Hotdog Casserole, it’s a real weiner!

11 Apr

I have lots of great memories from my childhood that revolve around food which I find to be very common.  There is one memory that I love and causes at least three of my seven siblings to gag-Hotdog Casserole! I hadn’t thought of or eaten it in many years until my husband reminded me about it when I told him I was writing a food blog.  It is one of those recipes that I thought was unique to our family and when I mention it, people often look at me in disbelief.  My brother John actually wrote a paper about it in high school and got an A.  Google it, there are many recipes out there which I was absolutely shocked to see.  My husband was very skeptical that it could taste good but I assured him that with several of his favorite foods in it; potatoes, onions, hotdogs and tomato soup that he would love it.

Here’s how it goes:

1 package of your favorite dogs

2 cans tomato soup (I like Campbell’s, and you don’t need to dilute it)

1 large onion-thinly sliced

5-6 medium eastern potatoes-thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spread a thin layer of tomato soup on the bottom of a casserole dish. Then layer potatoes, onions and hotdogs spread with tomato soup and continue to layer, it should make 3 layers. For the top I put a layer of potatoes with a thin layer of soup on the top.  Put the lid on and bake for 40 minutes then remove lid and bake for another 20 minutes.  It will be a mass of bubbly goodness! Keep in mind to slice the potatoes nice and thin so they cook completely.

Well, my skeptical husband is now a convert, he loved it! The flavor of the onion that mixes with the tomato soup and is soaked up by the potatoes and hot dogs is just delicious!  I believe it will now be added to our regular rotation of meals along with spaghetti and meatballs and pot roast, his other favorites.  If you make it, please let me know what you think! Enjoy!

2 Responses to “Hotdog Casserole, it’s a real weiner!”

  1. Phoebe April 13, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    hello, fine page, and a fairly good understand! definitely one for my bookmarks.


  2. Cathie April 12, 2011 at 6:56 am #

    Will definitely give it a try. Thanks Christina 🙂


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