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Chili Cheese Dog Casserole Recipe

Chili Cheese Dog Casserole Recipe

Kids and dads alike will dive right into this hearty, comforting dish. With a crispy cheese topping on a warm cornbread crust, this recipe is a keeper. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) corn bread/muffin mix
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 package (1 pound) hot dogs, halved lengthwise and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chili with beans
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Directions

  • 1. Prepare corn bread batter according to package directions. Spread half the batter into a greased 8-in. square baking dish; set aside.
  • 2. In a large skillet, saute the green pepper, onion and celery in oil until crisp-tender. Stir in hot dogs; saute 3-4 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Stir in the chili, brown sugar, garlic powder and chili powder; heat through. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese.
  • 3. Spoon over corn bread batter; top with remaining corn bread batter. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.
  • 4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 615 calories, 37 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 115 mg cholesterol, 1,585 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 22 g protein.