Corn Dog Casserole

It’s state fair time and what better way to celebrate than with some carnival inspired food? Do you like corn dogs? I sure do. But I don’t like the fat and calories associated with eating a deep fried hotdog. This casserole tastes a lot like a corn dog and it’s a lot better for you, too.

Corn Dog Casserole

2 cups thinly sliced celery

2 T butter

1 1/2 cups sliced green onion

1 1/2 pounds hot dogs

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups milk

2 tsp rubbed sage

1/2 tsp pepper

2 packages (8 1/2 oz each) corn bread/muffin mix

2 cups (8 oz) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided

In a skillet, saute celery in butter for 5 minutes. Add onions; saute for 5 minutes. Place in a large bowl; set aside. Cut hotdogs lengthwise into quarters, then cut into thirds. In the same skillet, saute the hot dogs for 5 minutes or until lightly browned; add to vegetables. Set aside one cup.

In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, sage and pepper. Add the remaining hotdog mix. Stir in corn bread mixes. Add 1 1/2 cups of cheese.

Spread into a 3 quart baking dish. Top with reserved hot dog mixture and remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Yield: 12 servings

Taste of Home Magazine (August/September 1998)

My Notes

  • I use fat-free hotdogs, skim milk, and low-fat cheese to save calories.
  • I saute the celery for five minutes, add the onions for a few minutes, then add the hotdogs.
  • I mix the milk, eggs, corn bread mix, and sage in a separate bowl and then mix in the hot dog mixture (all of it).
  • I add all of the cheese, mix, and then spread in a greased casserole. It’s a lot faster and easier this way.

Saute the celery first, then add in the onions:

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Add the hotdogs and cook until they are just browned:

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I forgot to take pictures of the next few steps!

Hot out of the oven:

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I layered the hotdog/veggie mixture in the pan first and topped it with the cornbread/egg/ milk/cheese/sage mixture. I think it is best to mix it all together first. It was worth a try!

Mmmm…..

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Yield: 12 servings

Corn Dog Casserole

Corn Dog Casserole
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups thinly sliced celery
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced green onion
  • 1 1/2 pounds hot dogs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tsp rubbed sage
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 packages (8 1/2 oz each) corn bread/muffin mix
  • 2 cups (8 oz) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided

Instructions

  • In a skillet, saute celery in butter for 5 minutes. Add onions; saute for 5 minutes. Place in a large bowl; set aside. Cut hotdogs lengthwise into quarters, then cut into thirds. In the same skillet, saute the hot dogs for 5 minutes or until lightly browned; add to vegetables. Set aside one cup.
  • In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, sage and pepper. Add the remaining hotdog mix. Stir in corn bread mixes. Add 1 1/2 cups of cheese.
  • Spread into a 3 quart baking dish. Top with reserved hot dog mixture and remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • My Notes
  • I use fat-free hotdogs, skim milk, and low-fat cheese to save calories.
  • I saute the celery for five minutes, add the onions for a few minutes, then add the hotdogs.
  • I mix the milk, eggs, corn bread mix, and sage in a separate bowl and then mix in the hot dog mixture (all of it).
  • I add all of the cheese, mix, and then spread in a greased casserole. It’s a lot faster and easier this way.

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    18 Comments

    1. Paula,

      This recipe get’s a blue ribbon! lol!! I wrote this one down. I love using cornbread mix and my kids love corn dogs so everyone is going to be very happy!!

      Thanks so much!

      xoxo
      Jane

    2. Ok, Miz Paula, I have to admit, when I first saw this post, I thought “Ewww. Not sure I can wrap my mind around this one.” But doggone it! (No pun intended…honestly!) It actually looks pretty good. I love corn dogs too, but I never eat them because of the same reasons as yours. But I must say, this recipe is certainly interesting!

    3. Would intriguing be a good word? My grandson loves corndogs; I’m not sure I could convince him that this is one:) Come share your slow cooker recipes at Crock Pot Wednesday. I would love to see you there. diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com

    4. Hi Paula, thanks for checking out my no sew pillow!! This casserole looks really good! I also looked at your last post and love your fall mantle. It looks wonderful! Kristen

    5. Hi Paula,
      When I first saw this post I knew I had to try your corn dog casserole. I made it for dinner tonight and it was a HUGE hit with my family! It is delicious!!! Thanks for sharing it.
      Wendy

    6. Paula-This one sounds great–I make lots of recipes I find in Taste of Home and usually love them. I do love “pronto pups” and we made the real deep fried ones last Saturday with only moderate success. I think I can handle this!! Thanks for sharing it!

    7. My grandsons would adore this recipe. It’s just been bookmarked for their next visit. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

    8. I am SO making this. I love corn dogs–what an inventive, delicious-looking recipe! Thanks for linking up to FFriday!

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