This is the post where I do everything wrong. The picture doesn’t really match the title or the recipe very well … and yet, I’m gonna go for it anyway. I almost posted this Corn Dog Casserole recipe over at Rose Bakes but ultimately decided against it because really, while you do bake this – this is not a cake recipe at all. Not.at.all. Corn Dogs and cake just don’t sit right together.
So, since this (in my mind) qualifies as a budget-friendly, large family friendly meal… it’s here, where I share odds and ends from the rest of my life.
I found this recipe in a magazine years ago and it’s still a huge hit at our house. We make it on nights when we’re rushed or want something easy or just because we’re craving a corn dog.
And if we buy those frozen pre-made corn dogs? Well, we never seem to have enough. Do you have any idea how many corn dogs 6 kids can eat? A lot. Like alot-alot.
But this? For some reason when things come in casserole form, they seem to eat less. Can someone explain this to me??
Anywho… we eat it with ketchup and/or mustard…just like a corn dog! It’s also a favorite because my three oldest kids (10 and older) can make it all by themselves. That means Mommy gets a night off and I’ll take that in any form of a meal!!
You can make this in a 9×13 dish – which is what we usually do, or you can make it in individual muffin cups. When I baked these to post, we baked it as individual muffins because I thought that would make it prettier. But then as I’m looking at these pics – I realize that that doesn’t actually look like a casserole at all.
So for the sake of trying to be corn-dog-politically-correct (I’m sure that’s not a thing), you might also call them Corn Dog Muffins. Okay? good.
Also, being the super-awesome blogger that I am, I’m pretty sure we forgot to put cheese in them (now that I’m looking at the pics – these were taken a couple of months ago) because when we normally make this recipe (in a 9×13 or in muffin tins), you can always see the cheese on top.
Oh well. I’ll try to remember to take pics next time *with cheese* and maybe even some of the casserole in actual casserole form, but for now… this is what you’re getting. If you make it and it looks nothing like this – you probably did it right!!
Do you and your family enjoy corn dogs! Is this something you might try?
Here’s the printable recipe:
- 2 Tbsp. of butter
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1½ lbs. of hot dogs, sliced/diced
- 2 eggs
- 1½ cups milk
- ½ tsp. pepper
- 2 (8 oz.) boxes of Jiffy cornbread mix
- 2 cups shredded cheddar
- 1 cup diced celery (optional)
- 2 tsp. rubbed sage (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400°. Melt butter in a skillet. Saute hot dogs, celery, and onion powder until lightly browned. Set aside 1 cup.
- In a large bowl, mix eggs, milk, sage, and pepper. Add remaining hot dogs to the mixture. Stir in the 2 boxes of Jiffy mix and 1½ cups of cheddar.
- Spray a 9"X13" dish with non-stick spray. Pour mixture into the dish. Top with remaining hot dogs and cheese. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes.
- *Recipe can be easily cut in half and cooked in a 8"X8" dish. or it can be baked in individual muffin cups.