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So – I’m being a little bit selfish having a whole week devoted to hot dogs.  And I’m going to tell you something that you might not believe.

My kids don’t really like hot dogs.

I know.  Who’s kids are these??  I was somehow under the impression that every kid loved hot dogs.  But it’s not true.  It’s a myth.  Abbi will occasionally take a couple of bites, but I don’t think she has ever even eaten a quarter of a hot dog.  And Easton will barely touch them.

So when I make hot dogs, I pretty much make them for myself.
 
Mac & Cheese Dogs | Taste and Tell
 
And then I had a brilliant idea.  Since I wasn’t going to give up the hot dogs, I thought I’d combine them with something that I know my kids love.  Mac & Cheese.  At least this way, I could give them the mac & cheese, minus the hot dog, if they didn’t want to eat the hot dog.  Then I get my hot dog, and they get their mac & cheese!

I didn’t think this recipe would be totally out in left field – you see mac & cheese recipes that have cut up hot dogs in them all of the time.  But I have a feeling people are going to totally love these, or think that they are way over the top.  Me?  I thought they were amazing.  The mac & cheese on it’s own is so creamy and delicious.  And easy!  Combine it with a hot dog, and you have 2 of my favorite “kid” foods combined into one.  These babies are decadent and over the top – and one will probably be all that you need – but if you are like me, it will leave you with a big smile on your face!!

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Mac and Cheese Dogs
 
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2 of your favorite kid foods in 1! Hot dogs are topped with creamy, cheesy mac & cheese.
Serves: 8 hot dogs
Ingredients
For the Mac & Cheese
  • ½ lb macaroni pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 (12-oz) can evaporated milk
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 8 oz grated cheddar cheese
For the hot dogs
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente and drain.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in the evaporated milk and chicken stock and cook until thickened, stirring regularly. When thick, add in the mustard powder. Working in 3 batches, stir in the cheese until melted.
  3. Add the pasta into the cheese sauce and stir to combine.
  4. While the sauce is cooking, bring a small amount of water to a boil in a shallow pan. Add the hot dogs, cover, and cook until the hot dogs are warmed through.
  5. To serve, place a hot dog in a bun and top with the mac & cheese.

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27 Responses to Mac and Cheese Dogs

  1. Wow, this is brilliant! What a great combination!

  2. Rosa says:

    Wow, that’s a delightfully calorific combination! ;-P

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  3. These look super yummy! And really fun too. Definitely a hit with both kids and adults, it seems! :)

  4. This sounds absolutely heavenly seeing as I love Mac and Cheese with hot dogs cut up in it. I am now wanting to throw a BBQ party this weekend and have a fun line up of all your hot dogs! YUM!

  5. wouldn’t my husband love this one. even in the heatwave he’d devour it.

  6. All I can think is mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm – - ohh man, I think this would make me feel like a kid in a candy store… a combo of my 2 fav. meals as a kid all in one – - sign.me.up. !!

  7. LOLOL I just showed this to Mr. Sweet Butter and I think he nearly fainted with euphoria!

    I guess these will be on the menu in the near future.

  8. Karly says:

    I love these so much.

    I have a weird kid that doesn’t like hot dogs OR macaroni and cheese. I’d love to see his face if I served him this. Ha!

  9. Cassie says:

    Holy cow, Deborah. I am completely at a loss for words…in a very good way!!

  10. carrian says:

    holy crap!! You told me about these, but you didn’t say they were going to be desperately amazing. I’m suddenly craving something I never even considered eating together!

  11. Chels R. says:

    Its so wrong it’s right! Love this!

  12. Best. Hot. Dogs. Ever.

    Enough said.

  13. Monet says:

    I can’t see how any kid wouldn’t go CRAZY over these. I don’t like hot dogs but I’m a huge sucker for mac and cheese. I want one now! Thank you for sharing them with me.

  14. OMG! When my mom and dad would go out for a night on the town my sister and I would always have mac and cheese with boiled hot dogs. Which always ended up being combined anyway. But how does it taste with pickles???

  15. Joanne says:

    I totally was that kid who didn’t like hot dogs. My parents had no idea what to do with me. But luckily I LOVED mac and cheese!

  16. Ashley M says:

    Wow! Why haven’t I thought of doing this with my own kid before?! This will be fun to make AND eat.

  17. This recipe must have been made for me haha. Two of my favorite foods combined! This could be dangerous…

  18. Yes! I love this idea!

  19. You make me want to eat hot dogs every night!

  20. Kim Bee says:

    Seriously? You are a genius.

  21. Kristy says:

    This would be my son’s dream dinner I think. :)

  22. OMG! I think this is the ultimate comfort food!

  23. Nikky says:

    Even with a hint of chili it makes it amazing.

  24. Natasha says:

    i love hot dogs more than i love myself

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