Chili Cheese Corn Dog Casserole Recipe

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Chili cheese corn dog casserole is an easy, kid friendly, weeknight dinner! Warm beef chili covered in cheese combined with mini corn dogs. It’s true love at first bite, and I partnered with Collective Bias and their client to bring you this delicious recipe.

Chili Cheese Corn Dog Casserole Recipe - It's Yummi!

I can’t believe it, gang… December is whooshing away before my eyes like a speeding locomotive. I’m almost afraid to blink or I could miss out on some of the really fun stuff…like holiday parties and Jesus’ birthday!

When I attend parties, I offer to bring a great appetizer, quick snack, or casserole with me. I like to help take some of the work load off of the host if he/she is up for it. Because I work three part-time jobs, I’m what you might label “crazy busy”. So, convenience products that I can heat and eat have become staples around my kitchen.

I picked up a box of Country Ribbon mini corn dogs on my last shopping trip to my favorite big box warehouse, Sam’s Club. I’m crazy for corn dogs,  and these minis were perfect for the quick and easy corn dog casserole recipe that I’m sharing with you today.

Country Ribbon Mini and Regular Corn Dogs from Sam's Club

Incidentally, am I the only one who goes a little crazy inside when they see boxes upside down in a display case at a store?

I’m so flipping excited about sharing this recipe with you. Mostly because it’s SO delicious, and easily adapted to suit individual taste preferences. Seriously!

Do you know how many different toppings can be used on a chili cheese dog? Personally, I think yellow mustard is a required topping, but Brian doesn’t care for it, so I squirted a little into the chili to give it a mustard flavor without the visual appearance. (That’s known as an insider wife trick.)

He loves raw onions and I really only enjoy them if they’re caramelized, so I met him half way and used scallions to top our casserole with. They have a lot less bite and more sweetness to them. He also loves sour cream on his chili dogs…*shudder*. I couldn’t even bring myself to take a photo of that topping on this casserole. THIS is what it looked like before I popped it into the oven.

Chili Cheese Corn Dog Casserole Recipe - It's Yummi!

 

I think  mini corn dogs are adorable, but I simply HAD to cover them up with a little more cheese…and bacon. #DontJudgeMe

Another way to make this recipe your own is by using your favorite chili recipe, OR if you’re in a hurry to make it, you can use ready-to-eat convenience chili, making this casserole about 25 minutes from prep to table. Awesome, am I right?

Chili Cheese Corn Dog Casserole Recipe - It's Yummi!

Once you’ve purchased these bites of yumminess, you might want or need some recipe inspiration. No worries…we’ve got you covered. There’s a Pinterest board with corn dog goodness all over it!

THE FOOD

I really hope you’ll try this recipe. It’s just too delicious to miss out on. Oh, and I happen to think it made the perfect GAME DAY food when Brian and I were watching the our favorite green and gold team play last week. No, I really don’t want to talk about the final score. Can we please just say “Get well soon, Aaron”?

Now let’s focus on how delicious this corn dog casserole is instead!

 

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Chili Cheese Corn Dog Casserole

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 20 min Yields 6

This casserole with chili, cheese, & mini corn dogs is perfect for an easy dinner or game day snack. Top it with your family's favorite chili dog fixins!

Ingredients

  • 5 cups prepared chili (homemade or store bought), with or without beans
  • 1 cup frozen corn niblets
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons prepared yellow mustard (I used French's)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (more or less according to your taste preference)
  • 8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar or colby cheese (or a combination of the two)
  • 36 mini or 8 full size corn dogs (I used Country Ribbon)
  • Your favorite chili dog toppings

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. To prepared chili, add salt, yellow mustard, chili powder, and corn niblets. Stir to combine.
  3. Spread chili evenly into the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Top with half of the shredded cheese. Layer corn dogs evenly across the top of the chili and sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese has melted and chili is bubbling. Remove from oven and serve in bowls with your favorite chili dog toppings.
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Chili Cheese Corn Dog Casserole - This quick, easy, kid friendly dinner recipe can be made in less than 30 minutes. Get the recipe from @itsyummi

27 Replies to "Chili Cheese Corn Dog Casserole Recipe"

  • A P September 12, 2016 (3:00 pm)

    Thank you for inspiration for dinner. I often google ingredients and come up with recipes. This recipe was the winning ticket for chili and corn dogs. Perfect! Thank you for being my guide tonight.

    • Chef Bec September 12, 2016 (4:21 pm)

      I’m so glad that the corn dog casserole recipe put a little fire under your food inspiration. 🙂 I hope you enjoy it!

  • allie September 3, 2015 (7:48 pm)

    Dear Becca, Got a houseful of PATRIOT fans who will enjoy this delicious dish now that football’s almost here…..:) Looks yummy and easy!

