Oven Hot Dogs

Calling all moms of toddlers who love hot dogs! I’ve got a fun and easy recipe for you that your whole family will enjoy. Even if your toddler prefers his normal cut up hot dog, you don’t have to make an entire separate meal for him because you already have the hot dogs out. Score! And don’t tell me that you don’t make your toddler his own meal separate from yours on occasion. ;)

Summer time means lots of grilling in our household and my oldest LOVES grilled hot dogs. Did I mention that my oldest is also one of THE pickiest eaters in history? So, not only does he prefer his hot dog to be grilled, he also prefers only Nathan’s Hot Dogs. I try to sneak in an Applegate Turkey Dog every now and then though. ;) If I have to eat a hot dog, I like to feel like I’m getting a healthy one. If there is such a thing.

Preparation for this meal takes just a few minutes and while the hot dogs are baking you could throw in some French fries at the same time. Two birds, one stone. If you’re a mama with more time on your hands, then I encourage you to make some homemade French fries, but for this mama, frozen ones work just fine.

Even the hubby enjoyed them! I know that if he approves, then I can add it to our meal rotation.

Oven Hot Dogs

8 hot dogs
8 hot dog buns
1 can of hot dog chili
1/2 an onion, diced
cheddar cheese

Line inside of hot dog buns with mayonnaise.
Line the bottom of the bun with relish. (You can use sweet relish, hot dog relish, but I chose dill.)
Evenly add mustard of choice.
Fill with hot dogs and squish into a 13×9 baking pan. (I only made 5 hot dogs so I used a 9x9” pan.)
Top hot dogs with chili, cheese, and diced onion.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350F for 45 minutes. (If you’re baking French fries at the same time, bake at 425F for 25 minutes.)
Carefully remove from the pan with a spatula and some tongs. It really does take both to get these babies out of the pan in one piece.




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