This hot dog crown casserole is one of the most retro-looking dinners ever

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Hot dog crown casserole retro recipe (1965)

This hot dog crown casserole — originally called the frankfurter crown casserole — is a retro recipe from 1965.

It gets points for creativity by using hot dogs split lengthwise, then strategically placed in a circle around a creamy potato/green bean combo.

Back in the sixties, the ingredients for this dinner were so inexpensive, they said this recipe made “Almost a meal-in-one dish for less than one dollar.”

Hot dog crown casserole retro recipe (1965)

Hot dog crown casserole

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 3 cups sliced cooked potatoes
  • 1 cup cooked cut green beans
  • 1/2 pound hot dogs, split and cut in half


  1. In a skillet, cook bacon. Remove and crumble.
  2. Cook onion in bacon drippings.
  3. Stir in soup, water, salt, pepper.
  4. Add potatoes, beans.
  5. Pour into 1-1/2 quart casserole.
  6. Stand up hot dogs (frankfurters) around edge.
  7. Bake at 350 (F) for 30 minutes.
  8. Top with bacon.


For German-style seasoning, just add 1 to 2 tablespoons vinegar with soup.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 349Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 867mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 13g

Click Americana offers approximate nutrition information as a general reference only, and we make no warranties regarding its accuracy. Please make any necessary calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, and consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you have dietary concerns.

Frankfurter crown casserole retro recipe (1965)

MORE: How to make fancy hot dog shapes, plus retro ways to stuff your franks from the ’70s

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