Hot Dog Boats - 3 Ingredients - Fun for Kids to Make!

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Recipe by ELS7493

We made these all the time when I was a kiddo because it's easy and fun for kids to make and super fast. My mom liked it because it was a good use for leftover mashed potatoes (you can also use instant potatoes). I know it sounds like a totally weird recipe, but it is fantastic!

Top Review by PetesNina

I love these! I am finally glad to have something other than 'that mashed potatoes, cheese and hot dog thing I make'. My aunt introduced me to these probably 40 years ago and I have loved them ever since. Everyone should try them.


  1. Slice hot dogs length-wise but only half-way through so that they open up like a book.
  2. Fill open end with the potatoes - distribute evenly among the 5 hot dogs.
  3. Sprinkle tops evenly with cheese.
  4. Microwave for 1 minute or until wieners are hot and cheese is melted.
  5. That's it! Enjoy! I like it with mac and cheese as a side item.

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