I’m not proud, but I knew from the moment I found this recipe that I would be making it. Two comfort foods in one is not going to look pretty, but sometimes you just need it.
Unfortunately, I was not expecting to make it so soon. But my super exciting, semi-fancy, fun recipe had to be put on hold for a week because I couldn’t find the appropriate *redacted ingredient* I needed. Research assures me I’ll be able to find *redacted ingredient* in West Des Moines this holiday weekend, so I should have my fun dinner a week later.
In its stead, however, I made chili cheese dog pizza.
It was every bit of gloriously trashy and delicious you’d expect.
Even if I felt a bit silly making it, it was not a recipe of my own creation. I found it at “Taste of Home” and basically followed the ingredients except partially baking the crust before adding the toppings, since I used my own Betty Crocker recipe instead of the store-bought stuff.
However, despite following the recipe, it has exactly the ingredients you’d expect. Except one. First, the expected: a can of chili, 6 hot dogs, cheddar cheese, onions, and pizza dough. But it also called for yellow mustard.
Now, I like yellow mustard, and it is my go-to topping for hot dogs, but I wasn’t expecting it to be called for here. I went with it anyway. I have to say, it really brought the dish together so it was a welcome addition.
While I am loathe to admit it, this is one I’ll turn to again in the future.
Here’s what I did:
- 2 Betty Crocker pizza crusts (or store-bought)
- ½ c. yellow mustard (I didn’t measure, just spread it on until there was a light coating)
- 1 (15 oz.) can chili of your choice
- 6 hot dogs, sliced
- 2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ onion, diced (optional)
- Oil, for coating
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Coat a large rimmed sheet pan with oil. Spread out the crust.
Spread on the mustard, top with chili and spread throughout, add hot dog slices and onions, and then top with the cheddar cheese.
Bake for about 15 minutes until the crust is browned on the edges and the cheese is melted. Let cool slightly, slice, and enjoy!