12 Super Easy Mini Hot Dog Recipes for a Fast Snack to Serve to Your Little Crowd

Gathering with your friends and loved ones at someone’s place or even your own is fun. You can reminisce about your past days, have good laughter, play games, or watch something together. This happy gathering can never be complete without some dishes of savoury snacks to indulge in, and nothing makes a perfect appetiser than mini hot dogs. 

Hot dog sandwiches can be a crowd-pleaser, but aiming for mini hot dog ideas can be easier to grab and eat. They also make great snacks to enjoy between meals or quick bites to curb hunger throughout a busy day. No matter your reasons for making these mini hot dog recipes, they’ll always have your back when your stomach growls are louder than your thoughts. 

Despite the many ways you can make mini hot dog appetisers, we still haven’t even mentioned the fantastic condiments and sauces you can add to flavour your snack. Here’s a delicious list of super fun mini hot dog ideas to make in a snap and enjoy deliberately with your loved ones:

1. Pigs in a Blanket

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Mini hot dogs are easy to eat and are favoured by almost everyone, but nothing can beat the deliciousness of those little pigs in a blanket. It’s an easy recipe with a few ingredients and only 20 minutes to make.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of mini cocktail weiners or any regular hot dogs and chop them into small bites.
  • 1 tube of crescent rolls
  • All-purpose flour
  • Coarse salt
  • 4 tbsp. of melted unsalted butter

Instructions:

1- Preheat your oven to 375º

2- Add a little flour to your countertop on which you can spread your crescent sheets.

3- Cut the crescent sheet triangles into 3 smaller triangles.

4- Place your cocktail weiner or chopped hot dog onto the triangle and roll the dough from the thicker to the thinner sides. Repeat until you roll all the mini hot dogs at hand.

5- Gently brush with butter and add some salt sprinkles on top.

6- Bake to golden perfection, and your little pigs in a blanket shall be ready in around 15 minutes.

2. Smoky Bacon Wraps

A different way to devour your mini hot dogs is to wrap them in ingredients other than dough and bread. Slices of bacon are a great option since they’re easy to embrace the mini hot dogs and have a smoked flavour that makes the appetiser even more palatable.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of bacon strips
  • Mini hot dog package
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar (optional)
  • Toothpicks

Instructions:

1- Preheat the oven to 325º

2- Spread a baking sheet, then wrap your mini hot dogs with a bacon slice.

3- Secure your smokies with a toothpick to keep the hot dogs in place.

4- Sprinkle some brown sugar on top.

5- Bake for 40 minutes until it becomes golden and crispy.

3. Hot Dog Egg Rolls

Hot dog egg rolls are one of the tastiest recipes to make mini hot dog appetisers for your little gathering. It’s also a delicious finger food for your kids to snack on. This mini hot dog recipe needs no more than 4 ingredients and only 15 minutes to be ready. 

Ingredients:

  • 6 hot dogs chopped into thirds
  • 1 whole egg
  • 6 American cheese slices or any cheese of your preference
  • 1 large tube of dough

Instructions:

1- Preheat the oven to 375

2- Roll out the dough on your countertop and cut it into 12 rectangles.

3- Add half a cheese slice on each rectangular dough with one piece of your chopped mini hot dogs.

4- Enclose the hot dogs firmly into the dough, then brush the top with the beaten egg.

5- Place your doughs on a baking sheet and let them bake from 15 to 20 minutes.

4. Hot Dog Cubans

A variety of mini hot dog appetisers will get your party going and keep your friends happy and full. However, the mini hot dog, Cubans, are addictive finger food which gets more recognition than other appetisers on your table.

Ingredients:

  • 1 French baguette (cut into 15 slices)
  • 6 hot dogs 
  • 3 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup of diced boiled ham
  • 1/3 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp of yellow mustard
  • 1 cup of shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 tsp of onion powder
  • Pickle chips

Instructions:

1- Preheat the oven to 275°C

2- Cut the French baguette into 15 small slices, then spread the butter over each slice.

3- Bake the baguette slices for 5 minutes, then cool them.

4- Lay the bread open on a work surface, then add the mayonnaise, mustard, and Swiss cheese.

5- Cut the hot dogs into small pieces, then add a piece to each open sandwich.

