Hot Dog Stroganoff

Looking for a different kind of hog dog recipe? Try hot dog stroganoff with a sour cream sauce and serve with noodles. Easy to make, easy on the budget, and kids love it!

hot dog skillet recipe

Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer

I had to laugh when I first heard about this recipe from my friend Heidi H.

In fact, at first blush the thought of it was not particularly appetizing. You take slices of hot dogs, sauté them in butter with onions, and add sour cream.

That's it. Serve it with pasta. But then I recognized the brilliance. This is just a stroganoff, made with hot dogs, or sausages, instead of strips of beef.

Heidi's mom Jill used to make these so-called "fancy hot dogs" for her kids and now Heidi makes it for her family. Her kids love it!

If you want to make a more grown-up version, use a fine German bockwurst instead of hot dogs. Heidi thinks her mom made it because it's so easy on the budget. Which it is, but it also tastes great and cooks up quickly. Perfect for a mid-week, get-it-on-the-table, family meal.

Hot Dog Stroganoff

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 servings

You can use any kind of hot dog. Kosher hot dogs are good. If you want to take the recipe up a notch, try it with a mild bockwurst sausage.

If you are serving this dish to young children, cut the hot dogs into smaller, bite-sized pieces, as hot dog rounds can be a choking hazard for young children.


  • 1 tablespoon butter (more if needed)

  • 6 standard-sized hot dogs (plan 1 to 2 per person, or fewer if you are serving kids), sliced into 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch thick slices

  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion

  • 2/3 cup sour cream

  • 1/3 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, optional


  1. Sauté onions and sliced hot dogs in butter:

    Melt butter in a large skillet (cast iron works well for this purpose) on medium high heat. Add the chopped onions and sliced hot dogs.

    sautéing hot dogs in skillet with onion

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    sautéed hot dogs and onions in skillet

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    Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions and the hot dogs are nicely browned, 5-10 minutes.

  2. Add the sour cream and water, stir until creamy:

    Heat until steamy.

    stroganoff sauce ingredients added to hot dogs in a skillet

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    hot dogs stroganoff in a skillet

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  3. Serve:

    Serve with cooked egg noodles, elbow macaroni, or favorite pasta. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
397 Calories
35g Fat
10g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 397
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 753mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 354mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.