Slow Cooker Hot Dogs


May 14, 2015

Slow Cooker Hot Dogs 5 0 5 32
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • 1 hr

    1 hr

  • Yields: Six using Breville 7 litre flavour maker.


Six long fresh bread rolls

Six weiners/frankfurts

Six 5 mm slices of your choice of block cheese

Half red onion diced

Handful diced bacon

Butter to spread (1 tbs)

Ranch dressing (or sauce if choice)

1 teaspoon Italian herbs.


1Slit lengthwise each roll and butter.


3Place in weiners.


5Sprinkle on onion and bacon to each insert.


7Break up one cheese to each 'dog'


9Place dogs into slow cooker and squirt ranch dressing into each dog slit.


11Sprinkle herbs over the lot together.


13Place on lid using tea towel under for 1 hour HIGH.

Submitted by Simon Christie


51 Reviews


June 6, 2022

Has anyone done this for longer than one hour and has it worked? Is so, how long did you do it for?

Barbara Damp

May 27, 2022

The ONLY way we’ve had hot dogs since I first found the recipe! Favourite sauce (so far) is sweet chili!!!

Kylie V

April 30, 2022

Best hot dog I’ve ever made. So much better than boiled hot dogs. The bun is crunchy, the cheese is melted. I used tomato sauce, cut up ham slices & mixed herbs, instead of the ingredients I didn’t have in the recipe. Cooked in 2 batches, 4 rolls, then 2. We had more saveloys than buns, it worked putting them on the base of the slow cooker to heat up when cooking the last 2 buns

Tiffany Cotterill

January 29, 2022

Very happy with how these turned out, tastes amazing. Have more hotdogs left so will be doing this again tomorrow night 😁


November 20, 2021

Wow, we all loved them. This is the only way to cook them for now on in!


November 13, 2021

My kids favourite!

thelma steele

August 28, 2021

Amazing hot dogs. Love these and we have them every couple weeks.


July 12, 2021

Tried this for myself and kids for lunch, omitted the ranch dressing (not a fan) and sadly the herbs too, as I was out. Followed the directions otherwise, using tomato sauce, and oh my goodness, possibly the best hot dog I’ve ever eaten! And I’m not usually a fan of my own cooking. Even the fussiest kid devoured it. Never attempting any other way again. 🤤


June 15, 2021

Yummm!!! Followed the recipe to a T and they did not disappoint! Such a great flavour combination. Was a little sceptical on the ranch but trusted the reviews and they were spot on. Delicious and very filling!


June 7, 2021

Omfg never boiling hotdogs again woww this is a game changer 🤤🤤🤤👌💞
I used aioli and tomato sauce instead of ranch taste amazing

Jo Lowery

June 7, 2021

We tried these for the first time last night after being on my to try list for so long and they were well worth the wait, they did not disappoint. My husband gave the thumbs up which says A LOT.
They were so good 🌭😋🌭😋


May 4, 2021

Tried for the first time – AMAZING!! Followed recipe exactly for me and adapted for each family members individual taste. Used really good quality Vienna sausages.
I actually had a spare so wrapped in foil and left in the SC (still warm but switched off), went back to it an hour or so later and OMG I never imagined these things could get EVEN BETTER.

Ally Hayton

March 2, 2021

Moist bread yummy flavour delicious 😋 easy and quick

I’m pretty sure some have, just alternate the layers from top to bottom half way 🙂


January 9, 2021

Do you think I could do two layers in my slow cooker /maybe with baking paper in between?

Diane Morris

December 11, 2020

Made these for Dinner tonight, I absolutely loved them but sadly Hubby not so much, but that’s ok, I will make them again for me….YummmmmO


December 10, 2020

Made these quick and easy hotdogs they were pretty impressive, I didn’t use ranch but sauce and mustard instead along with bacon and onion , would love to try ranch next time .


December 2, 2020

Oh my word!!!!!! These were BAD!!!!!!!

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 29, 2020

I don’t see why not – as long as they are pre cooked kind Julia 🙂


November 28, 2020

Do these work with continental frankfurts and vegetarian sausages,please.

Lyn Douglass

November 26, 2020

Great Slow Cooker idea & really tasty. Whole family loved them. My only problem was size of cooker. I have a 5.5ltr oval & could only fit 3 but borrowed my daughters . Looks as though I need to look for another (larger) cooker 😊😊

Joanne Talarico

October 19, 2020

Omg this is absolutely delicious. Will definitely be making it again. The things I did differently was after I buttered the rolls I generously spread caramelised onion relish/jam on the rolls. I pre cooked the bacon and cooked for 75 minutes. Yummy 😋


September 30, 2020

Best hotdogs ever


September 16, 2020

Loved these—made them for the first time for “football” lunch. Very yummy!!!!

thelma steele

July 26, 2020

We loved these. So easy and yummy. Thank you Simon.

Thelma Steele

July 25, 2020

Amazing. Made them tonight. Would highly recommend.


February 12, 2020

These didn’t blow me away like some other recipes on this website, but were definitely enjoyed by my family of 4. We each had slightly different toppings (some with ranch, some with tomato/mustard sauce, some with/without onions). But everyone thought they were really flavoursome and liked that the buns were a little crunchy and the toppings warm/cooked/melted. 1 hr cooking time was just right for 4 hot dogs in my slow cooker.

