Macaroni and Cheese Dog Casserole

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This yummy recipe comes from Rachael Ray...I saw her make it one night on "30 Minute Meals" and I couldn't wait to try it. It makes a lot, so it's perfect for the hungry kids and DH! Don't let the number of ingredients or the steps fool you...this is a quick and easy meal to make on a busy weeknight!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil a large pot of water for macaroni.
  2. Salt water and under cook macaroni, cook about 7 minutes until just under al dente in doneness.
  3. Preheat broiler and set rack 12 inches from heat.
  4. While pasta works, heat a large deep nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Add 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan, then add hot dogs and brown on both sides, 4 minutes total.
  6. Remove the dogs with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate.
  7. Add another tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan, and the butter.
  8. When butter melts, cook onions 4 to 5 minutes, then add flour and cook another minute.
  9. Add beer/chicken broth and cook off completely, 1 minute.
  10. Whisk in milk and bring to a bubble, then season sauce with salt and pepper and stir in mustard and ketchup.
  11. Lower heat and add 2 cups of the cheese.
  12. Stir to melt, about 1 minute. Adjust mustard, ketchup, salt and pepper to taste.
  13. Drain pasta well.
  14. Combine pasta and hot dogs with sauce and coat evenly, then pour into large (13 x 9) casserole dish and top with remaining cheese.
  15. Melt and brown cheese under broiler, about 2 minutes.
  16. Serve and enjoy!
Most Helpful

Thought this was a great idea and made it when Rachel Ray did it.

DeMyztikX January 05, 2011

My boys ate it up! Didn't have ketchup but it turned out fine. Used corn starch instead of flour but I might stick with flour next time- mine wasn't super creamy. 16 oz was a LOT of hot dogs, might use a little less next time. Over all very tasty!

ALMjoy7 November 22, 2008

Very good recipe! I used stock and forgot the mustard and ketchup. My toddler loved it! Thanks!

najwa July 07, 2007