Pesto & Pepperoni Pizza Dogs on Garlic Bread
Serves: 4 servings
  • 4 hoagie rolls or my semi-homemade "baguette" bread, sliced open
  • 4 Tbl. garlic and herb butter, softened, *I used Minerva Dairy's
  • 4 Tbl. basil pesto, or as desired
  • 4 Tbl. pizza, pasta or marinara sauce, as much as desired
  • 4 grilled, steamed, or boiled hotdogs
  • 4 big handfuls of shredded mozzarella-provolone blend cheese (about 2 cups or so)
  • grated parmesan cheese to taste
  • 16 - 20 spicy pepperoni slices, as desired
  • (extra sauce for dipping if you'd like)
  1. Cook hotdogs and keep warm. (*I just brought mine to a boil in a small saucepan of water, boiled one minute, turned the heat off and let them sit in the hot water until needed to stay hot.)
  2. Slice open rolls or baguette bread, spread insides with garlic & herb butter, broil until lightly toasted inside.
  3. Spread bottom insides with basil pesto. Spread top insides with sauce.
  4. Top each with a cooked hotdog. Top with handfuls of cheese. Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese. (*I just grate it right over them and don't measure.) Top each with 4 - 5 slices pepperoni.
  5. Broil until cheese is melted and pepperoni is toasted. Watch so that bread doesn't burn. (*Don't place them too close to the heat.)
  6. Serve with extra sauce, warmed for dipping, and enjoy!
If making these for a crowd, place hotdogs standing up in a slow cooker. Add a little water to the bottom, turn on to High, and steam with lid on.
Recipe by Wildflour's Cottage Kitchen at