Casserole Dishes · Quick & Easy Meals

4 Ingredient Chili Cheese Dog Casserole

With only 4 ingredients, this Chili Cheese Dog Casserole could not be any easier! It’s one of those yummy, stick-to-your-ribs casseroles that the whole family will love. (It’s Hubby-approved, too! ) The best part is it tastes absolutely delicious, and just like a chili cheese dog without the mess.

I used canned chili in this casserole, but leftover homemade chili would work great, too!

Chili Cheese Dog Casserole - haphazardhomemaker.com

Since I’ve already made a big pot of Autumn Chili and another full size casserole in the last few days, and have eaten enough leftovers this week, I wanted to make a casserole we haven’t had for quite a long time. I cut this recipe in half and used my 8″ x 8″ baking dish. It’s the perfect size for dinner one night and lunch the next day for the two of us!

4 Ingredient Chili Cheese Dog Casserole - haphazardhomemaker.com

Chili Cheese Dog Casserole

Printable recipe

There are two ways to do the tater tots. Either way, it is going to take 40 minutes cooking time. I have included both directions below. I prefer to precook my tater tots to put on the bottom for a firmer sturdier bottom layer.

You’ll need a baking dish or pan that can handle the higher heat, but I’ve also included baking temperature and time for Pyrex baking dishes.

Prep 5 minutes Cook 45 minutes Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans chili with beans (Hubby prefers I use 3 cans for a full casserole dish)
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 1 (28 ounce) package frozen tater tots
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese salt pepper

Directions – Option 1 (if pre-cooking tater tots)

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F/220°C
  2. Bake the tater tots as directed on the package, about 20 minutes.
  3. Lightly grease/oil a 9″ X 13″ pan. Layer the tater tots in the bottom.
  4. Top with sliced hot dogs.
  5. Spread the chili over the top of the hotdogs. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle cheese on top of the tots and bake for about 5 minutes, until the cheese melts.

Directions – Option 2 (if NOT pre-cooking tater tots)

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F/220°C
  2. Lightly grease/oil a 9″ X 13″ pan.
  3. Stir the chili and the sliced hot dogs together in the bottom of the pan.
  4. Layer the tater tots on next.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle cheese on top of the tots and bake for about 10 minutes, until the cheese melts.

Directions if using Pyrex or Anchor Hocking: Use Option 2, bake at 350°F/177°C for 50 minutes. Add cheese and bake another 10 minutes.

I popped open a can of biscuits to bake and serve along with this casserole.

Enjoy!

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