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These easy Polish Sausage Dogs are topped with plenty of golden brown onions and are loaded with flavor. They’re a tasty change from ordinary hot dogs and perfect when you want a no-fuss dinner the whole family will love.


Do you have a Portillo’s in your neck of the woods? It’s one of our favorite places to grab a quick bite to eat whenever we’re in the area, and I love their Chicago-style hot dogs, especially the Maxwell Street Polish. Maybe it’s because I grew up eating kielbasa, but I just love these things.

So when I was thinking about what to make for dinner the other day, I  decided to make my own Polish-style hot dogs using smoked sausage. To be honest, I was looking for something that could be made without a lot of effort — something that was super quick and easy to make — and something different from the usual chicken and beef.

And these Polish dogs are definitely all that and more!

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The only real work involved here is slicing up the onions. And if you want to make this recipe even easier, you can totally skip this part, but I don’t recommend it. Nope, no way. The onions are what makes these sausages so darn good, and unless you honestly can’t stand onions, go ahead and slice a couple of them up and toss them into the frying pan.


I like to give the onions a head start, so I let them cook and get slightly soft before I add the sausage. Then, they all finish cooking together. You can easily make this in in less than a half an hour, or you can turn down the heat and let them simmer.

And, you can use any brand of Polish sausage. If you buy pre-cut links, just place them over the onions. If you buy the rope sausage, cut them into bun-length pieces and then add them to the skillet. Since I needed enough for seven people, I used two packages, or eight links. But you can easily make less.

I also used two large onions. The hubs and I lik a lot of onions, and the kiddos like a little bit less. But again, you can make more if you need to.


How to Make Polish Sausage Dogs

5 from 2 votes

Polish Sausage Dogs

By: Dee
Thick Polish sausages topped with caramalized onions and nestled in hot dog buns
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


  • 8 Polish sausage links
  • 2 large yellow onions peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • Mustard and ketchup for topping optional
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  • In a large skillet, fry the onions in olive oil until slightly soft, and season with salt and pepper
  • Add the sausages, and fry over medium heat, stirring often, until onions are golden brown and meat is cooked through
  • Cover, turn heat to low, and keep warm until ready to eat
  • Fill buns with sausage, top with onions, and serve with mustard and ketchup


Calories: 147kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 3g, Sodium: 222mg, Potassium: 94mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin C: 2.6mg, Calcium: 80mg, Iron: 1.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main
Cuisine: American
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Now, that is what I call a hot dog!


This isn’t a copy cat dish, and I didn’t try to make the hot dogs exactly like Portillo’s does. I even added a little bit of leftover cooked bacon for extra flavor. But, these tasted just as good. 

easy Polish sausage dogs

No muss, no fuss — just a great family meal without a lot of effort. You can serve these Polish sausage dogs with chips, or heat up some frozen fries or onion rings to go along with them — whatever works best.

If you have a favorite hot dog or hamburger place, I’d love to hear about it.

Have an awesome day! 


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  1. Louis says:

    Simply the best! Everything on it for the best taste!5 stars

  2. STELLA BOWMAN says:

    Sauteed onions first, caramelized slightly. Added
    Dogs to pan, when done removed Dogs added Chili Garlic Sauce to onions. Coleslaw on the side. Yumm.

    1. Dee says:

      That sounds so good right now!

  3. Deidre says:

    Like to top mine with sauerkraut!

    1. Dee says:

      That definitely sounds good to me!

  4. Laurie says:

    Great dogs love it with onions and mustard. Thanks

    1. Dee says:

      So glad you like them, Laurie!

  5. Cindy says:

    I’m definitely making this tonight