You can line the cooker if you want to but you don’t need to
Bacon is raw when it goes into slow cooker 🙂


February 6, 2020

Can you put aluminium foil in the bottom of the slow cooker to cook these hot dogs and do you fry the bacon before putting into the rolls?


January 26, 2020

These turned out perfectly. I used soft hot dog rolls as advised and 6 rolls fitted neatly into my Breville.
A winner from the 66year old to the 12 year old plus the cook .


January 10, 2020

Wow these are a real hit. Kids were all sceptical and scared to try something new but they all loved them. So yummy. So much more flavour than boiled Frankfurts. Will be making it a regular. Thank u!


December 16, 2019

I really wanted to like these but unfortunately it was not the case. They are a very gourmet hot dog and I think I prefer just a basic soft roll hot dog. I made one by following the ingredients and another with no onion and bbq sauce instead of ranch. Neither hit the spot for me sadly.


November 10, 2019

My husband wanted jazzed up hot dogs and I stumbled across this recipe. He was skeptical, but absolutely loved them! I am not a hot dog fan, but oh my goodness – these are amazing and I am counting down to when we have them again. The rolls are beautifully crispy and the frankfurts taste soooooo much nicer then when they are boiled. And adding red onion is just simply genius!


October 1, 2019

Ok made these the other day thumbs up from everyone will make them again thanks to the person that found the recipe for me when I couldn’t find it my lot said these were delish

Renee Tenda

September 28, 2019

These were so tasty and quick/easy to make 👌🏽

Tracy Warner

August 1, 2019

O.M.G. these are the bomb!!!
I used caramelized onion and diced chorizo. Hubby has tomato/mustard sauce & i have BBQ sauce.
They are a constant on our menu.


July 16, 2019

Can’t say no to slow cooked hotdogs 🌭🌭🍟🍟🤗🤗 once again 10/10 from the partner. It’s the perfect meal for the footy 😁😁


July 9, 2019

Hot Dogs success!!
Had no cheese so I used 2 kinds of marinated feta, cooked maple bacon & ranch dressing. I forgot the italian seasoning but added it 5 mins before end & it was fine.
1 hour High.
Daughter wants shed she had mine instead of her boring tomato sauce & butter! Lol

Alison Battistuzzi

July 7, 2019

WOW….Have to say I was sceptical about this
Really thought I would end up with soggy buns but you don’t
Winner dinner for us tonight & will certainly be making again over & over
Did ours with sweet chilli sauce + bacon & hubby also added jalapenos to his

Lisa Busuttil

June 24, 2019

Anyone try this with standard bread?
We are GF for most part and GF rolls are very expensive but wondered if the thick ends of the bread loaves might do the trick?
Looks awesome though!

Ann Noonan

April 7, 2019

Tried these today did not have ranch sauce so just used good old tomatoe sauce very nice and I loved that they were crunchy ….. thank you for the recipe a great weekend lunch

Susan Kubenk

February 14, 2019

Very delicious, and surprised how crunchy the rolls were.


February 10, 2019

So good. I didn’t think the rolls would be crunchy- they were! My new favorite way to do hot dogs. 🤘🏻


October 4, 2018

I’ve been itching to make these for ages in my sc n I finally made them 2nite!!! They were delicious although I didn’t put bacon or onion on mine just the frankfurt, a squirt of honey mustard sauce, a couple of slices of cheese (from block) n a sprinkle of Italian herbs!! The rolls were lovely n crunchy, I never thought they’d turn out like that, very impressive!! Will definitely make these again!! Thanx for sharing your great idea with us Simon


July 5, 2018

😍🤗 oh yummo!!! These were AMAZING HOT DOGS!! Kids were surprised that they were in slowcooker.. they each cleaned their plates!!! I’ll never boil in water again!!


May 25, 2018

Me and my partner both loved this!
We used parmesan cheese as our choice of cheese and the flavours of Italian herbs, parmesan cheese & ranch when they all melted in together were so good!
We were only able to cook 2 at once in our slow cooker though (oval 5.5L one).


May 5, 2018

Absolutely delicious! I never knew hot dogs could taste this good. Well definitely be doing these again! I used Chipotle Ranch sauce unreal!!!!

danielle hourigan

April 13, 2018

This was the best thing I have made in a long time turned out perfect only thing I changed was I used sausages which I pre cooked thank you so much for posting, I never thought it was possible to cook hot dogs this way

Justin Matthews

April 12, 2018

The best hot dogs I’ve ever made at home. I will be doing these for myself and my wife everytime. The kids can have the normal boiled in water ones cause its quick and easy (hahaha), but for me, these are definitely worth the wait. I can’t believe how warm and slightly crispy the rolls turned… we have a 6 litre slow cooker and i found i couldn’t fit the 6 rolls i prepared in side by side, so i layered three on the bottom with a layer of baking paper and then three more on top and they came out bloody perfect!

Jodie Leemhuis

April 6, 2018

Omg next level hot dogs right here! Simple, quick recipe with absolutely delicious results, will never cook them on the stove again! Thanks Simon and SCC for this recipe, I will soon extinguish the soggy split hotdogs from my family’s memory with these little beauties 🙂

Felicity Barnett

April 18, 2017

Mmmmm, mmmmm 🙂

We used garlic butter and left out the sauce and herbs due to allergies.

Bread was nice and crispy, cheese gooey and all cooking away while I finished getting tea on and a load of washing 🙂

This may well become a regular on weekends 🙂

Thanks for the idea Simon

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