The Best Cheese Corn Dogs


Cheese Corn Dogs

Cheese corn dogs are a delicious variation of an average corn dog. They can be filled with mozzarella cheese, or a variation of mozzarella cheese and a hotdog or sausage.

cheese and brat corndog

In the details that follow we will walk you through the step-by-step process of how you can easily make some amazing tasting cheese corn dogs. 

Korean corn dog vs American corn dog

When it comes to cheese corn dogs, there are many different varieties out there. One of the most common varieties is the Korean corn dog.

This type of corn dog is made primarily using hotdogs or sausage, and mozzarella cheese. It is dipped into a sweet flour dough, and then rolled in toppings before deep frying.

American corndogs on the other hand, are hotdogs that are dipped in a corn bread mixture before being deep fried. 

Cheese Filled Corn Dogs

Cheese filled corn dogs are specifically what we are going to look at today.

We are going to show you a variety of ways you can enjoy cheese corndogs.

First, we are going to share our favorite recipe with you, then show you the traditional Korean street food Korean cheese dog. 

Our tasty recipe is one you do not want to miss out on.

We are so excited to show you how you can make a delightful cheese corn dog using a few basic ingredients. Let’s begin by looking at what ingredients you will need. 

Cheese Corn Dogs Recipe

Ingredients for Cheese Corn Dogs

Cornbread Mix. Our favorite way to make these cheese corn dogs is to use a box of cornbread mix.

We recommend using a box of jiffy cornbread mix prepared according to the box’s instructions. You can use any type of corn bread mix that is your favorite. 

Cheese. When making cheese corn dogs, there are a variety of ways you can enjoy them.

One of our favorite ways is simply to take mozzarella cheese sticks and cut them into approximately one or 2 inch pieces. Then skewer the cheese along with your hotdog or sausage.

You could also buy a can of squirt cheese, slice open the hot dog, and fill the inside with the squirt cheese.

Another way is to buy sliced cheese and wrap the hot dog in the slices of cheese.

The final way is simply to take a mozzarella cheese stick and add it onto your skewer alone. 

Sausage or hot dogs. Our favorite way to make these cheese corn dogs is to use either hot dogs, or cheese filled hot dogs or sausage on a skewer along with your cheese. 

Skewers. You will need skewers to hold the corn dogs together. Just regular bamboo skewers will work well. We do not recommend using metal ones for this recipe. 

Oil for frying. Because you are deep frying these cheese corn dogs, we recommend that you use an oil with a high smoke point.

Oils such as peanut oil, canola, avocado, sunflower, or sesame oil are some of the best kinds for deep frying.

Whichever type of oil you choose to use, be sure to check the oil’s smoke point before you start. 

sausage and cheese corn dog

How to Make Cheese Corn Dogs

Making the Batter

Begin making your cheese corn dogs by first preparing the better. We recommend using a box of cornbread mix to make your batter.

Prepare the boxed cornbread mix according to the instructions on the package. Once prepared, set it aside in a mixing bowl until you are ready to use. 

Preparing the skewers

Next, it’s time to prepare your skewers. You can either add an entire cheese stick on one skewer, or our favorite way to do it is to take a cheese stick, cut it into two pieces, and cut the hot dog into three pieces. 

Add first the end piece of the hot dog onto the skewer followed by cheese, followed by hot dog followed by cheese, followed by the final hot dog.

When your skewers are assembled, it’s time to coat them.  

For Coating

Before dipping your skewers into the batter, you will first want to take a large pan, filled part way with deep frying oil. All you need is oil deep enough to cook your cheese corn dogs.

Place the pan over medium heat and allow the oil to warm. Use a thermometer to monitor the temperature. You want to maintain a temperature of 350°F to 375°F. 

When your oil is almost warm, dip your skewers into the prepared cornbread batter. After it has been coated completely with the cornbread mixture, use tongs and place the skewer into your warmed oil. 

For Frying

As your cheese corn dogs are frying in the oil, keep a close eye on the temperature to maintain it between 350°F and 375°F.

After one side of your cheese corndog becomes a golden brown color, turn it over and deep fry the other side until it is also a golden brown color. 

Once cooked, remove it from the oil, and place it on to a paper towel lined plate. Allow the access oil to drop off, then serve and enjoy! 

Tips and Tricks

Use long skewers. We recommend that you use long bamboo skewers to assemble your cheese corn dogs. We have found that this works best, especially if you are adding pieces of hotdog or sausage along with cheese chunks.  

Don’t soak skewers. When using bamboo skewers for grilling, it’s very important that you soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before placing them onto your grill.

However, when deep frying anything involving bamboo skewers, you do not want to soak them beforehand. When you add wooden skewers that are soaked in water to warm oil, it’s going to pop and splatter everywhere, because of the reaction of mixing water and oil.

Instead, simply be sure you keep a close eye on the temperature of your oil so that it does not become too hot. 

cheese corn dog cut open

How to Serve

Cheese corn dogs are best served fresh from being deep-fried. We recommend that you remove them from the oil, allow them to drip dry on a paper towel lined plate, and then serve right away.

