Mac & Cheese Hot Dogs loaded with cheesy, saucy macaroni and crispy bacon bits. Inspired by Casey’s Corner, transport yourself back to the Magic Kingdom with this truly iconic eat!
Iconic Bacon Mac & Cheese Hot Dogs
When I reminisce about my past trips to WDW the first food item I always think of is a hot dog from Casey’s Corner. They are THE quintessential Disney Eat in my opinion. And there is just something so magical about sitting outside with that amazing view of the castle, trying to enjoy your hot dogs and fries before you get attacked by the birds, right?!
On our Honeymoon in 2019 my husband and I actually cancelled a coveted California Grill dinner reservation (seriously) on the last night of our trip to enjoy hotdogs with Happily Ever After instead.
Loaded Hot Dogs
I love a classic hot dog served simply with ketchup, mustard and some pickles. But sometimes I want to kick it up a notch, and these loaded dogs are the answer. I can never resist creamy macaroni & cheese, especially when you add some crispy bacon to the mix! And who knew macaroni and frankfurters were such a good combo?!
Easy Mac and Cheese
This stovetop mac & cheese recipe is really simple. First, you need to make a roux, or paste, by melting butter then adding flour. The trick is to keep it over low heat and don’t stop stirring – it comes together really quickly.
Then you add milk, a little at a time. Make sure the milk is mixed in completely each time and the roux is fully incorporated into the milk before you add more. It can seem daunting if you’ve never made it before but honestly, it’s very easy!
When you have a nice smooth sauce, take it off the heat and add in some mustard powder, salt & pepper and grated cheese – I prefer cheddar here but anything that melts well will work – like parmesan, gouda, Monterey jack or mozzarella. You can use a combination of your favourites too! Just avoid pre-grated cheese, as it tends to have a starchy coating to avoid sticking, and this can affect how well it melts in the sauce.
Stir in some cooked macaroni then spoon over your hot dogs and top with crispy cooked bacon! This recipe makes enough mac & cheese to top 6 regular-sized hot dogs. It reheats nicely too and can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days or even frozen.
Other recipes I know you’ll love:
- Corn Dog Nuggets – Casey’s Corner Style
- Plaza Style Loaded Ranch Fries
- Baked Mac & Cheese with Pulled Pork – Flame Tree Style
- No-Bake Mango Pie with Shortbread Crust – Yak & Yeti Inspired
- Homemade Waffles with Nutella & Fresh Fruit – Sleepy Hollow Style
- Loaded Buffalo Chicken Chips with Blue Cheese – Dinoland USA
I hope this recipe helps you bring a little Disney Magic home with you! Please leave me a comment if you try it, or tag me on Instagram @magicaleats_ – I would love to see your photos!
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Bacon Mac & Cheese Hot Dogs – Casey’s Corner Style
- 28 grams Butter 2 tbsp
- 2 tbsp Flour
- 300 ml Milk 1 ¼ cups
- 1 tsp Mustard Powder
- 100 grams Grated Cheddar Cheese 1 cup
- 200 grams Macaroni Pasta 2 cups
- 6 Slices of Streaky Bacon Cooked till crispy – see notes for my method
- 6 Frankfurter style sausages, cooked to packet instructions You can use beef, chicken, pork or veggie!
- 6 Hot Dog or Sub Rolls
- Chopped spring onion to garnish
- Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and cook the macaroni pasta according to packet instructions.
- While it's cooking, make the roux – melt the butter in a medium saucepan (big enough to hold the cooked macaroni) over low heat. When the butter begins to foam, add the flour.
- Mix the butter and flour well with a small whisk or spatula to form a paste. Keep stirring over a low heat for 1 minute.
- Add the milk bit by bit and mix well. Make sure its completely incorporated with the roux each time before you add more milk. I prefer to use a whisk for this but a spatula or wooden spoon also work.
- Keep stirring over a low heat until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
- Take off the heat and stir in the mustard powder and some salt and pepper. Mix in the grated cheese.
- When the macaroni is done cooking, drain it and add to the cheese sauce. Reserve a cup of the water you cooked the pasta in – you can add a little to loosen your cheese sauce if you find it is too thick.
- Slice open your rolls and add the cooked Frankfurters. Top with a generous spoonful of macaroni.
- Dice the crispy cooked bacon really finely then sprinkle on top of the mac and cheese. I also like to garnish with some diced spring onion or chives.