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The ends of two hot dogs poking out from the edge of a bun on a blue plate
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How to Microwave Hot Dogs

Easy, Quick and NO burnt hard ends! Perfect microwave hotdogs
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time1 min
Total Time2 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to microwave hot dogs, microwaving hot dogs
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 284kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker
Cost: 50 cents


  • microwave
  • paper towel
  • microwave safe plate


  • 4 Tbs Water
  • 1 Hot Dog
  • 1 Bun
  • Toppings of choice


  • Wet a paper towel with the 4 Tbs of water. Squeeze out any excess water from the paper towel.
  • Wrap the paper towel around the hot dog loosely.
  • Heat on high for 30 seconds.
  • Check if the hot dog is hot enough. Be careful, it might be hot.
  • Repeat in 15 second intervals until hot dog is heated through.
  • Place hot dog in bun
  • Top with your choice of toppings!



  • You can use this recipe for as many hot dogs as you like, but wrap them individually
  • If you are cooking more hot dogs, increase the time accordingly.
  • Use a good quality paper towel to avoid the fibers coming off on your hot dog.
  • If you don’t have paper towels, use plastic wrap instead.


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 603mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 11.7mg