Hot Diggity Dog!

Gather your family and friends for an outdoor hot dog buffet. Arrange a mix of traditional and unusual items in an appealing and delicious spread. 

Download a printer-friendly copy of this buffet idea.

Buffet Item Ideas

Meats: hot dogs, sausage, bratwurst, veggie dogs

Buns: white, whole-wheat, poppy-seed

Sauces: ketchup, mustard (yellow, Dijon), relish, salad dressings, sour cream, hot sauce, barbecue sauce, salsa, pizza sauce, sriracha, steak sauce

Fresh toppings: onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, jalapenos, sweet and spicy peppers, lettuce, pineapple

Sautéed or grilled vegetables: mushrooms, onions, peppers

Plus: shredded cheeses, nacho cheese sauce, pickles, sauerkraut, coleslaw, guacamole, corn chips, tortilla chips, French-fried onions, chili, bacon bits, crumbled potato chips


  • Arrange toppings on trays for quick transport to and from the RV.
  • Serve hot dogs from a slow cooker, where they can be kept warm.
  • Provide individual paper food “boats” in which guests can hold a hot dog and all its trimmings.
  • Affix labels or small cards to the buffet table to identify specialty dogs (sausage, bratwurst, etc.). Also identify spicy and unfamiliar toppings.
  • Display signs with fun hot dog topping recipes that diners can follow (make sure you have the ingredients on hand).

Printable Signs

FMCA has prepped these fun signs for you. Print and display on your picnic table to help your guests top their dogs!

Hot Dog Bar Menus To Print

Recipe Combinations

Buffalo Dog: blue cheese dressing, celery slaw, crumbled blue cheese, hot sauce

Chicago Dog: yellow mustard, sweet green pickle relish, onion, tomato wedges, pickle spear, sport peppers, celery salt

Hawaiian Dog: sliced red onions, pineapple

Ranch Dog: Ranch dressing, potato chips, creamy Ranch slaw, pickled hot peppers, chopped chives

Reuben Dog: sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, relish

Tex-Mex Dog: barbecue sauce, French-fried onions, shredded cheese

Veggie Dog: vegetarian hot dog, cucumber, tomato, radish, onion, dill

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Check out last month’s recipe, Basic Creamy Rice Pudding

2 Comments on Hot Diggity Dog!

  1. What NO CHILLI? Hot dogs only come one way at my house and it’s called ALL THE WAY. Mustard, chilli, slaw, and onions!

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