    • Chef Bec September 3, 2015 (7:52 pm)

      Haha! Low blow there, Allie, but hey… even meanies deserve good food 😉

  • Warm and Creamy Bacon Cheddar Dip Recipe ~ It's Yummi! January 16, 2014 (12:46 pm)

    […] you remember my Chili Cheese Corn Dog Casserole post from last month? It was a HUGE hit with Brian, and a bunch of you went gaga over it on my Pinterest […]

  • Stephanie January 16, 2014 (11:52 am)

    This looks like something that my kids would just adore!

    • Becca Heflin January 16, 2014 (1:32 pm)

      It’s definitely a kid approved recipe, Stephanie! I hope your kids enjoy it 🙂

  • Carla December 26, 2013 (1:55 pm)

    I love corn dogs, and I usually just eat them as is. But to put them into this chili dog casserole? Yes please 😀

    • Becca Heflin December 26, 2013 (6:16 pm)

      Thanks, Carla! Every once in a while, I do things right 😉

  • Kristin Wheeler (@MamaLuvsBooks) December 11, 2013 (3:25 pm)

    Love your sweater! What a great idea to make a casserole! #client

  • Linette December 11, 2013 (11:11 am)

    This looks so delicious, and it sounds like a recipe my family would love!

  • Karen Coutu December 10, 2013 (10:35 pm)

    That is so clever! It never occurred to me to take the corndogs off the stick!! Yum!!! 😀

    • Becca Heflin December 11, 2013 (7:57 am)

      Thanks, Karen! Part of the fun of cooking is being able to think outside of the box 🙂

  • Stephanie Pass December 10, 2013 (4:14 pm)

    That looks so good! My husband and son would devour it, I’m sure, lol. Pinning for later! Thanks for sharing!

    • Becca Heflin December 10, 2013 (4:37 pm)

      Thanks so much, Stephanie! I appreciate the Pin, too 🙂

  • Karen @ Baking In A Tornado December 10, 2013 (1:27 pm)

    Seriously? Corn dogs in a casserole? Where were you when my kids were growing up?

    Well, luckily winter break is coming up. Can’t wait to see their eyes when I pull this out of the oven.

    • Becca Heflin December 10, 2013 (3:24 pm)

      Your boys will flip out, Karen. It’s SO easy to make and they can top it with whatever they want. 🙂

  • Brian December 9, 2013 (7:39 pm)

    Yummi

    • Chef_Becca December 9, 2013 (7:50 pm)

      Thanks, Brian!

  • Isabelle @ Crumb December 9, 2013 (5:40 pm)

    Mini corn dogs? Be still my heart. If only they still had Sam's Club up here in Canadia. 🙁
    Love this casserole. It's seriously like all my favourite things, all piled together in one convenient forkful.
    Also? Love that kitschy Christmas sweater. 🙂

    • Chef_Becca December 9, 2013 (5:59 pm)

      Izz, the mere fact that you swoon for corn dogs AND used the word “kitschy” in a sentence on this blog make me love you 10,000 percent more than I already did 😉

  • Patty December 9, 2013 (3:31 pm)

    I love corn dogs! I wish we had a Sam's near us but we don't. 🙁
    What a clever way to dress them up

    • Chef_Becca December 9, 2013 (3:35 pm)

      I'm sorry that you won't be able to try the Country Ribbon brand, but there are other mini corn dogs out on the market that you could use as a substitute :)Thanks for your comment!

  • Chef_Becca December 9, 2013 (2:46 pm)

    hehe… thank GOODNESS I\’m not alone, Dionne! I get OBSESSED with it sometimes. I once started straightening out packets of frozen vegetables and someone approached me, thinking I worked at the store!

  • Dionne Baldwin December 9, 2013 (2:22 pm)

    No you aren’t the only one. Tay will stand at a display until I drag her away, facing and straightening merchandise in the stores. I am pretty sure the other shoppers are judging one of us as she screams- IM NOT DONE! When I drag her away.

    These corn dogs are definitely cute as can be! I love corn dogs. Gotta try this.,

    And I think the sweater and your little friend are both adorable! Thank you for sharing this with us!

  • Christiane December 9, 2013 (12:51 pm)

    I’ve never heard of Country Ribbon products before, but if you say they’re good, I’m going to find me some … Maybe even tonight before the Bears do some butt-whooping. The casserole looks fantastic. I guess I’ll need a whole bunch of mini dogs.

    • Becca Heflin December 9, 2013 (12:55 pm)

      I’m tellin’ ya, Christiane, as picky as I am about convenience foods, I had my doubts going in, but MAN they’re good. I just wouldn’t recommend microwaving them. They need time in the oven to get crispy 🙂

      You’ll need half of box from Sam’s Club to make a casserole to serve 6 people. That’s 36 minis.

      Ummm…. since your beloved Bears are probably going to lose the game tonight, you might want to make extra to wallow your sorrows in 😉 (Sorry, couldn’t help myself! #GoPackGo)

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