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The Ultimate Nacho Cheese Dog Recipe

You gotta love a good cheese dog! Here is my recipe for grilled hot dogs topped with super easy homemade nacho cheese, pickled jalapeno peppers and crushed tortilla chips. Nachos on a hot dog! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilling, hot dogs, nachos
Servings: 8 cheese dogs
Calories: 394kcal


  • 8 hot dogs


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup pickled jalapeno juice or more as needed
  • Salt to taste


  • Pickled jalapeno slices
  • Crushed corn tortillas
  • Diced tomato if desired
  • 8 lightly toasted buns


  • Make the cheese first by heating a pan or pot to medium heat. Add butter and melt.
  • Stir in flour and whisk to incorporate. Cook about a minute. The mixture will foam up a bit.
  • Reduce heat to low. Slowly whisk in milk and simmer while whisking until the mixture thickens, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in the cheese a bit at a time until all of the cheese is melted and very creamy.
  • Stir in pickled jalapeno juice. Keep warm.
  • Heat grill to medium heat. Add hot dogs and grill them a couple minutes per side, until you get some nice char marks.
  • Serve the hot dogs on lightly toasted buns, then top with nacho cheese, crushed tortilla chips, pickled jalapeno slices, and diced tomato, if desired.


Makes 8 hot dogs.


Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 734mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 421IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 324mg | Iron: 3mg