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Dudes’ Food Corn Dog Muffins

 How do you elevate the lowly hot dog? Dudes' Food Corn Dog Muffins do just that, using jalapeños, corn and cheddar baked into a luscious corn muffin!
Today’s post is a throw back to Dudes’ Food Night! We’re not done with the dude’s recipes just yet…In fact, just be prepared to see us slip one in here or there in the future. Of course, they’re a definite departure from our usual healthy recipe…but we just can’t resist throwing one out there once in awhile. We’re a little bit proud of the men in our lives who dug deep, left their comfort zones and created such entertaining, clever foods!

When Drew dreamed up the whole idea of Dudes’ Food Night, Patrick (Sarah’s husband) was all over the idea. He said that what he loves most in life is corn dogs, so that was his inspiration. For a bit of background, since they’ve been married, Sarah has been working hard to transform Patrick’s diet from Cocoa Puffs and mac-n-cheese to salmon and roasted veggies. She’s done a great job, and I think Patrick is a good sport for trying so many new foods. But sometimes you have to go back to your roots, channel your inner child and embrace the simple flavors in life…like the corn dog. Pat wondered if he could elevate the lowly dog, and his first “inspiration” was a corn dog cake: hot dogs chopped in pieces and added to cake. (Big groan and veto from the crowd.) His idea morphed several times until…tada…genius was born!

 How do you elevate the lowly hot dog? Dudes' Food Corn Dog Muffins do just that, using jalapeños, corn and cheddar baked into a luscious corn muffin!
Corn muffins with hot dogs, jalapeños and cheddar. A muffin you can dip in ketchup and mustard? Brilliant! He could probably patent this idea. Dudes’ Food Corn Dog Muffins were a huge hit. And they received a new-and-improved name that night: Corn Dog Patticakes! Patrick’s perfect food.

Dudes’ Food Corn Dog Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Yield: 12 muffins


  • 2/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup frozen corn
  • 1 large jalapeño
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese for topping
  • 3 hot dogs
  • Ketchup and mustard


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Slice the hotdogs into thin pieces. (You need 24 pieces from each hot dog).
  3. Mince jalapeño and discard the seeds.
  4. Mix the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together until combined.
  5. Create a hole in the middle and add the oil, milk, corn and minced jalapenos. Mix until just incorporated.
  6. In a greased muffin tin, add 1 heaping Tbsp. of batter to each muffin slot. Place 3 hot dog pieces in each and cover with another heaping Tbsp. or so of batter. Push 3 more hot dog pieces into the batter.
  7. Sprinkle the top with shredded cheese.
  8. Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.
  9. Serve warm with ketchup and mustard.


*If you don't like the idea of hot dogs in muffins, take them out! These muffins are delicious on their own. Feel free to add more cheese or corn, too.

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  • Reply Lesile Rossi February 4, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    fun! my nieces would gobble these up!

    • Reply Elizabeth February 4, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      Lesile…and the crazy thing is, the adults all gobble them up as well! They’re really good:) Have fun!

  • Reply DarkSideRunner February 4, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Looks like one to add to the Super Bowl recipe list!

    • Reply Elizabeth February 4, 2016 at 7:12 pm

      Perfect Super Bowl food!!!

  • Reply laci February 4, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Yes !!! My husband will love this thanks !

    • Reply Elizabeth February 4, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      Laci, hope it’s a hit with him! Definitely a “Dudes’ Food!”

  • Reply Carol Cassara February 4, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    My husband would eat the whole dish of these in a heartbeat. No joke.

    • Reply Elizabeth February 4, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      Carol, amazing how husbands can do that! Happy cooking and eating:)

  • Reply Dia @ All The Things I Do February 4, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    This would be such a cute thing to serve at a kids party!

    • Reply Elizabeth February 4, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      Dia, so true. Perfect for a kids party! Enjoy!

  • Reply Kusum February 5, 2016 at 12:34 am

    Just in time for the Super Bowl party, I am sure the guys will enjoy. Looks so good, I am sure this can be made to cater to my vegetarian needs 🙂
    xx, Kusum |

    • Reply Elizabeth February 5, 2016 at 6:24 am

      Kusum, these are perfect for the Super Bowl, and I actually make these all the time without the hot dogs. They’re easily converted to vegetarian! Hope you enjoy!

  • Reply Lilies + Lambs February 5, 2016 at 4:05 am

    These look amazing! Thank you for the recipe!

    • Reply Elizabeth February 5, 2016 at 6:25 am

      Morgan, hope you like them! They were definitely a hit with our group.

  • Reply Sofia February 5, 2016 at 5:15 am

    These look soo good!

    • Reply Elizabeth February 5, 2016 at 6:26 am

      Sofia, happy cooking and eating! We hope you like them as much as we (surprise, surprise) do:)

  • Reply christina February 5, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Truthfully I would love anything that goes with ketchup – dude’s food night -count me in 😛

    • Reply Elizabeth February 5, 2016 at 8:30 am

      Christina, ha ha ha! I LOVE IT! Good girl. Enjoy!

  • Reply Jen | A Sip of Bliss February 5, 2016 at 7:11 am

    These look great! I love corn bread.

    • Reply Elizabeth February 5, 2016 at 8:32 am

      Jen, I love corn bread, too! And you can always leave out the hot dogs and jalapeños for a simple, delicious muffin.

  • Reply Jared @ February 5, 2016 at 8:39 am

    I love the idea! I want one.

    • Reply Elizabeth February 5, 2016 at 9:07 am

      Jared, simple brilliance, right?? We loved the idea, too. Hope you like them!

  • Reply Angie Scheie February 5, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Oh my gosh, those are perfect for anyone, but especially dudes! How creative! I kind of want one right now…

    • Reply Elizabeth February 6, 2016 at 8:57 am

      Angie, we were impressed with Patrick’s creative genius on this one. (They are actually delicious!) Happy cooking!

  • Reply Victoria February 5, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    This looks like such a great idea! I love corn bread and corn dogs!

    • Reply Elizabeth February 6, 2016 at 8:57 am

      Victoria, we agree. It was a pretty great idea! Hope you love them!

  • Reply keturah February 8, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    This recipe looks delicious!

    • Reply Elizabeth February 9, 2016 at 10:28 am

      Keturah, we think it’s pretty darn delicious. Hope you love it!

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