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This dish will be loved by kids and adults alike. Macaroni is cooked with a sauce made with hot dogs in a creamy and cheesy, tomato-based sauce.
23 people made this
- 450g macaroni
- 15g butter
- 450g hot dogs, sliced
- 800g tomato based pasta sauce, such as Dolmio's bolognese sauce
- 825ml milk
- 450g processed cheese, such as Kraft singles, unwrapped and chopped
MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:40min
- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil; cook the macaroni in the boiling water until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain.
- Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat; cook the hot dog slices in the butter until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the passata, milk and cheese to the pot; cook and stir until the cheese is melted completely, 10 to 12 minutes. Fold the macaroni into the cheese mixture; continue cooking until thoroughly hot, about 5 minutes. Serve hot.
Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(28)
Reviews in English (24)
i used vegetarian hot dogs and it tasted amazing even my very fussy daughter liked it-11 Jul 2015
Whole family love this..the funny thing is that my eldest son (19) does not like cheese but I told him there is no cheese in it (there is!)-28 Nov 2012
This review is mainly in response to a previous post. To use such words as "thoroughly uninspired" and "sadly lacking" to describe this dish, is snobbish and in bad taste. If you are going to compare macaroni and hot dogs to an extensive knowledge on Italy and fine Italian cuisine, then please just avoid this site all together. There is no need for such arrogance. I have worked as a chef in many restaurants, preparing elegant dishes daily. Guess what my lunch often consisted of........ HOT DOGS AND MACARONI!! It's delicious. This recipe is good as is. For some palates you may need a little variation but overall I approve. It hits the spot. Buon Appetito!-09 Sep 2010
Cheesy Mexican Hot Dog Taquitos
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Cheesy Hot Dog Taquitos are a Mexican-inspired twist on your basic baked hot dogs. This kid-friendly recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes and uses just four ingredients. Rolled up in corn tortillas with cheddar cheese, then popped in the oven or air fryer, these Tex Mex franks are one of our favorite quick and easy dinners recipes and make great game day snacks!
There’s always that old joke about hot dogs coming with eight in a package and rolls coming with six or twelve or some other number that’s not eight. Honestly, every package of hot dog rolls I see in the grocery store has eight rolls. So I’m not sure why this has become such an issue. The only problem I see is that in my family we buy a package of hot dogs, a package of rolls, and only two people actually want their hot dog on a roll. Then what do you do with the rest of the hot dog rolls?
Now listen to this. I buy an organic brand of hot dogs, and do you know what they did? They started making the dogs slightly bigger, but only putting six in the package. So all four of us still want two hot dogs, which means I need eight hot dogs. So, I have to buy two packages, which means twelve hot dogs. Then I either have the kids begging for a third hot dog (umm, no, because nobody really needs to eat three hot dogs) or I have four leftover hot dogs. And then what do I do with four leftover hot dogs?
But wait, there’s more. Corn tortillas. The small package has ten, which I suppose is usually enough, except that for about ten cents more I can buy thirty. So, thinking I’m getting a deal, I buy thirty, especially since my boys can down some tacos on taco night. But thirty? What do you do with thirty corn tortillas?
Chrissy Teigen’s Macaroni Hot Dog Is What We Want to Eat This Memorial Day Weekend
Why eat your potato chips and macaroni salad as sides when you can load it onto a chargrilled hot dog? At least, that’s where Chrissy Teigen‘s head’s at this Memorial Day, and we’re all here for her everything-but-the-kitchen-sink hot dog recipe, the Loaded Mac Dog.
“Extreme makeover: hot dogs edition,” the Cravings by Chrissy Teigen team captioned a photo of Teigen’s latest toppings-loaded creation. “#MDW is almost here, which means the start of summer and dusting off our grills. Inspired by [Teigen’s] latest craving, meet the Loaded Mac Dog. Cool, creamy macaroni salad with jalapeños and crushed BBQ chips piled on a hot dog is (indulgent yes), but also worth it.”
The Loaded Mac Dog takes all of 15 minutes to prep but 45 minutes total to cook, because, folks, you aren’t using some mayo-heavy, barely-seasoned store-bought macaroni salad for this recipe. Nope, you’re making it from scratch. (But if you are pressed for time and love the store-bought stuff, go for it!)
To make the macaroni salad, you’ll boil the macaroni and toss with oil once drained. Set that to the side and then combine with mayo, mustard, salt, and pepper. Grab the pasta and stir it into the mixture along with scallions, red onion, pickle relish, and jalapeño. Cover it, and set it in the fridge to chill.
The rest is easy: Grill up the dogs, and top with the salad, crushed potato chips, mustard, ketchup, and pickle relish. Bada-bing, bada-boom.
For those whose Memorial Weekend menu always includes mac ‘n’ cheese, too, Teigen also shared an incredibly easy mac ‘n’ cheese balls recipes on her Craving’s Instagram. They’re crispy, cheesy, spicy bites made with instant mac. Yes, you read that right: instant mac. Plus, they’re baked, not deep-fried.
