It's nice to try easy hot dog recipe for kids, but it doesn't mean you shouldn't be making creative snacks while at it. There are so many hot dog snack ideas that go beyond the usual sausage on a bun.
Mexican Taco Salsa Hot Dog (Brooklyn Farm Girl)
This Mexican Taco Salsa Hot Dog from Brooklyn Farm Girl is a perfect example of how a little creativity can result in a unique and easy recipe for kids to enjoy after a full day at school. It's a matter of assembling hot dog, vegetables and cheese on a taco shell - it' that easy! It's also a great way to encourage kids to eat more veggies.
"We’re going to place the hot dog inside a taco shell. It’s one of those ideas where if you tried it already you know the magic, but if you never thought of doing that you might have just had a 'AHA' moment."
- beef franks
- shredded cheese
- taco shell
Oven Hot Dogs (Alyssa B. Young)
Alyssa B. Young has a cool recipe called Oven Hot Dogs. These are hot dogs on buns, topped with chili, condiments and cheese, then popped in the oven just until the toppings melt together in a perfect mound of deliciousness. This is a good recipe to try if you're having a few kids over and you want to prepare something special for them.
"I know, they sound crazy. And you have to eat them with a fork and knife. But I promise oven hot dogs are absolutely delicious."
- 8 hot dogs
- 8 hot dog buns
- 1 can of chili
- 1/2 an onion, diced
- cheddar cheese
- sweet relish
Mini Corn Dog Muffins Recipe (Hip2Save)
Hip2Save has an awesome idea called Mini Corn Dog Muffins Recipe that's an easy hot dog snack to make for kids who love corn dogs. To make this recipe extra easy, you may opt to use muffin mix instead of making the muffin from scratch. You can also make muffin batches made with other types of sausages if you like an assortment of this delightful snack.
"If you love the taste of corn dogs, you are going to love this easy baked homemade recipe for mini corn dog muffins! These corn dog muffins are a crowd pleaser especially with kids and make a great football watching snack for the big game coming up!"
- 1/2 cup melted butter (or 1/4 cup butter + 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 8-10 all-beef hot dogs, cut into 1″ bites (Pictured are Open Nature brand nitrate free all beef hot dogs)
Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:
Want to lessen the saltiness of hot dogs? Boil the sausages just until they're tender. This will allow some of the salt to be drained away.
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