7 Best Leftover Hot Dog Recipes

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The best leftover hot dog recipes are getting quite a bit of attention recently.

Some people try to come up with their own versions of leftover hot dog recipes, while others keep the “best leftovers” secret recipe safe.

Whatever the case is, if you’re willing to stick around to the end of this article, you will learn some of the most compelling ways to utilize your leftovers.

Can’t wait any further; let’s dive right into it! 

Best Leftover Hot Dog Recipes

1. Chili Cheese Dog

The Chili Cheese Dog is a hot dog served with chili and cheese on a bun. It is a popular choice for many people who love the taste of chili and cheese and can enjoy these foods together in a single bite.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce (I like this one)
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (I only use cheddar, but you can use whatever you have on hand!)


  1. Heat the ground beef in a pan until it’s browned and cooked. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, add your chili sauce and mix well until it becomes a paste. It should be thick but not at all runny! You can also thin it out with water if need be.
  3. Add your two cups of shredded cheese to the chili sauce mixture and stir until all of the cheese has dissolved into the sauce mixture. Pour over cooked ground beef, mix well to coat with chili mixture, and place back into the slow cooker for about an hour or so until melted on top of everything else in your slow cooker (don’t worry if some of the cheese doesn’t melt completely–this is supposed to happen). Serve hot with chopped-up onion.

2. Hot Dog Tater Tots Casserole


  • box grater
  • 9″x13″ baking or casserole pan


  • 2 pounds of frozen tater tots
  • 10 hot dogs sliced
  • 20 ounces hot dog chili canned
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded

This Hot Dog Tater Tots Casserole will make your house smell amazing. The smell of hot dogs and tater tots is one of the most nostalgic smells in the world, and you can’t beat it when you’re craving comfort food.

This recipe is easy to make, but it does require some time on your part. You’ll need to boil the potatoes for at least 30 minutes before you put them in the oven to bake, so give yourself plenty of time for this process—it’s worth it!

You can use any kind of this recipe, so feel free to experiment with what’s on sale at your local grocery store! Make sure they’re all peeled before boiling them so they cook evenly.

Once they’ve been boiled, rinsed off with cold water and patted dry with paper towels or a clean kitchen towel, then put them into an oven-safe dish (like a baking pan) with some butter on top of each one by spooning it out from underneath each one with a fork (or chopsticks).

After cooking them in the oven for about 30 minutes, they’re cooked through.

3. Cheese Dog Pizza

Cheese Dog Pizza is a pizza that’s got everything you love about cheese dogs and more. We’re talking pepperoni, mustard, and ketchup… and we haven’t even gotten to the toppings yet!

It is made with mozzarella cheese, diced tomatoes, and your favorite toppings. And guess what? It tastes like you’re eating a cheese dog—but better! It’s rich and creamy without being greasy or heavy.

It’s just the right amount of gooeyness to feel like you’re eating something delicious, but not so much that it makes your mouth sticky.

So if you’re looking for a pizza with all the flavor of a cheesy dog in a pizza form (that doesn’t leave you feeling gross), then look no further!

Cheese Dog Pizza is ready to serve up hot off the ovens.

4. Hot Dog Fried Rice


  • 1 TBS vegetable oil
  • 6 hot dogs, diced into small pieces
  • 4 cups cooked long-grain white rice
  • 1 cup frozen peas 
  • 1/2 – 1 cup frozen broccoli, thawed
  • 3 TBS soy sauce
  • 3 eggs
  • salt and pepper, to taste

I’ve been thinking about a jambalaya recipe for a while, and I think this one is my favorite. It’s got the perfect amount of heat and spiciness.

Moreover, this recipe is simple and delicious. It only has a few ingredients, so it’s perfect for a weeknight dinner or a fancy party.

The jambalaya is made with shrimp, hot dogs, andouille sausage, and bell peppers. You can add any other type of meat you like: chicken, beef, turkey… whatever your heart desires!

5. Mac And Cheese Hot Dog Casserole

This mac and cheese hot dog casserole is a delicious way to enjoy your favorite comfort food. It’s easy to make and will be a hit at your next barbecue or potluck!

