Cheesy Rotel Dogs

Cheesy Rotel Dogs are a tasty and easy-to-make snack or appetizer. Here’s a simple recipe for you:


  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 1 can (10 ounces) Rotel tomatoes with green chilies, drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced onion (optional)
  • 1/4 cup diced jalapeños (optional)
  • Ketchup, mustard, relish, or your favorite hot dog toppings


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy cleanup.
  2. Prepare the Hot Dogs: Using a sharp knife, make diagonal cuts across the tops of the hot dogs, about 1/4 inch deep. This will help the hot dogs cook more evenly and allow the toppings to penetrate.
  3. Assemble the Hot Dogs: Place the hot dog buns on the prepared baking sheet. Insert a hot dog into each bun.
  4. Add Toppings: Spoon the drained Rotel tomatoes with green chilies over the hot dogs, dividing evenly among them. If using, sprinkle diced onion and jalapeños over the top of each hot dog.
  5. Top with Cheese: Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese generously over each hot dog, covering the toppings.
  6. Bake: Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the hot dogs are heated through, the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the buns are lightly toasted.
  7. Serve: Once done, remove the cheesy Rotel dogs from the oven. Serve hot with your favorite condiments such as ketchup, mustard, relish, or additional diced jalapeños for extra heat.
  8. Enjoy: Enjoy these delicious cheesy Rotel dogs as a snack, appetizer, or as part of a casual meal. They’re sure to be a hit at any gathering or game day party!

Feel free to customize this recipe by adding other toppings like crispy bacon bits, sliced olives, or chopped cilantro according to your taste preferences.

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