Hot diggity! Hot dogs are breaking beyond the boring ol’ bun. With these inventive hot dog recipes. It’s time to thaw out the ones at the back of your freezer, because there are tons of amazing ways to jazz them up using ingredients you already have in your kitchen. From mac ‘n’ cheese dogs to hot dog curry, we’ve rounded up recipes that will change the way you think about franks.

Taco Dogs

We like to keep a stash of hot dogs in the freezer for those times when cooking up an elaborate meal isn’t in the cards. This twist on chili dogs from Mama Gourmand is the perfect way to make an old favorite new again—and it’s a guaranteed kid-pleaser too. Find her recipe here.

photo: Mama Gourmand

Have you ever tried a creative hot dog recipe? Let us know in the comments!

—Susie Foresman

featured photo: Alves Family via flickr