Mac & Cheese on a Hot Dog with ANCO Medium Cheddar Sauce – Week 32: All sports

Hot dogs and Mac & Cheese are two of life’s little indulgences.

Nestled in a bun, steamed or grilled—hot dogs are nothing if not versatile. This week I decided to combine the two and make Mac & Cheese served on a hot dog. This recipe is made with beer and ANCO medium cheddar and served with grilled pork sausages. It’s perfect for a backyard BBQ or a game viewing party.



  1. In a saucepan, melt butter and soften onion and garlic.
  2. Add flour and stir for 1 minute, making sure the flour doesn’t brown.
  3. Add milk, beating with a whisk until smooth.
  4. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring regularly until sauce thickens.

  5. Mix in beer, cheddar, Parmesan, mustard, and paprika. Stir half of sauce into pasta. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  6. Serve sausages on buns topped with Mac & Cheese, remaining cheese sauce, and green onions.

Johanne Depelteau

Longueuil, Quebec

Johanne, a passionate lover of the culinary arts, has been working in television broadcasting, publishing, magazine writing and advertising for many years.

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