What To Serve With Hot Dogs- 28 Gobsmacking Sides You’ve Got To Try

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Quick Answer: What to serve with Hot Dogs?

There are a lot of dishes that pair magnificently with your homemade hot dogs. To name a few, these consist of roasted vegetables, garlic broccolini, roasted brussels sprouts, fried okra, sweet potato salad, french fries, mac and cheese, coleslaw, baked beans, pasta salad, corn salad, spinach salad, roasted cauliflower, asparagus and a lot more which will be discussed in the next article.

This is the ultimate list of what you can serve with your Hot Dogs at the next family gathering.

In this article, I will discuss the various dishes which pair very well with this delicacy.

These recipes and dishes have been tried and tested by me personally.

It isn’t just my experience as to what dishes go well with Hot Dogs, but I have consulted many other bloggers and food experts as well.

Without any further adieu, let’s dive into the recipes!

1. Corn on Cob

Calories Per 100g: 220 kcal
Time taken: 25 mins

Roasted sweet corn or corn on the cob is one of the staple sides of almost any dish, especially with hot dogs.

The sweetness and the starch in the corn pair magnificently with the flavor and texture of the enchiladas, especially when doused with butter.

Some prefer to grill the cob too, but that’s a completely personal choice, and it offers a
more earthy, umami-filled flavor.

You can follow this simple recipe:

2. Coleslaw Salad

Calories Per 100g: 152 kcal
Time taken: 30 mins

This salad is tangy, crunchy, creamy, and healthy all at the same time.

Coleslaw salad is an easy one that can be used in entrees as slides and can be eaten as a main dish too.

It pairs perfectly with hot dogs by adding a creamy element to the dish on the whole.

It tastes best when chilled.

Here’s an easy recipe:

3. Mac and Cheese

Calories Per 100g: 164 kcal
Time taken: 20 mins

This classic mac and cheese is a very good choice of side for hot dogs.

The creaminess and cheesiness complement the texture and flavor of the hot dogs.

This dish, by far, is the easiest dish to make out of all the dishes and the flavor of the cheddar cheese really cuts through the whole dish and enhances the experience.

You can make it on the stove or for a baked experience, you can pop it into the oven too!

Here’s an easy recipe you can follow:

4. Sweet Potato Salad

Calories Per 100g: 123 kcal
Time taken: 30 mins

Salads have time and again proven that they are a particularly versatile dish, they pair great with almost every food ever.

This tasty sweet potato salad is no different.

It is a very simple dish to make, takes just about 30 mins and will surely be a staple at almost all your mealtimes.

The best part is that it goes superbly with almost all cuisines and is definitely a very healthy option.

You can follow this simple recipe:

5. Tomato Feta Salad

Calories Per 100g: 172 kcal
Time Took: 15 mins

Salads have time and again proven that they are a particularly versatile dish, they pair great with almost every food ever.

This tasty tomato feta salad is no different.

All you need are a few cherry tomatoes, onions, basil, a few ingredients to go for the dressing and obviously, crumbled feta.

The dressing consists of vinegar, salt, pepper and some olive oil to bring all the ingredients together.

It is a very simple dish to make, takes just about 15 mins and will surely be a staple at almost all your mealtimes.

Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:

6. Zucchini Fries

Calories Per 100g: 17 kcal
Time taken: 45 mins

Zucchini has a certain flavor that gives a woodsy and earthy taste to them.

This dish is easily prepared; all you’ve got to do is flavor them with salt, pepper, garlic, lemon juice and fry until they have become nice and roasted.

A few prefer to pan roast them as well, but the chips taste better when fried.

You can follow this recipe:

7. French Fries

Calories Per 100g: 50 kcal
Time taken:30 mins

This classic recipe has been tried and tested and is a personal favorite.

There is a versatility in this dish which means that it can be served in a variety of ways and can be used as a side for almost any dish- hot dogs, burgers, steak, and so many more.

Its crispy texture on the outside with soft potatoes on the inside combined with the saltiness makes this wholesome.

These fries can be deep-fried in sunflower oil or can be baked too, if you want a healthier option.

On the whole, potatoes in almost any form go together with hot dogs.

Here’s an easy recipe you can follow:

8. Fried Okra

Calories Per 100g: 93 kcal
Time taken: 30 mins

Fried okra fritters are a great pairing with hot dogs, especially because they are flavorful and crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

It also acts as an appetizer and works great as a main too.

