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Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

These Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs are so easy to make with three ways to cook them: Grill, Air Fryer or Oven. We’ll show you all 3 ways.

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs Stuffed with Peppers & Pickles

Ingredients

  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns, butter them first if you like
  • 8 slices bacon, not thick-cut
  • Jalapeños & pickles, for stuffing (cut into pieces small enough to fit, if necessary)
  • Toothpicks

The pickles I used were SO good! They’re called Wickles Pickles and I picked a jar up at my local grocery store. Warning they’re spicy but feel free to use your favorite pickles.

(Scroll down to the bottom for the printable recipe card with exact measurements and recipe instructions.)

How to Make Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

These are really easy to do as you can see from the photo. Just make a lengthwise slit about 3/4 of the way through the hot dogs then add pieces of whatever you like.

For the bacon-wrapped hot dogs, you will need a couple of toothpicks per hot dog. A tip for this is to make sure both toothpicks go in the same direction so they’ll easily lie flat on the grill and you can flip them easily. I also don’t suggest a thick-cut bacon as it will take too long to cook and its harder to roll.

These hot dogs can be grilled or cooked in the over or an air fryer. Just preheat any of the three options to 400° F and follow the instructions in the printable recipe card below.

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Stuffed Hot Dog Variations

We stuffed our hot dogs with jalapeños & pickles but there are many delicious options for stuffing a hot dog. Here are a few more to try!

  • Cheese Stuffed (any cheese)
  • Crushed potato chips
  • Onion rings
  • Pineapple
  • Buffalo sauce & blue cheese
  • Pimento cheese & pickled jalapeños
  • Chipotle cheese sauce, queso or Sriracha
  • Caramelized onions and cream cheese
  • Bell peppers & onions
  • Sautéed mushrooms & caramelized onions
  • Leftover mashed potatoes
Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Healthy Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

If you’re looking for a healthier version to this recipe substitute the bacon with turkey or veggie bacon and/or use turkey or veggie franks instead pork or beef hot dogs.

These Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs are so much better than just regular ol’ dogs. They’re quick to make and you could have a tray of regular, stuffed, etc. for a fun barbecue. You can also check out my Cheesy Bacon, Beef Hot Dogs, Buffalo Blue Cheese Frankfurters or Cheesy Mexican Gourmet Hot Dogs, too!

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs Stuffed with Peppers & Pickles

Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

They're incredibly delicious and super easy to make in an air fryer, grill or oven.

Ingredients

  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns, butter them first if you like
  • 8 slices bacon, not thick-cut
  • Jalapeños & pickles, for stuffing (cut into pieces small enough to fit, if necessary)
  • toothpicks

Instructions

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

  1. Preheat grill to 400° F
  2. Cut a slit lengthwise along each hot dog about 3/4 through. Place peppers, pickles or whatever you can think of into slits, taking care not to overfill. W
  3. Wrap each dog tightly with bacon, securing each end with two toothpicks that go in same direction.
  4. Grill hot dogs for 2-3 minutes on each side until bacon is cooked to desired crispness.
  5. Toast the buns on the grill until lightly browned (butter the buns first if preferred). Serve immediately.

Oven Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Complete steps 1-3 above (oven temp is 400° F for all)

  1. Place the hot dogs on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  2. Bake hot dogs for 12 to 15 minutes or until desired crispness. Flipping is optional.

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Complete steps 1-3 above (oven temp is 400° F for all)

  1. Spray air fryer basket with cooking spray.
  2. Cook hot dogs in the air fryer for 8 minutes.
  3. Flip hot dogs and air fry for another 2 to 5 minutes or until desired crispness.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 374Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 926mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 15g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

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