Lunch Box Hot Hot Dogs

Lunch Box Hot Hot Dogs

Lorrie 12

"When the kids need a break from sandwiches, why not send them with a hot hot dog to warm their bellies before going out to play?"


25 m servings 384 cals
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Original recipe yields 1 servings



  • Calories:
  • 384 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 24.4 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 15 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 1083 mg
  • 43%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Prepare your child's lunch box by packing the hot dog bun, ketchup, mustard and Cheddar cheese.
  2. Preheat your child's insulated beverage container by filling with boiling water. Let stand for 15 to 20 minutes. I put the kettle on when I get up and let it heat while the kids get ready for school. Right before they leave, dump out that water and replace with more boiling water. The preheating keeps it hot for a longer time. Place a hot dog into the water and close the lid.
  3. When your child is ready for lunch, they can take the hot hot dog out of the container and place it on the bun. Top with ketchup, mustard and cheese to make a hot lunch from home.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 85 Ratings


Great idea! My 3rd grader came home drunk from the beer that was suggested as a complimentary drink, but other than that, it worked great! :)

I love this one. My daughter is in elementary so, to avoid any mess or fuss at lunch time, after following the directions to heat the thermos I dump out the hot water and grill up the hot dogs ...

My mom used to pack these for me once a week when I was a kid. Now I bring a couple of dogs to college with me when I need a warm lunch. Cheap college food!!! I make chili-dogs this way too, pou...

What a smart idea this is! We were able to fit three hot dogs in our average sized thermos. I preheated with boiling water as Lorrie recommended, poured it out, placed three thawed hot dogs an...

I thought this was a good idea, but our sausages had gone a bit soggy by lunchtime. Thank you so much Purple Hippie for your tip of cooking the sausages, wrapping them in foil and then adding t...

To all of those who responded with "are you kidding me... horrible food choice... blah blah blah". Yes, you are correct, hot dogs are not the most nutritious but on occasion, it can't hurt and ...

Thank You for the GREAT idea! My daughter will not eat sandwich meat. We use her thermos for lots of things but I never thought of this. So easy!!

Great idea!!! I needed something new for my three high school boys...They thought it was so cool and it filled them up!

Not just for kids lunch boxes- EXCELLENT solution for an off campus college student stuck on campus all day with no access to heating appliances.