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Oven-Baked Hot Dogs

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My family loves hot dogs and one of the easiest ways to cook hot dogs is in the oven. My Oven-Baked Hot Dogs recipe is quick and easy to prepare, simply place the hot dogs into the hot oven, while you get on with preparing your favorite hot dog toppings.

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There are a variety of different methods when cooking hot dogs, but if you want flavorful hot dogs, then you should try roasting hot dogs in the oven. The preparation is minimal, and there’s no need to stand over a hot stove.

These delicious Oven Roasted Hot Dogs are the perfect weeknight dinner or games day snack. I like to serve the hot dogs in buns, then set out a variety of toppings, that way everyone can help themselves and load the hot dogs the way they want.

And for my friends with air fryers, you’ll love these air fryer hot dogs, especially if you are making just a few hot dogs.

Ingredients

  • Hot Dogs – Use any variety of hot dogs that you enjoy eating. I prefer all beef hot dogs.
  • Hot Dog Buns – I use regular hot dog buns.
oven baked hot dogs recipe ingredients

How to make Oven-Baked Hot Dogs

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

Arrange the hot dogs in a single layer on a baking sheet.

white baking sheet lined with baking parchment and hot dogs laid on top

Bake the hot dogs in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through and lightly browned.

white baking sheet with cooked hot dogs

Remove the hot dogs from the oven and place them in hot dog buns. Remove from the oven and add your desired toppings, such as ketchup, mustard, relish, onions, or cheese.

Expert Tip: If you like crispy buns, add the hot dogs to the buns and place them back in the oven for 2 minutes. Then remove and add your desired toppings.

white baking tray with oven baked dogs in hot dog buns

Hot Dog toppings

I like to get really creative with the toppings. What I do is serve the oven-baked hot dogs, with lots of toppings in separate bowls alongside. This allows everyone to load their hot dog exactly how they like it!

Here are some hot dog topping ideas, but you can get as creative as you want.

  • Sauces – use any flavor of sauce, tomato ketchup, hot sauce, chili sauce, chimichurri, or try my homemade bbq sauce.
  • Mustard – yellow or brown mustard will work, go as hot as you like with mustard.
  • Relish – use any flavor of relish: dill, cucumber, or sweet relish.
  • Onions – use any color onion, white, green, or even a shallot. I like to add red onions as they have a milder flavor, you can cook them or leave them raw. Or try my Quick Pickled Red Onions.
  • Cheese – I love sharp cheddar cheese, but Monterey Jack, Swiss or Mexican cheese would work too.
  • Chili – add some sliced jarred jalapeno peppers or try adding a spoon or two of my Hot Dog Chili. Make it a Carolina-style hot dog, add chili and slaw to the hot dog.
  • Herbs – add some freshly chopped herbs, like parsley, chives or cilantro.

Expert Tips

These tips will help you make the best oven-baked hot dogs you’ve ever tried. 

  • I recommend lining the baking sheet with baking parchment to stop the hot dogs from sticking. It also cuts down on washing up.
  • Give the baking sheet a shake mid-way through cooking to ensure the hot dogs brown all the way round.
  • This recipe is easily doubled if you are feeding a crowd.

What to serve with Oven-baked Hot Dogs

Hot dogs make a delicious snack, however, if you are going for a more substantial meal, serve them with a few easy vegetable sides. Try my Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato with Hot Honey Butter, Sweet Potato Wedges, French Fries, and Cheddar and Sour Cream Corn on the Cob.

white tray with oven baked hot dogs in hot dog buns with a variety of toppings and sauces

How to store

To refrigerate: Leftovers hot dogs can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. When ready to enjoy, either place them in a hot oven to warm through or pop them into the microwave for a minute or two.

FAQs

Can hot dogs be cooked in the oven?

Yes, absolutely. Hot dogs can be baked in the oven, cooked on the bbq or under the broiler, or heated in a pan of boiling water.

Do hot dogs taste better in the oven?

I like to cook hot dogs in the oven, as the roasting from the oven gives the hot dogs more flavor than you get from boiling hot dogs in water. However, it all comes down to personal preference.

Are hot dogs usually beef or pork?

Although most hot dogs are beef, pork, or a combination of the two; you will also find hot dogs made with turkey and chicken. So, use the variety of hot dogs you enjoy eating.

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Oven-Baked Hot Dogs

One of the easiest ways to cook hot dogs is in the oven. My Oven-Baked Hot Dogs recipe is quick and easy to prepare, simply place the hot dogs into the hot oven, while you get on with preparing your favorite hot dog toppings.
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Oven-Baked Hot Dogs, Oven Baked Hot Dogs, Oven Baked Hotdogs, Oven Roasted Hot Dogs
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 230kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • optional toppings see notes below for suggestions

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Arrange the hot dogs in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Bake the hot dogs in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until heated through and lightly browned.
  • Remove the hot dogs from the oven and place them in hot dog buns. Remove from the oven and add your desired toppings, such as ketchup, mustard, relish, onions, or cheese.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

I recommend lining the baking sheet with baking parchment to stop the hot dogs from sticking.
Suggested toppings – ketchup, mustard, relish, onions, or cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 518mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 0.4IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 3mg
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Mary Johnson

Friday 24th of May 2024

Hi Tanya! I have BEEN doing the Oven Baked Hot Dogs for years, so I was happy to see it on an edition of My Forking Life. In fact, I made these Saturday a week ago. As summer officially kicks off Monday, I plan to make these at least a couple times during the season.

Do you have a good carnitas/pulled pork recipe? There is an uncooked small spicy seasoned pork roast in my freezer waiting to be paid attention to.

Tanya

Friday 24th of May 2024

Thanks Mary! We love making it this way when we have people over. I do have a pork carnitas recipe that's made in the ninja foodi. It could be converted for oven or Instant Pot. https://www.myforkinglife.com/ninja-foodi-recipe-crispy-pork-carnitas/