Make the ultimate Hot Dog Bar for your next gathering! They’re super easy and everyone gets to have their hot dog the way they like it!

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There is no easier way to serve food for a crowd at a party or get together than a build your own style food buffet. It’s so easy, requires very little cooking and everyone gets to DIY their meal. It’s a win-win! Whether it’s a taco bar, burger bar or in this case Hot Dog Bar, your guests will be super satisfied!


When it comes to summertime gatherings, a good dressed up hot dog is hard to beat. While getting a quality hot dog is important (whether it’s beef, turkey or veggie), the toppings are really the star of the show. The possibilities are endless, and when kids see that they get to choose whatever they want to make their hot dog special their eyes absolutely light up! 


Of course, ketchup and mustard will make a big appearance at the toppings station. They’re the tried and true hot dog go-tos but for a hot dog bar, go above and beyond! Here are some of my favorites:

There really isn’t a wrong way to do a Hot Dog Bar! Unless of course you forget the hot dogs! Don’t do that. Hot dogs are very important for a Hot Dog Bar. 


Now that the whether is warming up, it’s time to get out to your grill and have some summertime BBQs and this Hot Dog Bar might need to be what you make next! 


Ultimate DIY Hot Dog Bar

This DIY Hot Dog Bar is the best way to serve a crowd. Everyone gets to build their dog the way they like it!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • beef, turkey, or vegetarian hot dogs
  • hot dog buns

Topping Options:

  • ketchup, mustard, mayo, sriracha
  • ripe avocado, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • guacamole
  • chopped onion
  • sweet or dill pickle relish
  • shredded cheese
  • chili
  • cole slaw
  • sauerkraut of choice
  • pickled jalapeños
  • dill pickle spears


  • Place grilled hot dogs, buns and toppings out buffet style for everyone to build their own hot dog.  
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Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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