Crock Pot Hot Dogs are the easy dinner recipe for a crowd that you’ve been looking for! With just 2 minutes of prep, you can walk away from the kitchen knowing that the slow cooker is going to do all the work.

Cooking hot dogs in a slow cooker is literally a game-changer. While I know that hot dogs are a fairly simple recipe, I always tend to misjudge the amount of time needed for them when I’m already feeling rushed.

And since this recipe is one that my family loves, I know it’s going to be a winner every time as well. Make certain to check out our Bourbon Pretzels  and our everyone’s favorite Buffalo Chicken Dip, as well. They’re both a fun addition to this meal!

hot dogs with toppings on a plate

Crock Pot Hot Dogs

I’ve failed to mention the best part about making hot dogs in a crockpot recipe…There are literally endless topping options that make each of these slow cooker hot dogs unique.

I’m talking spicy, chili, relish, onions…you name it – the list never has to stop. I know each person in my family literally loves this recipe because even though we’re eating the “same” dish, they’re totally different in flavor as well.

While I love making this for a simple dinner at home, this is literally one of the best tailgating recipes as well. Just pack up the crockpot and all the toppings and let everyone fill up their tummies before the big game!

I also think that these are perfect for birthday parties, family reunions, or even to have a stellar hot dog bar where everyone can load up their hot dog buns with all the toppings that they want!

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When it comes to cooking up a tasty and yummy dinner, let everyone hand a hand in making it their own. This crockpot hot dog recipe is seriously the best!

-> Need some tips on using your slow cooker? Try this post for Slow Cooker Tips and Tricks to get the most out of this helpful kitchen appliance!

If you’re searching for the easiest way to cook a ton of hot dogs, this is perfect for large groups! It’s an easy meal to feed a large crowd and the perfect hot dogs recipe that takes minimal effort.

When it comes to comfort food, forget about turning on a hot grill and use your slow cooker instead!

hot dogs in buns with toppings

How To Cook Hot Dogs In The Crock Pot

While the list of ingredients might seem long, most of them are optional because they’re just toppings!


  • Hot Dogs
  • Buns 

Topping Ideas for Hotdogs:

  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Pickle Relish

Chili Cheese Dog

  • Chili
  • Shredded Cheese 
  • Red Onions, finely diced

Chicago Dog

  • Buns with Poppy Seeds
  • Tomatoes, sliced thinly
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Pickle Relish 
  • White onions, finely diced
  • Dill pickle spears
  • Sport peppers or pepperoncini 
  • Celery salt 

Taco Dog

  • Beans – black, pinto or both, drained and rinsed 
  • Mexican cheese blend, shredded
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Pickled Jalapeno slices 
  • Taco Sauce 
  • Queso cheese, crumbled 

Tex Mex

  • BBQ Sauce
  • French fried onions
  • Sharp Cheese, shredded 

Garden Dog

  • Tomatoes, thinly sliced 
  • Cucumbers, diced 
  • Lettuce, cut finely
  • Mayonnaise 

BLT Dog 

  • Cherry Tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • Bacon, cooked and chopped
  • Lettuce, cut finely
  • Mayonnaise 

California Dog

  • Avocados, sliced thinly
  • Bacon, cooked and chopped
  • Pico de Gallo

hot dogs that are cooked with buns and toppings


  1. Add hot dogs to Crockpot, either standing up if they fit with the lid on, or laying down. 
  2. Set Crockpot to low and cook 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally so they don’t burn.
  3. Turn the crock pot to the “warm setting” once they are completely warm.
  4. Serve immediately with toppings of your choice.

NOTE: There’s no need to add water to the slow cooker. The moisture released by the hot dogs will be enough. Once the hotdogs are ready, turn the crock to the warm setting. They should be able to keep for about 3 hours.

hot dogs being cooked in the crock pot

Tips for Making Crock Pot Hot Dogs

How long can you keep hot dogs warm in a crockpot?

As long as you have the setting on “keep warm”, they should be fine for a few hours of time. If you’re worried about it, just keep it set on low and make certain that there’s enough water so that they don’t burn.

Are hot dogs already cooked?

This depends on the type of hot dogs. Beef hot dogs are not and will need to be cooked. Some will say that they are pre-cooked but you still need to cook them up so that they’re ready to serve.

Wondering what to serve with hot dogs?

The options are endless. I have so many side dish ideas here on All Things Mamma that are perfect to bring to parties and picnics, and they go perfect as a side to hot dogs.

You can also serve with corn chips of your favorite brand of chips as well! When you’re feeding a lot of people, it’s a good idea to have options!

Have fun making this for summer parties or the perfect game day party! It doesn’t get much better than this delicious recipe – and everyone is going to agree! It’s a great dish that really does make the best hot dogs!

Enjoy this simple crockpot hot dog recipe and be sure to leave a comment with which toppings you liked best!

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Crock Pot Hot Dogs

Crockpot hot dogs are an easy dinner recipe with an abundance of topping options! This easy recipe is perfect for parties to feed a crowd.
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Servings: 12
Cook Time: 2 hours


  • Hot Dogs
  • Buns
  • Toppings of your choice


  • Add your hot dogs to your crockpot, either standing up or laying them down.
  • Set crockpot to low for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally so they don't burn.
  • Turn the crock pot to the "warm setting" once they are completely warm.
  • Serve immediately with toppings of your choice.
  • NOTE: There’s no need to add water to the slow cooker. The moisture released by the hot dogs will be enough. Once the hotdogs are ready, turn the crock to the warm setting. They should be able to keep for about 3 hours.
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  1. B Cassidy says:

    Does this work for any number of hot dogs that you can fit in the crockpot, or just an 8 pack or two?

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      As many as you can fit!

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