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Baked Chili Dogs

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Chili is classic comfort food, and our favorite way to enjoy it is in this hearty, cheesy baked chili dogs recipe.
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  1. Baked Chili Dogs Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Baked Chili Dogs Recipe
  3. How to Serve
  4. Storage
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When it’s cold out, there are few things more satisfying than sitting down to hot baked chili dogs. Wrapped in flaky crescent rolls with gooey cheese and baked on top of a bed of chili, these are mouth-wateringly good.

Our best ever chili dog recipe and our chili cheese fries are two more fun ways to enjoy a hearty chili.

Baked Chili Dogs Ingredients

You’ll need:

  • 1 (8-ounce) can crescent roll sheets
  • 4 jumbo hot dogs
  • 4 Colby-Monterey jack cheese sticks 
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chili with or without beans, OR you can use our chili recipe
  • 2 tablespoons salted sweet cream butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

ROLLS: You can use plain crescent rolls (not the sheets) if you prefer. 

CHEESE: You can substitute any type of cheese sticks for the Colby-jack cheese. Cheddar cheese is a favorite choice, while pepper jack would be a spicy alternative.

PARSLEY: You can substitute 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped parsley for the dried. You could even substitute for fresh chopped cilantro on top of these baked chili hot dogs. 

ONION: You can add finely diced onion or green onions to these chili cheese dogs.

CHILI: Check out our homemade chili recipes. You can make it on the stovetop, in your crockpot, or even try turkey chili. If you have leftover chili from a previous meal, you could even reheat it and use it on top.

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How to Make This Baked Chili Dogs Recipe

PRO TIP:

If you are feeding a crowd, this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly spray an 11×7 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set it aside.

STEP TWO: Unroll the crescent roll sheet out. Cut the sheet of dough into 4 equal pieces. 

PRO TIP:

A pizza cutter is a great tool to cut this crescent roll dough rather than a knife. Give it a quick spray with nonstick spray so that none of the sticky dough gets stuck.

STEP THREE: Slice the cheese in half lengthwise. 

STEP FOUR: Place the hot dog a ½ inch from the top of a piece of crescent dough.

STEP FIVE: Place a halved piece of cheese at the top and bottom of the hot dog.

STEP SIX: Roll the hot dog and cheese up in the dough. Once rolled, pinch the ends of the dough over the hot dog. Place in the prepared baking dish. 

STEP SEVEN: Once all the hot dogs and cheese are rolled, bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until the top and bottoms are golden.

STEP EIGHT: Remove the baking dish from the oven, and spoon chili around the edges of the baking dish. Bake for an additional 5 minutes. Serve while hot.

STEP NINE: Brush the tops of the baked hot dogs with melted butter and sprinkle with the chopped parsley.

PRO TIP:

A dollop of sour cream and a scoop of extra chili on top would finish this delicious chili  cheese crescent dog bake nicely.

How to Serve

This chili cheese dog bake is a great way to feed the fans at a super bowl party. Add potato salad and potato chips on the side. This would also be an easy meal for busy weeknights, along with a simple Caesar salad.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store any leftovers from this chili dog bake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

IN THE FREEZER: This baked chili dogs recipe doesn’t freeze well and should not be stored in the freezer. The crescent rolls will become mushy once defrosted.

Traditional hot dog buns are replaced with flaky, soft crescent roll pastry in these cheesy chili dogs. There are so many delicious flavors in this hot dog bake that you will be eager to serve it at your next game day party.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use a different kind of cheese in this recipe?

This chili dog recipe will work with any kind of cheese, including cheddar, mozzarella, or pepper jack. If you’d prefer to use shredded cheese instead of cheese sticks, you can also do that.

Can I use any chili I’d like for this recipe?

You can use our homemade chili recipe or if you have your own favorite chili recipe. Canned chili or even leftover chili would work in this great recipe.

Can I store leftovers of these chili dogs?

Leftover oven-baked chili cheese dogs can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days. Any longer than that, and the crescent rolls will start to get soggy.

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Baked Chili Dogs

5 from 1 vote
Chili is classic comfort food, and our favorite way to enjoy it is in this hearty, cheesy baked chili dogs recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces crescent roll sheet
  • 4 jumbo hot dogs
  • 4 Colby-Monterey jack cheese sticks
  • 15 ounces chili with or without beans OR you can use our chili recipe
  • 2 tablespoons salted sweet cream butter melted
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly spray a 11×7 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set it aside.
  • Unroll the crescent roll sheet out. Cut the sheet of dough into 4 equal pieces.
  • Slice the cheese in half lengthwise.
  • Place the hot dog a ½ inch from the top of a piece of crescent dough.
  • Place a halved piece of cheese at the top and bottom of the hot dog.
  • Roll the hot dog and cheese up in the dough. Once rolled, pinch the ends of the dough over the hot dog. Place in the prepared baking dish.
  • Once all the hot dogs and cheese are rolled, bake for 25 minutes, or until the top and bottoms are golden.
  • Remove the baking dish from the oven, and spoon the canned chili around the edges of the baking dish. Bake for an additional 5 minutes. Serve while hot.
  • Brush the tops of the baked hot dogs with melted butter and sprinkle with the chopped parsley.

Notes

PRO TIP: If you are feeding a crowd, this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.
 
PRO TIP: A pizza cutter is a great tool to cut this crescent roll dough rather than a knife. Give it a quick spray with nonstick spray so that none of the sticky dough gets stuck.
 
PRO TIP: A dollop of sour cream and a scoop of extra chili on top would finish this delicious chili  cheese crescent dog bake nicely.

Nutrition

Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 819mg | Potassium: 411mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1197IU | Vitamin C: 153mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 3mg
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