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Hot Dog Casserole Recipe

Hot Dog Casserole Recipe

When our children were small and I was busy trying to get all those extra things done that are part of a mom's normal schedule, I would make this quick hot dish. Kids love it.—JoAnn Gunio, Franklin, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 70 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 5 medium red potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 package (1 pound) hot dogs, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • 1. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.
  • 2. In a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish, layer with a third of the potatoes, half of the hot dogs and half of the onion. Repeat layers. Top with remaining potatoes. Pour white sauce over all.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 334 calories, 24g fat (12g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 975mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.

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amygerman15 User ID: 6030819 265174
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2017

"I used little cocktail sausages instead. I also precooked the potatoes on the stove and used a little garlic salt. The oven time was shorter because of the potatoes precooked. My 3 picky eaters and myself loved it!"

[email protected] User ID: 1665956 254946
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2016

"Wouldn't even give this 1 star, if I could help it. This was just BLAH! Even after adding extra pepper and garlic salt. I even did the onions in the butter like others suggested, and added some cheese into the sauce, and also on top later. Still BLAH! Word of caution: Line some aluminum foil on the bottom of oven to catch the mess."

PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 254282
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2016

"We've been trying to find a decent recipe to use up some leftover hotdogs (we never get through an entire pack). Of all the ones we've found, this is definitely the best. I cut this in half because we had half a pack of hotdogs left. I used whole milk because that's what we had. It took about 50 minutes in my oven. We will definitely make this again. Takes a little longer than a normal week night dish but oh well :)"

diamond59 User ID: 8489955 231751
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2015

"I thought this was very good everyone liked it. They said it was a keeper for another time. I think it would be good with a little bacon in it. I thought it reminded me of scalloped potato with ham."

jamiecarroll76 User ID: 6865077 213991
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"My 2 yr old and 5 yr old LOVED this dish. My teenager did too. Ok, so the entire family loved it!!"

pattibourey User ID: 3847259 38398
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"Wow, this is a great recipe!! My husband loved it, no changes made!"

kids234 User ID: 7685517 35026
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

"Every one loved it."

Ladybug2659 User ID: 8029161 41760
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2014

"This was a fun and easy casserole for both picky grandchildren and adults! Used high quality kosher hot dogs and sharp cheddar cheese. Used frozen hash browns and you can use saw meal white gravy to get that gourmet southern comfort food taste! This is a splurge ---and does the trick when you are in a fix for a fun and inexpensive meal for the family!"

katecrid47 User ID: 7098019 41759
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2014

"This was not good. Definitely not a big hit. I made as per the recipe with no changes."

Cedes2001 User ID: 4062830 38397
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2013

"Very good and simple. Flavor would obviously change with each type/brand of hot dog used."

4053lauren User ID: 7120075 61462
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

"Unbelievably awesome flavor....a real hit with my family! I used a whole onion, chopped; otherwise no changes. Definitely would make again."

SparkysCountryGirl User ID: 5640291 35020
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2012

"Surprisingly this was really good. I'm not the kind of person to go for dishes with hot dogs but this was pretty good. I think I might try chicken next time, but hot dogs are good in a pinch or if limited on money. I added garlic salt instead of salt and added a little onion powder since my daughter isn't a fan. I will prolly make again."

BonAppetit83 User ID: 6746556 56215
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2012

"This was great! I had potatos I didn't know what to do with and this was perfect. I cut everything in half because there was two of us. I softened the onion in the butter and used non fat milk because its all i had. It still thinkened up nicely. Definately a keeper!"

acooley1 User ID: 62623 61384
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2012

"This recipe was delicious and everyone who tried it liked it a lot! I tried skimming down on some of the fat and calories by using skim milk, reduced fat cheese, and 97% fat free beef hot dogs. The result was creamy, delicious, full of flavor, and everyone had second helpings."

golden99 User ID: 6560765 106392
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2012

"Very good! I sauted the onions in the butter sauce and added the cheese as well. At the end I still put a little cheese on top. So so good!!! We also added bacon. Cant wait to make this again"

rain15 User ID: 6253292 128366
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"Loved this recipe, a great alternative to just plain old hot dogs :)"

trichard1125 User ID: 4605761 85715
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"My 3 little ones LOVE this recipe! It's great for kids and my husband and I like it too :) Very simple to make!!"

chibiev User ID: 6110187 97227
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2011

"This was a great recipe. I halved it and baked it in an 8x8 casserole dish and it was more than enough for my husband and me. It's economical, good and not too difficult to make. I'll be making this regularly."

BrytEyz User ID: 2759683 38395
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2011

"A kid-friendly version of sausage and potatoes! This is true comfort food. My tweaks included sauteing the onions in the butter before adding the flour for the white sauce, and adding cheddar to the white sauce in addition to the cheddar on top. The cook time listed does not appear to be accurate; I cooked mine for an hour and a half (instead of 1 hour as listed), and the potatoes in the center of the dish could still have used more time. Next time I'll plan to add more time, but this definitely goes in the "keep" file."

huntinmama8 User ID: 4044631 38393
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"My Grandma taught my mom to make this when she married my dad. My mom never did learn to cook too many things well, but this is delicious and one of my favorite meals growing up..."

kdem1003 User ID: 5597995 133464
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2010

"So inexpensive to make and really easy too!! Kids loved it!! I put in a little less onion, and a little extra cheese and potato, and it was delicious!!"

mex3 User ID: 5331102 49415
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2010

"Anyone I've ever made this more loves this. But my kids are the biggest fans. I've made it many times and they only change I've made is I add cheese to the white sauce as well. Gives it a little more taste."

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