Recipes and Cooking Mac and Cheese Dogs 4.2 (12) 2 Reviews These two classic tastes are even better when eaten together, and it's a dog you can eat with a knife and a fork. In a hurry to assemble? Heat frozen or leftover mac and cheese. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on July 1, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 15 mins Bake Time: 10 mins Total Time: 25 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 cup dried elbow macaroni 2 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour 2 cup milk 6 ounce cheddar cheese, shredded (1 1/2 cups) 6 ounce American cheese, shredded (1 1/2 cups) 8 hot dogs of choice 8 hot dog buns ½ cup toasted bread crumbs Chili powder (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook pasta according to package directions, set aside. In medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, cook 1 minute. Stir in milk all at once. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Stir in cheeses until melted. Stir in pasta. Remove from heat. Cool slightly. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil. Place hot dogs in buns on pan. Top each dog with about 1/3 cup macaroni and cheese. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and, if desired, chili powder. Bake 10 minutes, until hot dogs are heated through. Transfer each hot dog to plates with a spatula. Serve with remaining mac and cheese. Makes 8 servings. *American Cheese: Make sure you choose deli deluxe American cheese, not individually wrapped slices. The whole block of slices will be easier to shred. Or, ask for an unsliced block of American cheese from the deli. **Toasted Bread Crumbs: Spread soft bread crumbs on a shallow baking pan and toast in a 350°F oven for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 469 Calories 25g Fat 40g Carbs 19g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 469 % Daily Value * Total Fat 25g 32% Saturated Fat 12g 60% Cholesterol 58mg 19% Sodium 1015mg 44% Total Carbohydrate 40g 15% Total Sugars 6g Protein 19g Vitamin C 0.6mg 3% Calcium 383.7mg 30% Iron 2.9mg 16% Potassium 307mg 7% Folate, total 104.8mcg Vitamin B-12 1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *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.