Easy Bagel Dogs Weight Watchers Friendly

"This easy recipe is perfect if you’re watching the calories or on Weight Watchers.  They are only 4 Smart Points each, 3 if you don’t add any cheese. The bagel dough is all the rage on the internet, and is touted as the “Two Ingredient Bagel” recipe, but I wanted a little extra lift and texture to mine, so I added a bit of Instant yeast and let it rise a bit for an hour.  YUM! Perfect for the kids and when you’re hankering for a hot dog.  Try them in your air fryer for a crispier crust."
photo by BellesArizona photo by BellesArizona
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Ready In:
1hr 35mins
6 Pieces




  • Assemble dough by whisking together the flour, yeast, sugar and salt.  With a spatula, stir in the yogurt.  Mix until dough mostly forms together, then knead in the bowl for about 20 times.  Spray a small, clean bowl with nonstick cooking spray and place dough ball in bowl.  Cover with plastic and let rise in a non-drafty place for about an hour.  Dough won’t rise that much, but it will develop great flavor and you’ll see puffiness in the oven as they bake.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  If using an air fryer, preheat to 375.  Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. With a sharp knife, cut down the middle of each hot dog from end to end, being careful not to cut all the way through. Using your fingers, insert cheese into each hot dog, dividing the cheese equally.  Set aside while preparing dough.
  • Remove dough from bowl and divide into four equal pieces.  Cut each of the four pieces in half for a total of eight dough balls.  (Note:  There will be some dough left over.  Use it to make more hot dogs if you wish!). Lightly dust the workspace and with a rolling pin, roll one piece of dough into a rectangle until dough is about 1/8 inch thick.  Using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter, slice dough into narrow strips, no more than 1/4 inch wide.  Start at the end of a hot dog and begin wrapping the dough around the hot dog, being careful not to lose the cheese.  There should be a little space in between the wraps.  Repeat with all the hot dogs, placing each wrapped dog on the parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Beat an egg and brush each wrapped dog with egg wash.  Bake until golden brown and cheese is bubbling.  About 15 minutes in the oven or about 12 minutes in the air fryer.

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  1. I was very happy to find your recipe. Being gluten free has challenges. This recipe was used to as a base for a gluten free version. Since the gluten free dough is less pliable I simply rolled the dough out and then gently wrapped a turkey hot dog inside. Instead of cheddar cheese a low fat Swiss was used. Thank you for sharing the recipe.


  1. 1 cup gluten free flour blend (ATK), Swiss cheese instead of cheddar.



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