Cheese Hot Dog

Cuisine: American

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 1

When is the all-American summer staple, the humble hot dog, even better than you remember? When you throw in cheddar cheese to the equation! Piled with flavorful toppings, these ultra-cozy hot dogs double up as perfect party food. An effortless way to bring friends and family to the table. 

List of ingredients: 

  • Hot dogs
  • Hot dog buns
  • Unsalted butter
  • Plain cheddar cheese
  • Cream cheese
  • Jalapeños
  • Pickle relish
  • Diced onions
  • Salt
  • Pepper 

Nothing like a good hot dog!

  1. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Spread the outside of the buns with unsalted butter. Place each hot dog next to them. Now, cook for 2-3 minutes till the hot dogs are evenly browned.
  2. Combine 1/4th cup of shredded cheddar cheese, 2 ounces of cream cheese, 1 tbsp jalapeño, and mix them well. Season it with salt and pepper. Since jalapeños vary widely in heat levels, add as per your taste.
  3. Assemble the hot dogs on each hot dog bun. Add 1 to 2 tbsp of the cream cheese mixture on each side of the hot dog.
  4. Add diced onions and pickle smear.
  5. Sprinkle the rest of the cream cheese mixture on top. Top with jalapeños for a spicy upgrade.
  6. Serve immediately. 

Chef Tip: Shredded sharp cheddar cheese makes for an excellent alternative for plain cheddar. You can also try this recipe with your favorite shredded cheese, like nutty Gouda or Monterey Jack. 

This is the cheese-filled hot dog of your dreams. Whether you are tailgating or watching your favorite true-crime documentary from the comfort of your lounge, you can enjoy these low-key, high-impact hot dogs with ease.

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• Legend has it the term dog was used as a synonym for sausage since the 1800s.

• This is based on the belief that dog meat was used in hot dogs in the 1800s.


Historical Fact

• It is traditionally believed that sausage originated in Frankfurt hence, frankfurter.

• The hot dog as a whole (with the bun) was invented by a Bavarian concessionaire Anton Feuchtwanger during the St. Louis Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904.

Nutrition Fact

• One serving of cheese hot dog contains 485 calories of which 296 is from fat.

• It is advised that 10% to 35% of your daily calories should come from proteins and one single hot dog gets you there. Hot dogs have small amounts of iron which is beneficial but it contains high amounts of saturated fat which nullifies the benefits of proteins and iron.