The easiest way to make a fun hotdog pull-apartJump to Recipe
This recipe was made specifically for all of you out there who have pretty boring, pre-conceived notions of what a slow cooker can do. Yes, it makes great stews and soups. Of course, it slowly warms up leftovers. But, it also has a much more fun side.
Lazy hotdog pull-apart is fun to make and even more fun to eat! It is a great active recipe to make with kids. It is also a really cool looking appetizer. that will be devoured in mere seconds.
Hacks and Hints
- When making a dish such as a hotdog pull-apart, that cannot be stirred, I often find that my slow cooker will burn the outside before the inside is fully cooked. To compensate, I make this recipe with an oven safe ramekin in the middle as seen in the pictures. I keep it empty during cooking. When serving, it can be filled with a dip or even a complementary item. It is important to always select an oven safe dish for this so it doesn’t melt or crack. And remember to handle it very carefully when removing it from the slow cooker as the ramekin will be VERY hot,
- When cooking or baking an item that is not moisture based, I find it helpful to leave a cloth or paper towel under the lid of the slow cooker to absorb extra condensation. I am however, not completely comfortable doing this if I will be leaving the house for an extended period of time. If you will not be home while this cooks, omit this step. You can always just use a towel to wipe the accumulated condensation off of the underneath portion of the lid when you return.
- I use Hebrew National all beef hotdogs. They are The Team’s favorite. I have not tried this with veggie or turkey dogs, but I bet it would be delicious. If you try it, please let me know.
- I like to use parchment paper for this recipe. There is virtually no clean up and it allows for a easy way to remove the finished product.
Looking for more slow cooker appetizers:
Lazy Hotdog Pull-Apart
- 6 qt slow cooker
- small oven safe ramekin
- parchment paper
- 11 hotdogs I prefer Hebew National all beef
- 1 8 oz crescent roll cans such a pillsbury
- Line slow cooker with parchment paper. Made sure paper comes far enough up the insides of the pot to use the edges as a sort of handle to lift the finished dish out of the pot.
- Cut hot dogs into thirds
- Cut crescent roll dough into triangles
- Wrap hot dogs individually into crescent roll dough.
- Place small ramekin in the middle of the slow cooker pot
- Place wrapped hot dog pieces in slow cooker vertically (dough to the sides, one end of each hotdog facing up)
- Cook on low for 3 -3.5 hours (depending on your slow cooker). You will know it is finished when the internal dough is flaky and the internal temperature of the hotdogs reaches 160°.
- Remove from slow cooker carefully using edges of parchment paper.
- Place your favorite hotdog dip into the center when you are ready to serve (I am a mustard lover!)