Veggie Hot Dogs

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veggie hot dog ready final

Being a vegetarian doesn’t mean that you will be deprived of the lip-smacking flavors of hot dogs. During trips to supermarkets and grocery stores, you must have come across frozen faux-meat or tofu hot dogs in the processed food section. They might satisfy your hot-dog cravings to some extent. But if you ask me – I hate them! I find them unusually hard, chewy and obviously unhealthy (don’t forget the preservatives in them)! So, I prefer to make my own version of hot dogs at home. They are purely vegetarian, fresh, easy on pocket and definitely more nutritious alternatives to its fake store-brought counterparts.

My veggie hot dogs are the right package of stir-fried paneer-veggie mixture stuffed into soft hot dog buns and topped with oh-so-gooey melted cheese. They are not only hassle-free to make, but taste and smell awesome as well. Whether you serve them as a quick lunch or whip up a whole bunch of them for house parties, these home-made veggie hot dogs never fail to steal the show. Even my non-vegetarian friends are in love with them!

Now it’s time to give a tough competition to the real hot dogs. So let’s check out its recipe!

veggie hot dog mix vegetable

Add tomatoes, bell peppers, and carrots, stirring occasionally.

veggie hot dogs cottage cheese or paneer

Add paneer (Tofu can be substituted).

veggie hot dogs mix


veggie hot dogs mix well

Mix very well.

veggie hot dogs bun on pan

Place hot dog buns on the baking pan.

veggie hot dogs ketchup to bun

Spread ketchup evenly over buns.

veggie hot dogs vegetable to bun

Stuff veggies mixture into the buns.

veggie hot dogs cheese to bun

Sprinkle the cheese on top.

veggie hot dogs cheese melted

Bake until cheese melts.

veggie hot dogs ready

veggie hot dogs ready final

veggie hot dogs ready final

Veggie Hot Dogs


Skill Scale: Easy
Serving: 3
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5-10 minutes


  • olive oil - 1 tsp
  • tomato - 1/2, chopped
  • bell pepper - 2, chopped
  • carrot - 5-6, grated
  • paneer or tofu - 1/2 cup, scrambled
  • salt - to taste
  • black pepper - to taste
  • cheddar cheese - optional
  • mustard
  • hot dog buns - 6
  • ketchup


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat
  • Add tomatoes, bell peppers, and carrots, stirring occasionally until they are softened
  • Add a dash each of salt plus black pepper as well as paneer (tofu) and mix well.
  • Remove from heat. Do not overcook. Keep them crunchy.
  • -------------------------------------------
  • Place hot dog buns on the baking pan.
  • Spread ketchup evenly over buns
  • Stuff veggies mixture into the buns
  • Sprinkle the cheese on top.
  • Transfer to oven and bake until cheese melts and begins to brown.
  • Remove from oven
  • Allow to cool slightly.
  • Drizzle mustard over each hot dog bun.
  • Serve.

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