“Admit it, you have multiple boxes of instant mac in your pantry. We do too! Turn your boxed mac &rsquon cheese into delicious crispy bites,” the IG post reads.
Barbecue Mac and Cheese Dog
- Hot dog buns
- Macaroni and cheese prepared
- Hot dogs grilled
- Barbecue sauce
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For this barbecue I went a little Kraft crazy and grabbed Oscar Meyer Selects Angus Hot Dogs, Kraft Original Slow Simmered Barbecue Sauce, and Kraft Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese on a quick trip to our local Walmart Neighborhood Market.
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Cheesy Hot Dog Macaroni Feast recipe - Recipes
- 5 turkey hotdogs chopped
- 1 small garlic clove diced
- 1 small onion diced
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 1/2 cups pasta sauce
- 2 cups whole-wheat macaroni cooked
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt (or sour cream)
- 1 cup mushrooms fresh
It’s always difficult to believe how fast summers go. My oldest daughter started at a new school last week so we’ve been trying hard to get back into the swing of things. It’s amazing watching other moms on Facebook post their pictures or thoughts about the start of the new school year. As much as it is difficult for me to send my daughter to school, it is something that she really enjoys so it makes it a whole lot easier. At 4, she’s studious and courageous. On her first day, she simply gave me a hug and said “see you later mommy” and ran off to meet her new peers. She’s always been brave like that. I know she doesn’t get that from me, because I can hardly say goodbye to my mom at 28 without shedding a tear.
With the start of a new school year, I’ve been searching for recipes that can be made during the day so when my daughter and husband get home I can just reheat the dish. It’s pretty clever – now we can spend more time together instead of me being in the kitchen. I’ve actually been wanting to make this recipe for a long time, but I was waiting for the right night.
I was surprised that both my girls loved this macaroni bake and asked for seconds. This dish was pretty tasty with turkey hotdogs but I think it’d be amazing with Italian sausage and MORE fresh veggies. As a mom, once you have a family that grows to 4 you learn to compromise so it was turkey dogs and mushrooms this time. I can’t wait to remake it again and again with different ingredients. Even a different pasta sauce would make it taste like a totally different recipe. Let me know what you think.
- 8 ounces dried medium shell macaroni
- 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 16 ounce package beef frankfurters, halved lengthwise and sliced
- 1 ½ cups purchased spaghetti sauce
- 1 large tomato, chopped (1 cup)
- 1 4 ounce can (drained weight) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
- 1 8 ounce carton dairy sour cream
- 2 ounces provolone cheese, shredded (1/2 cup)
- 2 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded (1/2 cup)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare macaroni according to package directions drain and set aside.
In a large skillet cook onion and garlic in hot butter over medium heat until nearly tender. Stir in frankfurters and cook until lightly browned. Stir in spaghetti sauce, tomato, and mushrooms. Bring to boiling. Remove from heat. Stir in sour cream and half of the cheeses. Stir mixture into the drained pasta. Spoon into a 2-quart casserole.
Cover and bake about 30 minutes or until hot. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes more or until cheese melts. Makes 6 servings
Nathan’s Famous Fan Recipes
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The Carolina Crusher
The Carolina Crusher is everything you’ve ever wanted on a hot dog – and then some. Sitting mightily on a pretzel roll, it’s a Nathan’s frank with melty cheddar, BBQ sauce and fried jalapeños.
Greek Salad Dog
Greece meets West in this refreshing spin on your usual hot dog. It’s a juicy Nathan’s frank topped with crisp lettuce, crumbly feta and bright Mediterranean flavors.
The Jalapeño Popper Dog
Be the star of your gathering with this hot dog take on the jalapeño popper. Rich cream cheese, jalapeños, tangy mustard and onion straws generously pile high on a meaty Nathan’s frank.
Kicked Up Flautas
Split between hot dogs or tacos for dinner? Go for both! This Mexican-inspired dog is a rich, savory Nathan’s frank nested in a crispy tortilla and covered with your favorite taco fillings. Delicioso!
The Sweet & Spicy Dog
Spice up your hot dog routine with this fiery recipe. It’s a delicious Nathan’s frank loaded to the max with chipotle ketchup, jalapeño mustard and a spoonful of fresh pineapple to tame the flame.
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 Walla Walla or other sweet onion, thinly sliced
- 1 (4 ounce) package cream cheese
- 4 hot dogs, or your favorite sausages
- 4 hot dog buns
- brown mustard
- 1 cup sauerkraut
Preheat grill or grill pan for medium-high heat.
Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions, and cook slowly until the onions have softened and turned deep brown, about 15 minutes. Warm the cream cheese over low heat in a small skillet until very soft.
Grill hot dogs until well browned. Lightly grill hot dog buns on both sides.
To assemble cheese dogs, spread warm cream cheese on toasted hot dog bun, add hot dog or sausage, top with onions, mustard and sauerkraut, if desired.