Spiced and seasoned with salt, pepper and onion and garlic powder, it perfectly compliments the texture of hot dogs.

It is sure to become a favorite one when you make this dish.

You can follow this simple recipe:

9. Roasted Potatoes

Calories Per 100g: 146 kcal
Time taken: 50 mins

A classic dish- roasted potatoes pair magnificently with hot dogs and adds an aura of sophistication to the dish on the whole.

The crunchy potatoes, crisp on the outside and soft and well-cooked on the inside, infused with the flavor from rosemary and the other seasonings, makes my mouth water at the very thought of it!

It is one of my favorites and is soon to become a staple in all your family dinners too!

Here’s an easy tutorial you can follow:

10. Brussels Sprouts

Calories Per 100g: 43 kcal
Time taken: 25 mins

Brussels sprouts complement almost any cuisine or dish, especially when roasted.

They have a unique flavor that just enhances the hot dogs.

All you have got to do is slightly season them with a bit of salt and pepper, although they’ve never really needed much seasoning, and pop them into the oven until the outsides become golden and crunchy, and you’re good to go.

Here’s an easy tutorial you can follow:

11. Caesar Salad

Calories Per 100g: 44 kcal
Time taken: 30 mins

It is very simple to make and complements hot dogs.

The sauce that’s used with Caesar salad has unique flavors which enhance the hot dogs.

It is a pretty easy dish and roughly takes about half an hour to actually make.

Although Italian, it greatly goes with almonds too, and caesar salad is a particularly popular dish to plate with your homemade hot dogs.

Here’s an easy tutorial you can follow:

12. Roasted Vegetables

Calories Per 100g: 81.4 kcal
Time taken: 30 mins

This is a very healthy side that pairs very well with hot dogs.

It is very easy to make, it also brings about the natural flavor of the vegetables without being overly powerful.

This can be made very easily by just pan-roasting any of the vegetables available at home and just adding some salt, pepper, cayenne, and lemon for an extra zing.

This particular side is delicious and can go with a plethora of other dishes too.

You can follow this recipe:

13. Roasted Garlic Broccolini

Calories Per 100g: 121 kcal
Time taken: 10 mins

Broccolini belongs to the broccoli family and isn’t just as widely known, but this particular dish will be sure to keep your guests wanting more.

All that you have got to do to make this dish is cut the broccolini, season it with salt and pepper and some olive oil and garlic just to enhance the flavor.

You can also pop them into the oven until they become crisp outside. If you don’t have an oven, you can always pan/ skillet roast them to get the flavor right.

Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:

14. Spinach Salad

Calories Per 100g: 94 kcal
Time taken: 5 mins

There is a unique taste to this salad, mainly because of the spinach involved.

It depends on what spinach you are using, and in all fairness, it doesn’t make much of a difference as it complements the hot dogs in a very whole manner.

You can also add red onions and toasted almonds just to add a nutty flavor and the usual salad dressing.

15. Grilled Eggplant

Calories Per 100g: 178 kcal
Time Taken: 50 mins

Eggplant has a certain flavor which is inherently Italian that gives an earthy taste to them.

This dish is easily prepared; all you’ve got to do is flavor them with salt, pepper, garlic, lemon juice and pop them in the oven until they have become nice and roasted after cutting them into moderately sized portions.

Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:

16. Quinoa Salad

Calories Per 100g: 120 kcal
Time taken: 25 mins

A quinoa salad is one of the healthiest ones out there, and may I add the tastiest too?

It is very colorful and visually appealing, especially when tossed about and let to sit for a while.

Here’s an easy tutorial you can follow:

17. Baked Beans

Calories Per 100g: 155 kcal
Time Taken: 40 mins

This baked bean recipe is largely British and is inherently and truly tastes magnificent.

Baked beans go great with any type of grilled meat, tacos and especially, hot dogs and will surely leave you wanting more!

18. Cornbread

Calories Per 100g: 383 kcal
Time taken:40 mins

This dish goes great with almost any dish and more importantly, hot dogs.

This is sure to become a great starter at your parties and will definitely make people come back asking for more.

Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:

19. Pasta Salad

Calories Per 100g: 202 kcal
Time taken: 20 mins

This is a very healthy salad that pairs very well with hot dogs as it offers a certain freshness that is otherwise lacking.

