Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a concoction I came up with while trying to find a different way to use hot dogs that was kid friendly.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 16 ounces hot dogs (I buy them when they are on sale)
  • 14 cup onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 quart diced tomato (I can my own but 2 16oz cans will do)
  • 1 (26 ounce) jar pasta sauce (I buy in quality when on sale 10 for $10.00)
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can cream of tomato soup (on sale at $1.00 per can)
  • 1 cup water
  • 16 ounces pasta (I use medium shell macaroni on sale at 2 for $1.00)
  • 1 dash pepper (I use fresh ground and don't add salt as the hot dogs are salty enough)


  1. cut hot dogs in 1/2 lengthwise then into 1/4" pieces.
  2. In 4qt pan brown hot dogs and onions in oil.
  3. add tomatoes, soup or tomato paste ,water, and pasta sauce. add pepper and garlic powder.
  4. Let simmer while macaroni is cooking.
  5. Cook macar4oni in separate pan, drain and add to sauce.
  6. Works well with ground beef ,fresh browned of course, leftover hamburger patties chopped fine, leftover meat loaf or meatballs broken up fine and even leftover cooked chicken or turkey.