Ultimate DIY Hot Dog Bar
This Ultimate DIY Hot Dog Bar is sponsored by Huhtamaki, Inc. makers of the Chinet® brand. As always, all opinions and recipes are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Shared Appetite!
Summer break is imminent. As a teacher, I cannot wait for these couple of months. I have a big list of projects to accomplish around the house, the most important of which is spending lots of time with my two little ones. Asheley has one of those jobs where she actually has to work all year long, which means it’s daddy day care for these couple of months!
Both Olivia and Bennett love being outside, and I really LOVE having friends over and cooking up a big spread. Obviously, preparing a feast becomes a little harder with two kids under the age of four running around—but I’m super excited to share one of my biggest entertaining secrets with all of you today.
The key to summer entertaining:
- no indoor cooking
- minimal prep time
- guests eat at their leisure
- easy setup and cleanup
Meet the Ultimate DIY Hot Dog Bar. The entire spread comes together in under 30 minutes (with only 10 minutes of cooking time on the grill), and cleanup is a dream thanks to the entire line of Chinet® Classic White™ products! Just toss when done!
So, here’s the deal. Summer eating is all about casual. No one wants a stuffy sit-down meal. Let’s just hang out poolside, munch on some delicious eats, and keep cool with a beverage. Am I right?!
Since most of our get-togethers at this point consist of play-dates for our children, I always try to create our backyard menus around food that both the kids and parents will enjoy. Hot dogs are an iconic summer food, and I’m taking it up a notch with this Ultimate DIY Hot Dog Bar!
When it comes to having a successful Ultimate DIY Hot Dog Bar, it’s all about the options. Think about when you walk into an ice cream shop. What’s the first thing that gets you excited? It’s the thrill of seeing all the different flavors and figuring out… what should I get?!
Get ready for your friends and family to get excited as they look at all the different flavor combos they can chow down on! I’ve suggested a bunch of topping ideas below, but don’t feel like you need to be limited to what I suggest. Get creative! Here’s my guide to an epic Hot Dog Bar:
- Pick 3 meat options (I went with hot dogs, bratwurst, and chicken sausage)
- bacon wrapped hot dogs will always impress guests and it’s so ridiculously easy
- don’t underestimate the power of buns! I like potato buns for my standard, but sliced baguette, hoagie rolls, pretzel buns, and even tortillas are fun options!
- topping options should include fresh, pickled, crunchy, sweet, creamy, savory, and spicy. You want to hit as many taste buds as possible!
- make cleanup EASY
The more and more I entertain, the more I realize what the important aspects are to throwing an amazing get-together. Less prep time. Less cook time. Less setup and cleanup time. Why? Because I want MORE hangout time.
I invited these people over to my home because I enjoy their presence. They agreed to come over because they hopefully enjoy mine (well, that and the Ultimate DIY Hot Dog Bar)! There’s nothing worse than having a great meal with friends and then having to disrupt social time to spend a half hour cleaning everything up.
And that is why the products in the Chinet Classic White line are hands-down my absolute favorite and my #1 choice for easy entertaining all summer long.
You are consistently reliable. I never have to worry about a mess from plates bending, folding, or leaking, even when guests go back for seconds. Every item, from your plates and cutlery to cups and napkins are premium and have a thick and sturdy design.
Leftovers? Yup, Chinet Classic White plates are also microwave-safe!
The Chinet Classic White line also has my back with a ton of different plate sizes! Round dinner, all occasion, appetizer and dessert, compartment plates and trays, platters… they have them all!
I’m STOCKED UP with Chinet Classic White plates, napkins, cutlery , and cups for a summer full of parties. Now, the only question is… who’s coming over?!
Yes, I’ll have this Ultimate DIY Hot Dog Bar waiting for you!
As a teacher, I have a very strict schedule all school year. One of the joys of summer vacation are laid-back, schedule-free days! That’s why, when it comes to entertaining, I don’t want to tell my friends when to eat. Putting out a hot dog bar like this is perfect because guests can help themselves and graze + nosh however they’d like!
And listen, I always try to give a little help and guidance whenever I put out a DIY spread like this. That’s why, with the toppings I list below, I also gave topping pairing suggestions. Totally not a requirement, but I feel like my friends always appreciate knowing which flavors would definitely work well together!
How to Make Korean Hot Dogs
- Start by skewering your hot dogs/sausage or mozzarella. I made some with sausages, a few with cheese, and a few that are half sausage and half cheese. A lot of the restaurants use wooden disposable chopsticks as the skewers so I did the same.
- Next, make the batter. Whisk all the ingredients together until smooth. The batter should be very thick and sticky.
- The hot dogs are then coated in the sticky batter.
- Then roll the hot dog in panko breadcrumbs.
- Once coated, the hot dog is ready to be fried. Cook a few minutes, flipping at least once, until all sides are golden brown and batter is fully cooked.
- Dust with granulated sugar. Drizzle with condiments of your choice.
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