You can serve them alongside your favorite dipping condiment, or one of our favorites is to serve them alongside cheese sauce. 


Room temperature. Your prepared cheese corn dogs should be left at room temperature for no more than two hours before they are stored in the fridge. 

In the fridge. After your cheese corn dogs have cooled, you can transfer them to an airtight container, or seal them in a plastic storage bag. Place them into the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days. 

In the freezer. Once your prepared cheese corn dogs have cooled, you can freeze them if desired. Place them into an airtight container or seal them in a plastic freezer bag. Then place them into the freezer for up to three months. 


Oven. If you are reheating a lot of cheese corn dogs, the best way is to do it in the oven.

First preheat the oven to 350°F. Then arrange your cheese corn dogs on a cookie sheet.

Add them into the oven and bake for approximately 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese corn dogs are warmed through. 

Air Fryer. Another great way you can reheat his food is in the air fryer. The quantity you can reheat at one time will depend on how big your air fryer is. Begin by preheating your air fryer to 350°F. 

Once it’s preheated add your dogs into the air fryer basket. Be sure to leave a space in between each corn dog.

Air fry for approximately 5 to 8 minutes or until your corn dogs are reheated. The amount of time it takes to reheat them in your air fryer may vary depending upon your specific air fryer. 

Microwave. Finally, you can reheat leftover food in the microwave if desired.

Place your leftover cheese corn dog on a microwave safe plate. Cover with a damp paper towel, then microwave for one minute or until your corn dog is warmed. 

What to Serve With

There are several different things you can enjoy along with your cheese corn dog.

Our two favorites include cheese sauce for your corn dog, or chili to make it into a chili cheese corn dog. 

Cheese Sauce for Corn Dogs

There are many different types of cheese sauce to choose from. Basically, you want to look for a cheese sauce that you can enjoy dipping your cheese corn dog in.

Our favorite type of cheese sauce is the kind that comes in a glass jar already made, and you can warm it up if desired. 

Chili Cheese Corn Dog

You can also turn your cheese corn dogs into another kind of chili cheese corn dogs.

Simply prepare a can of chili, or make some homemade chili, and top your cheese corn dog with it, or use it as a dip. 

Make a Half Cheese and Half Sausage Skewer 

Our absolute favorite way to make cheese corn dogs is to use both cheese and sausage or hot dogs. Then arrange both of them on a single skewer. You can do half-and-half, or you can cut it into more pieces, and arrange it alternating so that you can enjoy something different with every bite. 


Condiments are an essential item to enjoy with your cheese corn dogs. Just like a regular corn dog, we enjoy using condiments to top off cheese corn dogs, or use as dipping sauces. Some of our favorite condiments include the following: 




Cheese Sauce


We have outlined our favorite version of cheese corn dogs above. It’s a delicious combination of Korean and American corn dogs.

Now we are going to show you the Korean corn dog variation of these cheese corn dogs. 

Korean Corn Dog Recipe

Ingredients for making Korean corn dog

4 hot dogs

4 mozzarella cheese sticks

8 wooden skewers or chopsticks 

Flour Batter

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 ¾ tsp sugar

1/3 tsp baking powder

1/3 cup milk

1 egg

How to make a Korean corn dog

To make a Korean corn dog, begin by mixing all the ingredients together to make a flour batter. Whisk until no lumps remain. Set aside.

Next, take your hot dogs and cheese sticks. Cut each one in half. Then a skewer one piece of hot dog with one piece of a cheese stick. It’s like so they’re touching at the end of your skewer. 

Before dipping your skewers, pour a high smoke point oil into a deep pan. Place it over medium heat and heat the oil so that it reaches 350°F to 375°F. Use a thermometer to monitor the temperature so that it does not get too hot. 

When your oil is heated, take each skewer, and dip it into the flour batter. Move it directly from the batter once it has been completely coated, into the heated oil. Allow it to cook on each side, turning once it is a golden brown color. 

When both sides are cooked, remove the Korean cheese corn dog from your hot oil, and place it on a paper towel lined plate. Allow it to dry for a few minutes before serving then serve and enjoy. 

Hot Dog Options

For Korean corn dogs, there are many different options you can use in place of a hot dog or sausage. Here are a few other ideas for you as well: 

Fish cake

Rice cake


cheese corn dog on a plate


What is a Korean corn dog?

Korean corn dogs are a favorite street food in Seoul, Korea. Although it began in Korea, the enjoyment of this street food has slowly spread throughout Asia, and around the world, now reaching the United States and Europe. 

What makes Korean corn dogs different?

The main difference between Korean corn dogs and American corn dogs is that American corn dogs use hot dogs and corn meal on the outside.

Korean corn dogs on the other hand use a variety of hot dog, sausage, cheese, and other types of meat as well. They are then covered with a sweet flour batter, and sometimes even coated in breadcrumbs, cubed fries, or even crushed Ramen noodles. 

Cheese Stuffed Corn Dogs

Our delicious recipe for cheese stuffed corn dogs is a mixture of the Korean street food version, and the Americanized corn dog. This allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds. We hope that you give this recipe a try, and we hope you enjoy it! 

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