Mac + Cheese with Hot Dog Bites Recipe | Blog to Taste

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Mac + Cheese with Hot Dog Bites Recipe

Hello foodie friends!! On a recent trip to Las Vegas, we were going to have lunch at the Sugar Factory. As usual, I was perusing the menu looking to see what I might want. Then my friend mentioned she was going to get some sandwich that sounded really tasty, but I didn't see it on the menu I was looking at, and she told me I was looking at the wrong one. On the right menu I found just what I wanted, Macaroni and Cheese with Hot Dogs. Long story short...I was looking at the right menu to begin with, and I didn't get my Mac and Cheese. Today, to make up for that tragedy, I bring you this super simple recipe.

1 package of hot dogs
1 container of heavy whipping cream
1/2 box of elbow macaroni
1/2 cup assorted cheeses, shredded (each)
2 tspn Worcester Sauce
Cheese Crackers, crushed

Start by pre-heating your oven to 375˚.

After getting the oven ready, on the stove top, cook your macaroni.

While the noodles are waiting to boil, shred up the cheeses you will use. For this recipe, I used Asiago, Cheddar and Swiss cheese. Set aside.

Next open your package of hot dogs. You'll want to chop up into small cubes to make it easier to use in the cupcake dish. Set aside with the cheese.

In a frying pan, add in whipping cream, shredded cheeses, Worcester sauce and seasonings. Bring to a light boil. You'll know it's done with the cheese is completely melted. Bring to a low heat until pasta is done, making sure to stir every few minutes.

Once the pasta is done, drain it and then add it into the cheese sauce. Combine in the hot dogs and turn up the heat. Mix until cheese sauce has covered dish.

In a cupcake pan either add the dish directly in or do what I did and use foil cupcake liners. This helps cut down on the mess and makes these much easier to eat.

Add the crushed crackers to the top of the cupcake and then bake for 15 minutes to give it a crisp texture.

You can use this same exact recipe, but make it as a casserole instead of as pop-able cupcakes which would turn this from an appetizer to a dish for dinner on a busy night.

This works really great as a left over. You can easily pop this back into the microwave to reheat and it's just as delicious.

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