Stupid Hot Dog Thing

Stupid Hot Dog Thing

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"My mom made this for me growing up. It got its name when she couldn't find her recipe card, got frustrated and asked where the recipe for the 'the stupid hot dog thing' was. The rest is history. We always have used Classico® for the tomato sauce."


40 m servings 543 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 543 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 30 g
  • 46%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.2g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 24.8 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 1626 mg
  • 65%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil; cook the macaroni in the boiling water until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain.
  2. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat; cook the hot dog slices in the butter until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the tomato sauce, milk, and cheese food to the pot; cook and stir until the cheese food is melted completely, 10 to 12 minutes. Fold the macaroni into the cheese mixture; continue cooking until thoroughly hot, about 5 minutes. Serve hot.
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  1. 21 Ratings


This review is mainly in response to a previous post. To use such words as "thoroughly uninspired" and "sadly lacking" to describe this dish, is snobbish and in bad taste. If you are going to co...

Mom made this for us kids, but she always used gov'ment cheese instead of Velveeta. (Think of gov'ment cheese as a mixture between Velveeta and mild cheddar cheese....less processed taste.) I ge...

I was torn between three and four stars, but I am the first to write a review, and I didn't want to start this recipe off on a bad note. For starters, I followed the recipe exactly as written in...

I apologize, the macaroni should be cooked slightly harder than al dente and finished cooking when added in at the end (this will make it so its not soupy). I suggest using classico as that is t...

Bland & throughly uninspired. My husband was none too pleased, and my children were less than enthused which is a far cry from their usual elation with my Italian cooking. I made this for my fam...

Simple flavor; comfort food & kid-friendly! This is a fun dish that you will like if you've even had a hot dog with mac & cheese on the side! :) I made a 1/2 batch & I added 1 tsp garlic powder,...

This really wasn't bad. Everyone else in my family really liked it more than I did. My main issue was more about texture than flavor. The flavor was much better than I expected - and to have som...

First of all...unless you are the Duggers DO NOT make a full batch. This recipe makes a GINORMOUS amount of food. We have a family of 6 and I doubt we will finish a 1/2 batch. You will be eating...

Yummy. I need to suce the sause in half next time it made to much.