Lit’l Smokies Mini Pretzel Hot Dogs & Grilled Hot Dog Mac ‘n Cheese

Marla Meridith

November 30, 2014



 

 

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about these two recipes I created with famous Lit’l Smokies for Hillshire Farm. Your football party will rock with these recipes! Lit’l Smokies Mini Pretzel Hot Dogs. Growing up the first thing I grabbed for at any party were Pigs in Blankets. These are like those but better! Seriously, I would have a stack of them on a teeny tiny cocktail napkin.

 

Lit'l Smokies Grilled Hot Dog Mac 'n Cheese | Your football party will rock with this recipe ! MarlaMeridith.com

 

And how about Grilled Lit’l Smokies Mac ‘n Cheese. OMG. I took this to a friends house (the Cowboy’s game was on) and we downed this mac. I mean it was gone in minutes! Aren’t these recipes so fun?! You need to make them both at your parties! Keep reading for the recipes…

 Lit'l Smokies Mini Pretzel Hot Dogs | Serve them at your tailgating & football parties! MarlaMeridith.com

 

Let’s start with the Lit’l Smokies Mini Pretzel Wrapped Hot Dogs.

 

Lit'l Smokies Mini Pretzel Hot Dogs | Serve them at your tailgating & football parties! MarlaMeridith.com

 

Perfect homemade pretzel dough is wrapped around the cocktail dogs, brushed with egg yolk & dusted with coarse salt.

They don’t take long to assemble (prepare the dough ahead of time) & they are the ultimate crowd pleaser.

 

Lit'l Smokies Mini Pretzel Hot Dogs | Serve them at your tailgating & football parties! MarlaMeridith.com

 

Perfect for kids & adults!

 

Lit'l Smokies Grilled Hot Dog Mac 'n Cheese | Your football party will rock with this recipe ! MarlaMeridith.com

 

Grilled Lit’l Smokies Mac ‘n Cheese. In this mac ‘n cheese I grilled the little dogs first. It really adds to the flavor when you do that!

 

Lit'l Smokies Grilled Hot Dog Mac 'n Cheese | Your football party will rock with this recipe ! MarlaMeridith.com

 

Then I made a simple cheesy sauce with shredded cheddar & mozzarella & half & half.

Dreamy I know!

 

Lit'l Smokies Grilled Hot Dog Mac 'n Cheese | Your football party will rock with this recipe ! MarlaMeridith.com

 

Now let’s get cooking. These recipes are perfect for weeknight family meals & for the lunch box too.

Looking for awesome football themed decorating ideas & more themed recipes? Check out my new Pinterest board Fabulous Football Recipes & Decorations. Don’t forget to pin these recipes to share with your friends!

 

Click HERE for the Lit’l Smokies Mini Pretzel Hot Dogs recipe.

 

Click HERE for the Lit’l Smokies Grilled Hot Dog Mac ‘n Cheese recipe.

 

Disclosure: This post is a promotion for Hillshire Farm Lit’l Smokies, Im thrilled to share them with you. Enjoy!

 

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17 Comments
  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 12:32h, 30 November

    These are adorable and I love that you made scratch pretzel dough for them! Way to go!! 🙂 Pinned!

    • Marla
      Posted at 12:56h, 30 November

      It’s so fun, easy & totally worth it to make your own dough!Thanks for the pin LOVE!! xo

  • pam (Sidewalk Shoes)
    Posted at 14:33h, 30 November

    I need to have a party just to make these!

  • JA
    Posted at 14:40h, 30 November

    I am in love with pretzel dough wrapped anything right now. And that mac? I am dying.

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:10h, 01 December

      Me too ~ pretzel wrapped anything rocks my world!! Glad you like the mac too 🙂

  • Rosa
    Posted at 00:26h, 01 December

    Both the hot dogs and mac are droolworthy!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:14h, 01 December

      Thanks Rosa! x

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
    Posted at 04:51h, 01 December

    My taste buds fell off my head at all the childhood goodness in this post. Wrapped mini lil smokies AND lil smokies in mac and cheese?
    I want to marry you (in the non creepiest of ways) for creating all this. Pinned!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:14h, 01 December

      Ha! Taylor you are awesome!` Not taken in a creepy way at all 🙂

  • CakeSpy
    Posted at 06:13h, 01 December

    Given my obsession with small things, I was going to love this post no matter what the food was. The fact that it’s classic retro fare makes it all the better!

  • Julie @ Table for Two
    Posted at 06:27h, 01 December

    I LOVE little smokies!! They’re so good and you can put them in any football food!!

  • Maria
    Posted at 07:49h, 01 December

    Great game day food!

  • Jenny Flake
    Posted at 10:10h, 01 December

    These are so much fun Marla! The kids would LOVE this 🙂

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Posted at 16:20h, 01 December

    Who could resist that pretzel wrap?! Too fun!

  • mira
    Posted at 08:35h, 02 December

    I love these mini pretzel dogs, definitely on my to do list now 🙂 Pinned !

  • Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes
    Posted at 17:16h, 02 December

    Oh I remember LOVING lit’l smokies when I was a kid. I was recently reminded of them when trying to come up with ideas for mini foods for a Doll themed party for my daughter. I wish I had seen these two awesome recipes. Love how simple your mac and cheese sauce is to make.

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