Hot Dog Baked Potatoes

by Becca
4 potatoes
50 min

A tasty, hearty way to enjoy vegetarian hot dogs – hot dog baked potatoes! Loaded with all my favourite hot dog toppings.

Sausages and potatoes are a match made in heaven, but I’ve never had them quite like this before. These hot dog baked potatoes combine two awesome things, to give an end result that’s even greater than the sum of its parts. It’s hearty and warming, and absolutely packed with flavour.

Vegetarian hot dogs

I have fond memories of eating hot dogs as a child (always on holiday, for some reason), so I was really excited when vegetarian hot dogs became available. They taste just like I remember them!

I usually use hot dog sausages in the ‘normal’ ways – either in a bread bun, or cut up in pasta. But this time I thought I’d do something a little different, and swap the bun for a crispy jacket potato.

The flavours are just like my favourite loaded hot dogs, but the potato bakes it heartier and more filling – more like a full evening meal than a sports game snack.

Here are a few ideas for topping your hot dog baked potatoes:

  • American-style yellow mustard
  • ketchup
  • pickles (pickled gherkins)
  • crispy onion bits
  • crispy bacon bits (usually vegetarian!)
  • tomato salsa
  • grated cheese

Do you have any other favourite hot dog toppings?

Recipe details
  • 4  potatoes
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 40 Minutes Total time: 50 min
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  • 4 large potatoes
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 4 vegetarian hot dogs
  • Your choice of additional hot dog toppings, e.g. ketchup, mustard, pickled gherkins, etc.

Bake the potatoes using your favourite method. I like to start them off in the microwave, then crisp them up in the oven, as detailed here.
Meanwhile, add the sliced onions to a frying pan, along with the butter and oil. Cook over a medium-low heat for at least 10 minutes (longer is better), until softened. If you have more time, you can caramelise them fully by cooking over a very low heat for a long time (up to an hour or so).
Cook the vegetarian hot dogs according to the instructions on the packet. Mine needed to be boiled for 15 minutes.
When everything is ready, assemble the hot dog baked potatoes. Cut the potatoes in half, add some sautéed onions and a sausage, and finish with your favourite hot dog toppings.
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