Chili Cheese Dog Grilled Cheese Recipe

Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

This'll take you right back to the ballpark. Sliced fried hot dogs, chili, and melty American cheese. Not big enough? A double dog'll do ya'!

Recipe Details

Chili Cheese Dog Grilled Cheese Recipe

Active 20 mins
Total 20 mins
Serves 1 sandwich


  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into three even pieces

  • 1 hot dog, cut into 4 thin slices lengthwise

  • 2 slices hearty white bread, such as Pepperidge Farm or Arnold

  • 2 slices American, cheddar, or Jack cheese

  • 1/2 cup your favorite chili

  • Kosher salt


  1. Melt one third of butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat until foaming subsides. Add hot dog slices and cook, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides. Transfer to a plate. Add both bread slices and cook, swirling occasionally, until pale golden brown on bottom side, about 2 minutes.

  2. Transfer bread to a cutting board toasted-side-up. Place cheese slices on top of each slice. Add hot dogs and chili to one side, then close sandwich, with both toasted sides facing inwards.

  3. Melt one more piece of butter in the skillet and reduce heat to medium low. Add sandwich and cook, swirling occasionally, until deep, even golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove sandwich using a flexible metal spatula. Add the remaining butter. Return sandwich to skillet cooked-side up. Season with salt. Cook, swirling occasionally, until second side is deep, even golden brown and cheese is thoroughly melted, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
803 Calories
65g Fat
25g Carbs
30g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 803
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 65g 84%
Saturated Fat 34g 168%
Cholesterol 170mg 57%
Sodium 1668mg 73%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 487mg 37%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 429mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)