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Playing Hot Dog Football Party

This is a great way to feed a crowd without being in the kitchen during the big game.


  • Hot dogs (you'll need about 2 per person)
For the Jalapeño Cheese Sauce (serves 6-8 as a topping):
  • For the Jalapeño Cheese Sauce (serves 6-8 as a topping):
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped
Hot Dog Topping Suggestions: (Feel free to expand this list with your faves!)
  • Caramelized onions
  • Pickled red onions
  • Chili
  • Green onions, sliced
  • Red onions, sliced
  • Cilantro
  • Store-bought salsa
  • Tortilla chips, crushed
  • Fritos, crushed
  • Sauerkraut
  • Giardiniera
  • Assorted shredded cheeses, like cheddar, Monterey Jack and queso fresco
  • Pimiento cheese
  • Guacamole
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Lettuce, sliced
  • Sautéed apples
  • Pesto
  • Sautéed peppers and onions
  • Pickles, spears and slices
  • Red cabbage slaw
  • Sour cream
  • Chopped bacon


Serves: Feeds a crowd!


About 2 hot dogs per person- calculate however many you need for the number of guests you are having before you go to the store.

For the hot dogs, heat a flat top griddle to medium heat and brown the dogs, 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer hot dogs to a slow cooker and keep on low with the lid on the whole time your guests are eating. 
For the Jalapeño Cheese Sauce: In a medium pot, heat butter. Sprinkle flour over the melted butter, stir a minute then stir in milk and season with salt and pepper, cook about until sauce is thick, 5-7 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in cream cheese, Monterey jack cheese, and jalapeno peppers. Pour into a little crock pot or fondue pot to keep sauce warm.