9 Winning Weenie Recipes
Big, small, thick, thin – sausages come in all shapes and sizes, and they're a staple in many cuisines around the world for a reason! We feel strongly that the huge range and diversity within the wiener community should be showcased, which is why we've compiled our absolute favorite dishes. These 9 mouthwatering recipes featuring hot dogs, brats, sausages, and co. are about to prove just how awesome and versatile they really are. It's time for an actual sausage party!
1. Swiss Beer Fondue With Sausage Dippers
This dish just might be the snack of the century. Succulent sausages, a rich cheese fondue sauce infused with beer, and swirly pasta – what more could you possibly ask for?! The whole thing is baked in a springform pan too, so it's perfect for dipping and sharing. Admittedly, this dish is a little bit out there, but there's no denying that it's a true delight for the senses. This culinary revelation is THE appetizer to serve at your next dinner party! Get the recipe for the Swiss Beer Fondue With Sausage Dippers.
2. Stuffed Pepper Bacon Brats
The days are getting longer, the trees are starting to blossom, the temperature's rising. There's something in the air... and that something is spring, which can only mean only one thing: it's BBQ season! Yup, it's time to get grilling again. If you're into firing up the grill as much as we are, you should definitely give this recipe a try. This is one epic dish, featuring a juicy brat stuffed to the gills with melted cheese, then double wrapped in bacon and red pepper! Get the recipe for the Stuffed Pepper Bacon Brats.
3.–4. Spiral Potato Dogs & Mashed Potato Corn Dogs
Nothing says spring and warm weather like a juicy hot dog. And while they're certainly a classic tasty treat, sometimes it's good to mix things up a bit and try old standbys in a new way. We've put our heads together to come up with 2 brand new twists on tailgate favorites. One bite of either of these 2 tasty snacks, and you'll swear you're back at the state fair! Get the recipes for the Spiral Potato Dogs & Mashed Potato Corn Dogs.
5.–7. Stuffed Brat Boats
There are so many different types of hot dogs, from the New York-style dog with sauerkraut and onions to the Chicago hot dog with relish and tomato in a sesame bun. And there's tons more where that came from! Because we want to really take the classic dog to a new level, we're using brats instead of regular hot dogs – brat dogs, if you will – and stuffing them with cheese, sauerkraut, and chili for the best hot dog experience ever. Ballpark dogs could never compare! Get the recipes for the 3 Stuffed Brat Boats.
8. Spiral Brat Pizza
You probably think you've heard of, seen, and tasted every possible kind of pizza out there – but then you would be so, so wrong! We guarantee you've never heard of, seen, or tasted anything like this before! This unique take on sausage pizza combines 2 culinary spring loves: pizza and grilling. In fact, pizza and BBQ come together in such a harmonious way in this impressive dish that you can't help but dive right in! Get the recipe for the Spiral Brat Pizza.
9. Hot Dog Hot Pocket
For this recipe, we're combining 2 comfort food staples into 1 giant thing of beauty! If your go-to grab 'n go meal is a hot dog and if there also tends to be a box of hot pockets in your freezer, then you've come to the right place! We'll show you how to make a giant hot dog-stuffed hot pocket, and we're even wrapping it in bacon! Salivating just reading this? We hear ya! This is the perfect dish to share with a bunch of friends, because who doesn't love hot dogs wrapped in bacon wrapped in bread? Get the recipe for the Hot Dog Hot Pocket.
And there you have it! Sausage appreciation is a beautiful thing, as are all of these creative, delicious ways to cook them. Try them all out and give your taste buds a treat!