How To Grill Hot Dogs

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Looking to learn how to grill hot dogs? This easy recipe for grilled hot dogs will have you firing up the grill to enjoy this classic cook-out meal! Grilled hot dogs just taste like summer. You can cook them up in a few minutes and top with your favorite condiments.

hand holding grilled hot dog in a bun

Grilled Hot Dogs

Hot dogs on the grill have an amazing flavor. And it’s such an easy cooking method. Just heat up the grill and cook the hot dog on both sides until grill marks appear. The hot dogs will be cooked through and so tasty!

For summer parties (or hosting any of time of the year), we love to set up a hot dog dressing station. Everyone can top their hot dog with their favorite classic and fresh condiments. Some popular ideas: ketchup, mustard, relish, sliced tomatoes, grilled onions, celery salt, nacho cheese, canned chili, shredded lettuce, or even hot & sweet peppers. The possibilities are endless!

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How To Grill Hot Dogs On Gas Grill

This easy method for grilling hot dogs will become your go-to for cookouts and easy dinners!

Start by firing up the grill. Set to high heat and allow it to preheat for 1 minute.

Once the grill is ready, open it up and lower the temperature to medium.

Place hot dogs horizontally on grill using barbecue tongs. Cook for about 2 minutes, watching closely so the hot dogs don’t burn. Once you see good grill marks on the bottom, flip the hot dogs over to the other side.

Cook for another 2 minutes (longer if you prefer them well done). Take hot dogs off the grill and lay out on plate or platter.

You can serve the hot dogs as is and let people add toppings, or place them in buns and top before serving.

grilled hot dogs on a plate

Cooking Tips For Grilling Hot Dogs

  • Use tongs to move hot dogs on grill. Make sure they are high heat-safe
  • You can cook as many hot dogs as you need for a gathering. This recipe is great for easily feeding a crowd
  • The hot dogs may roll on the grill, just use the tongs to find a good, solid position for them

hot dogs with grill marks

How Long To Grill Hot Dogs

The cooking time really depends on how you like them done. 4 minutes on a hot grill is about average. You can add a minute or two if you prefer your hot dogs more grilled.

tongs holding grilled hot dog

What To Serve With Grilled Hot Dogs

How about some more classic barbecue fare? Try these easy recipes: Popcorn Salad Recipe, Instant Pot Frozen Corn On The Cob, and Easy Potato Salad With Eggs.

And for dessert, let’s try a classic crowd-pleaser like Microwave Rice Krispie Treats, Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake, or Yellow Cake Mix Cookies With Chocolate Chips.

hot dogs cooking on the grill

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How To Grill Hot Dogs

This easy recipe for How To Grill Hot Dogs will have you firing up the grill to enjoy this classic cook-out meal! Grilled hot dogs just taste like summer. You can cook them up in a few minutes and top with your favorite condiments.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time4 minutes
Total Time6 minutes
Course: Dinner, Grilling, Lunch
Keyword: How To Grill Hot Dogs
Cooking Method: sauteed
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 242kcal

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Ingredients

  • 5 hot dogs
  • 5 hot dog buns
  • 2 1/2 tbsp ketchup divided (optional)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp mustard divided (optional)

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Instructions

  • Start by firing up the grill. Set to high heat and allow it to preheat for 1 minute.
  • Once the grill is ready, open it up and lower the temperature to medium.
  • Place hot dogs horizontally on grill using barbecue tongs. Cook for about 2 minutes, watching closely so the hot dogs don't burn. Once you see good grill marks on the bottom, flip the hot dogs over to the other side.
  • Cook for another 2 minutes (longer if you prefer them well done). Take hot dogs off the grill and lay out on plate or platter.
  • You can serve the hot dogs as is and let people add toppings, or place them in buns and top before serving.

Notes

  • Use tongs to move hot dogs on grill. Make sure they are high heat-safe
  • You can cook as many hot dogs as you need for a gathering. This recipe is great for easily feeding a crowd
  • The hot dogs may roll on the grill, just use the tongs to find a good, solid position for them
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 668mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 3mg
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