Mini Mac & Cheese Dogs Recipe
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Mini Mac & Cheese Dogs Recipe

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We wanted to get creative with hot dogs, so we made a mac-and-cheesy one. Pile on the extra cheese, relish and even bacon. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen bread dough dinner rolls (12 count), thawed but still cold
  • 1/2 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 bun-length beef hot dogs
  • 1 package (7-1/4 ounces) macaroni and cheese dinner mix

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer: 198 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 446mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Let dough stand at room temperature 15-20 minutes or until soft enough to shape. Cut each roll in half; shape each half into a 3-in.-long mini hot dog bun. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  2. Cover with greased plastic wrap; let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Bake buns 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. In a 15x10x1-in. baking pan, toss bread crumbs with onion, oil, salt and pepper. Bake at 350° for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring once.
  5. Cook hot dogs and macaroni and cheese according to package directions. To serve, cut hot dogs crosswise in half. Split buns; fill with hot dogs and macaroni and cheese. Sprinkle with toasted crumbs. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Mini Mac & Cheese Dogs in Simple & Delicious February/March 2016

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Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 244721
Reviewed Feb. 29, 2016

"These were fun to put together with my son."

annrms User ID: 2649709 243440
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2016

"The oniony crunch made this dish. I enjoyed the mac & cheese & hot dog w/o the roll, but everyone else had the bread. This was so easy to make; it really brought out the inner kid!!! Delicious! Will put it in my keeper file."

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