Cheesy Hot Dog Tater Tot Casserole

Cheesy Hot Dog Tater Tot Casserole is pure comfort food. Sliced hot dogs, chili, tater tots, and cheddar cheese combine to make an easy and delicious meal. This redneck casserole is sure to be a family favorite.

Cheesy Hot Dog Tater Tot Casserole

 

I use canned chili for this Cheesy Hot Dog Tater Tot Casserole but you could use homemade. Either with or without beans. You’ll need 2 15-ounce cans which would be just under 4 cups of homemade chili. I typically use one can with beans and one can without.

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Cheesy Hot Dog Tater Tot Casserole

 

Eight hot dogs get sliced and added to the chili along with ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, finely chopped onion, and just a few red pepper flakes.

Place the mixture in a 9×13-inch baking dish and sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese. Then top with the tater tots. Bake for 30 minutes to get the tater tots crispy. Then sprinkle another cup of shredded cheese on top and bake 10 more minutes. Then get ready to dig into all that cheese!

 

 

Cheesy Hot Dog Tater Tot Casserole

Be sure to either finely chop the onion or saute it for a few minutes. Otherwise it will taste raw and crunchy in the finished casserole.

Cheesy Hot Dog Tater Tot Casserole

 

Just look at all that cheese!

Cheesy Hot Dog Tater Tot Casserole

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Cheesy Hot Dog Tater Tot Casserole
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Cheesy Hot Dog Tater Tot Casserole is pure comfort food. Sliced hot dogs, chili, tater tots, and cheddar cheese combine to make an easy and delicious meal. This redneck casserole is sure to be a family favorite.

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 8
Ingredients
  • 8 hot dogs, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans chili (either with or without beans)
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 (28-ounce) bag frozen tater tots
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl, combine sliced hot gogs, chili, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, onion, and red pepper flakes. Mix well.

  3. Transfer mixture to prepared pan.

  4. Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups cheese on top.

  5. Spread tater tots on top of cheese layer.

  6. Bake for 30 minutes.

  7. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup cheese on top and bake another 10 minutes.

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