Who says hotdogs have to be just be for kids?  One of my favorite restaurants in Cincinnati is The Senate and they are best known for their unbelievably delicious gourmet hotdogs.  My favorite is called The Trailer Park…I know what a name and I used it as inspiration for this healthier version.  While dining at the Senate you can try out other wildly named flavor combinations of gourmet hotdogs such as The Hello Kitty or The Howard Stern!  Check out their menu here.

This recipe was a huge hit with the family and I plan on serving it at my next get-together with my friends.  I think it is the delicious combination of the coleslaw and crunchy chips that make it so yummy.  Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Skinny Gourmet Hotdogs

Serving Size: 1 hotdog


  • 8 turkey hotdogs
  • 8 whole wheat hot dog buns
  • 1 batch of Skinny Slaw
  • ½ cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup BBQ Baked Lay's® Potato Chips
  • Skinny Slaw:
  • 1 bag cole slaw
  • ⅔ cup green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1½ Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp light ranch dressing
  • ⅓ cup Stevia (or your favorite sweetener)


    Skinny Slaw:
  1. Place cole slaw mix in a large bowl.
  2. Add finely chopped green onions to cole slaw mixture and toss to mix.
  3. In a separate small bowl, mix together extra virgin olive oil, light mayo, light ranch dressing, sweetener and white wine vinegar. Using a whisk, mix all the ingredients together to make the dressing.
  4. Pour the dressing onto the cole slaw.
  5. Toss to mix dressing and cole slaw together. Make sure to cover the cole slaw evenly.
  6. Refrigerate for 10-20 minutes before serving.
  7. Hot Dogs:
  8. Place hotdogs on the a well heated grill.
  9. Cook hotdogs for 8-10 minutes until heated.
  10. Mix Skinny Slaw according to recipe and place in refrigerator.
  11. Place hotdog in bun and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  12. Next spoon around ½ cup of Skinny Slaw onto hotdog.
  13. Top off hotdogs with a sprinkle of crushed potato chips.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 270

Fat: 12.5g

Carbohydrates: 30g

Fiber: 2.5g

Protein: 9.5g

Sugars: 8g