6- Now add the pickles and ham and close the sandwich.

7- Press on the sandwich, then spread butter outside.

8- Place it back into the oven and let it bake for a while until the cheese melts.

9- You can slice each small sandwich into smaller halves and enjoy!

5. Mini Mac & Cheese Dogs

Mac & cheese is always an easy and delicious dinner we all resort to when unsure what to eat. Even better, it’s a kid-friendly meal. Adding hot dogs to this simple meal gives it new heights and turns it into an insatiable and hearty meal. Having your mac and cheese into a sandwich with mini hot dogs is a culinary experience you’d want to keep up with.

Ingredients:

  • 1 French baguette (cut into 15 slices)
  • 6 hot dogs 
  • Chopped onion
  • Canola oil
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/8 tsp of pepper
  • 1 package of macaroni and cheese dinner mix

Instructions:

1- Cut the French baguette into 15 slices and your hot dogs into thirds. 

2- Bake the baguette of the buns for 12 minutes, then let them completely cool.

3- Toss the breadcrumbs along with the canola oil, salt, pepper, and onion and let them bake for around 5 minutes.

4- Meanwhile, cook the macaroni and cheese per the package’s directions.

5- Add the hot dogs to the macaroni and cheese mix.

6- Fill the sandwiches with a hot dog, macaroni, and cheese, then sprinkle the toasted crumbs.

6. Frankfurter Puffs

The sound of crispy puffs is sufficient to make your mouth run and stomach growl. Imagine those crips pastry puff wrapped around savoury mini hot dogs, offering a simple yet sophisticated appetiser. This presents us the frankfurter puffs, where mini hot dog pieces are wrapped in crispy pastry dough and served alongside your favourite dipping sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 1 piece of puff pastry
  • Mini hot dogs
  • 1 tbsp of milk
  • 1 egg

Instructions:

1- Preheat the oven to 200°C

2- Meanwhile, roll out the puff pastry until it’s pretty slim, then cut it into several small pieces.

3- Let the pastry cool in the fridge for around 10 minutes

4- Beat the egg, add milk, then set aside.

5- Put your frankfurters on the pastries spread on the countertop.

6- Take the rest of the pastry from the refrigerator and brush it with the milk and egg mixture.

7- Cover the frankfurters with another layer of puff pastry.

8- Cut the dough into small pieces, leaving one piece of mini hot dog in each enclosed pastry.

9- Put the filled dough into the oven and let them bake for 10 minutes.

7. Rattlesnake Bite

The recipe’s name may sound a little intimidating, but the flavoursome is worth the little scare. These little mini hot dog bites are a crowd-pleaser, especially with a tasty dip on the side to kick the taste up a notch. The little wrapped dogs need not much of your time and no more than the essentials available in your kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of mini hot dogs
  • Flaky biscuits

Instructions:

1- Preheat the oven to 200°C

2- Cut the hot dogs into smaller pieces. Cut the biscuits as well into quarters

3- Add the cocktail wieners to the biscuits and press gently to flatten a little.

4- Arrange the hot dog-wrapped biscuits in an S-shaped line, placing the biscuits’ corners opposite to one another. Repeat until you get the needed quantity, with no more than 15 biscuits in every S shape.

5- Put the biscuits in the oven for 15 minutes or until they’re golden brown.

6- Serve your appetising rattlesnake bites beside hot sauce or any condiment you choose.

8. Miniature Corn Dogs

Corn dogs are quite a delicacy to enjoy on the go, but they’re even better when made bite-sized, where you can enjoy a couple of them. You can enjoy this savoury any time throughout the day, especially when you crave mini hot dog appetisers.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of mini hot dogs
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 2 tbsp of cornmeal
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • Onion powder
  • 3/4 cup of milk (2% fat)
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tbsps shortening
  • Cooking oil
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard

Instructions:

1- Mix the cornmeal, baking powder, salt, onion powder, and flour in one bowl. 

2- Whisk the milk and egg together in another bowl.

3- Crumble shortening into little pieces.

4- Add the milk and egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir.

5- Dip the hot dogs into the batter until moistened.

6- Pull out a heavy skillet and heat the oil to 375.

7- Add the sausages to the oil to fry until they’re golden brown.

