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Cheddar Corn Dog Muffins

I wanted to riff on hot dogs, so I made corn dog muffins. I added jalapenos to this kid-friendly recipe and won my husband over, too. —Becky Tarala, Palm Coast, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    9 muffins


  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) cornbread/muffin mix
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten, room temperature
  • 5 turkey hot dogs, sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pickled jalapeno, optional


  • Preheat oven to 400°. Line 9 muffin cups with foil liners or grease 9 nonstick muffin cups.
  • In a small bowl, combine muffin mix, milk and egg; stir in hot dogs, cheese and, if desired, jalapeno. Fill prepared cups three-fourths full.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 14-18 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled muffins in freezer containers. To use, microwave each muffin on high until heated through, 30-60 seconds.
Nutrition Facts
1 muffin: 216 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 619mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • wunsagin
    Dec 1, 2019

    I used my favorite cornbread recipe instead of using a box mix and everyone loved them! I had a few leftover but they were quickly gobbled up for breakfast the next morning.

  • LPHJKitchen
    Feb 2, 2019

    Very easy and delicious! The kids (and adults) loved this! We used fresh sliced jalapenos but otherwise kept it the same! Will definitely make them again!

  • tammycookblogsbooks
    Feb 27, 2017

    These muffins are an easy-to-make twist on the corn dog. The recipe states the jalapeno is optional but I say that is what makes them so good! It's just a little hint of heat but adds great flavor. I used my favorite homemade corn bread recipe when I mixed up a batch. I think any type of hot dog you like would work. I used the kind I always buy not turkey ones.

  • joycerm53
    Aug 11, 2016

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  • amehart
    Nov 2, 2015

    Husband and grandchildren loved these. Next time definitely need to make enough to freeze - they disappeared quickly!!

  • redhen1970
    Aug 17, 2015

    Made a great quick and easy lunch . Even hubby liked them!

  • AllisonO
    Aug 11, 2015

    My kids LOVE corn dogs so I made the kid-friendly version (no jalape?os) and it was a hit...even with my notoriously picky son!I used Jiffy brand corn bread/muffin mix which has a very subtle sweetness to it. The finished product may have a different flavor with a different brand mix.This a was an incredibly easy recipe using ingredients I just about always have on-hand. It will be perfect for a busy school night and is guaranteed to become part of our regular meal plan!

  • JGa2595176
    Aug 7, 2015

    I absolutely loved the concept...kid friendly, fast, easy recipe. But my kiddos weren't fans, and husband didn't rave. I am sure others will get a kick out of it though, and it's a fun twist on a fair favorite.

  • Angel182009
    Jul 25, 2015

    These were amazing! I made these specifically for my son thinking he would enjoy them. He did but my husband enjoy them more than anybody else. We had no leftovers! I will be tripling the batch next time so I can freeze some.