Hot dogs and pasta–what’s there not to love if you’re a kid? This reinvented version of beef stroganoff substitutes hot dogs in lieu of beef strips. While most parents might already be turning their noses up already, you can always make more “adult” ones using bockwurst instead of hot dogs. Your kiddos, on the other hand, won’t think twice before scarfing down this savory dinner. Serves 4.


Fancy Hot Dogs


1 Tbsp butter (more if needed)
6 standard sized hot dogs (plan 1-2 per person, or fewer if you are serving kids), sliced into 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch thick slices
1 cup chopped yellow onion
2/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup of water
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley (optional)


1. Melt butter in a large skillet (cast iron works well for this purpose) on medium high heat. Add the chopped onions and sliced hot dogs. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions and the hot dogs are nicely browned, 5-10 minutes.

2. Add the sour cream and water, stir until creamy. Heat until steamy.

3. Serve with cooked egg noodles, elbow macaroni, or favorite pasta. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley.

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