Lunch Box Hot Hot Dogs


When the kids need a break from sandwiches, why not send them with a hot hot dog to warm their bellies before going out to play? This recipe explains how to keep the hot dogs warm.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 all-beef hot dog

  • 1 hot dog bun

  • 1 packet ketchup

  • 1 packet prepared yellow mustard

  • 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Prepare your child's lunch box by packing hot dog bun, ketchup, mustard, and Cheddar cheese.

  2. Preheat your child's insulated beverage container by filling it with boiling water. Let stand for 15 to 20 minutes. I put the kettle on when I get up and let it heat while the kids get ready for school. Right before they leave, dump out water and replace with more boiling water. The preheating keeps it hot for a longer time. Place hot dog into the water and close the lid.

  3. When your child is ready for lunch, they can take the hot hot dog out of the container and place it on the bun. Top with ketchup, mustard, and cheese to make a hot lunch from home.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

384 Calories
24g Fat
26g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 384
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 1083mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 191mg 15%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 176mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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