Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

my mom has made this for years, as adults my brothers and sister still make, and it is a favorite of all the grandkids. we haven't met anyone yet who has heard of this, but it is good. also works with kielbasa, but hot dogs are the way mom made it, we never measured, just threw together what looked right, so this is fairly approximate, as are number of servings, can also use bow tie pasta for this, actually we prefer it

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. in large pan boil hot dogs (cut in 1" pieces or smaller) and pasta.
  2. drain, return to pan.
  3. add tomatoes, crushing with spoon to release juices.
  4. season to taste, mix well, heat on low until hot through.


Most Helpful

I can't believe that I found this recipe out there! Like you, we've never known anyone who has heard of this. This recipe has been a favorite in our family since my mother-in-law started making it for her kids back in the 50's! Since then, it has been passed down - currently to the 3rd generation! It maintains it's status of "favorite". The only difference in our family's recipe is we don't add the garlic salt/powder (the first generation still aren't fans of garlic...if you can imagine that!) and we add 2-3 Tablespoons of butter to the pasta & hot dogs before adding the tomatoes. It adds a nice richness to the dish. Thank you for posting this!

Stuy's Girl March 11, 2009

This is a perfedct recipe. I had hotdogs in the fridge that needed to be used, and just happened to have a package of elbow macaroni. Who doesn't have cans of diced tomatoes? I seasoned with salt and pepper, garlic powder. Bujt, I also added my all-time favorites of parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. Yummy! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

MadameCamaro November 02, 2011

I modified this a bit, but it was fairly close to the original. Sauted some onions and garlic till soft, then put the cut up hot dogs in with them to brown a little. Used a big can of diced tomatoes with juice. The husband and kids scarfed it up. Can't beat this meal, takes 20 minutes, costs about $6, and makes a TON. Thanks bunnylove!

Three Kids Make Me Crazy September 11, 2009

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