Seattle Cream Cheese Dogs Recipe -
Seattle Cream Cheese Dogs Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Seattle Cream Cheese Dogs

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"On the streets of Seattle, after the bars close, and during sporting events, these are a local favorite--warm cream cheese spread on your favorite hotdog!"

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  1. Preheat grill or grill pan for medium-high heat.
  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions, and cook slowly until the onions have softened and turned deep brown, about 15 minutes. Warm the cream cheese over low heat in a small skillet until very soft.
  3. Grill hot dogs until well browned. Lightly grill hot dog buns on both sides.
  4. To assemble cheese dogs, spread warm cream cheese on toasted hot dog bun, add hot dog or sausage, top with onions, mustard and sauerkraut, if desired.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 30 mins

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 29, 2008

I have found so many delicious hot dog recipes since using this site and this one is no exception..It is fantastic, even with the boring veggie dogs i use to save on fat grams! One bit of advise. If you are like me and are feeling lazy on a monday night after a long day at work, do not try to save time by heating the cream cheese in the microwave. Who knew cream cheese could explode!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 06, 2011

Cream cheese on dogs? Didn't do that much for us. Will not make it again.

Jul 30, 2008

I am from Chicago & love my Chicago dogs but these were a good change. They sounded so gross, but I was intriqued by the reviews. I hate onions and cream cheese seems so wrong on a hot dog, but they were really good! I had to fight with my mom to convince her to try it, since she was so repelled by the thought. Once she did, she agreed these were great!

May 19, 2007

How can you possibly improve on a delicious dog? Make this recipe and find out! The warm cream cheese was so delicious with the mustard and kraut! I used Saeuerkraut Hot Dog Topping from this site as a garnish and it was delicious. Thank you, I will forever eat my hotdogs the Seattle way!

Apr 06, 2012

Cream cheese seems to never stop amazing me.

Jan 19, 2010

I think you could replace the hot dog with a shoe and it would still be tasty.

Jul 15, 2008

I am one of those Seattle people that it is a must to stop and get a cream cheese hot dog after the bars. Try it, so goood. Another popular topping to go with the cream cheese at these stands is cucumbers

May 28, 2007

I used brats but I can see this would be great with kielbasi, too (and hot dogs!) The cream cheese really made it. I nuked it in a cup for 30 seconds or so to soften. Per Molle's review, I used the Sauerkraut Hot Dog Topping, also. This is the way to go serving dogs of any variety! Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 533 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 92 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 40.6 g
  • 62%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 13.8 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 1354 mg
  • 54%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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