If you are trying to figure out what to serve with hot dogs, this list is exactly what you are looking for. All of these side dishes go well with hot dogs. They are an American summer, ballpark, and barbecue favorite and a hearty hot sandwich on their own.
But sometimes you do not want the same old sides. Therefore, you can now pick the best easy side dish to go with your favorite hot dogs. Whether you want a salad, vegetables, potato, or something unique, we have you covered with so many choices on what to serve with your frankfurters.
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Many of the best food bloggers have shared some of their quick and easy side dish recipes to eat with your grilled, steamed, or boiled hot dogs. I suggest anyone watching their carbs try my keto cornbread chaffles to use as a bun - OMG!
This is a tasty list of what to offer with hot dogs. All of these sides pair well with the meat and soft bun combo no matter what toppings you like best. (I am a spicy mustard and sauerkraut kind of gal all the way!) If you ever wondered why they are called "hot dogs", find out all about it at THE HISTORY OF HOT DOGS.
Sides for Hot Dogs
To help you decide what to eat with frankfurters, I have broken down the list into some subcategories. So based on your mood, preference, or diet, there is something for everyone. There are healthy salads, mayo-based salads, low-carb, keto, vegan, and fancy sides.
All of these side dishes are also great with all kinds of sausage, wiener, kielbasa, frank, wurst, or whatever you call it. So enjoy your summer BBQ, Memorial Day picnic, or 4th of July celebration with hot dogs & these sides.
And do not worry if you made too much for that party - you can refreeze cooked or raw hot dogs to enjoy later. This list of what to make and serve includes:
- Favorites by The Short Order Cook
- Salad Side Dishes
- Fruit or Vegetable Side Dishes
- Potato or Chip Side Dishes
Favorite Side Dishes
French fries, salads, vegetables, cocktails, condiments, and more. These are all the best recipes from the blog that goes well with hot dogs. I've included many gluten-free, keto-friendly, low-carb, and healthy options.
We like to grill our hot dogs and here is ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GRILLING. The best way to cook anything, including hot dogs, is on the grill. We love the uncured hot dogs from ButcherBox. They always come out juicy with a crisp outside.
A few of these recipes are great to make ahead of time. I like to premake chili, french potato salad, or broccoli salad. They taste better the more time the flavors have to blend. Great for camping!
Bonus: Kids love these recipes too (well except for the cocktails!) Make a few kid-friendly recipes and be the hero of your next hot dog cookout.
Salad Side Dishes
The best side dishes for hot dogs are often salads. Whether they are mayo-based or light and healthy, you can never go wrong when you serve one of these delicious side salads. From leafy greens to coleslaw, there is something yummy for everyone to love.
Fruit or Vegetable Side Dishes
If you want something light and healthy as a side, fruits and vegetables are often the way to go. From sweet tropical fruit salads to savory asparagus, dig into one or more of these recipes to complete your grilled hot dog meal.
Potato or Chip Side Dishes
Ok, I admit it, potatoes and hot dogs just go together. Fried, baked, or baked - give me some potatoes!
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What To Serve With Hot Dogs
TRY ONE OF THE GREAT SIDE DISHES LISTED
- Onion Rings
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Creamy Coleslaw
- Beef Chilli
- Homemade Pickles
- Avocado Coleslaw
- Homemade Doritos
- Chopped Salad
- Crinkle Fries
- Broccoli Salad
- Carrot Fries
- Make your favorite Hot Dog, frankfurter, sausage, kielbasa, etc.
- Choose one or more wonderful sides from the lists above.