Hot Dogs With Mashed Potatoes

"A budget meal to keep in mind during those in-between paycheck weeks, when you just need to eek out few more days without running to the grocery store, and when you and the kids are just plain sick of pasta."
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  • Split the hot dogs lengthwise and place on a cookie sheet.
  • Fill the split with mashed potatoes. Sprinkle grated cheese on top.
  • Bake at 350°F until the hot dogs are done and the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.

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  1. I’ve had this since I was a kid. It’s really good with mustard first then mashed potatoes. Also it was really fun andeasy for me to make as a kid.
  2. My grandparents would make these for us as kids, and my grandfather's mother in Oklahoma used to make them for him as a kid. Hush puppies. You put the puppy (hotdog) to bed and cover him up with a blanket (cheese)
  3. This was one of our fun go-to suppers the next day after a large dinner when we had leftover potatoes. I throw a couple little twists into the picture when I make them now. I very lightly grease the foil with bacon fat before I put the hot dogs on the pan. Just enough for flavor but not so much that they get greasy, I add 4 green olives w/pimentos on top of the potatoes and then a little ketchup. I’m not really a cheese guy so I leave them out of my recipe. Mmmmm tasty..
  4. Having some mashed potatoes in the fridge, I made these last night for dinner. These are really, really good. I reheated one for lunch today and it was just as good. What a great, simple and inexpensive meal. I sure was surprised by how delicious this was.??
  5. I didn't follow this recipe exactly, but when my initial plan to make a hot dog, mashed potatoes, and cabbage fell through, I took inspiration from it. I wrapped the hot dog in a slice of cheese, put it in a bun, and then topped it with mashed potatoes. It was surprisingly good! Thank you!


  1. I score the hot dogs before I boil them which allows them to curl up. Attach 2 with toothpicks to form a circle. Add the mashed potatoes and dollops of cheese whiz. Then bake at 350 until heated through and cheese melts about 20 to 30 minutes. My Mom made these in the early 70's. I'm assuming she saw it in a magazine back then. Very yummy!!
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<p><br /><br />I live in a small town in texas.Not much to do here, So I have found a hobby in cooking.Which I love.I want to go to culinary school in Dallas.</p>
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