Smoky Chipotle Chili Hot Dog Penne Pasta

barbara lentz


My husband will eat hotdogs every day if he could. I came up with this when we had a bunch of grilled hotdogs left over from a cook out. It's has a smoky heat and makes a really tasty dish. Great with a dollup of sour cream to tame the heat a bit.


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10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 pkg
    8 hot dogs
  • 8 oz
    penne pasta
  • 1 medium
    onion diced
  • 1 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 15 oz
    can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    each chipotle chili powder, cumin, prepared mustard
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 c
    shredded cheddar cheese

How to Make Smoky Chipotle Chili Hot Dog Penne Pasta


  1. Cook the hot dogs on grille to get that charcoal flavor. Cut into pieces. Cook the penne pasta in boiling salted water and drain.
  2. Add oil in a large skillet. Saute the onion until softened. Mix the chipotle chili powder, cumin, prepared mustard and ketchup together.
  3. Add the chili powder mixture to the pan with the onions. Add the can of tomato sauce. Stir in the hot dogs. Cook 3 minutes. Add the penne pasta and cook 3 more minutes. Top with cheddar cheese and place a lid over the pan until cheese is melted.

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About Smoky Chipotle Chili Hot Dog Penne Pasta

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American

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