If you’re just heating up your hot dogs and serving them on a bun, you’re missing out on some serious hot dog creations. We’re not talking about toppings. We’re not even talking about spiral-cutting the dogs. We’re talking about thinking outside the bun (pun intended).
Whether you like them in natural casings ― which is actually intestines ― or without, hot dogs are a savory, salty, flavor bomb, and they’re a welcome addition to other recipes. Grilled cheese? Yep. Casseroles? Of course. Want to make it fancy? Oh, you know it. Check out the recipes, and see for yourself.
1 Crispy Crack Dogs
Get the Crispy Crack Dogs recipe from Kitchen Tested
2 Chili Dog Tater Tot Casserole
Get the Chili Dog Tater Tot Casserole recipe from Countryside Craving
3 Grilled Cheese Hot Dogs
Get the Grilled Cheese Hot Dogs recipe from The Baker Mama
4 Leftover Hot Dog Pizza With Caramelized Onions
Get the Leftover Hot Dog Pizza with Caramelized Onions recipe from The Food Charlatan
5 Crunchy Nacho Crescent Dogs
Get the Crunchy Nacho Crescent Dogs recipe from Bev Cooks
6 Fancy Hot Dogs
Get the Fancy Hot Dogs recipe from Simply Recipes
7 Mac And Cheese Dog Casserole
Get the Mac And Cheese Dog Casserole recipe from My Mommy World
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.