| | |

How to Cook Hot Dogs in a Crockpot (Slow Cooker Recipe)

Enjoy effortless crowd-pleasing hot dogs with this slow cooker recipe! They are juicy, flavorful, and easy – learn how to cook hot dogs in a crockpot to feed a hungry gathering.

Crockpot Hot Dogs

Hot dogs make the perfect summer meal. There is something so comforting about eating a perfectly cooked hot dog on a toasted bun.

Sometimes I just want to stick to the basics with the traditional ketchup and mustard hot dog. Other times I want to get a little fancy.

Too busy to make this right away? Pin it for later! Pin this post to your favorite board on Pinterest and it will be there when you’re ready!

Chili dogs are always a hit. We also make Chicago and New York style, a Coney Island hot dog, and a Mexican version. But when the weather is chilly, I don’t really enjoy using the grill to cook outside.

I have found a great solution to that problem. Today I am sharing how to cook hot dogs in the crockpot.

Crockpot Hot Dogs

Crockpot Hot Dogs

The texture of the hot dogs reminds me of the kind concession stands have. And the best part is that I don’t have to stand out in the cold!

Serve these slow cooker hot dogs with any toppings you like and add a side or two for a simple and delicious meal that the whole family will love. Side dishes like salad, raw veggies, potato salad, potato chips, and French fries are all great options.

Crockpot Hot Dogs

This method of cooking is the easiest way to make a ton of hot dogs at once too. That makes it the perfect solution to feeding a large crowd at birthday parties, family reunions, a graduation party, summer parties, or game day party.

Put together a hot dog bar with various toppings and a big plate of hot dog buns for your family and friends to load up. All you need is an electrical outlet nearby and you are set.

Crockpot Hot Dogs Recipe

This post contains affiliate links.


  • 7 quart Crockpot – this is the one that I have currently and we love it!
  • Tongs – a must for grabbing each dog out of the slow cooker.
Hot Dogs for the Crockpot


All beef hot dogs – be sure to remove individual wrapper from dogs if needed.

Hot Dogs in the Crockpot


  1. Place hot dogs in the crockpot.
  2. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 2-3 hours.‌
Crock Pot Hot Dogs

Topping Suggestions

Now that the dogs are done, the topping options are endless!

  • A slice of cheese or nacho cheese sauce
  • Chopped or sliced white onions
  • Pickled red onion
  • Crumbled bacon
  • Hot dog sauce
  • Chili
  • Add a kick of heat with some hot sauce or chili sauce.
  • Use your favorite condiments like ketchup, yellow mustard, mayo, relish, or BBQ sauce.
Hot Dogs in a Slow Cooker


  • Hot dogs may be cooked in a slow cooker on high for 2 hours or low for 3-4 hours.
  • When boiling hot dogs cook them for 4-6 minutes. Learn how to boil hot dogs in this post.
  • Hot dogs can be cooked on the BBQ grill for 7-10 minutes.
  • Smoked hot dogs take 60 minutes to cook when smoked at 225 degrees F.
  • Baked hot dogs in the oven take about 15 minutes at 350 degrees F. Learn how to bake hot dogs in this post.
  • Air fry hot dogs for 5-7 minutes at 300 degrees.
Crockpot Hot Dogs

Tips and Tricks

  • The number of hot dogs you will be able to cook will depend on the size of your slow cooker and the type of hot dogs you are cooking. Adjust accordingly.
  • Place hot dogs upright in the slow cooker to fit as many as possible, if they don’t fit upright, they can also be laid down.
  • To get the best results with this simple recipe, use quality ingredients, like all-beef hot dogs.
  • Line the bottom of the slow cooker with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy clean up.
Slow Cooker Hot Dog Recipe
  • Do not add water to the crockpot. The hot dogs will produce enough steam of their own.
  • Set the crockpot on the warm setting to keep the dogs warm after cooking for up to 2 hours.
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the hot dogs are cooked thoroughly.
  • Leftover hot dogs may be cooled and then stored in an airtight container for up to one week in the fridge. You can microwave hot dogs to reheat them to use for later.
How To Cook Crockpot Hot Dogs

Give this easy recipe for crockpot hot dogs a try at your next party. They are going to be a huge hit and you won’t be stuck in the kitchen the whole time.

If you loved learning how to cook crockpot hot dogs, please give this recipe a five star review and help me share it on Facebook or Pinterest.

Crockpot Hot Dogs Recipe

Crockpot Hot Dog Recipe

No ratings yet
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 16
Author: Heather Painchaud


  • 16 all beef hot dogs


  • Place hot dogs in the crockpot.
  • Cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 2-3 hours.‌


Serving: 1g | Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 409mg | Sugar: 1g
about heather

Hello, I’m Heather!

I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments