Chili Cheese Corn Dog Casserole Recipe

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!


I really hope you’ll try this chili cheese corn dog casserole 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!

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

Chili Cheese Corn Dog Casserole

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!
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 529 kcal


  • 5 cups prepared chili with or without beans
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (more or less according to your taste preference)
  • 8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese or colby cheese (or a combination of both!)
  • 36 mini corn dogs or 8 full size corn dogs, stick removed
  • Your favorite chili dog toppings


  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • To prepared chili, add salt, yellow mustard, chili powder, and corn niblets. Stir to combine.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Serving: 1gCalories: 529kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 28gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 1536mgPotassium: 501mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 480IUVitamin C: 13.9mgCalcium: 362mgIron: 5.2mg
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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


  1. 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.

    1. 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)

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

    1. 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!

  4. 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. 🙂

    1. 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 😉

  5. 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.

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

  7. 5 stars
    Dear Becca, Got a houseful of PATRIOT fans who will enjoy this delicious dish now that football’s almost here…..:) Looks yummy and easy!

  8. 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.

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

  9. 5 stars
    I’m with Brian on the mustard aversion.
    Has he busted you for putting it in the chili? Waiting on your response before making.
    FYI to others- try Walmart or your favorite grocery store for mini corn dogs.
    Also, if you are familiar with the home food delivery Schwan’s (truck) used to have mini- corn dogs, but don’t know if they still carry them. They are very good.

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