Grilled Cheese Hot Dogs are a brilliant combination of two classics: grilled cheese and hot dogs! A buttery crisp hot dog bun filled with lots of melted cheese and a juicy grilled hot dog. Why choose when you can have both?

Grilled Cheese Hot Dogs

Two Classics, One Tasty Combination

I usually don’t ask the kids what they want for dinner because it almost always ends up in them fighting for their favorite. If I just make something, they’ll usually eat it and everyone’s happy.

Well, recently I made what ended up being a very delicious mistake in asking them what they wanted for dinner. Two of them wanted hot dogs and one wanted grilled cheese sandwiches. There was lots of begging and bribing from all of them as I was trying to decide which one to make. Both easy requests, so I can’t really complain, but I wanted everyone to be happy so it just dawned on me to combine the two and see what they thought.

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Heaven Sent? Maybe!

No surprise, but they LOVED them and so did I! In fact, the first time I made these for the boys, they seriously thanked God for them in their prayers that night. Haha! They’re just that good, y’all! ;)) I can’t even count how many times I’ve made them since.

Grilled Cheese Hot Dogs

Great for a quick weeknight dinner and perfect for game day! I mean, what’s not to love about a buttery, crispy bun filled with lots of melted cheese and a juicy hot dog?! So dang delicious…

Grilled Cheese Hot Dogs

And so easy to make! You just roll the buns flat and spread the outside with butter. Don’t have buns? No worries! You can use two slices of bread. Place the bun, butter side down, on a medium-heated skillet and sprinkle it with shredded cheese. We like cheddar cheese or cheddar jack cheese.

Then you’ll slice a hot dog length-wise so it’s still connected, but will lay flat on the skillet. Place the flat side of the hot dog on the skillet along with the bun and let it grill for a few minutes until it just starts to brown. Transfer the hot dog to one side of the bun and sprinkle it with more shredded cheese. Close up the bun and let continue to grill until all of the cheese is melted.

Grilled Cheese Hot Dogs

And that’s all there is to it. Grilled cheesy hot dog goodness that’s so great you’ll never want to go back to a regular grilled cheese or a regular hot dog again.

Served with some ketchup and mustard for dipping and everyone will go crazy for them…

Grilled Cheese Hot Dogs

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Grilled Cheese Hot Dogs

  • Author: Maegan – The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main


A brilliant combination of two classics: grilled cheese and hot dogs! A buttery crisp hot dog bun filled with lots of melted cheese and a juicy grilled hot dog. Why choose when you can have both?


  • 6 hot dog buns (I use top sliced buns)
  • 6 hot dogs
  • 3 cups shredded monterey jack and cheddar cheeses, mixed
  • 6 tablespoons soft butter, for brushing buns


  1. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Open and roll each hot dog bun flat with a rolling pin. Spread the outside of each bun with 1 tablespoon butter. Place it on the skillet, butter side down, and sprinkle top evenly with 1/3 cup shredded cheese.
  3. Slice each hot dog lengthwise to where it’s still connected, but will lay flat on the grill. Place hot dog, flat side down, on the grill next to the bun. Grill for 2 minutes on the flat side or until it starts to brown and then flip over and let grill for another minute on the other side. Transfer the hot dog to one side of the bun and sprinkle it with 3 tablespoons shredded cheese.
  4. Close bun over hot dog and let grill until cheese is completely melted. Serve with ketchup and mustard.
Grilled Cheese Hot Dogs
Grilled Cheese Hot Dogs

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  1. Money is super tight right now, but I have tons of hot dogs in the freezer, always have cheese, and only had to buy buns. This recipe saved us from having plain hotdogs AGAIN. I recommend trying this dipped in tomato soup 🤤

    I never comment on these things, but I just had to say thank you!!!

    1. Thanks for sharing, Lou! I’m so happy to hear y’all enjoyed them and love the idea of dipping them in tomato soup. Yum!!

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