Hot Dog Recipes

Hot Dog Recipes, great for adults, kids, on the grill, or in the house!

July is National Hot Dog month and what better way to celebrate than with some delicious recipes!

Note: I only use organic hot dogs I think they taste better and besides they are a lot better for you.

On the Bun

but these aren’t your typical dogs…

Hawaiian Style with Mango Salsa

recipe credit: Damn Delicious

  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded minced
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 hot dogs
  • 6 hot dog buns
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and thinly sliced

In a large bowl, combine mango, tomato, jalapeño, red onion cilantro, lime juice, honey and salt; set aside.

Preheat grill to medium high heat. Add hot dogs to the grill and cook until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes.

To assemble the hot dogs, add hot dogs into each hot dog bun, top with mango salsa and avocado.

Chicago Style


  • Yellow Mustard
  • Celery Salt
  • Pickles
  • Tomatoes
  • Sport Peppers
  • Onions
  • Relish
  • Serve on a poppyseed bun
  • And absolutely no ketchup!

Mexican Style


  • Sliced or Mashed avocado
  • Corn Salsa or regular salsa
  • Crumbled cotija cheese.

Out of the Bun

Who said you could only eat hot dogs on buns?

Pigs in Different Blankets

  • Wrap your dogs in the crescent rolls or pretzel dough
  • Bake in the oven according to the package usually 450 for 12-15minutes
  • Allow to cool before serving
  • Serve with mustard, ketchup, or BBQ sauce

Bacon Wrapped

  • Wrap the hot dogs using one slice of bacon each, or more if bacon is really your thing.
  • Secure the bacon using toothpicks
  • Grill at about 350°F  or cook on the stove top either way keep cooking until the bacon is done.
  • Allow to cool before you remove the toothpicks
  • Serve with maple syrup, mayo, or miracle whip

For the Kids

Hot Dogs with Noodles

Source credit: Pinterest seriously a lot of variations just do a search!

  • Cut Hot Dogs into smaller bites
  • Pierce them with whole wheat angel hair pasta
  • Boil according to the pasta directions
  • Serve with a butter sauce or red sauce

Hot Dog Quesadilla

  • Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • Cheese of your choice, I love colby jack
  • Hot dogs sliced in thin slices
  • This is where I would stop for my kids but if yours like lettuce, onions, or any other typical quesadilla toppings then add them on too
  • Build your quesadilla and cook it for about 2 minutes each on both sides.
  • Using a pizza cutter, slice it evenly. You know how kids can be about serving sizes!
  • Serve with sour cream or salsa

The Classics

These never go out of style

Hot Dog on a Bun

  • Topped with a combination of ketchup, mustard, and/or relish

Chili Dog on a Bun

  • Chili, cheese, maybe some sour cream, this classic is one of my favorites!

Baked Beans and Hot Dogs

  • BBQ baked beans with hot dogs cut up, I think I never went to a picnic as a child where there wasn’t a pot of this sitting out!

Happy Hot Dog Month!