Pizza Hot Dogs

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These pizza hot dogs are made with vegetarian sausages, topped with melted mozzarella and your favourite toppings. A match made in heaven!

A cheese-topped pizza hot dog with a bite taken out.

A small part of me feels I should apologise for always putting ‘pizza’ in front of otherwise normal dishes. Pizza enchiladas. Pizza roasted chickpeas. Pizza quesadillas. And now… pizza hot dogs!

The other, much larger part of me thinks that pizza never (ever) needs any apology. I have yet to find anything that isn’t improved by slathering it with tomato sauce and adding a good amount of melted mozzarella, and I will pizz-ify things until the end of my days. Here’s hoping you agree.

Cheesy hot dogs on a baking tray topped with pizza toppings.

Pizza toppings

To add to the pizza vibe of these pizza hot dogs, you can top them with whatever pizza toppings you usually like on your pizza (how many times can you say pizza in a sentence?). My favourites are mushrooms, olives and sweetcorn, so that’s what I went for. Just pick whatever toppings you fancy.

A row of cheesy pizza-topped hot dogs on a baking tray.

Vegetarian hot dog sausages

I don’t often use faux meat on this blog, but vegetarian hot dogs are one of the few veggie ‘meats’ that I think are absolutely spot on. It’s really hard to tell the difference between the vegetarian ones and the meat ones.

I mean, I haven’t eaten meat for nearly 20 years, so really I haven’t got a clue what I’m talking about… but given how little actual meat there probably is in even the ‘real’ ones, it wouldn’t surprise me if I’m talking truth. Give them a try if you haven’t already!

I griddled mine for a few minutes after boiling them, mostly just because I enjoy the char lines – but you can totally skip this step if you want to.

Vegetarian hot dog sausages cooking on a griddle.

I nestled my hot dog buns right up against each other when I added my sauce and cheese – I enjoy the dramatic moment of pulling them apart and seeing that mozzarella streeeeetch. You can top them individually though, if you only want to make one or two – they’re very low effort, so you don’t have to make a big batch unless you want to.

What toppings would you put on your pizza hot dogs?

Pizza hot dogs in a row topped with mushrooms, sweetcorn and black olives.

Pizza hot dogs

These pizza hot dogs are made with vegetarian sausages, topped with melted mozzarella and your favourite toppings. A match made in heaven!

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 hot dogs
Calories: 336kcal
Author: Becca Heyes


  • 4 vegetarian hot dog sausages
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • 8 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 large handful grated mozzarella
  • Your choice of pizza toppings, e.g. mushrooms, black olives, sweetcorn, onions, peppers, etc.


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (Gas Mark 4 / 350°F).
  • Cook the hot dog sausages according to the instructions on the packaging. Mine were frozen, so I boiled them first, then cooked them for a few minutes in a hot griddle pan.
  • Cut the hot dog buns in half lengthwise, and add the hot dogs. Place them on a baking tray. Spoon some tomato sauce over the top, and sprinkle with grated mozzarella cheese. Add your favourite pizza toppings (I used sliced mushrooms, black olives and sweetcorn).
  • Bake for around 20 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and turned golden brown.
  • Alternatively, if you’d rather not use your oven, place the hot dogs under the grill (broiler) for a few minutes instead.


You can use whatever pizza toppings you like for this recipe – try fresh diced tomatoes, sweetcorn, olives, fresh basil, mushrooms, diced onions, diced peppers, etc.


Nutrition Facts
Pizza hot dogs
Amount Per Serving (1 hot dog)
Calories 336 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5.3g27%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 763mg32%
Carbohydrates 37.6g13%
Fiber 2.1g8%
Sugar 5.4g6%
Protein 16.8g34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is approximate, and will depend on your exact ingredients. Please calculate your own nutritional values if you require accuracy for health reasons.

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Note: Nutritional information is approximate, and will depend on exactly what ingredients you choose. Information above is for 1 hot dog.

Love anything topped with cheese? My pizza baked tofu is pretty amazing too:

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  1. OMG. This looks amazing. My OH isn’t keen on vegetarian food, but I was vegetarian for 6 years and love it. Back then they barely had any meat substitutes for anything but now, there are loads. No excuse these days. I love your photography too, it makes everything look mouthwatering!5 stars

  2. My little ones would love your pizza hot dogs! That’s a brilliant idea. I will be suggesting it next time we have a cinema night at home (hot dogs and pop corn!)

  3. Ooh pizza time! These hot dog pizzas look amazing however i’d be dropping them mushrooms like wildfire haha! I don’t know what it is about mushrooms my brain just doesn’t agree with them

    Im going to check out some of your other pizza’fied recipes now :)

    Northern Crumble

  4. Such a great idea! These would be the perfect comfort food and a great alternative to pizza if you eat a lot of them.

  5. You do make me laugh with your pizzifying action! I agree that there probably isn’t that much actual meat in ‘real’ hotdogs so perhaps faux ones are just the same!