18.5 ounce package pizza dough
5 cups water
1/3 cup baking soda
6 hot dogs
8 ounce block cheddar cheese
1 egg
1 tablespoon water for the egg wash
1 tablespoon everything bagel seasoning
flour for dusting work surface


Allow pizza dough to come to room temperature for 1 hour. This helps the dough from springing back when rolled

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.

Roll the pizza dough into a rectangle at least 24-inches long and about 1/8-inch thick. Dust the work surface with a light coating of flour if the dough sticks and is hard to work with. Using a pizza cutter or a knife, cut out 6 strips (about 1/2-inch wide) lengthwise.

Slice the block of cheese into fourths lengthwise. Cut each fourth into half lengthwise. You will need only 6 of these strips, leaving 2 unused. 

Starting at the tip of the hot dog, slice it in half lengthwise, stopping 1/2-inch short on the opposite end, leaving it intact. Place a strip of cheese in the middle, sandwiching it inside the hot dog halves. Cut off the excess cheese sticking out at the tip.

Add 5 cups of water to a medium saucepan. Add the baking soda. Stir until the baking soda dissolves. Bring water to a gentle boil. 

Meanwhile, take one strip of dough and wrap it around a hot dog by starting at the open end of the hot dog and working your way toward the other in a coiling motion. Secure the ends of the dough by tucking it under an adjacent piece of dough. Repeat wrapping the remaining hot dogs.

Carefully place one hot dog into the gently boiling water. Boil for 30 seconds. Using a large slotted spoon or spatula, remove the hot dog. Allow excess water to drip. Place on a paper towel lined surface. Repeat until all of the hot dogs are boiled. Transfer hot dogs onto the parchment lined baking sheet.

In a small bowl, add 1 tablespoon water to egg, beating well to make an egg wash. Brush onto the pretzel dogs. Sprinkle some everything bagel onto each dog. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.

To push any cheese that has oozed out back into the hot dog after it is baked, let the cheese to cool off slightly for a minute or two. This allows it to firm up slightly to make it easier to work with. Using a chopstick or butter knife, push the cheese back into the hot dog.

Makes 6 hot dogs.