Mac and Cheese with Hot Dogs Recipe

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Mac and Cheese with Hot Dogs Recipe

This Mac and Cheese with Hot Dogs Recipe is a very simple recipe that can be put together rather quickly. I was just looking for something a little different than the conventional Mac and Cheese recipes. I followed the recipe as written and it was very good. The original recipe called for beer, but I substituted chicken broth in place of it. The flavor of the hot dogs means a lot in this recipe; I would use all beef if possible.

If you’re in the mood for something a little different, give this Mac and Cheese with Hot Dogs Recipe a try-it’s well worth the effort.

 

Ingredients

1 pound elbow macaroni

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (divided)

1 package beef hot dogs (cut into 1-inch pieces)

1 tablespoon butter

1 medium onion (finely chopped)

2 tablespoons all- purpose flour

1/2 cup chicken broth

2 cups milk

1 generous tablespoon spicy mustard

2 generous tablespoons ketchup

3 cups Sharp Cheddar

Directions

1. Cook Macaroni according to package instructions for al dente.

cooking macaroni hot dogs

2. Preheat broiler for low heat- and set rack 12 inches from heat.

3. While pasta cooks, heat a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, and then add hot dogs and brown on both sides. Remove the hot dogs with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate.

cooked hot dogs cooking diced onions

4.  Add another tablespoon of olive oil, and the butter. When butter melts, cook onions until translucent, then add flour and cook another minute; add the chicken broth and cook until thickened.

5.  Mix in milk and bring to a boil, then season the sauce with salt and pepper, and stir in the mustard, and ketchup.

cheese sauce Macaroni and Cheese with Hot Dogs

5. Lower the heat and add 2 cups of the cheese. Stir to melt

6. Drain pasta well. Combine pasta and hot dogs with sauce- then pour into 13 x 9 casserole dish and top with remaining cheese.

7. Melt and brown cheese under broiler.

Serve Hot-feeds 4-6

Mac and Cheese with Hot Dogs

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Comments

  1. KR says:

    Looks good. I like how you fried the hot dogs to bring out the flavor. Growing up we just used warmed up hot dogs. I’ll try this. Thanks

  2. Maureen, Milwaukee says:

    This looks delicious! The humble hot dog brought to new heights. I still like beans and franks, so this one is next up to try – thanks!

  3. Ashley says:

    Tried this tonight after coming across it when looking for a recipe incorporating hot dogs and it was a hit. The cheese sauce is delicious except I substituted dijon mustard instead of spicy brown since that is what I had….Thanks for the recipe!!

  4. Francis says:

    #1, i usually do not comment, however, DO NOT USE ONIONS AND MUSTARD!!! this was absolutely horrible. the mustard anf onions overwhelm the taste . I was saddened that i wastes my time on this. sorry, but it is very true,. I used 1/23 the onion and still it was too strong, and the whole thing has a mustard rase, not pleasant. sorry but thats my opinion.

  5. Jessica M says:

    Super easy and a kid pleaser! Great post 🙂

  6. Michelle says:

    This was very good. I used American cheese and left out the mustard . I cooked it all in one pot then added the cooked pasta to it- didn’t need to broil at all it was gooey and delicious!

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