Pretzel Dog with Caramelized Onions and Pimento Cheese

The title of this recipe is loaded, and everything about it screams awesomeness. This past week I was experimenting with some hot dog creations. My son and I are the hot dog eaters in the family, and really no one else. Personally, I like a really good all-beef hot dog, and I typically pay for the higher quality hot dogs at the store, and the point of the story is that I was really craving a really good hot dog, but not just any old hot dog. See, this one is different.

Hot Dog with Pimento Cheese on a Pretzel Bun Recipe

In the past, I have made things like Mexican hot dogs that were really good, as well as something I call the Milwaukee Dog, bacon wrapped hot dogs, and heck, even bacon wrapped corn dogs. As you can see, I’ve tinkered with hot dog recipes, and the one I am about to introduce might just be the topper. It’s a real deal hot dog.


  • 1 all-beef wiener, boiled
  • 3 tbsp caramelized onions
  • 4 tbsp pimento cheese
  • 1 pretzel bun, lightly toasted

Simple ingredients, but with that said when everything is combined, it is so complex in flavor, it is almost ridiculous how good this hot dog is.

Pimento Cheese Hot Dog Ingredients Recipe

To assemble, take your lightly toasted pretzel hot dog bun and spread the pimento cheese on the bottom. Lay the cooked hot dog on top of the cheese to warm that up, then top the hot dog with the warm caramelized onions.

When you first grab a hold of this hot dog, you are first encountered by that wonderful smell of the pretzel roll (I love that smell), and when bitten into, well, all hell breaks loose in terms of flavor. You get that great texture from the roll, then the snap of the hot dog, and wow, the pimento cheese. I was already sold on the pimento cheese that in fact I thought of just making a pimento cheese roll, but then that balance of the caramelized onions. All I can say, this hot dog is really tough to beat. I do not even think I put it down, and I immediately thought of making another one it was that great, but I did not have another pretzel roll. Probably best!

So, if you are looking for a new take on a hot dog, give this one a shot. Great ingredients go along way in making a hot dog come to life! Enjoy.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

4 thoughts to “Pretzel Dog with Caramelized Onions and Pimento Cheese”

  1. Okay, I must confess I LOVE all things sausage and hot dog in nature…but the prezel and the caramalized onions make this something I want to eat every day. Great thinking!

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