Baked Hot Dogs in the Oven

You can enjoy baked hot dogs in the oven. If you have never tried oven baked hot dogs, you are missing out on one of the best ways to prepare hot dogs.

Hot dog baked in the oven with barbecue sauce and onions

There are so many different ways to prepare hot dogs. Have you ever thought about cooking hot dogs in the oven. Oven roasting hot dogs is one of the easiest ways to cook a whole package of hot dogs at once is to roast them in the oven.

Tips for cooking hot dogs in the oven

  • Cut slits into the hot dogs to increase the surface area, this way the hot dogs brown more.
  • About half-way through cooking give the pan a shake to rotate the hot dogs, this way they brown on all sides.
  • Line the baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup.
  • Cook the hot dogs in a savory sauce for lots of flavors.
  • This is a great way to cook up a lot of hot dogs at once

What makes this recipe unique?

This recipe has the hot dogs baking in the oven in a delicious homemade savory barbecue sauce. As the hot dogs cook they soak up the flavor of the sauce. You could serve these hot dogs with potato chips or coleslaw.

How can you change this recipe up? I have made this recipe with the full-sized smokies, as well as the hot dogs with cheese. If you don’t have time to make a homemade barbecue sauce, you can use a bottle of your favorite sauce.

oven baked hot dog with barbecue sauce

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What to do next? Before you try this recipe be sure to let me know what you like to serve on top of your hot dogs!

two baskets with baked hot dogs topped with barbecue sauce

Hot dogs baked in the oven with barbecue sauce.

Hot dogs are delicious when baked in the oven with delicious homemade barbecue sauce.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Hot Dogs, Hot Dogs
Servings: 12
Calories: 136kcal


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 12 hot dogs


  • Saute onion in butter until translucent.
  • Add black pepper, paprika, mustard, ketchup, vinegar, water, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to boil.
  • Cut 3-inch slits in each hot dog. Place hot dogs in a flat baking pan, slit side up. Pour sauce over hot dogs and bake in 350 degrees oven for 25 minutes. Occasionally baste hot dogs with sauce while they are baking.

Recipe Tips for the Cook

In a hurry? You can use a bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce. This recipe also tastes great with little smokies, frankfurters, or other types of hot dogs.


Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 432mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Alice Carroll

    I’m planning to have a good truck business in the future and having unique hotdog recipes would be a good contender for the menu. I like the fact that you incorporated barbecue sauce in the recipe. Perhaps I should start looking for a supplier of barbecue sauce for my business.

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