Mini Mac & Cheese Dogs

“We wanted to get creative with hot dogs, so we made a mac-and-cheesy one. Pile on the extra cheese, relish and even bacon.” —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland

Mini Mac & Cheese Dogs FeaturePhoto: Taste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
2dozen 25minutes + rising 15minutes + cooling
Servings Prep Time
2dozen 25minutes + rising
Cook Time
15minutes + cooling
Portions: dozen
Portions: dozen
  1. Let dough stand at room temperature until soft enough to shape, 15-20 minutes. Cut each roll in half; shape each half into a 3-in.-long mini hot dog bun. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  2. Cover with greased plastic wrap; let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Bake buns until golden brown, 12-15 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. In a 15x10x1-in. baking pan, toss bread crumbs with onion, oil, salt and pepper. Bake at 350° until golden brown, stirring once, 5-7 minutes.
  5. Cook hot dogs and macaroni and cheese according to package directions. To serve, cut hot dogs crosswise in half. Split buns; fill with hot dogs and macaroni and cheese. Sprinkle with toasted crumbs.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1 appetizer: 198 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 446mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fibre), 6g protein.