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Ultimate DIY Hot Dog Bar

Ultimate DIY Hot Dog Bar

  • Author: Chris Cockren
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Enough to Feed A Party!


  • variety of hot dogs, sausages, and bratwurst as desired
  • variety of buns (hot dog buns, sub buns, baguette, pretzel buns, etc)
  • bacon
  • prepared macaroni and cheese
  • thinly sliced cucumber
  • pickled carrots
  • fresh cilantro
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • crispy fried onions
  • finely diced pineapple
  • sliced scallions
  • sesame seeds
  • chili
  • chopped kimchi
  • hummus
  • tomato-cucumber salad (Israeli salad)
  • salsa
  • guacamole
  • teriyaki sauce
  • bbq sauce
  • spicy mayo


  1. Grill hot dogs, sausages, and bratwurst according to package directions.  If desired, tightly wrap 1 slice of bacon around some of the hot dogs.  Grill over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until bacon is cooked through, about 8-10 minutes (watch them carefully as flare-ups tend to occur).
  2. Place all toppings, sauces, and buns in separate bowls and/or plates to create an Ultimate DIY Hot Dog Bar!

Some pairing suggestions:

  • Mac n’ Cheese topped with BBQ Sauce or Spicy Mayo
  • Banh Mi – topped with fresh cucumber, pickled carrots, cilantro, and spicy mayo
  • BBQ Bacon – bacon wrapped topped with shredded cheddar, BBQ sauce, and fried onions
  • Hawaiian – topped pineapple, teriyaki sauce, scallions, and sesame seeds
  • Chili Dog – chili, cheddar, scallions
  • Southwest – wrapped in a tortilla with cheddar cheese, topped with salsa and guacamole
  • Mediterranean – tomato cucumber salad, hummus, and feta
  • Korean – bacon wrapped with kimchi, scallion, and spicy mayo
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes