Piccalilli and Feta Hot Dogs

If you’re looking for something a bit different for your barbecue this year, give these piccalilli and feta hot dogs a go! It might sound like a bit of a left field combination, but trust me – these are delicious.

If you’ve never had piccalilli before, you’re in for a treat. It’s a mustard pickle, made with vegetables like cauliflower, courgettes and onions. It’s easily found on British supermarket shelves (although with so many varieties and it falling out of fashion a little bit, I do sometimes wonder who’s buying it). If it’s not easily available to you in a jar, no worries! You can buy it on Amazon or make it yourself without too much hassle.

I find that the slightly sweet pickle taste goes perfectly with the meaty sausages, add to that the tang of sliced gherkins and a crumble of salty feta and you’re onto a winner!

Ingredients, Substitutions and Variations

  • Sausages – if you’re making hot dogs, the sausages are going to be the star of the show – so make sure they’re good ones. Get to your butcher to get some really delicious bangers.
  • Piccalilli– I prefer chunky piccalilli, but this recipe will work with the smooth versions too.
  • Sliced gherkins – I used large sliced gherkins, because I find the large ones slightly sweeter than the smaller ones and that works nicely here. It’s entirely personal preference though!
  • Feta – it’s the saltiness of feta that is needed in this recipe, so I wouldn’t substitute for any other cheese.
  • Hot dog buns – use whichever ones are your favourites.

Top Tip

  1. Barbecue

    In my recipe, I’ve cooked the sausages in the oven to ensure you can enjoy these all year around. However, please feel free to barbecue (or fry!) your sausages – just make sure they’re piping hot all the way through and all pinkness has gone.

  2. Serve a feast

    These are delightful as part of a big barbecue feast, maybe with some Apple and Celery Slaw (No Mayo) and a Classic Cheeseburger.

  3. Make on the day

    These are best made and eaten immediately when the sausages are cooked – don’t make ahead (unless you’re making your own piccalilli – you can make that several months in advance).

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Piccalilli and Feta Hot Dogs

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Harriet Young
Delicious hot dogs topped with piccalilli, gherkins and feta – a real flavour hit!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 6 Hot dogs


  • 6 sausages good quality
  • 6 hot dog buns
  • 6 tbsps piccalilli
  • 18 slices pickled gherkins
  • 60 g feta


  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Evenly space your sausages in an ovenproof dish and put in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until cooked through. Turn every 5 minutes.
  • When the sausages are almost cooked, cut the hot dog buns almost in half lengthways (so that they are still connected at the bottom) and put in the oven for 2 minutes to warm through.
  • To compile the hot dogs, spread each hot dog bun with 1 tablespoon of piccalilli. Add a sausage to each one. Top each hot dog with three gherkin slices, then crumble the feta evenly over them all. Enjoy immediately!
Keyword feta, sausage

5 responses to “Piccalilli and Feta Hot Dogs”

  1. 5 stars
    I am a big fan of piccalilli so I am surprised at myself for not trying it in hot dogs sooner! These where absolutely scrumptious! Thaks for the simple yet delicious recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    Simple and flavorful dish. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    Adding piccalilli to a hot dog is such a brilliant idea! I just loved the added tanginess. Such a great recipe, thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    I haven’t had picallili in YEARS! Such a great idea to pair it with hot dogs. Love this.

  5. 5 stars
    I never thought to add Feta, but I’m always game for taking a recipe to the next level. Thanks!

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