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Picnic Hot Dogs

Take Your Hot Dogs on a Picnic - No Grill Required
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6 People
Calories 270 kcal


  • Medium Sized Thermos
  • Tea Pot
  • Tongs
  • Gallon size ziplock bags (optional) 


  • 1 package Hot Dogs We easily fit six dogs into our thermos.
  • 1 package Buns One for every dog
  • Individual Chip Packs or Other Fun Sides
  • Peanuts in the Shell and/or Cracker Jacks Particularly if you are going to a ball game
  • Pop or other drinks


  • Start by boiling some water.
  • While it boils, put the cold hot dogs into your thermos.
  • Pour the boiling water on top, leaving a little room at the top and give it a minute before screwing on the lid. This will keep the hotdogs hot for up to a few hours.
  • Grab a ziplock bag for each family member so they can assemble their picnic meal. Add a bun for each hot dog, whatever sides they've chosen, napkins, and their plastic basket. This step is not necessary, but will make assembling each meal easier later.
  • You shouldn't need individual utensils for this meal, but you might need some for adding condiments. You'll also want to pack tongs to grab the hot dogs out of the thermos. The water might still be pretty hot when you picnic.
Keyword hot dog