Hot diggity! Hot dogs are breaking beyond the boring ol’ bun. 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.

BBQ Hot Dogs Over Rice

If you’re out of hot dog buns, don’t worry — this recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Apron will wow the whole family. The key to this delicious dish is the homemade barbecue sauce, which will come together in five minutes with ingredients you already have in your fridge and pantry. Click here to grab the recipe.

Photo credit: Chelsea’s Messy Apron

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

—Susie Foresman

featured photo: Alves Family via flickr