Chili Cheese Dog Skillet Bake

A wooden spoonful of chili, hot dogs, green onions, and garlic butter biscuits in a cast iron skillet.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes

When you’re looking for a quick and easy, yet crowd pleasing delicious, this Chili Cheese Dog Skillet Bake is the answer. 

Baked cast iron skillet with chili, cheese and hotdogs, topped with a seasoned biscuit top.

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.

They’re German.

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.

Cast iron chili cheese dog skillet bake in the background and a blue plate full of the cooked and served meal.

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?

Ingredients to make this recipe: Hot dogs, chili, canned biscuits, green onions, butter, garlic, and cheddar cheese along with a cast iron skillet.

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.

Chili in a stainless steel bowl

Add either canned or homemade chili like my Awesome Chili to a large bowl.

Sliced hot dogs and green onions have been added to the chili in a stainless steel 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.

Sharp cheddar cheese covers the chili dog mixture in a cast iron skillet.

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.

Canned biscuits tossed with melted butter, granulated garlic, and dried parsley in a stainless steel bowl.

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.

Freshly baked Chili Cheese Dog Bake 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.

Pillowy biscuits covered in garlic butter over a mixture of chili, green onions, hot dogs, and cheddar cheese, on a blue plate.

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.

Hot dogs with beans, onions, and mustard
Franks-N-Beans Hot Dog from Cheese Curd in Paradise
Mini Hotdogs in a basket with ketchup and mustard
Mini Corn Dogs from The Complete Savorist
Hot dog tortillas with avocado and refried beans
Mexican Hot Dog Tortillas with Refried Beans & Avocado Salsa from Fab Food 4 All
A scoop of hot dogs, chili, and garlic butter biscuits on a wooden spoon.
Close up of the garlic butter coated biscuits in the cast iron skillet.
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5 from 8 votes

Chili Cheese Dog Skillet Bake

When you’re looking for a quick and easy, yet crowd pleasing delicious, this Chili Cheese Dog Skillet Bake is the answer.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time22 minutes
Resting Time5 minutes
Total Time42 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chili Cheese Dog Bake
Servings: 8
Calories: 514kcal
Author: Ned Adams
Cost: $8


  • 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
  • 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.



The size of the biscuits is a personal choice. We cut each biscuit into three rows then those rows into four cubes. 


Calories: 514kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 1148mg | Potassium: 565mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1344IU | Vitamin C: 153mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 4mg

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.

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16 replies
  1. Mary Beth McDonald
    Mary Beth McDonald says:

    5 stars
    This was the best recipe I found on the net!… Perfect!!… I tweaked by adding a drizzle of catsup and mustard before adding the cheese. The butter/garlic over the biscuits is a great touch… I also used 10 hot dogs and used one can of Armour hot dog sauce and one can of no bean chili.

  2. Farah Maizar
    Farah Maizar says:

    5 stars
    Wow what a crowd pleaser! My kids would be so happy if I made them this recipe, so I’ve got it bookmarked. Thanks for the delicious inspo!

  3. Ieva
    Ieva says:

    5 stars
    What a treat! You are the master of coming up with the most delicious recipes in a cast iron skillet! We loved loved loved this recipe! Full of flavour, textures and not difficult to make either! 🙂 Thanks for another great recipe!


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