Cheesy Hot Dog Tater Tot Casserole

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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.

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

Cheesy Hot Dog Tater Tot Casserole

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
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.
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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

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine sliced hot dogs, chili, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, onion, and red pepper flakes. Mix well.
  • Transfer mixture to prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups cheese on top.
  • Spread tater tots on top of cheese layer.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle remaining 1 cup cheese on top and bake another 10 minutes.

27 thoughts on “Cheesy Hot Dog Tater Tot Casserole

  1. THANK YOU FOR SHARING, you did great.

    This stuff is absolutely amazing and it’s made with ingredients most have in hand at all times especially with kids in the house.

    We always have cheddar cheese in the fridge and a couple to a few packs of hotdogs and a pack or 2 of tater tots in the freezer usually at all times along with several cans of chili and ketchup and Worcestershire sauce which those ingredients are all I used because they were all we have at this time.

    I cut the recipe in half because I only had a half bag of tots that needed used up and this was excellent and turned out most excellent for a quick hassle free meal. I didn’t measure anything, just sliced up an opened pack of hotdogs that needed used, had 5 leftover in the pack and used a can of thick chili with beans and some ketchup and Worcestershire sauce and mixed it all together following the rest of the direction. Turned out great.

    Be a nice easy dinner on cold evenings at home.

    Much appreciated by us.

    Will be made often.

    Please put more super easy recipes online for us all to enjoy.

  2. I made this today 9/17/2020. I never give my children anything that i haven’t tried first. I have three children 12, 11, and 8. I told them i was trying something new tonite and they did a 1, 2, 3 go and when they dug in all i heard was oh daddy this is the bomb. Lol. I found myself in a hurry to make my plate and I couldn’t agree more. This dish was delish. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This was a yummy twist on the usual chili dogs. It’s requires only simple ingredients, and it’s quick and easy to put together. Great quick, kid friendly week day dinner. I used chili without beans since I have bean haters at my dinner table.

  4. I made this ! 8/3/2020…..easy & delicious! I used 1/2 tbsp of onion powder in place of the half medium onion; as there’s a big recall on all onions going on. It still was a great recipe that my family & I enjoyed ! Will make it again for sure! 🍲🍲🍲

  5. I made this using two packages of nitrate/nitrite free hot dogs (so 16 total dogs) and a package of crispy rounds (flattened tots) and followed the rest of the recipe to a “T”. It came together quickly and my guys (husband, 23 y.o. son and 15 y.o. son) all loved it. Will be making again due to how quickly it came together and reviews of the family.

  6. Everyone Loved this Hot Dog, Chili, Cheese and Tater Tots. Ir have 4 Granddaughters and 2 are really Picky Eaters. I did leave out the red pepper flakes. Granddaughters do not like really spicy food. I made my chili from scratch. Easy Fun Recipe for Children to Help you Make. 😋

  7. Everyone Loved this Hot Dog, Chili, Cheese and Tater Tots. I have 4 Granddaughters and 2 are really Picky Eaters. I did leave out the red pepper flakes. Granddaughters do not like really spicy food. I made my chili from scratch. Easy Fun Recipe for Children to Help you Make. 😋

  8. I suggest you use your own judgement re: the ketchup, it really depends on your taste and how tomatoeeee you like your chili. I would definitely add the the and Worcestershire!

  9. Hi!This looks scrumptious! If I use my leftover homemade chili would I still add ketchup and worchesteshire sauce to it? Thx!

    1. I suggest you use your own judgement re: the ketchup, it really depends on your taste and how tomatoeeee you like your chili. I would definitely add the the and Worcestershire!

    1. I know this is a little late but what kind of safe cheese did you use and where do you get it? My son is lactose intolerant and loves cheese but can’t have it.

  10. I requested this as my Mother’s Day dinner. It has all the things I live but usually don’t eat – especially all at once. It was fabulous!

    Due to allergies we used turkey hotdogs and made homemade turkey chili with a recipe on allrecipes. For the serving for my son we used safe cheese. The remainder had cow’s cheese.

    It was very simple. A perfect dish for this hotdog/chili cheese tot lovin’ mom! Thank you!

  11. Thank you for this recipe but we thought that it was just so so will notmake it again though. I love your site though. Thank you.

  12. I have made a really fabulously yummy chicken, bacon, tater tots recipe in my crock pot and the tater tots are cooked just fine.

      1. I have made a really fabulously yummy chicken, bacon, tater tots recipe in my crock pot and the tater tots arecooked just fine.

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