Start by cooking your macaroni according to the package directions. While it boils, combine the ground beef with 1 cup of cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs, and some paprika.

 Once the macaroni is cooking, drain it, but don’t throw away all the water; set aside 1/2 cup if you need more liquid later.

Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add buttery spread (or butter) and mix well with beaters until creamy. Stir in cooked macaroni into the sauce mixture until well combined (add additional cheese if desired).

To assemble: spoon about 1/4 cup of the macaroni mixture into each hot dog bun; add 2 tbsp of cheese per bun (if desired); top off with remaining ingredients such as ketchup or mustard for each bun; serve immediately before serving time expires (they will get soggy if left out too long).

The complete list of Ingredients is:

  • 1 16 oz box jumbo or classic elbow macaroni
  • 6 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled, reserve 2 tablespoons of drippings
  • 1 small sweet onion diced
  • 7 tablespoon butter divided
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese divided
  • 8 bun length quality all-beef hot dogs. 
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced

6. Tortilla Hot Dog Wraps (Taquitos)


  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 all beef hot dogs
  • 1 -2 Tbsp olive oil
  • salsa, guacamole, etc. or ketchup and mustard for dipping

These tortilla hot dog wraps are a delicious way to eat your dogs, and they’re super easy to make. All you need are some store-bought hot dogs, a small tortilla, and some seasonings. 

You only have to boil the hot dogs for a few minutes, then slice them up before assembling the wrap. Then, top it with some cheese, salsa, or whatever you like!

Ensure to read through the tips before starting this recipe. You don’t want to run into any problems during the process.

7. Taco Dogs

It doesn’t get much better than a Taco Dog. A crispy, meaty shell filled with delicious, savory toppings and cheese—what’s not to love?

But what if you could have your favorite Taco Dog without all the mess?

Well, now you can! With our new Taco Dog Shells, you can enjoy the same delicious taste of a Taco Dog without having to worry about it getting messy in your car or on your hands.

And best of all? They’re made from 100% recycled materials, so they’re eco-friendly too!

It’s like a taco, but in actuality, it is a hot dog!

They’re made with a beef and chicken mixture, seasoned with cumin and chili powder, then topped with cheese, tomatoes, jalapeños, and cilantro. 

8. Hot Dog Hash


  • A large frying pan
  • Sharp knife


  • Hot dogs: slice these into small pieces
  • Potato: (leftover boiled potatoes or chop them into small cubes)
  • Onions and garlic: Peel and chop into small pieces. 

A hot dog hash is a dish made of hot dogs and other food items, such as eggs, tomatoes, potatoes and onions. It is usually served with a side of French fries.

The word “hash” refers to the use of hash brown potatoes as the base for the dish.

This hash is a delicious meal that’s perfect for any occasion. It’s also straightforward; you can put it together in less than 30 minutes!

Start by heating a pan on the stovetop or in the oven. Then, add oil and put your hot dog hash in the pan. Cook until all hot dogs are browned and crispy, then remove them from the pan and set aside.

Next, add some butter to your frying pan (you can use either one). Once melted, add one cup of diced onions and cook until soft (about 2-3 minutes). 

Then add some garlic powder, salt, pepper, and chili powder to taste—just mix everything thoroughly so that all spices are evenly distributed throughout.

Finally, return the hot dogs to their original pan with three cups of diced potatoes (you can use frozen potatoes if you don’t have fresh ones on hand). 

Stir everything together well so that everything is evenly distributed throughout again. Once combined, turn off the heat under this mixture for about one minute before serving it up!

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  • Choose your preferred recipe.
  • Get the necessary ingredients.
  • Make your own leftover hot dog recipe at home.


I know that you probably have an excess of hot dogs in your fridge at this point. 

But if you are going to eat all the hot dogs, I would highly encourage you to take a look at these recipes first (and make sure you read my sidebar about spices).

 I think that most people in America have found different and unique ways to eat leftover hot dogs, but not nearly enough have heard of any of the fantastic recipes listed above. Anyway, let me know what you think of them (especially the Cincinnati Chili Dog!).


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