This delicious chili cheese dog casserole is so easy to make, is so delicious, and is so budget friendly. Only 4-ingredients are all that is needed to make this scrumptious casserole: chili with no beans, sharp cheddar cheese, beef hot dogs, and flour tortillas. That’s all there is to it, and it’s so good.
I love chili cheese dogs. They’re so classic for the summer and the fall. During summer, you chow down on them at almost every backyard party that gets thrown, and in the fall, the hot chili and cheese over the dog is so perfect with the crisp weather and the crack of the bat or hike cadence. You really can’t beat this delicious hand-held meal. Or can you? I think maybe you can if you make it into a casserole. I’ve often said that anything that can be prepared in casserole form should be, and I think this chili cheese dog casserole is the perfect example of that. It gives us everything we love in this classic dog combo but in a scoopable form. It’s great for dinners, parties, and pretty much any kind of gathering.
Chili Cheese Dog Casserole
This delicious casserole is incredibly simple, easy to make, and loaded with classic backyard party flavor. It starts with hot dogs that are wrapped in tortillas. Then, they’re topped with chili and cheese and baked until hot, gooey, and perfect. It’s everything you love about chili dogs in a casserole, and it’s always a winner. The best part is that it’s so delicious when it’s topped with any of your favorite chili dog add-ons. It’s just about the most perfect summer or fall recipe you’ll ever make, and it’ll have you in and out of the kitchen in no time.
Why You’ll Love This Chili Cheese Dog Casserole
- It’s an easy, delicious twist on classic chili dogs.
- It’s a budget-friendly weeknight dinner recipe that the whole family will enjoy.
- It only takes 4 ingredients to make.
- Use bun-length hot dogs so they fill up the entire length of the tortilla.
- Always spray your dish with nonstick spray to prevent sticking.
- It’s important to use a glass baking dish for the correct heat dispersement.
- Use your favorite hot dogs for this recipe. Any will work.
- To achieve that chili dog feel, I use chili with no beans, but feel free to use your favorite chili with beans if you like.
- This recipe is also delicious with brats or chorizo.
What to Serve with Chili Cheese Dog Casserole
This casserole has all the delicious flavors of traditional chili cheese dogs, so all the sides that you’d typically serve with your dogs go perfectly with this casserole.
- Potato salad
- French fries
- Home fries
- Pasta salad
- Mac and cheese
What toppings are good on a chili dog?
- Shredded cheese
- Chopped onions
- Green onions
- Sliced jalapenos
- Sliced banana peppers
- Yellow slaw
- Crumbled bacon
Can you make chili dog casserole ahead of time?
Absolutely. It stores very well, so bake it up and then heat it when ready to serve.
Can you freeze chili cheese dog casserole?
You sure can. All of the ingredients in this casserole freeze well, and you can freeze it for up to 3 months.
Where do chili dogs come from?
That’s a hotly contested subject, actually. George Todoroff of Jackson Coney Island Restaurant in Jackson, Michigan claimed to have created Coney Island Chili Sauce and, subsequently, the chili dog in 1914. Meanwhile, Art Elkind, owner of a hot dog stand in Los Angeles claimed to have invented the chili dog in 1929.
Storage and Reheating
Store this casserole tightly wrapped with plastic wrap in its original dish in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. For longer storage, wrap the dish in a double layer of cling wrap and a layer of foil and freeze for up to 3 months.
To reheat this casserole, cover the dish with foil and bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees until heated through.
Chili Cheese Dog Casserole Ingredients
It only takes a handful of simple ingredients to make this casserole. You’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store.
- Hormel® chili no beans
- Ball Park® beef hot dogs
- Flour tortillas, taco size
- Sharp cheddar cheese
- White onion, optional
How to Make Chili Cheese Dog Casserole
Making this casserole is just as easy as shopping for the ingredients. It only takes a few simple steps and a few minutes to make.
Step 1: Prep
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and spray a 10×6 or 7×11 glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spread a little chili in the bottom of the baking dish.
Step 2: Wrap the Hot Dogs
Place a hot dog in the center of a tortilla and roll it up. Repeat with all the hot dogs and place them seam side down in the baking dish.
Step 3: Top with Chili and Cheese
Pour the remaining canned chili over the top of the hot dogs and spread evenly. Then top with the shredded cheese.
Step 4: Bake
Cover the dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Serve with your favorite toppings and sides and enjoy!
Try This Easy, Delicious Chili Cheese Dog Casserole Today
This chili cheese dog casserole is incredibly easy to make and loaded with all the flavors we love about classic chili cheese dogs. With just a handful of ingredients and steps, this is one of the easiest casseroles you’ll ever make, and it’s perfect for summer parties, gameday get-togethers, potlucks, or a family dinner that’s a little different. Give this recipe a try, and I know you’ll love it as much as I do.
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Chili Cheese Dog Casserole
- (2) 15 ounce cans Hormel® chili no beans
- 8 count bun length Ball Park® beef hot dogs
- 8 flour tortillas taco size
- 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- Preheat the oven to 375° and spray a 6 x 10 or 7 x 11 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- Spread a little chili in the bottom of the baking dish.
- Place one hot dog in the center of a tortilla, roll up and place in prepared baking dish on top of the chili.
- Repeat with the remaining hot dogs.
- Spoon the rest of the chili over the top and spread evenly so the tortillas are covered with chili.
- Top with shredded cheese.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
- Remove from oven, serve with your favorite chili dog toppings.
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