Amish Hot dog casserole (Made in the Crock pot)

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 my Aunts made for us (yes, Amish can eat hotdogs too!) 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!

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Cheesy Amish hotdog casserole (slow cooker)

Amish hot dog casserole (adapted to crockpot)

marilynpeight
This easy and cheesy hot dog casserole is a quick toss and go casserole that the whole family can enjoy!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine Amish
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 5 medium potatoes, cubed (peeling optional)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 4 oz. canned mushroom pieces (or fresh, sliced mushrooms)
  • 1/2 cup diced onion (white or yellow)
  • 4 hot dogs, sliced (your choice of cheddar, regular, beef, etc.)
  • 10.5 oz. cream of cheddar soup
  • 10.5 oz. cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 teaspoon season all (Lawry's salt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

Toppings:

  • shredded cheese of your choice
  • fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • 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 cubed potatoes, then layer the hot dog slices over top.
  • Whisk the soups, season all and garlic salt together in a medium sized bowl. 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 and allow to melt. Garnish with diced parsley (optional) and enjoy!

Notes

Feel free to add seasoning to taste in this hotdog casserole! 
Cooking times may vary per crockpot size and strength. I suggest checking the potatoes every couple of hours if it is your first time trying out the recipe. 
See below for photos and notes. 
Keyword Amish, hot dog casserole, crockpot, slow cooker
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Equipment needed for this Amish hot dog casserole:

  • Crockpot I used my 2.5 quart casserole crockpot for this Amish hot dog casserole, but a 3-4 quart crockpot works well too. Cooking times may vary slightly if you wish to size up on the crockpot.
  • Cutting board A cutting board is useful for slicing the hot dogs, cubing potatoes, and dicing the onions.
  • Whisk A whisk is needed to combine the cream of soups with the seasonings before pouring the mixture over the hot dogs and veggies in the crockpot.
  • Mixing bowl I like to use a stainless steel mixing bowl for combining the soups and seasonings.
  • Measuring cups Measuring cups are needed to get an accurate measurement of the diced onions and chicken broth before adding them to this hot dog casserole.

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Try serving this casserole with crockpot creamed corn or Amish honey bread. Or try serving the casserole with Amish pickled beets and Amish 60 minute dinner rolls.

Step 1-2: Add a little chicken broth to the bottom of a 2.5-4 quart slow cooker, then place potatoes on top and season with salt and pepper. Add remaining veggies, then spread hot dog pieces over top.

Substitutions:

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.

Step 3: Combine cream of soups and seasonings in a medium sized bowl.

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!

Step 3 continued: Pour the soup mixture over the hot dogs, ensuring everything is well covered in the soup mixture.

Step 4: Cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, until the potatoes have softened and the remaining ingredients are cooked through.

Is parsley for garnish necessary?

Although fresh parsley is optional, I highly recommend it if you have it on hand and like the flavor. It helps to elevate this simple casserole into something more sophisticated (in my opinion).

Storage options for this Amish hot dog casserole:

Leftovers of this Amish hot dog casserole freeze well in an airtight container for up to 3 months. You can also keep the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or so. This hot dog casserole would make a great freezer meal option if you wish to prep a meal ahead to be able to pull out of the freezer on a busy dat!

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6 thoughts on “Amish Hot dog casserole (Made in the Crock pot)”

    1. Yes you can! I would put the casserole in a 13 by nine inch dish and cook the potatoes before adding to the casserole. Then everything should bake well at 350 for 30-40 minutes.

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