Pluto Pizza Dogs

Kids really go for these grilled hot dogs with all the pizza trimmings.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

8
hot dogs
1/2
cup pizza sauce
8
hot dog buns, split
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup), if desired

  • 1 Heat coals or gas grill. Cut crosswise diagonal slashes 1/2 inch apart and 1/4 inch deep in each hot dog. Heat pizza sauce until hot; keep warm.
  • 2 Grill hot dogs uncovered 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 10 to 15 minutes, turning frequently, until hot and slashes begin to open.
  • 3 Serve hot dogs on buns. Top with pizza sauce, cheese and onions.

Expert Tips

Here's a fun way to serve these sandwiches with flair: Shop party--supply stores for red and white checked paper basket liners-- like you'd see used lining a hamburger basket at a diner-or even paper hot dog sandwich holders used in delis. Pick up these fun paper items for serving the Pluto Pizza Dogs.

Weather has a chill and you can't grill? Cook the hot dogs as directed on package for boiling or microwaving.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
160 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18 g
18 %
(Saturated Fat
7 g,
7 %
),
Cholesterol
30 mg
30 %;
Sodium
910 mg
910 %;
Total Carbohydrate
25 g
25 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
13 g
13 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
18%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.