8- Drain the sausage sticks on paper towels, then serve with mustard and ketchup.

9. Tex-Mex Hot Dog Taquitos

Putting a tex-mex spin on any dish is a great way to enjoy your meal; hot dogs are no exception. Hispanic cuisine offers much, yet nothing can beat the irresistible spicy bite-sized tacos. You can eliminate the spiciness if you wish; however, consider trying it and taking a bite of a meal inspired by Hispanic heritage.

Ingredients:

  • Mini hot dog package (8 pieces)
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • Eight corn tortillas
  • Greek yoghurt
  • Shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions:

1- Preheat the oven to 200°C. You can also air-fry them if you want a healthier option.

2- Soften the tortillas by heating them in the microwave for a minute or less.

3- Spread the tortillas open on your countertop and add the shredded cheese.

4- Place the hot dog on one end of the tortillas and tightly roll it up, securing it with a toothpick. 

5- Repeat with all the remaining hot dogs and tortillas.

6- Place your little taco-like sandwiches on a baking sheet and use olive oil to brush the outsides. 

7- Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. 

8- Cut each sandwich into half for finger food appetisers and serve with your Greek yoghurt or favourite dip sauce.

10. Hot Dog Skewers

There are various ways to enjoy a hot dog appetiser. One of the most creative recipes is the mini hot dog skewers, blended with several flavours that melt in your mouth. It’s a suitable meal for breezy summer days, for it’s easy and fast to make. Also, it makes for an excellent snack for your little ones, where you can add various vegetable options.

Ingredients:

  • 1 hot dog package
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes
  • 4 pickles
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Bell peppers (optional)

Instructions:

1- Cut all your ingredients into thirds (crosswise).

2- Thread the ingredients onto the metal skewers, starting with tomatoes, hot dogs, pickles and pepper, and then some more hot dogs. Feel free to rearrange.

3- Grill the skewers in a medium-high heated pan until they sizzle. 

4- Transfer your cooked skewers to a platter, then drizzle with your favourite sauces.

11. BLT Dogs

Combining two of the most famous American street food is an amazing way to have fun and enjoy a delicious meal. BLT and hot dogs can create the most booming flavours when coming together into your tummy. There are many nutritious ingredients in this energy that will boost your energy big time.

Ingredients:

  • 4 hot dogs
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 1 green onion
  • 4 bacon slices (cooked)
  • 3 tbsp of diced dill pickles
  • 1 tbsp of mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp of sour cream
  • 4 hot dog buns

Instructions:

1- Mix the tomatoes, bacon, pickles, sour cream, and mayonnaise in a bowl.

2- Cover with a plastic bag and leave the flavours in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to blend and set in.

3- Boil the hot dogs and let them cool for a few minutes, then drain.

4- Slit the buns open and add one hot dog and the tomato-bacon-pickles-mayo-sour cream mixture. 

5- Embellish your sandwich with green onion, lettuce leaves, et voilà!

12. Mini Hot Dog Mummies

This quick recipe is a great idea for Halloween snacks or even just for fun on regular days. It’s also a great way to conquer your fear and devour mummies regardless of the consequences. Jokes aside, this recipe is quite tasty and flavourful, especially if you have children to share the joy of making it with you.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of mini hot dogs or regular ones
  • 1 package of crescent rolls
  • 1 egg 
  • 1/2 cup of spicy barbecue sauce
  • 1 tbsp of mustard
  • Ketchup sauce or mustard (Or any dipping sauce you prefer)

Instructions:

1- Preheat the oven to 200°C.

2- Chop the hot dog into thirds and drench them in the barbecue sauce.

3- Unroll the crescent roll dough.

4- Cut the dough into thick strips of about 1/4 inch, then stretch them out with a pizza wheel to lengthen more.

5- Wrap the dough around the mini dogs and leave a little opening at one end.

6- Brush the outside with an egg, water, and salt mixture, or you can use butter instead.

7- Bake the dough until the mummies are slightly golden brown.

8- Let them cool, add mustard dots for the eyes and enjoy!

Savoury snacks are plentiful and accessible treats to calm down your hunger pangs, and mini hot dogs can be the best appetisers ever. Not only are they succulent, but they’re also versatile and leave room for you to get creative with the recipes.

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