Bacon-Mac Dog

Bacon-Mac Dog

Total Time

30 minutes

Serving Size



  • 1 (14 oz) package mac and cheese dinner
  • ½ cup white cheddar crackers
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley
  • 4 beef hot dogs
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 12 toothpicks
  • 4 tablespoons barbecue sauce, divided
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 hot dog buns


  1. Prepare mac and cheese following package instructions. Preheat grill (or grill pan) on medium. Crush crackers; chop parsley.
  2. Wrap each hot dog with 1 slice bacon, securing with toothpicks (wash hands). Grill hot dogs 6–8 minutes, turning often, until hot dogs are well browned and bacon is cooked, brushing with 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce during last minute of cooking.
  3. Combine crackers, parsley, and Parmesan. Place hot dogs in buns; drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce. Top each hot dog with ⅓ cup mac and cheese and 2 tablespoons cracker topping. Serve with remaining mac and cheese on the side.

Nutritional information

Amount per ¼ recipe serving: Calories 740, Total Fat 32.00g, Sat Fat 11.00g, Trans Fat 1.00g, Chol 55mg, Sodium 2060mg, Total Carb 77g, Fiber 2.00g, Sugars 14g, Protein 26g, Calc 20%, Vit A 0%, Vit C 0%, Iron 20%