Mac and Cheese with Hot Dogs Recipe

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 quickly. I was just looking for something different from the conventional Mac and Cheese recipes. I followed the recipe as written and it was very good.

Mac and Cheese with Hot Dogs Recipe

The original recipe called for beer, but I substituted chicken broth instead. 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.


  • 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


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 butter. When butter melts, cook onions until translucent, then add flour and cook another minute; add the chicken broth 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 cheese. Stir to melt

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

7. Melt and brown cheese under a broiler. Serve Hot-feeds 4-6

Mac and Cheese with Hot Dogs

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