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Italian Hot Dog

Italian hot dogs are regional food originating in New Jersey, a state with more than 1 million residents of Italian ancestry. Variations include adding different meats in place of the hot dog, and sometimes French fries appear. Purists prefer natural casing hot dogs, and pizza bread rolls elevate what seems like a simple creation. The combination of peppers, onions, and potatoes is common in Italian American cooking. 

Recipe Servings: 1

Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Total Time
25 minutes
Gluten Free
Dairy Free


  • 1 hot dog
  • 1 medium potato, diced
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil (or vegetable or olive oil)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored, de-seeded and chopped
  • 1 steak roll (hoagie or other long roll)
  • Spicy mustard, for topping 


  1. Cook hot dog by grilling or broiling.
  2. Place potato pieces in pan and toss with oil, salt, and pepper. Cook over medium high heat until fork tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Add onion and bell pepper. Cook until tender, about 3–5 minutes.
  4. Place hot dog into roll and top with potatoes, onions, peppers, and spicy mustard.

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