Recipes - Tried & True Macaroni and Cheese Hot Dog Casserole

Lady Kaycee

Macaroni and Cheese Hot Dog Casserole

1 box macaroni & cheese (cooked according to box adding cheese later)

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided

1 (12 ounce) package beef hot dogs cut into 1-inch pieces

1 tablespoon butter

1 medium onions, finely chopped

½ cup chicken broth

1/8 tsp pepper

2 tablespoons ketchup

1 cups yellow cheese, shredded, divided


Boil a large pot of water for macaroni. Salt water and under cook macaroni, cook about 7 minutes until just under al dente in doneness.

Preheat oven.

While pasta works, heat a large deep nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan, then add hot dogs and brown on both sides, 4 minutes total. Remove the dogs with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate. Add another tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan, and the butter. When butter melts, cook onions 4 to 6 minutes. Add broth and cook off completely, 1 minute. Whisk in milk and cheese sauce (from the box) and bring to a bubble, then season the sauce with pepper and stir in the ketchup. Lower heat and add 1/2 cup of the cheese. Stir to melt, 1 minute. Adjust ketchup, salt, and pepper to your taste.

Drain pasta well. Combine pasta and hot dogs with sauce and coat evenly then pour into large casserole and top with remaining cheese. Bake at 325 for 10-15 minutes or until cheese melted and brown. Serve.