National Macaroni and Cheese Day is July 14th, National Hot dog Day is July 21st (the date varies—it’s the third Wednesday of July). So how about some fusion: Have a mac and cheese hot dog (photo #1). Combining two comfort food favorites, it’s easy to make.
The recipe follows, and there are more hot dog recipes below.
But first, for your Hot Dog I.Q.:
> The history of hot dogs.
Dog. You can use any type of hot dog and roll you like, but the recipe tastes better when the hot dogs are grilled and the rolls are toasted.
Mac. You can prepare the mac and cheese from scratch, or use a boxed variety.
Combos. You can be as basic or as gourmet as you like. How about a Wagyu beef hot dog on a brioche hot dog roll, topped with truffled mac and cheese (using truffle cheese and a bit of truffle oil)?
Creativity. How about grilled/sautéed apple slices and honey mustard on your dog?
> The difference between rolls and buns.
> Hot dog vs. weiner vs. frank.
> Hot dog vs. sausage: the difference.
> How hot dogs are made.
> Nitrates and nitrites.
> Why there are 10 dogs in a package but only 8 rolls.
> Organic hot dogs vs. conventional hot dogs.
> A & H Glatt Kosher Hot Dogs, one of our favorite brands.
> Field Roast Great Vegan Hot Dogs.
RECIPE: MAC & CHEESE HOT DOGS
Hot dog rolls
Macaroni and cheese
Optional garnishes: barbecue sauce, chopped crisp bacon, chopped herbs (basil, chives, parsley, rosemary, tarragon), fried leeks, frizzled onions, green pickle relish or related relish (chow-chow, chutney, mostarda), honey mustard, shredded cheese
1. PREPARE the mac and cheese. This can be done up to 5 days in advance, and heated as the hot dogs cook.
2. GRILL or otherwise cook the hot dogs. While they cook, toast the buns.
3. ASSEMBLE: Place a hot dog in each bun, cover with mac and cheese and garnish. If you want to use mustard or relish, place it on top of the hot dog before adding the mac and cheese.
4. GARNISH as desired.
If you need more room in the roll, check out these tricks.
30 MORE HOT DOG RECIPES
Beef dogs, chicken dogs, pork blend, turkey dogs, vegan dogs: These recipes work with any type of dog (leaving off the bacon and cheese for the vegan dogs, of course).
Apple Pie Hot Dog Recipes
Bacon Cheese Dogs
Bacon Hot Dogs
Baked Beans & Franks
Beer & Pretzel Hot Dog Rolls Recipe
Creative Toppings For Burgers, Brats & Franks
Firecracker Hot Dogs
Grilled Potato Salad & Hot Dogs
Hot Dog & Tater Tot Skewers
Hot Dog Lollipops
Hot Dog Party Bar
Hot Dog Sculpture
Hot Dog Turducken: A Sausage Stuffed With A Hot Dog
Italian Hot Dogs
Jambalaya Hot Dogs
Kobe Beef/Wagyu Hot Dogs
Mini Corn Dogs
Six Regional Hot Dog Recipes
Specialty Hot Dog Toppings #1
Specialty Hot Dog Toppings #2
Top 10 Hot Dog Toppings
Wrapped Hot Dogs
Homemade Hot Dog Rolls
How To Pack More Toppings Into The Roll
Pretzel & Beer Hot Dog Rolls
Uses For Leftover Hot Dog Rolls
Sourdough Hot Dog Rolls
20 Other Uses For Hot Dog Rolls
HOT DOG ROLL RECIPES
 Who needs sauerkraut? Top your dog with mac and cheese. The recipe is below (photo © Potato Rolls).
 Different toppings and sourdough rolls. Here’s the recipe (photo © King Arthur Flour).
 A Chicago-style hot dog: an all-beef dog on a steamed poppy seed bun, with toppings added in this order: yellow mustard, sweet green pickle relish, onion, tomato wedges, pickle spear, sport peppers* and celery salt. Check the recipes at left for the signature dogs from other cities (photo © Kindred Restaurant | Davidson, North Carolina
 Cheese and hot dogs? Sure, from pimento cheese (in photo) to shredded cheddar or pepperjack to melted mozzarella (photo © Birdie’s Pimento Cheese | Facebook).
 Cheddar chili turkey dogs (photo © Jennie-O).