Microwave Hot Dog

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A Microwave Hot Dog makes a delicious and easy lunch or dinner! You’ll love to microwave up a batch of hot dogs for a kid-friendly meal that fills them up. Add your favorite deli toppings.

hand holding Microwave Hot Dog

Hot Dog Cooked In The Microwave

We love this recipe for hot dogs cooked in a flash! Just a few seconds in the microwave for a perfectly warmed hot dog and bun. You can add fresh cut fruit, chips, and maybe some vegetables and dip to make a complete meal that comes together in no time. What a winner!

You can make these hot dogs as simple or gourmet as you prefer. Keep it simple with ketchup and mustard (or even plain!). Or grill up some onions and pepper for a burst of flavor. You could also set out traditional hot dog toppings, like relish and sliced tomatoes, and let everyone top their own hot dogs. Great idea for parties!

Love kid-friendly dinners? We’ve got a bunch! Check out Instant Pot Boxed Hamburger Helper

, Air Fryer English Muffin Pizzas, and Air Fryer Hot Dogs.

hot dog on a paper towel in the microwave

How To Make Microwave Hot Dogs

First wrap the hot dog(s) in a paper towel.

Place in microwave and heat for 1 minute or until hot dog is warmed through. Remove hot dog from microwave.

If you’d also like a warmed bun, place it on a plate and heat in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Remove bun from microwave and place hot dog in bun. Add any toppings you love on hot dogs.

hot dog wrapped in paper towel in the microwave

Cooking Tips

  • Using a paper towel is optional, but it does help to steam the hot dog. If you choose not to use a paper towel, just place the hot dog(s) on a microwave-safe plate
  • You can absolutely cooked multiple hot dogs in the microwave, just add about 10-20 seconds of cook time
  • Try different toppings for these easy hot dogs: shredded cheese, chili, diced onions, relish, and sliced tomatoes, just to name a few

hand holding hot dog with a bite out of it

Do You Need Water To Microwave Hot Dogs?

Not necessarily. You can certainly heat up hot dogs by placing them in a microwave-safe bowl of water and heating it in the microwave. But you can also heat up hot dogs by rolling them in a paper towel and steaming in the microwave. Or just lay the hot dog on a microwave-safe plate and heat it up. It’s totally up to you!

warmed hot dog in bun

What To Serve With Microwave Hot Dogs

How about some classic bbq sides? Hot dogs are perfect alongside Cucumber Apple Salad, Broccoli Apple Salad – Healthy No Mayo, and Strawberries, Kiwis and Bananas Fruit Salad.

Or make your own toppings for these hot dogs! Check out Easy Homemade Refrigerator Garlic Dill Pickles Recipe, Air Fryer Peppers And Onions, and Instant Pot Keto Chili Recipe Without Beans.

hot dog on paper towel after being heated in the microwave

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Microwave Hot Dog

A Microwave Hot Dog makes a delicious and easy lunch or dinner! You'll love to microwave up a batch of hot dogs for a kid-friendly meal that fills them up. Add your favorite deli toppings.
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time1 minute
Total Time2 minutes
Course: Kid-Friendly, Lunch, Main Dish, Sandwich
Keyword: Microwave Hot Dog
Cooking Method: Microwave
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 261kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 hot dog
  • 1 hot dog bun
  • 1 tbsp mustard optional
  • 1 tbsp ketchup optional

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  • Microwave

Instructions

  • First wrap the hot dog(s) in a paper towel.
  • Place in microwave and heat for 1 minute or until hot dog is warmed through. Remove hot dog from microwave.
  • If you'd also like a warmed bun, place it on a plate and heat in the microwave for about 15 seconds.
  • Remove bun from microwave and place hot dog in bun.
  • Add any toppings you love on hot dogs.

Notes

  • Using a paper towel is optional, but it does help to steam the hot dog. If you choose not to use a paper towel, just place the hot dog(s) on a microwave-safe plate
  • You can absolutely cooked multiple hot dogs in the microwave, just add about 10-20 seconds of cook time
  • Try different toppings for these easy hot dogs: shredded cheese, chili, diced onions, relish, and sliced tomatoes, just to name a few
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 721mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 3mg
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