Hot Dog Soup

"This is a family favorite, courtesy of Family Fun Magazine, which has been in our menu line up since it was published. This is a real kid pleaser!!! Perfect with a salad and loaf of warm bread on a cold winter night."
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Ready In:
1hr 50mins




  • The kids can help to slice up the hot dogs into 1 inch pieces by using plastic knives.
  • Start with a large soup pot. Sauté the hot dogs in the oil until they are browned. Remove the hot dogs & refrigerate. Next, sauté the onion, celery, carrots and garlic for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the water, stock, lentils, salt, pepper, and basil. Bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  • Adjust the seasonings and add the hot dogs back in to warm them through. Serves 8 to 10.

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  1. Thank you SO much for posting this!! It became a family favorite of ours when I clipped it out of the Family Fun magazine, but I lost that recipe and have searched for it for years....there are many similar recipes, but I've never had one turn out as well as this one does, so I'm very grateful to have this recipe again!
  2. No kids at home, but a yummy soup nonetheless. I used dried red lentils because that's what was on hand. Also, no basil, so garnished with croutons and parsley. This is a hearty soup that is just the right consistancy. Thanks, IGtbQ! Made for Spring 09 PAC


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