizza dough! Stop complaining and engage your brain instead of making whiny comments and hurtful remarks! SHAWN YOU ROCK! What a creative new take on making a Chili Dog, my hubby loved this surprise! I forgot to take a pic, sorry hubby was wanting to dig in!
Thank you Janet! I appreciate you taking the time to comment, and I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe! 🙂
You are welcome! My Hubby has already asked when I am making again!
Did not like. Pizza dough did not have a bread like texture. It was not doughy but it was not crisp. The cheese barley melted. I even baked it an additional 15 minutes.
Sounds like an oven issue? I would check to make sure your oven is cooking at the right temperature.
I’m making these tomorrow night! Lots of snow on the way and this will be a warm and yummy meal! Thank you Shawn.
Think it might be better using sausage dogs I don’t much care for hotdogs
You could definitely do that!
Hope you enjoy it!
I will be making my own Chili and then make the Pizza dough wrapped Cheese Dogs separately. I’ll then plate them. This way the dough won’t get soggy on the bottom as they would baking on top of the Chili.
Hope you enjoy!
I followed the instructions exactly as said. The dough came out nice on the outside but still uncooked on the inside. I even increased the temperature to 425 like the pizza dough calls for and put them back in for another 5 minutes and still came out uncooked on the inside.
You’ll want to make sure you don’t overlap your dough too much in the center as this will cause the dough to not cook all the way in the center. Also, increasing the temperature would help with cooking the dough, but you’ll want to watch to make sure it doesn’t burn. Sorry it didn’t turn out as expected Brian, hopefully you’ll give it another try soon.
I have done this recipe a few times and changed it up each time. My guys love it! I have done it with pizza dough and also crescent rolls rolled out some. I use a different style cheese each time to see what taste better. Right now the shredded cheese is the winner!
Used crescent rolls and shredded cheddar cheese; this is definitely a keeper!!!
So first time i mad this with crescent rolls it did fine second time soggy.
Youve got to cook it ontop of the chili vs chili around it.
Dont overlap when wrapping.
Besides that one time theyve come out great
I don’t have an oven, can this be cooked in a pan?
I’m not sure how you would get the pizza dough to rise in a pan… maybe you can grill them? Or do you have a toaster oven? You could cook the pizza dogs separately and cook the chili in a separate pan on the stove.
Hi! Do you think this would hold up as a freeze ahead meal? Trying to make life easier on my mom while she watches the kiddos and this caught my eye.
I think if you prebake and then freeze you should be good. You’ll want to just reheat in the oven until warmed throughout.
Dough will not cook in the chili. Cook the dogs and crescent rolls with cheese alone until bread is cooked and cook the chili separate. After the dogs and dough are finished, then add them to the chili and bake for 10 minutes. Viola.
This is a great solution if you’re finding that the dough is not baking through.
I made this yesterday and I ended up throwing it away. The dough was not fully cooked and it was awful. The dough was too thick after being wrapped around the hot dog so many times to be fully cooked.
You’ll want to not overlap the pizza dough around the hot dog, but just stick with one layer of dough. If you find that it’s not baked all the way through when taking out of the oven, just keep baking until the dough is cooked. Cover with foil if necessary if the dough is browning too much.
One layer of dough doesn’t even cook. I used wiener wraps (so they’re ones thin single layer) I flipped it and cooked it twice as long and still had raw spots we just had to pick out while eating. Not a chance that there’s any variation of this recipe that any amount of dough cooks through in the chilli. You should probably remove and rework this recipe so that dough is layered on top or the wrapped hot dogs are cooked and chilli is poured on top. It was tasty and I like all of the elements, but I’d never cook them in the chilli again.
I’ve never had an issue with the dough not being cooked all the way, but I’ll update the recipe to hopefully correct some of the issues others have been having.
I am in the process right now of making this. After a full 20 minutes, only the top of each was cooked. I ended up flipping them over and now waiting for ten more minutes. Hoping they are done by then
Delicious! Made for family and daughter’s friend. All loved. I added a couple extra hot dogs and cheese sticks and cut pizza dough into more strips. I also rolled the dough out a bit with rolling pin to stretch and thin
I tried last night with pizza dough; the bottom did not cook all the way through. 🙁
If that happens you can cover with foil and continue baking until the bottoms are cooked through.
Can you use crescent rolls instead of pizza crust?
The pizza dough will stand up better in the chili than the crescent dough.
I’ve used crescent rolls and they held up just great. Adds a little more flavor.
what brand f chili was used???? I love your osts…
I like to use the chili without beans for this recipe.
I cooked the dogs by themselves and put chilli over after,turned out awsum, did put oven at 400 degree’s though becuase dough said that.
Tried these with grandkids, were not good. Pizza dough did not bake and was far too much dough.
Looks like a heart attack waiting to happen. I’m going for the large pan!!
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Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More
Oh yes!! I love Chili Cheese Dogs! And I love the use of jeans in your styling!
I think I might try this as a side dish to take to a BBQ. It would be more work but I was thinking of wrapping the mini hot dogs. Guess I’d cut the dough into 1″ strips (length yet to be determined) and wrap. Wheels are turning. I’ll report back my results.
Ooohhh yes! Please let us know how it works!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
OMG. Like, serious drool factor here!
Hi! This looks amazing! Question: over on Pillsbury there is a comment about the recipe saying that the dough didn’t cook through because it sits on top of the chili. Did you find this to be true when you made it? I must make this for my family. Thanks for the recipe!
Hi Cindi, if you look at their comment it states that they used crescent roll dough. The recipe actually calls for the Pizza dough, which holds up much better in the chili. It is not soggy when it’s fully cooked, your family will definitely enjoy it! 🙂
Thanks Shawn! Yes…I did notice that they said Crescent Dough, but I didn’t know if it would make a difference in the recipe or not. I would prefer the pizza dough over the crescent dough anyway….and about their comment….they shouldn’t criticize a recipe after they have altered it! (I see that happening all the time). I will make it as written, and SOON! In fact I can hardly wait! 🙂
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)
Are you kidding me? This is insane! I need this in my life this weekend.