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Chili Spaghetti with Hot Dogs Recipe

Chili Spaghetti with Hot Dogs Recipe

“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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 523 calories, 34 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 62 mg cholesterol, 1,360 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Reviews for Chili Spaghetti with Hot Dogs

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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"

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."

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."

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!"

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

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

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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