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Hot Dog Casserole

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.
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender.
Nutrition 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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  • Jacob
    Feb 14, 2021

    This is very easy and quite good. I recommend erring on the side of more potatoes/onions/cheese and less hot dogs.

  • Mike
    Jan 15, 2021

    I made this for lunch today. I have to honest, this is probably the worst meal I have EVER made! The potatoes were underdone (I cooked them another 20 minutes, still underdone!) I followed the recipe to the letter, expecting good results, but NO! It was the most tasteful bunch of food I have ever tasted! I gave it one star, only because I could not give it negative stars! Please, do not waste your time or money on this recipe! UGH!

  • jlhjanice500
    Jul 6, 2020

    I've been making this since I 1st saw it years ago. It is surprisingly good, I didn't change anything over the years. Going to make it again today. Family friendly for sure.

  • Lisa
    May 25, 2020

    Has anyone tried a stuffed bake potatoe with hotdog and chili, it's so delis and don't forget the cheese. ??

  • Medic 716
    Jun 1, 2019

    It was okay. Not my favorite by a long shot.

  • Nikki
    Dec 18, 2018

    I made this for dinner tonight, the family loved it. I added 1/2 Cup parmesan cheese to the cream sauce and thyme. I also carmelized the onions first, just to add a little depth of flavor. Great way to use up all those hot dogs I bought on sale!

  • ms11145
    Mar 23, 2018

    Since I was running behind, I actually partially cooked the potatoes before assembling. I'm thinking leftover ham would be great instead of the hot dogs. Family said that this would be good for meal rotation. Win/win.

  • amygerman15
    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!

  • BobbysChicagoBAbe
    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
    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 :)