Chili Cheese Dog Grilled Cheese

We are going totally obscene today with this  Chili Cheese Dog Grilled Cheese sandwich because it’s National Grilled Cheese Month. Not that I need an excuse, but I’m all in for anything that celebrates the awesomeness of grilled cheese sandwiches.

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I don’t know what I’m more excited about the insanely drippy, oh-so-messy chili dog sandwich that I piled high with my Texas Red Chili recipe, Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, crispy onions and pan seared jalapeños or the Fruity Fries. The latter being something I came up with the for the kids. My boys love fun spins on everyday food.

And if you can believe it, no one has coined Fruity Fries to this fun way of serving fruit. Yay, to an original idea. But if you hear otherwise, please let my ego float on this happy bit until Friday. It is carrying me through the week. Ha!

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Now that you have your healthy alongside the unhealthy—go for it—make this combo: Chili Cheese Dog Grilled Cheese and Fruity Fries! Enjoy.

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this recipe

Yield: Makes 1 sandwich



  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup Texas Red Chili or your preferred chili
  • 2 hot dogs, cut in half horizontally ounce prosciutto (about 2 slices)
  • 1-2 ounce extra sharp cheese
  • Optional - pan seared jalapeños and green onions


Heat cast iron pan over medium heat. Spread a tablespoon of mayonnaise on one side of each piece of bread.

On the other side of one piece, spread half of chili, layer with half of cheese, place hot dogs - cut side on down, layer with remaining chili and cheese. Add jalapeños and green onions if using.  Top with remaining slice of bread, mayonnaise side up.

Cook until bottom is golden brown, about 4 minutes. Flip sandwich and cook second side until golden brown, about another 4 minutes.  If sandwich is too messy to flip, grill remaining piece of bread separately then place on top of sandwich. Serve immediately.

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  1. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says

    Oh my goodness Naomi!! You’re killing me with this sandwich! I’m drooling! My son Sean is the sandwich king, and I know he is going to love making this one! He is always looking for new sandwich ideas!

  2. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonGaby Dalkin says

    The bread on that grilled cheese is absolutely PERFECT! I’m drooling this looks so good.

  3. Avatar for Naomi Robinsongerry speirs says

    any houses for sale nearby? I’d love to be taking away any leftover food from you and Matt! 😉

  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMary // chattavore says

    My husband would think he’d died and gone to heaven if I made this for him. What a fun recipe!

  5. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonSarah @ SnixyKitchen says

    Ah! Fruity fries! I’m digging it. But this sandwich? I just want to face plant into it right now it looks so melty and delicious!

  6. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonBrian @ A Thought For Food says

    HA! Excellent balance! Hey, if you’re going to eat grilled cheese, you might as well load it with something equally decadent.

  7. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonKara | Sorghum and Starch says

    This is such a great idea! I love chili cheese dogs and this looks delicious!!

  8. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonPeggy says

    Utterly sandwich nirvana!!! However, I’m confused by the fourth ingredient: “2 hot dogs, cut in half horizontally ounce prosciutto (about 2 slices)” Huh?