9 Gourmet Hot Dog Toppings

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Hot dogs can be incredibly versatile depending what you’re in the mood for. The fact that many different countries and even just cities within the US lay claim to variations on the hot dog is a testament to that. A fresh hot dog and a bun is kind of like a blank canvas for you to add a personal touch to.

Personal Creations decided to experiment with some fancier toppings for the beloved hot dog. Many are adaptations and takes on flavors we’re familiar with, while some are popular regional hot dogs. They’ve put together 9 delicious hot dog topping variations in the graphic below.

So if you have the time and some fresh ingredients around, why not push the ketchup aside and try a new take on the hot dog? You might find that you could never go back to a simple hot dog!

Hot Dog Toppings

Gourmet Hotdog Recipes

Breakfast Hotdog

  • Bacon-Wrapped dog
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • American Cheese
  • SirachaChives
  • King’s® Hawaiian Bun

Tijuana Dog

  • Bacon-Wrapped dog
  • Onions
  • Pickled Jalapeno
  • Crema

Japanese Hotdog

  • Kewpie® – Japanese Style Mayo
  • Grated Daikon Radish
  • Dried Seaweed


  • Roasted Corn
  • Cotija Cheese
  • Lime Juice
  • Tajin Powder
  • Salt
  • Buttered Bun

Classic BLT Dog

  • Bacon-Wrapped Dog
  • Shredded Romaine Lettuce
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • MayoButtered Bun


  • Pickled Daikon and Carrots
  • Mayo
  • Cilantro
  • Cucumber
  • Jalapeno

Animal Style

  • American Cheese
  • Grilled Onions
  • Thousand Island Dressing

Coney Island Hot Dog

  • Chili
  • Grated Cheese
  • Onions
  • Nathan’s® Hot Dog


  • Pastrami
  • Sauerkraut
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Thousand Island Dressing
  • King’s® Hawaiian Bun

What’s your favorite hotdog topping?

Written By Tara Williams

Tara is a food writer that has been editing and authoring articles for KitchenSanity since its founding. Her writing offers personal experience from experimentation with food and recipe creation. If you’re looking for simple tips, she will make your journey in the kitchen straightforward with a dash of fun.