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Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs Recipe is a flavor packed combination. Learn how to cook them in the oven, on the grill or in the air fryer.

Bacon wrapped hot dogs on a plate.
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Hot dogs wrapped with bacon is a delicious dinner idea in about 15 minutes or less depending on which method you cook them. The bacon infuses the hot dogs with so much flavor as they cook. It is simply amazing. If you love bacon, also try Bacon Wrapped Corn on the Cob.

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What is a hot dog wrapped in bacon called?

This type of hot dog is called a Danger Dog. Hot dogs wrapped in bacon originated in Mexico and was sold by street vendors.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Bacon wrapped hot dogs. - Hot dog buns and hot dogs, bacon
  • Hot Dogs 
  • Slices of Bacon 
  • Hot Dog Buns 

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Variations Ideas

  • Hot Dogs – Feel free to use different types of hot dogs. You can use beef, pork, or brats.
  • Bacon – Use turkey bacon or regular bacon to wrap the hotdogs.

How to Make Bacon wrapped Hot Dogs

Wrapping a slice of bacon around a hot dogs and securing with toothpicks

Step 1 – Wrap bacon around each hot dog.  Making sure not to overlap the piece of bacon so that it cooks evenly.  Secure both ends of the bacon to the hot dog with toothpicks. 

Placing the bacon wrapped hot dogs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

Step 2 – Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Place the hot dogs on a baking sheet lined with foil or with parchment paper. 

Cooked bacon wrapped hot dogs on a baking sheet

Step 3 – Cook the hot dogs. Bake the hot dogs for 13-16 minutes (flipping them halfway through the cook time) until the bacon is crisp and cooked through.

Bacon wrapped hot dogs in hot dog buns on a cutting board

Step 4 – Allow the hot dogs to sit for 5 minutes.  Remove the toothpicks. Then serve on the hot dog buns and enjoy! 

More Cooking Methods

How to Grill

  • Step 1 – Preheat the grill over high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).  Rub the grill grates with olive oil or spray with a non-stick cooking spray so that the hot dogs do not stick to the grill.  
  • Step 2 – Put the hot dogs on the grill. Place the hot dogs with bacon on the grill. Cook with the grill lid closed for 8-12 minutes (turning them every 2-3 minutes) until the bacon is browned and crispy. 
  • Step 3 – Remove the hot dogs from the grill.  Allow them to sit for 5 minutes.  Remove the toothpicks. Then serve on the hot dog buns and enjoy! 

How to Cook Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs in Air Fryer

  • Step 1 – Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.  If your air fryer does not have a preheat option, then run the air fryer at 400 degrees F for 5 minutes to warm it up to medium heat.
  • Step 2 – Coat the basket in oil. Rub the air fryer basket with oil so that the hot dogs do not stick to the basket.  Place the hot dogs in the air fryer basket. Cook at 400 degrees F for 8 minutes.
  • Step 3 – Flip the hot dogs. Air-Fry for 5-6 more minutes at 400 degrees F until the bacon is cooked through and crispy.  
  • Step 4 – Remove the hot dogs from the air fryer.  Allow them to sit for 5 minutes.  Remove the toothpicks. Then serve on the hot dog buns and enjoy! 

Tips and Tricks

  • Hot Dogs. Use your favorite brand of hot dogs in this recipe. It really comes down to preference. You can also try using Polish Sausages for something different.
  • Allow to cool. Let the hot dogs cool a few minutes once removing from the oven.
  • Toothpicks. Don’t forget to remove the toothpicks from the hot dog before serving.
Bacon wrapped hot dogs on a plate.

Serving Suggestions

Topping Ideas

  • Ketchup and mustard
  • Relish
  • Cheese
  • Diced Onion
  • Sautéed onions and peppers
  • Pickles
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Chili
  • Sauerkraut
  • Jalapeño
Bacon wrapped hot dogs on a plate.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Refrigerate any leftover hot dogs in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

What bacon is best for bacon-wrapped hot dogs?

Thin slices of bacon work best in this recipe. We do not recommend using thick cut bacon because it will take longer to cool and become crispy.

How do you wrap hot dogs with bacon?

Wrap the bacon around the hot dog in a spiral direction. Do not overlap any of the bacon so that it all cooks evenly.
Secure both ends of the hot dog with a toothpick so the bacon stays on while cooking.

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Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

5 from 13 votes
Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs Recipe is a flavor packed combination. Learn how to cook them in the oven, on the grill or in the air fryer.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Allow them to sit 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 321

Ingredients

  • 6 Hot Dogs
  • 6 Slices Bacon
  • 6 Hot Dog Buns

Instructions

TO PREPARE THE HOT DOGS:

  • Wrap each of the hot dogs with the slices of bacon.  Making sure not to overlap the bacon so that it cooks evenly.  Secure both ends of the bacon to the hot dog with toothpicks.

HOW TO BAKE:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Place the hot dogs on a baking sheet lined with foil or with parchment paper.
  • Bake the hot dogs for 13-16 minutes (flipping them halfway through the cook time) until the bacon is cooked through and crispy.
  • Allow them to sit for 5 minutes.  Remove the toothpicks. Then serve on the hot dog buns and enjoy!

HOW TO GRILL:

  • Preheat the grill over high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).  Rub the grill grates with olive oil or spray with a non-stick cooking spray so that the hot dogs do not stick to the grill.
  • Place the bacon wrapped hot dogs on the grill and cook with the grill lid closed for 8-12 minutes (turning them every 2-3 minutes) until the bacon is browned and crispy.
  • Remove the hot dogs from the grill.  Allow them to sit for 5 minutes.  Remove the toothpicks. Then serve on the hot dog buns and enjoy!

HOW TO AIR FRYER:

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.  If your air fryer does not have a preheat option, then run the air fryer at 400 degrees F for 5 minutes to warm it up.
  • Rub the air fryer basket with oil so that the hot dogs do not stick to the basket.  Place the hot dogs in the air fryer basket. Cook at 400 degrees F for 8 minutes. Flip the hot dogs and cook for 5-6 more minutes at 400 degrees F until the bacon is cooked through and crispy.
  • Remove the hot dogs from the air fryer.  Allow them to sit for 5 minutes.  Remove the toothpicks. Then serve on the hot dog buns and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate any leftover hot dogs in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 321kcal, Carbohydrates 30g, Protein 12g, Fat 17g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 0.03g, Cholesterol 35mg, Sodium 663mg, Potassium 161mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 9IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 73mg, Iron 3mg

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