While growing up in the Amish, we didn’t have crock pots because electricity was forbidden. Recently when I had leftover hot dogs from a cook out I remembered this hot dog and potato casserole and decided to develop a crock pot version. This cheesy hot dog and potato dinner is budget friendly, kid friendly and is very easy to toss together, making the perfect weeknight meal for our family!
Prep: 10–15 min.
Cook time: 5-6 hours.
- 1/4-1/3 cup chicken broth
- 4-5 medium sized potatoes, roughly 1.5-2 lbs.
- 4 hot dogs of your choice.
- 1 10.5 oz. cheddar cheese soup
- 1 10.5 oz. cream of mushroom soup
- 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
- 4 oz. canned mushroom pieces
- 1/2 teaspoon season all (Lawry’s salt)
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- salt and pepper
- Shredded cheese (cheddar, taco style or your favorite).
- Optional: fresh parsley for garnish.
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- Whisk the soups, season all and garlic salt together in a medium sized bowl.
- Pour 1/4 to 1/3 cup chicken broth into a 3-4 quart crock pot, you will need enough to cover the bottom of the crock pot.
- Cube the potatoes (peeling is optional) and slice the hotdogs. Place the potatoes on top of the chicken broth in the crock pot and season lightly with salt and pepper. Layer the diced onion and mushroom pieces over the potatoes, then layer the hot dog slices over top.
- Pour the soup mixture evenly over the hot dogs, veggies and potatoes, ensuring the potatoes are well covered.
- Cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 3.5 to 4 hours until the potatoes are soft. If you wish you can stir the mixture half way through the cooking process. Add shredded cheese at the last ten minutes of cooking, or until it has melted. Garnish with diced parsley (optional) and enjoy! *Note cooking times may vary. Substitutions and photos below.
I like to use cheese franks in this recipe but regular or beef franks could also be used. I haven’t tried sausages yet, but I believe they would be delicious in the casserole if you prefer them over hot dogs!
Garlic powder can be used instead of garlic salt, simply add a little more salt (to taste) to the soup mixture or cut the salt out entirely (from the soup mixture) if you wish to reduce sodium.
I am generally not a huge fan of cream of soups, but in this casserole they go so well together so I took the easy route!
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