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7 Ways To Get Weird With Hot Dogs

Julie R. Thomson

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

(Kitchen Tested)

Get the Crispy Crack Dogs recipe from Kitchen Tested

2 Chili Dog Tater Tot Casserole

(Countryside Craving)

Get the Chili Dog Tater Tot Casserole recipe from Countryside Craving

3 Grilled Cheese Hot Dogs

(The Baker Mama)

Get the Grilled Cheese Hot Dogs recipe from The Baker Mama

4 Leftover Hot Dog Pizza With Caramelized Onions

(The Food Charlatan)

Get the Leftover Hot Dog Pizza with Caramelized Onions recipe from The Food Charlatan

5 Crunchy Nacho Crescent Dogs

(Bev Cooks)

Get the Crunchy Nacho Crescent Dogs recipe from Bev Cooks

6 Fancy Hot Dogs

(Simply Recipes)

Get the Fancy Hot Dogs recipe from Simply Recipes

7 Mac And Cheese Dog Casserole

(My Mommy World)

Get the Mac And Cheese Dog Casserole recipe from My Mommy World

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.