Garlic Knot Hot Dogs

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Pizza dough wrapped around a hot dog, tied into a knot, and brushed with garlic olive oil…garlic knot hot dogs! What’s not to like?

Hot Dog Garlic Knots

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hebrew National. The opinions and text are all mine.

Well, we are gaining ground this summer. I am taking the reins and finding my way around the city juuuuust fine thanks to google and google maps. Every week, we try to explore one or two parts of NYC that we haven’t visited yet or think would be really fun. (Our bucket list is right here if you’d like to see!) It’s turned out to be a great method for us. Laundry and house cleaning is at the beginning of the week. The nanny comes mid-week and our trips fall closer to the end of the week when we need a little pick me up, just before Daddy comes home for the weekend.

Traveling to new places is really fun, but it wreaks havoc on our dinner routine. Being out and about has its perks but trying to nourish 3 kids and myself and my husband who is here and then not here and then here again while we’re doing it is slightly tricky. So, I’ve had to think of dinner recipes that will store well, travel well and please every palate regardless of when we’re eating. Usually when we’re home (and even when we’re not) my kids are never eating at the same time. I know I’m usually the one eating LAST because my kids need drinks, napkins, seconds, food not touching other food on their plates, more drinks, their shirt put back on (??) and more. Plus, my husband currently works crazy hours in a city three hours away so when he’s home, we know he wants everything homemade….hence the storing well part of these new dinner recipes.

When opening my fridge last week to figure out what to make, I stumbled across a package of Hebrew National hot dogs. And while I feel like I should have thought of this recipe sooner, this idea hit me like a tidal wave: “garlic knots wrapped around hot dogs. Hot Dog Garlic Knots. Garlic Knot Hot Dogs. OF COURSE I should make that.” My mind works a little differently than other brains out there. Or so I’m told.

So, I did make this recipe using my Fail-Proof Pizza Dough and by golly it was delicious. Think pigs in a much more delicious blanket. The pizza dough cooks perfectly and puffs up nicely and the Hebrew National hot dogs are the perfect salty and savory bite. I use Hebrew National hot dogs because I trust their brand and have come to realize their food standards and quality of product are so.darn.high. Plus, my kids eat them no problem-o and don’t put up a fight. I’ll take it!

And the best news is these are good warm, at room temperature and even cold! My 18 month old grabbed one right out of the fridge the other day. They also can store well in the fridge and reheat nicely, as long as you don’t zap them like crazy.

Here are some of the photos I took of the process. As you would assume, you wrap the pizza dough around each hot dog nearly twice and finish it with a knot tied into the dough. Brush with a little (or a lot) of the homemade garlic olive oil and bake. Not too shabby!

Be sure to scroll down to get my cooking tips and printable recipe card. I’ve also included some pictures of when we went to Washington Square Park one afternoon and two of my kids enjoyed these Garlic Knot Hot Dogs while the other “wasn’t hungry”. Oh, Blake. You are one of three reasons why we are in this whole eating in shifts predicament. Raise your hand if you’re ready for school to start again? Me me me!! Beef Franks   Hot Dog Garlic Knots

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Hot Dog Garlic Knots

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Lauren and the kids walking
Always on the go with this crew…do you spot the World Trade Center behind the trees? I love New York!!
Lauren and Eddie at a water fountain
I didn’t know you could play in the fountains at Washington Square Park, but you totally can!! (Try not to swallow any water.)

A group of people swimming in the water

A fountain with people in the water
Brooke!! My only true water baby who LOVES to swim and get wet on a hot summer day.

Lauren and Eddie next to the water Lauren and Eddie in the water fountain A little boy that is standing in the water Blake climbing out of the water fountain

Hot Dog Garlic Knots
Garlic Knot Hot Dogs travel well!! Brooke was hungry, so she was the first to dig in.

Hot Dog Garlic Knots

Then Eddie saw that Brooke had one and he needed one too. Do you spot the little hot dog in his hands? This boy is so delicious!!
Eddie also likes to pretend he doesn’t know us and walk away. Sooo, that’s fun to deal with.
Helpful Recipe Tips

Anyways, this recipe makes 14 total garlic knots and would be delicious without the garlic oil (but much more delicious with!!) Also, I cut my hot dogs in half to be more kid-friendly, but if your crowd has larger stomachs, feel free to keep these whole and make a larger version; you’ll just have to wrap the dough around once more before you knot it.

You’ll also have to watch your oven. I’ve noticed my oven runs cold, and I had to keep mine in a little longer than I anticipated. Be sure to watch these well and to not over bake! You want the pizza dough to stay slightly soft, while the bottoms to get light to medium brown.

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Garlic Knot Hot Dogs

Pizza dough wrapped around a hot dog, tied into a knot and brushed with garlic olive oil...garlic knot hot dogs! What's not to like?
servings 14 pieces
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 lb homemade pizza dough
  • 1 package Hebrew National all-beef Franks 7
  • 1/4 cup olive oil*
  • 1 large clove garlic grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder not garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • salt to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Unwrap hot dogs and place onto paper towels. Place more paper towels overtop hot dogs and roll side to side to dry as well as possible. Slice each hot dog in half.
  • Divide pizza dough into 14 even pieces. Roll each piece, one at a time, into a 10-inch rope. Roll one hot dog piece with dough, wrapping around once, and then twice, tying in a knot to complete. Tuck dough ends from the knot gently underneath nearby dough. Place onto prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  • Pour olive oil, garlic, garlic powder, Italian Seasoning and salt into a shallow bowl. Stir gently and microwave 20-30 seconds until fragrant. Brush onto the dough to moisten and bake 10-15 minutes or until the bottoms of the knots have browned.
  • Once baked, brush with any remaining garlic oil. Serve warm, or cool to room temperature and store in air tight containers in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • *if you don't like the taste of extra virgin olive oil, use lighter tasting olive oil.


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 564mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Garlic Knot Hot Dogs

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8 Responses
  1. Wanda McGlamery

    Looks like the pizza dough is not done – I usually use crescents rolls to make these and they get bown and little crunchy – does your pizza dough taste done? Guess it does.

  2. Judy

    I think you have an adorable family. It was fun to see some pictures of NYC, being that I live in Salt Lake City. I love the recipe and can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Judy

    I think you have an adorable family and it was interesting to see the pictures. Living in Utah, I like to see what NYC is like. I love the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Christy H

    I for one LOVED the pictures of you and your little ones. If you had been sitting next to me, you would have heard me say “aww” a time or two! Good grief!

  5. J

    5 stars
    Does anyone need pictures of your kids on a page for a recipe? No.

    You took what could be a nice simple page for a recipe and made it five times longer because you had to include unnecessary pictures of your family.

    1. Lauren

      I’M SO SORRY, did you break a finger or two scrolling past the ‘unnecessary’ pictures of my family to grab my free recipe?

  6. CHRISTi

    WE USED biscuit dough back in the 60’s. Don’t know if it’s kosher like the Franks. They were called pigs in the blanket. Garlic knots great idea too! PIZZa dough may not be kosher check.