Crowd-Pleasing Hot Dogs

Serve up a twist on a classic game day dish with these delicious dogs and tasty toppings.

  • Sweet Heat Hot Dogs
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Allison R. Banks

    Sweet Heat Hot Dogs

    Take hot dog toppings beyond traditional sauerkraut and mustard by dressing with sweet-hot pickles, shredded red cabbage and a creamy topping made of mayo, whole grain mustard, and hot chili sauce.
  • Dixie Caviar Dogs
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Dixie Caviar Dogs

    Build a better hot dog with this dressed up dog fetauring reduced fat beef hot dogs topped with black-eyed peas, fresh corn kernels, bell pepper and pickled jalapeño pepper slices.
  • The Backyard Farmer Hot Dog
    Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Food Styling: Robyn Valarik

    The Backyard Farmer Hot Dog

    Homegrown grilled vegetables top these hot dogs, along with a creamy aioli made with a backyard chicken egg and garden herbs.
  • The Surfer Hot Dog
    Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Food Styling: Robyn Valarik

    The Surfer Hot Dog

    A day of catching waves requires plenty of protein for sustenance, and with both meat and shrimp, this dog delivers. Slivered nori adds a little more ocean flavor.
  • Thai-Style Dogs
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Thai-Style Dogs

    Toss cabbage, cucumber, and grated carrot in a sweet-hot vinaigrette then top turkey hot dogs with the veggie mixutre, a spicy Asian aioli, and chopped peanuts for a Thai-twist on this American favorite.
  • The Tech Billionaire Hot Dog
    Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Food Styling: Robyn Valarik

    The Tech Billionaire Hot Dog

    This is the kind of hot dog that a tech giant might crave, right after cashing in on the IPO: a luxury combo of Kobe beef dogs, creamy cheese, and buttery brioche buns.
  • The Artisan Hot Dog
    Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Food Styling: Robyn Valarik

    The Artisan Hot Dog

    Everything about this dog is conscientiously crafted by independent producers, from the nitrate-free dogs to the naturally cultured small-batch kraut and the artisan gouda cheese.
  • Muffuletta Dogs
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Muffuletta Dogs

    Fresh cauliflower, grated carrot, chopped provolone cheese, red bell peppers, olives, and parsley tossed in an olive oil vinaigrette create the tasty and tangy topping for these New Orleans-style hot dogs.
  • Cowboy Hot Dogs
    Photo: Erin Kunkel

    Cowboy Hot Dogs

    This combo of bison hot dogs, bacon, barbecue sauce, and caramelized onions is hearty enough to fuel a day out on the range.
  • Greek-Style Dogs
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Greek-Style Dogs

    Enhance the Greek flavor of these dogs by using sun-dried tomato chicken sausage in place of traditional hot dogs. Top with a simple cucumber sauce, romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, and Greek dressing.
  • Layered BBQ Salads With Grilled Hot Dogs

    Layered BBQ Salads With Grilled Hot Dogs

    For an appetizer that's as cute as it is delicious, layer your favorite game-day ingredients, including baked beans, coleslaw, and hot dogs, in individual glasses. Garnish with picked okra, for a southern touch, or a sliced pepper, for bold Midwestern flavor.
  • Hot Dog in the Hole

    Hot Dog in the Hole

    Nothing beats easy fare on the day of the big game. Bake chopped up hot dogs into a three-ingredient homemade bun then top with cheese dip. It's the perfect casserole to satisfy your halftime cravings.
  • Hot Doggy Quesadillas

    Hot Doggy Quesadillas

    Party main dishes don't have to break the bank; this hot-dog-stuffed quesadilla comes in at about $2.50 per serving. Serve with sour cream and salsa, for dipping.
  • Turkey Franks with Molasses Baked Beans

    Turkey Franks with Molasses Baked Beans

    Upgrade your dog to a hearty main meal by wrapping turkey dogs in refrigerated breadstick dough, then basting with a lightly beaten egg, to give the bread a golden color and flaky texture. Serve with "homemade" baked beans; your guests will never know that you simply doctored canned beans by adding bacon, onion, brown sugar, and a hint of Worcestershire.
  • Asian Slaw Dogs

    Asian Slaw Dogs

    Skip the traditional mustard-and-ketchup toppings and instead top your dogs with Asian-inspired flavors including broccoli slaw, fresh ginger, and hoisin sauce. Theme your buffet towards flavors of the East for a fun twist during your turn to host the tailgating event.
  • Quick Skillet Baked Beans and Franks

    Quick Skillet Baked Beans and Franks

    Make third-down eating easy with this one-dish dinner featuring the quarterbacks of football feasts: hot dogs and baked beans. Dress up the dish with yellow mustard, sweet onion, and cider vinegar.
  • Wienie Rollups

    Wienie Rollups

    Got kids coming for the big event? Serve rollups, cheesy versions of the classic pig-in-a-blanket recipe. They're easy for little hands to hold and easy for big hands to grab by the handful while passing the buffet.
  • Grilled Bratwurst

    Grilled Bratwurst

    The bratwurst, king of the hot dogs, is simmered in beer and seasonings then piled high with fresh veggies and a special mustard sauce, made with cider vinegar, beef bouillon cubes, and a little sugar.
  • Baby Ballpark Dogs
    Photo: Lisa Romerein; Styling: Valerie Aikman-Smith

    Baby Ballpark Dogs

    Serve party-friendly (and super cute!) dogs that will satisfy your guests without filling them up. After all, they'll need room on their plates for the cheese dip, chips, salsa, and delicious game-day sides.
  • Cheesy Pigs in Blankets
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Cheesy Pigs in Blankets

    Serve with steamed broccoli and apple wedges.

  • Healthy Chili-Cheese Dogs
    Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams

    Healthy Chili-Cheese Dogs

    Your kids will flip for these Healthy Chili-Cheese Dogs! Uncured hot dogs cost a few dollars more than regular ones, but they're worth it. They are lower in fat and sodium and free of nitrites.

  • So-Cal Baja Hot Dog
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    So-Cal Baja Hot Dog

  • Philly Hot Dog
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Philly Hot Dog

  • Chicago Hot Dog
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Chicago Hot Dog

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