Cheesy Baked Hot Dogs! Take a perennial kid favorite—hot dogs—to the next level by adding cheese and baking them in the oven to crispy, gooey perfection. Some onions and relish help, too.
For the hot dogs:
- 6 all-beef hot dogs
- 6 hot dogs buns, top cut
- 3/4 to 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 1/2 white onion, diced
- Sweet pickle relish
For the Dad Add - quick giardiniera:
- 1/2 cup diced dill pickles
- 1/2 cup diced spicy pickled cauliflower
- 1/4 cup diced banana peppers
1 Preheat oven to 400°F.
2 Sear the hot dogs: In a medium skillet, add the hot dogs and cook over medium heat until they are starting to blister on all sides, 4 to 5 minutes. Don’t overcook them.
3 Assemble the hot dogs: Place the seared hot dogs in the buns—top cut hot dog buns work best—in a large baking dish. Top with grated cheese and diced white onion.
4 Bake the hot dogs: Bake the hot dogs for about six minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the hot dog buns are toasted. The onions will soften slightly, but might have a bit of crunch to them, which is good.
5 Serve the hot dogs: Remove the hot dogs from the oven and top with ketchup, relish, or the Dad Add giardiniera. Serve hot dogs with a veggie side such as steamed broccoli.
Leftovers don’t really keep, so make only as many as you want to eat!