Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

Another recipe from the 1980 version of the Grace Evangelical Congregational Church cookbook from Muir, Pennsylvania that was given to me by my Nana when I became an adult. This recipe was submitted to the cookbook by Eva Smith. The printed version of this recipe makes me giggle because there is a typo where the hot dogs are called 'hot gods'. Eva didn't specify serving yield, so I am guessing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in Dutch oven.
  2. Cut hot dogs in half and then into small pieces.
  3. Simmer onion, pepper and hot dogs in butter for about 10 minutes or until brown.
  4. Sprinkle macaroni over top.
  5. Add salt, tomatoes and water.
  6. Cover; bring to boil.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until tender (about 12 minutes).
  8. Stir in cheese and simmer until cheese melts.
Most Helpful

5 5

Ahhh this takes me back. This is one of those classics I will just never tire of! If you want to shortcut even more, skip the peppers and tomatoes and just add a health scoop of salsa! Also good with a scoop of chili. PS - CONGRATS on your health! You are looking so fabulous and I totally commend your effort, dedication and willpower!

4 5

I gave this a 4 because while kids loved it, my husband and I only thought it was so-so.

5 5

A lovely simple dish to "throw" together on a FRiday night, real comfort food. I had all the ingredients on hand so it too about 3 minutes to get organised & then wait for it to cook. A winner with DH & toddler DD. Thanks for posting!