Cheesy hot dog soup: A vintage recipe from 1955

Vintage cheesy hot dog soup recipe from 1955

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If you’re looking for a new way to serve hot dogs, you’ve got it right here with this savory retro recipe from 1955!

This warm dish features several of the most popular ingredients of the time — such as hot dogs (frankfurters), processed American cheese, frozen mixed vegetables, and pimiento.

Cheesy hot dog/frankfurter cheese soup recipe

This recipe cost just $1.38 to make back in May 1955

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Vintage cheesy hot dog soup recipe from 1955

Vintage cheesy hot dog soup recipe (1955)

Yield: 3 quarts/12 cups
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 5 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 bouillon cubes
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 6 cups milk
  • 2 cups ( 1/2 pound) shredded process American cheese
  • 1 box frozen mixed vegetables, cooked
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 3/4 pound frankfurters (hot dogs), sliced
  • Chopped parsley
  • Chopped pimiento


  1. Cook onion and celery in 3 tablespoons butter about 8 minutes; do not brown.
  2. Stir in flour and mustard. Add boullion cubes dissolved in the 2 cups of water.
  3. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened; then cook 3 minutes longer.
  4. Add milk, and heat just to boiling. Add cheese; stir until melted.
  5. Add vegetables and Worcestershire.
  6. Add frankfurters browned in 2 tablespoons butter.
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley and bits of pimiento.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 484mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 9g

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Vintage cheese hot dog soup recipe from 1955

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