Caesar Salad Hot Dogs


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The hot dog obsession is in full force you guys and today’s Caesar Salad Hot Dogs are EVERYTHING!

Caesar Salad Hot Dogs from (@whatsgabycookin)

Did you know it was national hot dog day last week? I know, right!! A day dedicated to summers quintessential pool party food. I whipped up a batch of these Caesar Salad Hot Dogs in honor of the holiday and everyone sang my praises as they chowed down on these perfectly cooked dogs!

So we all love a Caesar Salad right? But instead of just enjoying it in salad form, what if it was all piled up within a hot dog bun. So basically a trifecta of 1: perfectly cooked Ball Park Park’s Finest dogs (Signature Seasoned!) with 2: shredded lettuce mixed with a touch of Caesar dressing, and lastly 3: some parmesan crisps to add a little bit of pizzaz. Genius if you ask me!! Make some extra Parmesan Crisps because they disappear quickly. (not that I’m speaking from experience or anything like that!)

Caesar Salad Hot Dogs from (@whatsgabycookin)

Caesar Salad Hot Dogs

5 from 1 vote


For the Hot Dogs

  • 4 Ball Park Park’s Finest Franks Signature Seasoned Beef
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • 1 cup finely shredded romaine lettuce
  • Caesar Dressing

For the Parmesan Crisps

  • 1 3-oz piece Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • ½ tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Special equipment: a nonstick bakeware liner such as a Sil-pat pad


For the Hot Dogs

  • Preheat your charcoal or gas grill over medium high heat. Place Ball Park Park’s Finest franks on the grill and grill for 3-4 minutes until grill marks appear. Once grilled, remove and set aside.
  • Toast the buns for a few minutes on each side until grill marks appear. To assemble, toss some of the shredded lettuce with a tablespoon of Caesar dressing and place the lettuce in the bottom of the bun, followed by the grilled hot dog, a little more of the lettuce and top with the parmesan crisps. Add additional Caesar dressing if needed.

For the Parmesan Crisps

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Using the small holes on a 4-sided grater, shred enough cheese to measure ½ cup.
  • Line a large baking sheet with a sil-pat liner. Stir together cheese, flour, and pepper until the flour is evenly distributed. Arrange teaspoons of cheese 2 inches apart on liner. Flatten each mound slightly with a metal spatula.
  • Bake frico in middle of oven until golden, about 10 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on sheet on a rack, then carefully transfer each crisp (they are very delicate) with metal spatula to rack to cool completely.

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking

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  1. Naomi

    I love a good hot dog – loving the Caesar variation. And I never even knew Ball Park had this new variation.

  2. Denise

    I am with Naomi … love a good dog! This is outstanding as well as creative. Get me some dogs now!

  3. Patti

    Brilliant combo, hot dogs and Caesar, and a dog without nitrates. I would feed this to my grandkids. I love my Big Sur Poster.

  4. Monika

    When I was a kid we used to put diced up parsley and onions on out hotdogs. This is soon much better!!! I love summer grilling!!!!

  5. Kevin @ Closet Cooking

    What a fun idea to combine hotdogs with caesar salad!

  6. Julie @ Table for Two

    I love a good hot dog and this combination is amazing!

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