Grilled Hot Dogs and Sausages That Won’t Break Your Points® Budget
Nutritionally speaking, most hot dogs aren’t winning any awards. And you know what? That’s fine. At WeightWatchers, we believe you can make a healthy plan to enjoy any food you like.
Hot dog sales saw a boom in early 2020, with warm-weather grilling season stoking momentum for this cookout classic. Frankfurter fans don’t need to be told why: Snappy on the outside, juicy on the inside, grilled hot dogs are practically synonymous with summer. A wide world of toppings—from spicy mustard to smoky beans—can please any palate.
The sausage-nestled-in-bun format is versatile, too: You can improve the nutrient profile of your meal by loading up your dog with fresh veggies such as chopped onion and diced tomato, then serving it in a homemade veggie hot dog bun. You can also make your meal more Points®-friendly by shopping for lean precooked chicken sausage or turkey franks. However you like your links, check out our tasty grilled hot dog and sausage recipes below, complete with tons of tasty extras.
Our best recipes for grilled hot dogs and chicken sausages
Leslie Fink, MS, RD, has worked on the WeightWatchers® editorial team for more than 21 years. She plays a key role in food, recipe, and program content, as well as product partnerships and experiences.