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Casey's Corner Inspired Macaroni and Cheese Hot Dog - Featuring the Instant Pot!

Delicious hot dogs covered in creamy macaroni and cheese and bacon bits! Inspired by the Bacon Macaroni and Cheese All-Beef Foot Long Hot Dog at Casey's Corner in the Magic Kingdom. 
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 hot dogs
Calories 550 kcal

Ingredients
  

Macaroni and Cheese

  • 2 cups dry macaroni pasta
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 cup fat free evaporated milk
  • 2 cups water

Other Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp bacon bits
  • 6 beef hot dogs or however many you're planning on serving. I put 6 here because this recipe makes EASILY enough to serve 6 hotdogs, if not more!
  • corresponding number of hot dog buns
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Set your Instant Pot to "Manual" mode and set the timer for 6 minutes. Make sure the vent is sealed and add the water and pasta to the pot. Add a dash of salt and pepper to the water. Remember the pot needs to preheat before the 6 minute countdown will begin.
  • While the Instant Pot is cooking, boil a small pot of water to cook the hot dogs in. I prefer this method to microwaving - if it's summer, feel free to throw them on the grill! Wait till the water is boiling, then remove from heat and cook the hotdogs for 6-7 minutes.
  • After the 6 minutes are up on the Instant Pot, let it vent for an additional 6 minutes before quick venting the rest of the pressure.
  • Change the mode on your Instant Pot from Manual to Saute. Add the cheese, evaporated milk, and mustard. Stir until melted.
  • Put the hot dogs in the buns and spoon the macaroni onto the hot dog. Sprinkle a tablespoon of bacon bits per hot dog on the macaroni. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Calories are estimated. I used reduced fat cheese and fat free evaporated milk to try and cut calories, but who are we kidding? It's macaroni and cheese! Additionally to save calories you can use turkey dogs instead of beef hot dogs and remove the bun.
  • Use caution when venting on the Instant Pot!
  • The recipe for the macaroni is going to yield you LOTS of leftovers. If you want to use it purely as a topper and don't want as much left over, cut the recipe in half. Although I will warn you - you'll want to keep eating the macaroni even after the hot dog is long gone!
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