This Chili Cheese Dog Pizza begins with a homemade pizza dough layered with hearty chili and shredded Mexican cheese before being topped with sliced hot dogs. It’s then garnished with chopped onion and cilantro before being cut into wedges and served. Easy enough for any weekday, yet the perfect way to kick off a weekend.
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As much as my 5 year old son drives me crazy with his picky eating tendencies, I do have to give him credit for inspiring the creation of this Chili Cheese Dog Pizza. Each week, when I ask our family for dinner ideas for the week ahead, no doubt his two answers are always pizza and hot dogs. ALWAYS. So one week, I asked him what he would think if we combined his two favorites into one amazing dinner? He was absolutely all in!
This Chili Cheese Dog Pizza is a mashup of two of our family’s favorite recipes. The base is none other than my Perfect Pizza Crust (No Knead, No Rise). Always my go to for any pizza creation! You’ve seen it before in my Bacon Double Cheeseburger Pizza. The sauce is my Beer Braised Beanless Chili. Because this pizza just needs two cups of chili to act as the sauce, it’s the perfect use for any leftovers that might otherwise linger too long in the fridge.
I have no doubt this Chili Cheese Dog Pizza just earned itself a spot in our regular menu rotation! A homemade pizza dough is layered with hearty chili and a shredded Mexican cheese blend before being topped with sliced hot dogs. It’s then garnished with chopped onion and cilantro before being cut into wedges and served. Easy enough for any weekday, yet the perfect way to kick off a weekend.
I also have to give my husband a bit of creative credit as well for the next time we pull this Chili Cheese Dog Pizza out of the oven. He suggested topping this mashup marvel with crumbled Frito corn chips. I have to admit, the thought of crunchy, salty chips on top sounds downright dreamy to me!
Chili Cheese Dog Pizza
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Prepare Perfect Pizza Crust as directed, pressing into pizza pan.
- Spoon Beer Braised Beanless Chili onto pizza crust, spreading in an even layer, leaving a 1" visible crust along the edge.
- Sprinkle cheese over chili and top with sliced hot dogs.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Garnish pizza with chopped onions and cilantro prior to serving.
But wait! There’s more! Chili Cheese Dog fans will no doubt also love my Dodger Stadium Doyer Dogs, these Oven Baked Chili Cheese Dogs, this 7-Layer Chili Dog Dip and these delicious Chili Cheese Corn Dog Muffins.