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Slow Cooker (Crockpot) Hot Dogs

As if this couldn't get any easier!
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time2 hrs
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot, slowcooker
Yield: 12 hot dogs
Cost: $5


  • 1 slow cooker or Instant Pot
  • 1 pack raw hot dogs


  • Plug in your slowcooker and pour in a bag of hot dogs.
  • Set your slowcooker to LOW for 2-3 hours. Stir every hour to check on it.
    slowcooker settings
  • That's basically it. Keep warm until you're ready.


The hot dogs have a different texture compared to boiled. The outer layer is slightly thickened, giving just enough texture to be more interesting than a boring boiled hot dog. 
Mine cooked in 2 hours, so I just switched it to "keep warm" until I was ready to serve the rest of the meal. 
If you are cooking a ton of hot dogs (read: kid's birthday party) then this is a great, no fuss timesaver for those hectic days.