This casserole tastes just like a corn dog, only better, thanks to the addition of cheese, celery, green onions, and spices. This is a very tasty, kid-friendly dish. Since we became vegetarians, we use veggie hot dogs instead of meat in the recipe. The recipe makes 12 servings, but you can cut the recipe down to the size you need.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a shallow 3 quart baking dish.

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  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter, then saute celery for 5 minutes. Stir in green onions, and saute an additional 5 minutes. Place in a large bowl and set aside.

  • Cut hot dogs lengthwise into quarters, then cut into thirds. In the same skillet, saute hot dogs for 5 minutes, until lightly browned. Mix hot dogs into celery and onions. Set aside 1 cup of this mixture.

  • In a medium bowl, combine eggs, milk, sage, pepper, and corn bread mix. Stir well to combine, then stir into remaining hot dog mixture. Mix in 1 1/2 cups cheese. Spread mixture into prepared baking dish. Top with reserved hot dog mixture and remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

  • Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 30 minutes, until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

396 calories; protein 21.5g 43% DV; carbohydrates 34.5g 11% DV; fat 19.4g 30% DV; cholesterol 51.4mg 17% DV; sodium 1054.2mg 42% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2008
I came up with a recipe almost identical to this one about two weeks before I saw it. So I prepared this recipe to see how it stacked up against mine. It's very tasty I like it. Try throwing in a can of no-beans chili and make it taste like a CHILI corn dog. Even better. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/26/2008
I NEVER give one star ratings. I really try to find something good about a dish. I liked the idea behind this dish but it did not taste like a corn dog at all. AND none of kids (all of whom are corn dog lovers) would even begin to eat this. I obviously will not be making this again. Read More
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172 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 69
  • 4 star values: 64
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2008
I came up with a recipe almost identical to this one about two weeks before I saw it. So I prepared this recipe to see how it stacked up against mine. It's very tasty I like it. Try throwing in a can of no-beans chili and make it taste like a CHILI corn dog. Even better. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2004
This is a dish my whole family loves - including my 2-year old son and meat-eating husband. I don't typically have green onions on hand so I substitute yellow or white onions (whatever I have)and it tastes yummy anyway. I always leave out the sage because we don't care for the flavor. You could use regular hotdogs as they are less expensive but the veggie dogs are healthier. I suggest skipping the step where you reserve part of the hotdog mixture for topping.The topping ends up sinking into the cornbread mix anyway so it really isn't necessary. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2007
Good recipe. I left out the celery and onion to make mine REALLY kid friendly (if making for grown-ups I'd definitely leave it in) and instead I added celery salt and onion powder. Used a box of Jiffy corn bread mix and turkey hot dogs (watch the celery salt if you use regular hot dogs - might make it too salty) I halved the recipe and baked in an 8x8 pan for 20 mins - any longer would've been too much (next time I'll bake for 18mins). Be careful of the timing especially if you omit the onion and celery as they add moisture. I DID use the sage in this. I think that if you use light or vegetarian franks in this it is a good idea to kick up the cornbread. If you use regular hot dogs you may not need the sage...it's a matter of personal cornbread preference I guess (I'm from the south and I like seasoned cornbread) Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
I used beef hot dogs and this turned out great- Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2005
Make sure to bake in a shallow dish to allow the cirn bread to bake evenly Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2006
I was very skeptical about this. However it turned out very good. My husband said "ew gross" when I told him what we were having but when he ate it he said it was surprisingly good. I only used 4 green onions and 2 stalks of celery. Next time I'd probably use the recommened amounts as what I chopped was about 1/2 what was called for. I'd make it again. It makes me feel a little less guilty to serve to my family instead of plain old corn dogs. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2003
This was fun and yummy! I like to make casseroles in the fall and winter and this is a fun change of pace - a little taste of summer when it is cold outside. I made a low-fat version and it turned out just great (low-fat margarine egg substitute low-fat hot dogs and cheese). I plan to take this to a casual pot-luck dinner soon. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
I used turkey hot dogs and left out the celery. I also used half of a yellow onion instead of the green onions. My family gobbled this up! It was great!! I made a half recipe in an 8-inch square pan since there are only three of us. My two-year old son thought this was great! Thank you for sharing this recipe. YUMMY! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2004
I followed other raters' advice and added another 10 minutes baking time--that was a mistake! But besides the darkened edges and cheese on top the inside was delicious! I omitted the celery onion and sage. I added a can of green chilies(like others did) and I also added a can of whole kernel corn. This was wonderful and I am sure it'll turn out great next time! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/26/2008
I NEVER give one star ratings. I really try to find something good about a dish. I liked the idea behind this dish but it did not taste like a corn dog at all. AND none of kids (all of whom are corn dog lovers) would even begin to eat this. I obviously will not be making this again. Read More
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