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This crowd-pleasing recipe for how to make Hot Dogs in a Crock Pot feeds the masses and keeps your hot dogs warm and juicy for hours.

A bunch of hot dogs in crock pot.

Party Perfect!

Hot dogs made in the crock pot is a game-changer dinner when you need to make a lot of food for a lot of people. We have used this trick for birthday parties, BBQs, potlucks, family reunions, and summer pool party in the backyard and it works like a charm.

We love recipes where the slow cooker does all of the work for you and this one does just that. It makes any get together so much easier!

What’s to love:

  • Feed a large group. Use this easy dinner idea to make as few or as many as you need. It’s a tasty dinner idea for kids or adults!
  • Crazy easy. Simply fill the crock pot and heat! This easy meal requires minimal effort and has a quick prep time.
  • Keep it warm. Leave the hot dogs in the slow cooker on the warm setting until ready to serve.
Two large packages of hot dogs stacked on each other.

Ingredients

48 hot dogs – I recommend regular-length all beef hot dogs as they fit best in most standard slow cookers.

Two hot dogs in buns served with grapes.

How to Cook Hotdogs in a Crockpot

  1. HEAT. Place 48 hot dogs in the slow cooker. Cover with the lid and cook on HIGH for 2 hours or on LOW for 3-4 hours.
  2. Then turn to the WARM setting while serving.
    • There’s no need to add water! The moisture released by the hot dogs will be enough.
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5 from 40 votes

Hot Dogs in Crock Pot

By: Lil’ Luna
Hot dogs in crock pot are the easiest way to make hot dogs for a crowd! They're perfect for your summer potluck needs.
Servings: 48
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 2 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 48 hot dogs
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Instructions 

  • Place in slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 2 hours or on LOW for 3-4 hours. Keep slow cooker on warm to get hot dogs warm for a party.

Notes

STORE leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days, or in the freezer for up to 2 months. 

Nutrition

Calories: 111kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 308mg, Potassium: 66mg, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 11mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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Recipe FAQ

  • When placed vertically, a 4-quart crock pot can hold about 48 regular-length hot dogs. A 6-quart pot should hold about 64 regular-length hot dogs.
  • Bun-length dogs that are too tall can be placed horizontally.
  • Once the hot dogs are heated up switch the setting to warm. The hot dogs can stay warm for up to 3 hours.
  • Store uncooked hot dogs. Once the package has been opened, keep the remaining hot dogs in a Ziploc bag in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days, or in the freezer for up to 2 months. 

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21 Comments

  1. Sha says:

    5 stars
    This is brilliant! It is a convenient way to satisfy my family! I also use this method every time the kids bring their friends or classmates at home!

  2. Karen H says:

    5 stars
    Thank you for sharing this! My son wanted hot dogs for his party and our grill broke- this was perfect!

  3. Natasha says:

    5 stars
    This is by far the best method to cook hotdogs! Hot Dogs in a Crock Pot Is a great way to keep the hotdogs warm and it’s the easiest way to cook a lot of hotdogs in one batch!

  4. Renee T says:

    5 stars
    Perfect! I love using my slow cooker for as much as I can and this is an awesome way to keep the hot dogs warm. I use my air fryer to toast the buns. YUM!

  5. Linda Hampton says:

    how do you use the slow cooker to warm the hot dog buns

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      I don’t warm up the buns in the slow cooker, just the hot dogs. If you like the buns warmed up, I’d recommend a quick warm up in the oven.

  6. Agathe says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious

  7. Karen Sanders says:

    5 stars
    OMGoodness! Love love love this party tip. I love hots – raw or cooked – game changer for a potluck pleaser. Thanks.

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      You’re welcome!