Mom’s Hot Dog Boats

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This is an old family recipe….My kids love it. They usually eat 3 to 4 hot dogs each. You could even make this a vegetarian meal by substituting your favorite vegetarian ingredients. You can use any type of hot dogs or sausages that you would like.


  • 6 russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • ½ cup warm milk
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 (16 ounce) package hot dogs
  • 4 processed cheese singles (such as Kraft®), cut in half


Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two. Return to the pot, and mash with the milk, butter, salt, and pepper.

While the potatoes are boiling, place the hot dogs in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then keep warm on low until the potatoes have been mashed.

Preheat the oven’s broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.

Cut the hot dogs down the center, leaving the two halves attached (like a hot dog bun). Stuff the hot dogs with mashed potatoes and place into a baking dish. Place half a slice of cheese on top of each hot dog.

Broil in the preheated oven until the cheese is bubbly and has melted, about 1 minute.

Preparation time: 20 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Servings: 8 – Yield: 8 hot dogs



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