Clam Chowder Hot Dogs

Clam Chowder Hot Dog

I saw my friend The Vulgar Chef dip a hot dog in a cup of clam chowder and honestly it changed my life. I made these right after I saw it. Because I wanted to make this immediately, I used a can of clam chowder that I had in my pantry. It came out great, but it would also be good with homemade, takeout, or leftovers. Any kind of clam chowder! The key is that the clam chowder is super thick. You want it to be thick enough to stay on top of the dogs.

Cook the bacon and the hot dogs together

I cooked these dogs with the bacon so the bacon fat could coat them nicely. It also saved time and cleanup.

bacon in the pan

Make sure to griddle the buns!

Ideally you want New England Split Top Style buns. Cook the buns in a pan with some butter on all 4 sides! Yes, all 4 sides. Pop the hot dogs into the perfectly buttered and griddled rolls.

toast up the buns

Top the hot dog with the clam chowder

Smother on the chowder! Really get it on there good. You need a lot so it stands out on the dogs.

put the clam chowder on the hot dogs

Serve the clam chowder hot dogs

Top with chowder toppings like bacon, scallions, and oyster crackers. If you like other things on your chowder, you could put them on here too! What else do people put on chowder?

top the clam chowder dogs with bacon, scallions, and oyster crackers


clam chowder hot dogs!

Hot Dogs and Clam Chowder – the match we never knew we needed in our lives.

clam chowder hot dogs

Twists on clam chowder hot dogs

Of course you could make your own chowder for this. Just make sure its THICK! If you don’t like seafood, corn chowder would also be great on here!

If you love weird twists on hot dogs like I do, check out my carbonara dogs, potato dogs, or these kung pao dogs!

For more fun twists on clam chowder, check out my chowder tots, or clam chowder ravioli!

Clam Chowder Hot Dog

A bacon fried hot dog topped with creamy clam chowder, bacon, oyster crackers, and scallions
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Hot Dog, Mash-Up, Soup
Servings: 8 dogs
Calories: 375kcal


  • 1.5 cups clam chowder
  • 8 strips bacon
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • oyster crackers
  • 4 chives sliced thin


  • Use your favorite clam chowder, homemade or a can. Make sure it is a pretty thick one though so it stays on top of the dogs. Warm it up in a pan while you make everything else.
  • Cook the bacon in a pan until crisp. Remove and add the hot dogs. Cook about 5 minutes to brown on all sides and warm through.
  • Add the butter to a pan and cook the buns in the butter on all sides until golden.
  • Put the dogs in the buns, top with the chowder, then the bacon, then the crackers, then the chives


Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 972mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 3mg

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