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Cheesy Italian Hot Dog

Cheesy Italian Hot Dog

Try a fresh take on hot dogs by giving them a bit of Italian flair.

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5 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time


1 (16-ounce) jar (about 1 1/2 cups) giardiniera, drained, coarsely chopped

3 tablespoons Italian dressing

6 hot dog buns

12 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Italian Blend

6 premium hot dogs

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat gas grill to medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white. Place coals to 1 side in charcoal grill.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine giardiniera and Italian dressing in small bowl. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Open buns; place cut-sides down onto grill. Grill 1-2 minutes or until toasted. Turn buns over; immediately add 2 slices cheese to each bun. Place opposite heat on grill; keep warm.

  4. STEP 4

    Place hot dogs onto grill. Grill, turning occasionally, 5-9 minutes or until heated through.

  5. STEP 5

    Place grilled hot dogs into buns; top each with 1/4 cup giardiniera mixture. Serve immediately.

Tip #1

Giardiniera is a combination of assorted pickled vegetables and can be found in jars in the condiments section of the supermarket.

Nutrition (1 serving)

450 Calories
29 Fat (g)
60 Cholesterol (mg)
2380 Sodium (mg)
29 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
18 Protein (g)
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