This is a healthy dish which goes with almost every meal, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner.

It can be eaten as a snack too, and goes great with most Italian dishes and hot dogs as well.

20. Corn Salad

Calories Per 100g: 127 kcal
Time taken: 30 mins

Salads have time and again proven that they are a particularly versatile dish, they pair great with almost every food ever.

It is a very simple dish to make, takes just about 30 mins and will surely be a staple at almost all your mealtimes.

The best part is that it goes superbly with almost all cuisines and is definitely a very healthy option.

Here’s an easy tutorial you can follow:

21. Cold Noodle Salad

Calories Per 100g: 124 kcal
Time taken: 20 mins

A cold noodle salad is a very elegant side which goes great with hot dogs as it only further brings out the flavor in the dish.

You can follow this simple recipe:

22. Grilled Watermelon

Calories Per 100g: 68 kcal
Time taken: 19 mins

Watermelon has a certain flavor that gives a woodsy and earthy taste to them, apart from making it sweet as well.

You can follow this simple recipe:

23. Roasted Cauliflower

Calories Per 100g:151 kcal
Time taken: 50 mins

This is a classic dish- cheesy baked cauliflower which pairs magnificently with hot dogs and adds an aura of sophistication to the dish on the whole.

The crunchy florets, crisp on the outside and soft and well-cooked on the inside, infused with the flavor from rosemary and the other seasonings, makes my mouth water at the very thought of it!

It’s easily prepared and can be made in the oven or pan-roasted.

It is one of my favorites and is soon to become a staple in all your family dinners too!

You can follow this recipe:

24. Roasted Asparagus

Calories Per 100g: 123 kcal
Time taken: 12-15 mins

Asparagus has a certain flavor that gives a woodsy taste to them.

This dish is easily prepared; all you’ve got to do is flavor them with salt, pepper, garlic, lemon juice and pop them in the oven until they have become nice and roasted.

You can follow this simple recipe:

25. Mexican Salsa with Chips

Calories Per 100g: 25 kcal
Time taken: 10 mins

Salsa is a simple dish that needs the use of a food processor to get that restaurant salsa feel.

All you need are some diced tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, chilli, onion and garlic and blend it all up with seasonings like salt, honey and cilantro, which can be served with chips.

Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:

26. Dill Fries

Calories Per 100g: 160 kcal
Time taken: 50 mins

Dill fries pair magnificently with hot dogs and add an aura of sophistication to the dish on the whole.

It is one of my favorites and is soon to become a staple in all your family dinners too!

Here’s an easy tutorial you can follow:

27. Nachos

Calories Per 100g: 160 kcal
Time taken: 25 mins

Nachos are a wonderful side that perfectly complements hot dogs and adds extra crunch and character to the dish as such.

It is fresh, tasty, and refreshing when paired with something as hot dogs and makes it all the more special.

Here’s an easy tutorial you can follow:

28. Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Calories Per 100g: 45.2 kcal
Time taken: 11 mins

This Watermelon cucumber salad is healthy, tasty, and sure to reappear on your dining table almost every weekend- it is that good!

It is very easy to make and is nutritious too, as watermelon is rich in a lot of antioxidants and promote good gut tract health.

Here’s an easy tutorial you can follow:

What are good sides to serve with hot dogs?

A variety of dishes can be served with hot dogs, most of which include- stove top Mac Cheese, corn on the cob, pasta salads, potato salads, french fries, beef and a lot more.

FAQs

What goes well with hot dogs?

There are multiple dishes which greatly complement hot dogs such as avocado, bacon, chili, coleslaw,mustard, gravy fries, pickles, tomatoes, ketchup, onion, blue cheese, jalapenos and a lot more.

Bottom Line

I genuinely do hope that you enjoyed this article on sides that go well with hot dogs.

Please do try out all the sides as most of them can be easily made at home and are rather healthy too.

If you have other interesting recipes that will pair well with hot dogs, drop us a message!

Please do share this article with your friends and family so that they enjoy these recipes too.

If you do have any queries or recipes, feel free to drop a text below. Happy cooking!

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About Karen Wilson

Karen is a foodie to the core. She loves any variety of food - spicy or junk! Her slender body and height are deceiving, as she enjoys eating hearty meals that would leave most people gasping for air. She has an appetite for life, and wants everyone around her to share in it too.

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