Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Hot Dogs

June 29, 2020

When cooking up a summer BBQ lunch or dinner, Stuffed Hot Dogs are the way to go. They’re fast, easy, and kid-friendly. Whether you’re looking for something new and exciting for dinner this week, or you’re planning a meal for the 4th of July, these dogs are for you!

Stuffed Hot Dogs

We all know that hot dogs are standard fare when you’re grilling for a group (especially when there are kids around). And pretty much everybody I know is cool with a nice frank hot off the grates. They cook fast and are inexpensive, and because of that they are a little over-utilized. We’re smack dab in the middle of grilling season and everybody is probably super done with plain old hot dogs. So I’ve created a guide for you to up your hot dog game with these simple ideas for EPIC Stuffed Hot Dogs.

In fact, I’m not just giving you one recipe. No, no! Scroll below for 5 different ways to make these amazing stuffed hot dogs. Make up a large batch of one type, or mix and match so everyone can choose their favorite. Go hot dog crazy.

Stuffed Hot Dogs 5 recipes for killer stuffed hot dogs that everybody will go nuts for!

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Hot Dogs

From extra meat to melty cheese, these stuffed hot dogs will have you looking at those wieners with heart eyes again! Make sure to stock up on bacon at the grocery store because each of these dogs is wrapped in its’ own slice. After all, bacon is pretty much the duct tape of food and we don’t want to lose any of those tasty fillings to the abyss under your grill!

5 recipes for the best stuffed hot dogs ever!

Stuffed Hot Dog Variations

As promised, this post contains 5 different ways to make stuffed hot dogs. Check out each one below, and scroll to the bottom of the post for a printable recipe for the triple cheese stuffed hot dog (that you can customize however you prefer).

The Triple Cheese

In a small bowl, combine 8 oz softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese, and 1 tbsp of my Signature Sweet Rub. Using a small spoon, spread the cheese mixture into the middle of each sliced hot dog. Wrap each with a slice of bacon and grill over medium heat (about 300 to 350 degrees) until the bacon is cooked and the filling is bubbly. Serve on toasted buns with desired condiments. Makes 8 stuffed hot dogs.

The New Yorker

Cut 4 slices of Swiss cheese into strips and place several pieces onto each hot dog. Layer on thinly sliced pastrami or corned beef and top each hot dog with a spoonful or two of sauerkraut. Wrap each with a slice of bacon and grill over medium heat (about 300 to 350 degrees) until the bacon is cooked and the filling is bubbly. Serve on toasted buns with Thousand Island Dressing and a sprinkle of caraway seeds (if you’ve got them, totally optional.) Makes 8 stuffed hot dogs.

The Jalapeno Popper

In a small bowl, combine 8 oz softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup shredded colby jack cheese, 1-2 jalapenos (depending on your spice preference) that have been seeded and finely diced, and 1 tbsp of my Signature Sweet Rub. Using a small spoon, spread the cheese mixture into the middle of each sliced hot dog. Wrap each with a slice of bacon and grill over medium heat (about 300 to 350 degrees) until the bacon is cooked and the filling is bubbly. Serve on toasted buns with desired condiments (ranch dressing is amazing on these!) Makes 8 stuffed hot dogs.

The Smokehouse brisket and cheddar stuffed hot dog.

The Smokehouse

A personal favorite, the smokehouse is made from leftover smoked brisket or pulled pork. Cut 4 slices of sharp cheddar cheese into strips and place several pieces onto each hot dog. Layer on pieces of chopped brisket or pulled pork. Wrap each with a slice of bacon and grill over medium heat (about 300 to 350 degrees) until the bacon is cooked and the filling is bubbly. Serve on toasted buns with your favorite BBQ sauce and freshly sliced green onions (if you’ve got them, totally optional.) Makes 8 stuffed hot dogs.

The Italian

Cut 4 ounces of mozzarella cheese into strips and place several pieces onto each hot dog. Layer on pepperoni and a few pickled banana peppers. Wrap each with a slice of bacon and grill over medium heat (about 300 to 350 degrees) until the bacon is cooked and the filling is bubbly. Serve on toasted buns with your favorite marinara sauce and an additional sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Makes 8 stuffed hot dogs.

There you have them! My favorite stuffed hot dogs!! I hope you share these ideas with those who are stuck suffering in the land of the same old hot dog routine. Leave a comment below to let me know what would you put in yours!

More Hot Dog Recipes

If hot dogs are totally your jam, check out these other popular hot dog recipes on our site. They’re cheap, tasty, and anything but ordinary.

Stuffed Hot Dogs Recipe

Follow the recipe, and I’ll teach you the simple steps to making your own at home. If you’re looking for the ultimate way to help you make better BBQ, feed the people you love, and become a backyard BBQ hero, join my members-only group The Grill Squad for full access to all my meat, rubs, sauces, and meat buying masterclasses, podcasts, and so much more.

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Stuffed Hot Dogs

When cooking up a summer BBQ lunch or dinner, Stuffed Hot Dogs are the way to go. They're fast, easy, and kid-friendly. Whether you're looking for something new and exciting for dinner this week, or you're planning a meal for the 4th of July, these dogs are for you!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Keyword: Stuffed Hot Dogs
Servings: 8
Calories: 514kcal
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)

Ingredients

  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 8 all-beef hot dogs
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ cup pepper jack cheese shredded
  • 1 Tablespoon Signature Sweet Rub

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill. Preheat your grill of choice to Medium heat (around 300-350 degrees F). Prepare the hot dogs while your grill heats.
  • Slice the hot dogs. Using a sharp knife, slice the hot dogs lengthwise, ensuring not to cut all the way through the hot dog, to create a pocket in the hot dogs.
  • Mix the cheese. In a small bowl, mix the softened cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, shredded pepper jack cheese, and sweet rub (this can be purchased from Patio Provisions or made from the recipe here on this site).
  • Stuff the hot dogs. Using a small spoon, spread an even amount of the cheese and sweet rub mixture into the slit of each hot dog.
  • Wrap the stuffed hot dog. Wrap each stuffed hot dog with one slice of bacon, tucking the ends of the bacon or securing with a toothpick (just make sure to remove these before eating!)
  • Grill the dogs. Place the bacon wrapped stuffed hot dogs directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook for 5-10 minutes, rotating every 2 minutes, until the bacon is fully cooked. Place the buns slit side down on the grill grates for the last few minutes until they are lightly toasted.
  • Remove from heat and serve. Remove the hot dogs and buns from the grill. Serve immediately with your favorite toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 514kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 993mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 563IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 3mg

**This post was originally published in July 2015. We recently updated it with more information and helpful tips. The recipe remains the same.

5 Recipes for the BEST Stuffed Hot Dogs you will ever eat! These grown up dogs will be the BIGGEST hit at your next BBQ

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  3. These were great! Did them Italian style with brats. Braised them in a seasoned chicken stock red wine liquid before stuffing and grilling. Added pepperoncini and chili flakes to the mix. Definitely a keeper! Thanks for the recipe.

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