Camping Recipes: 4 Ways to Make Hot Dogs Fun Again

Hot dogs are a staple campground food for kids and adults alike. They are easy, quick, and filling, but they can get a little boring, too. Here are some easy camping recipes for how to make your campground cookout more enjoyable this summer.


Octopus Dogs


  • Hot Dogs
  • Buns
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup


  1. Before roasting your hot dogs over the fire, use a knife to cut each one in half, leaving at least a quarter of it uncut on one end.
  2. Turn the dog and cut in half again, leaving a fourth uncut as before.
  3. Repeat twice more so that there are eight “legs”
  4. Roast the octopus dogs over the fire until warm, turning frequently to avoid burning.
  5. Add tiny dots of ketchup or mustard for eyes and serve!

Pigs in a Blanket


  • 1 tube of crescent roll dough
  • 1 package of hot dogs
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Olive oil
  • Aluminum foil
  • Hot dog toppings


  1. Start by soaking your bamboo skewers for at least 30 minutes before you start cooking.
  2. Cut the crescent dough into long strips.
  3. Skewer each hotdog lengthwise and wrap in the strips of dough. This works best if you secure it to the skewer by wrapping it over on itself. Secure the dough on itself at the top, too.
  4. Brush lightly in olive oil and cover in aluminum foil.
  5. Cook on the grill until the dough is cooked through and golden brown – 5 to 6 minutes, turning frequently.
  6. Serve with your favorite toppings.

pigs in a blanket

Pizza Dogs


  • 1 package of hot dogs
  • Ciabatta buns
  • 1 jar pizza sauce
  • 1 package of pepperoni
  • 1 bag of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Oregano
  • Aluminum foil


  1. Roast the hot dogs over the fire as normal.
  2. Place the hot dog on a ciabatta bun and top with pizza sauce, a few slices of pepperoni, a sprinkle of oregano, and mozzarella cheese.
  3. Wrap in aluminum foil and place on the grill until the cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Enjoy!

Hot Dog Melts


  • 1 package of hot dogs
  • 1 package of pretzel hot dog buns
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • Your choice of cheese — I recommend sharp cheddar or swiss.
  • Spicy brown mustard
  • Aluminum foil


  1. Heat a drizzle of oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook until translucent, 3-5 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Roast your hot dogs over the fire.
  3. Add to a pretzel bun and top with onions, mustard, and your choice of cheese.
  4. Wrap in aluminum foil and grill until the cheese is melted, approximately 3-5 minutes.
  5. Serve warm!

hot dog melt

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