When you’re looking for a quick and easy, yet crowd pleasing delicious, this Chili Cheese Dog Skillet Bake is the answer.
What exactly is a hot dog?
There might not be a more beloved and yet equally controversial food item in the U.S. than the hot dog.
Whether you grew up eating them in a bun, on a piece of white bread, sliced into beans, or macaroni and cheese, hot dogs are about as American as apple pie.
Yet they’re not American in origin.
I’ll forgo the history lesson for now, but they originated in Frankfurt, Germany, hence frankfurters. Then they migrated to Austria, which in German is Wien, and became the wiener.
Pretty much every cuisine now has a form of tubular meat, and personally, I couldn’t be more grateful. I mean, who doesn’t love finely minced meat with spices rolled into a thick tube shape stick?
A hot dog can be made from beef, pork, chicken, lamb, or any other meat or combination thereof. Unless you’re buying high end dogs, they tend to be the trimmings.
But I don’t want to delve too far into the world of hot dog making because I enjoy eating them far too much.
How to make a chili cheese dog skillet bake dinner?
If you’re like me, from time to time you need a quick and easy dinner that everyone will love. And what I mean by everyone will love is the other half will not grumble and the kids won’t fight you on eating.
Because we both know those times are precious.
This is that meal, and then some. Because hot dogs, chili, cheese, and garlicky bread…GOOOOODDDDDD! It will be all hearts and smiles at the dining room table.
Add either canned or homemade chili like my Awesome Chili to a large bowl.
Stir the sliced hot dogs and green onions into the chili. This will serve as the base layer of this delicious Chili Cheese Dog Skillet Bake.
Once the chili dog mixture has been added to the cast iron skillet, cover it completely with your favorite cheddar cheese. We used sharp because I love that tang, but any will do.
The aim of this dinner is quick and easy, so I used canned biscuits. But you’re more than welcome to whip up your own homemade version. The important thing here is to douse it all in melted butter, garlic, and parsley.
You can make the cubes as large or as small as you like. We’ve found the smaller they’re cut, the quicker it all cooks.
Toss it all in the oven and bake. Once the biscuits are cooked (i.e. no longer doughy) remove it from the oven.
Remove it from the oven once the biscuits have cooked through and have become golden brown. Allow it to rest for 5 or so minutes before serving. Then enjoy.
Quick and Easy Recipe Using Hot Dogs
Everyone usually has a pack of hot dogs on hand in their fridge or freezer. Here are eight recipes that are incredible for using the hot dogs that you already have in your refrigerator.
Here are several other ideas for America’s favorite tubular meat.
- Franks-N-Beans Hot Dog from Cheese Curd in Paradise
- Gluten Free Cowboy Stew (with Beef and Bacon) from The Gluten Free Homestead.
- Vegan Chili Dog Pizza from Cadry’s Kitchen
- Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Dog Chili from The Gracious Wife
- Mini Corn Dogs from The Complete Savorist
- Beanies and Weenies from The Magical Slow Cooker
- Sonoran Style Hotdogs from yours truly
- Hawaiian Hot Dogs with Grilled Pineapple from The Endless Meal
- Mexican Hot Dog Tortillas with Refried Beans & Avocado Salsa from Fab Food 4 All
Chili Cheese Dog Skillet Bake
- 12-inch cast iron skillet
- 30 oz chili (two-15 oz cans or homemade)
- 8 all-beef hot dogs sliced
- ¼ cup green onions chopped; (3 green onions)
- 6 oz cheddar cheese shredded; (aproximately 3 cups)
- 16.3 oz canned biscuits cubed; (we used Grands)
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
- 1¼ tsp granulated garlic (garlic powder works too, but use a bit more)
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- Pre-heat oven to 375°F
- Add the chili, sliced hot dogs, and green onions to the cast iron skillet; stir to combine.
- Cover the chili mixture with the grated cheese.
- Cut and cube each biscuit (see notes) and add them to a medium-size bowl.
- Toss the biscuit cubes with the melted butter, garlic, and parsley.
- Scatter the biscuits over the cheese, taking care to fill in any large holes/gaps, unless so desired.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown on top and no longer doughy in the center.
- Once cooked, remove from oven and allow to rest for at least minutes before serving.
- Serve and enjoy.
Dutch Oven Daddy is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.