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Mashed Potato-Topped Hot Dogs

 Mashed Potato-Topped Hot Dogs
INSTEAD of the usual hot dog and bun meal, I like to make more of a main meal. It's a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes and the toppings can be varied. Best of all, it's kid-friendly and very easy to make to fit everyone's preferences.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.


  • 4 hot dogs
  • 1-1/3 cups mashed potatoes (prepared with milk and butter)
  • 2 slices process American cheese, cut into quarters
  • Salsa and chopped green onions


  • Make a lengthwise cut three-fourths of the way through each hot dog.
  • Open hot dogs and place cut side up on a baking sheet. Top with
  • mashed potatoes and cheese.
  • Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Spread
  • with salsa and sprinkle with onions. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 506 calories, 38 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 1,589 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 16 g protein.