Chili Dog Casserole I Recipe -
Chili Dog Casserole I Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Chili Dog Casserole I

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"My cousin Donna made up this recipe several years ago and it's one my children love. It's like eating a chili dog, but with a fork."

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Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Tear up the hot dog buns and arrange the pieces in the bottom of the dish evenly. Slice the hot dogs into bite size pieces and layer the pieces over the buns.
  3. Pour the chili over the hot dogs, sprinkle with the chopped onion, then spread some mustard over the chili and the onion. Top off with the cheese.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 09, 2006

My entire family loved this recipe. I did make just a few changes though. Instead of cutting up the buns, I just opened them flat and layed them crust side up. I put the hot dogs in and then a layer of cheese over those. Then the chili and some more cheese. My buns didn't get to soggy at all, as a matter of fact, the bottom was just a little crispy and it was fantastic. Maybe because the crust was facing up, or the layer of cheese between the hot dogs and the chili? I did use two cans of chili though.This tastes just like it should and I will be making this for a long time to come. Thanks for a great recipe!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 23, 2003

Something went askue in this recipe with the proportions! The flavor was just ok....8 hot dog buns in a 9x13 pan need 3 CANS of chili, not one 15 oz. One 15 oz. was barely enough to spread a smear over the top. This then will feed a football team! So if you're looking for around 4 servings, use 4 hd buns, 4 weiners, and one can of chili in an 8x8 dish. For little kids or really hungry boys, this might be an ok recipe - but for myself, husband, and 13 year old daughter - we'll pass and buy a chili dog at Weinerschnitzel!!

Jun 28, 2006

Delicious & fun dinner idea! My husband and I really enjoyed this. My children (11 & 5 yrs.) had mixed reviews. They ate it, but their biggest criticism was the bread. I guess they're purists (hot dogs ON buns, not the other way around, etc.). I did use Hormel's low-fat Turkey Chili, and found that two cans would have been better than the one that I used. Next time, instead of hot dog buns, I think I'll try using a prepared cornbread stuffing mix which would be crispier than the cut-up buns (although, I did lightly butter and toast them before adding the rest of the ingredients, but they still absorbed too much moisture from the chili than my kids liked). Thanks for the idea, and I will be making this again. UPDATE ON 6/28/06: WE HAVE TWEAKED THIS CHILI DOG CASSEROLE TO EVERYONE'S LIKING...LAYERED IN THIS ORDER: 2 OR 3 CANS OF HORMEL TURKEY CHILI W/O BEANS; 1 PACKAGE OF LOW FAT OR FAT FREE BEEF FRANKS CUT UP, DICED ONIONS, 1/2 PACKAGE LOW FAT SHREDDED CHEDDAR/MONTERAY JACK; 2 PREPARED PACKAGES OF JIFFY CORNBREAD MUFFIN BATTER SPREAD ON TOP, THEN FINISH W/ REMAINING CHEESE AND BAKE. EVERYONE LOVES THIS, AND I THANK YOU FOR INSPIRING ME! GREAT RECIPE IDEA!

Aug 06, 2010

I used whole wheat buns, kosher dogs, two cups of the Big Game Day Chili that I made the day before and used a 2% sharp cheddar. I didn't have any of it but my boys got a kick out of it. They loved that it was a new way to eat chili dogs. NOTE: This was so cheap to make that it should be illegal. I bought the hot dog buns off the clearance rack and everything else I already had on hand. Great for families who are stretching their food budget.

Jan 24, 2004

Very easy. We doubled the amount of chili on it, but we like 'em sloppy. Another trick to avoid soggy hot dog buns is to pop it under the broiler to quickly toast the buns before adding the chili and cheese.

Apr 06, 2003

This was a real family pleaser.It was very easy to make.I used fritos in place of hotdog buns and 2 cans of chili per the suggestion of other reviewers.It would be very good for a Monday or Friday night supper.I will be making this one again!

Aug 23, 2003

This was good. My 17 month old ate it without blinking. I put my buns in the oven when I turned it one to preheat. By the time the oven was hot, my buns were toasted perfectly. I only made 1/2 a recipe. I didn't think there was enough chili though and ended up using 2 10 oz cans of Hot Dog Chili. It tasted pretty just like you would expect. Next time I may preheat my chili though. I found some of the center of my casserole didn't get very hot. I also didn't think the buns got any soggier than if I was making a regular chili dog. I will keep this recipe in mind for nights I need a quick meal.

Jan 02, 2004

My kids love this dish so much, I promised them I would serve it at my wedding. Needless to say, it was a big hit! I even attached the recipe to the thank you cards so everyone could enjoy it at home. I enhanced the recipe by also adding crumbled corn chips on the top. I have only two words for this recipe, mmm mmm!!!


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  • Calories
  • 608 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.7 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 94 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 41.4 g
  • 64%
  • Fiber
  • 3.8 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 26.2 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 1571 mg
  • 63%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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