Chili Cheese Dog Casserole Recipe
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Chili Cheese Dog Casserole Recipe

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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.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 615 calories, 37 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 115 mg cholesterol, 1585 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 22 g protein.


  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.
Originally published as Chili Cheese Dog Casserole in Simple & Delicious March/April 2009, p10

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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2016

"I made this EXACTLY as is, and I thought it was pretty tasty!!! There actually was one tiny discrepancy, that I didn't have a full pound of hot dogs. I used Wolf brand chili, but next time I'll try the hot dog chili instead, just to see how it tastes. I didn't have the problem others stated about the corn bread being dry. I put mine in for 25 minutes and it was perfect when it came out. The crust was the right amount of crunch and the inside was moist but not mushy. I also did NOT think the brown sugar tasted weird. Next time I'll try the mustard suggestion others mentioned, again, just to see how it tastes (not because this tasted bad, but only to experiment). I didn't cut back on the veggies either because I like to think it added a healthy benefit to an otherwise quite unhealthy dish. I'd definitely try this again."

Reviewed Mar. 23, 2016

"My family LOVED this! I did omit the green peppers and celery, since we aren't fond of them, and I also did not use any brown sugar. I did also double the corn muffin mix, and the cans of chili. The cornbread was sweet enough for the recipe. I usually ask 2 questions, "How do you like it?" and "Would you want me to make this again?" My husband answered the questions before I could even ask, and my husband and daughter both had 2 servings of this! I also made this in an extra large pie plate, and no cornbread on top, just for the crust. I did also pre bake the crust while I was preparing the rest of the ingredients, and it wasn't soggy at all! My husband did suggest using smokie links next time, just to see how that would taste."

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2016

"Very good supper for a chilly January evening. I'll make it again - maybe with mustard this time."

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2015

"My husband and I loved it"

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2015

"I hate to make a recipe creater feel bad, but this was awful. I kind of knew ahead of time I wouldn't like it, but I thought my husband and 3 boys might. Not so much. They all just picked at it. It tastes exactly as it sounds; hot dogs, a can of chili, and a package of corn bread mix. I had high hopes as it was simple, and easy to make, but alas...not a hit for my family."

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