Mom's Hot Dog Boats

Mom's Hot Dog Boats

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"This is an old family recipe....My kids love it. They usually eat 3 to 4 hot dogs each. You could even make this a vegetarian meal by substituting your favorite vegetarian ingredients. You can use any type of hot dogs or sausages that you would like."


45 m servings 442 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 442 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 25 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.5g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 13.4 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 1049 mg
  • 42%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two. Return to the pot, and mash with the milk, butter, salt, and pepper.
  2. While the potatoes are boiling, place the hot dogs in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then keep warm on low until the potatoes have been mashed.
  3. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.
  4. Cut the hot dogs down the center, leaving the two halves attached (like a hot dog bun). Stuff the hot dogs with mashed potatoes and place into a baking dish. Place half a slice of cheese on top of each hot dog.
  5. Broil in the preheated oven until the cheese is bubbly and has melted, about 1 minute.
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  1. 17 Ratings


We have been making these forever! My mom mad ethem when we were growing up! You don't need to preboil the hot dogs! Slice the dogs as stated or you can also use sausage dogs and put them und...

These are good. I make them with instant mashed potatoes.

These are SO good, someone made them and brought them to work and I had 3 of them! So simple, yet so tasty!

I love hot dogs, and plan on trying this soon.. but it can't become a vegetarian meal if it contains meat.

This is surprisingly good!! Used leftover mashed potatoes.

Pretty good. Different way to cook hot dogs. An easy quick meal. Will make again but will try instant potatoes for a quick week night meal. Update - tried with instant and worked great. My 15 mo...

My Hubby is hard to please. But he loved these! :) I liked them, and my daughter loves anything with hotdogs. :)

This is an old favorite of my husbands about which, I'd never heard. I cheated, and strongly recommend you do as well, to make it so much simpler and faster, Idahoan brand instant mashed potatoe...

Quick and easy, kids liked it!