Chili Spaghetti with Hot Dogs Recipe
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Chili Spaghetti with Hot Dogs Recipe

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“I've been making this recipe for 35 years. It's one of my husband's favorite dishes. Lower-fat franks and reduced-fat cheese can be used and it's just as good.” Karen Tausend - Bridgeport, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 package (1 pound) hot dogs, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 523 calories, 34g fat (14g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 1360mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the hot dogs, onion and celery in oil until vegetables are tender. Add the tomato sauce, mustard, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper; cook and stir until heated through.
  2. Drain spaghetti; toss with hot dog mixture. Serve immediately, sprinkling each serving with cheese. Or cool spaghetti; transfer to freezer containers and freeze for up to 3 months.
  3. To use frozen spaghetti: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Place in a saucepan and heat through. Sprinkle each serving with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chili Spaghetti with Hot Dogs in Simple & Delicious January/February 2009, p47

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logansmom8 User ID: 5347851 158818
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2013

"My five year old asked that I make this recipe for every meal we have for the rest of his life. While my husband and I weren't as in love with it as he was, it is going to be something that is added into our normal menu"

dklinkow User ID: 1300619 106248
Reviewed May. 19, 2012

"This was pretty quick to cook up for lunch. It was a good for a hot dog recipe. I added a 1/4 cup of brown sugar just for kicks. I would make this again when ever I have leftover hot dogs in the package from the grill."

mistermooch User ID: 3060100 161132
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"I thought this was just okay. However, this dish made quite the impression on my daughter and she's requested a couple of times since."

annakristine User ID: 5837447 161131
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2011

"This meal might not please a wide variety of tastes, but it is yummy, especially with the addition of cheese. I used fat-free turkey dogs and garden vegetable pasta, making it pretty healthy, too. We'll see how my husband likes it!"

CathyGribler User ID: 3174174 106245
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

"This was an excellent alternative to the traditional spaghetti dinner."

gigigroom User ID: 1301581 115868
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2009

"Left out the hot dogs and used hot chili powder. Fabulous side dish for those who like it spicy!"

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