Move over chili dog--this mac ‘n cheese topped hot dog is reinventing summer grilling.
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Mac 'n Cheese
2/3 cup uncooked dried elbow macaroni
5 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli American, cut into quarters
3 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Provolone Cheese, cut into quarters
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Half & Half
4 hot dog buns
4 premium hot dogs
Chopped cooked bacon, if desired
Chopped tomato, if desired
Chopped fresh chives, if desired
Sliced green onion, if desired
Ketchup, if desired
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; set aside. Keep warm.
Combine cheeses and half & half in 2-quart saucepan; cook over medium heat 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is smooth. Add cooked pasta; stir to combine.
Heat gas grill to medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.
Open buns; place cut-sides down onto grill. Grill 1-2 minutes or until toasted. Set aside.
Place hot dogs onto grill. Grill, turning occasionally, 5-9 minutes or until heated through.
Place grilled hot dogs into buns; top each with about 1/2 cup mac ‘n cheese. Top with bacon, tomato and other toppings, if desired.
Read the Story Behind the Recipe
Hip, hip, hooray for hot dogs! Every region has its own favorite way to top this summer favorite. Think of the dog and the bun as just the beginning of a culinary adventure.