165 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 114
  • 4 Rating Star 35
  • 3 Rating Star 11
  • 2 Rating Star 3
  • 1 Rating Star 2

On the streets of Seattle, after the bars close, and during sporting events, these are a local favorite--warm cream cheese spread on your favorite hotdog!

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat grill or grill pan for medium-high heat.

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  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions, and cook slowly until the onions have softened and turned deep brown, about 15 minutes. Warm the cream cheese over low heat in a small skillet until very soft.

  • Grill hot dogs until well browned. Lightly grill hot dog buns on both sides.

  • To assemble cheese dogs, spread warm cream cheese on toasted hot dog bun, add hot dog or sausage, top with onions, mustard and sauerkraut, if desired.

Tip

Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

532.9 calories; 13.81 g protein; 28.82 g carbohydrates; 40.62 g fat; 91.79 mg cholesterol; 1354.07 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

cheryl
09/29/2008
I have found so many delicious hot dog recipes since using this site and this one is no exception..It is fantastic even with the boring veggie dogs i use to save on fat grams! One bit of advise. If you are like me and are feeling lazy on a monday night after a long day at work do not try to save time by heating the cream cheese in the microwave. Who knew cream cheese could explode!
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Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
02/02/2009
My daughter told me about this recipe and said her husband really liked it. I tried it yesterday and would not waste my time on it again. I think just a plain hot dog with mustart reslish & raw onlions was better.
(2)
165 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 114
  • 4 Rating Star 35
  • 3 Rating Star 11
  • 2 Rating Star 3
  • 1 Rating Star 2
cheryl
09/29/2008
I have found so many delicious hot dog recipes since using this site and this one is no exception..It is fantastic even with the boring veggie dogs i use to save on fat grams! One bit of advise. If you are like me and are feeling lazy on a monday night after a long day at work do not try to save time by heating the cream cheese in the microwave. Who knew cream cheese could explode!
(80)
GINGERLY88
07/30/2008
I am from Chicago & love my Chicago dogs but these were a good change. They sounded so gross but I was intriqued by the reviews. I hate onions and cream cheese seems so wrong on a hot dog but they were really good! I had to fight with my mom to convince her to try it since she was so repelled by the thought. Once she did she agreed these were great!
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MOLLE888
05/19/2007
How can you possibly improve on a delicious dog? Make this recipe and find out! The warm cream cheese was so delicious with the mustard and kraut! I used Saeuerkraut Hot Dog Topping from this site as a garnish and it was delicious. Thank you I will forever eat my hotdogs the Seattle way!
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James B
04/06/2012
Cream cheese seems to never stop amazing me.
(22)
Chris
01/19/2010
I think you could replace the hot dog with a shoe and it would still be tasty.
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HealthyFoodLover
07/15/2008
I am one of those Seattle people that it is a must to stop and get a cream cheese hot dog after the bars. Try it so goood. Another popular topping to go with the cream cheese at these stands is cucumbers
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Jodi AndBrad Berning
11/06/2007
to me cream cheese is the secret ingredient in ALOT of foods! This is no exception...we served with the saurkraut recipe from this site as others suggested (I have aways hated kraut) But actually I prefered the dogs with it! My family looked at the cream cheese on the dogs.....(it wasn't appealing)...but raved later...gotta get past the unusual to get to what's good! best with polish or spicier type sausages tried on regular weiners...too boring.
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ALLFROMSCRATCH
05/28/2007
I used brats but I can see this would be great with kielbasi too (and hot dogs!) The cream cheese really made it. I nuked it in a cup for 30 seconds or so to soften. Per Molle's review I used the Sauerkraut Hot Dog Topping also. This is the way to go serving dogs of any variety! Thanks!
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Anonymous
01/17/2013
So glad I found this! I used to live in Seattle and this was one of my favorite late-night treats. I've been craving it since I left! This recipe is superb. If I turn on the twinkle lights and sit next to a cold shower it feels like I'm back at home.:)
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