Creamy Hot Dog Macaroni & Cheese

It didn’t take long for me to get creative with macaroni and cheese again. It’s only been about 3 week’s since my last creative macaroni & cheese endeavor. If you missed that recipe, Lobster Macaroni & Cheese, you can see the recipe here.

A couple nights ago we grilled hot dogs. We had 5 leftover. I wanted to do something creative with them rather than just reheating and plopping them into a hot dog bun. I remembered a hot dog macaroni and cheese recipe that I saw in one of my Food Network Magazines (the cheese edition!) so I decided to base my recipe off of it. You can see the original recipe (American Mac and Cheese) here.

Creamy Hot Dog Mac n Cheese from 3 wm

I know. Hot dogs and macaroni and cheese. It sounds like a child’s meal. But this is the adult version of the meal. Chipotle pepper adobo sauce gives this recipe a kick. And the recipe is made from scratch. No prepackaged mac n cheese here! Ken liked this so  much that he got seconds. I can always tell when he really likes something that I make. He will get seconds. Or maybe he is just really hungry. I hope you enjoy this super creamy, delicious macaroni & cheese dish!

Creamy Hot Dog Macaroni & Cheese from wmCreamy Hot Dog Macaroni & Cheese


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Recipe: Creamy Hot Dog Macaroni & Cheese
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Adapted from Food Network Magazine
Recipe type: Pasta, Casseroles
Serves: 6
  • 5 grilled all beef hot dogs, sliced
  • 8 oz elbow macaroni
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1½ tsp chipotle pepper adobo sauce (just use the sauce from the can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce)
  • 1 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • ¼ C diced onion
  • 1¾ C shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices American Cheese
  • ½ C panko
  • ⅛ tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp butter
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the pasta until tender. Reserve 1 C of the pasta water.
  2. In another pot, melt 2 tbsp butter and saute the onion until tender.
  3. Whisk in the flour, 1 tsp mustard powder, and the adobo sauce. Stir in the evaporated milk and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the cheese until melted and then gradually add the pasta water until your desired sauce thickness is reached. I think I used about ½ C.
  5. Add the pasta and hot dogs to the cheese sauce. Mix well.
  6. Pour the mixture into an 8x8 baking dish.
  7. Prepare the topping by melting 1 tbsp butter and then combining the panko and ⅛ tsp mustard powder with it. Sprinkle on top of the macaroni & cheese mixture.
  8. Broil on high until the panko is slightly browned.


Creamy Hot Dog Mac n Cheese from 2 wm

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  1. says

    You know when the hubby gets up to get seconds…it’s a winner! I love how you used a little bit of the chipotle pepper adobo sauce just to kick it up a bit! Pinning this into my pasta board…bcz, it’s a must to make asap! (=

  2. Amy says

    Made this over the weekend after sending my husband out to pick up some ingredients. I knew he wasn’t up to chipotle pepper adobo sauce so I substituted BBQ sauce (he did find the Panko crumbs though!). Family loved it. It’s quite rich and filling and the leftovers were great. Grilling the hotdogs makes it that much better.


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