Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Enjoy tater tots and chili dogs in one mouth-watering dish.


  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Pour your Chili into a 9" X 13" pan. If the sauce doesn't comfortably cover the pan mix in a 1/4 cup of ketchup.
  3. Cut up the Hot Dogs and mix into the chili.
  4. Make sure the hot dogs have at least some chili sauce on them or they will burn.
  5. Put as many frozen tater tots on top of mixture as they will fit without overlapping. A uniform pattern cooks better and faster.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until tots are golden brown.
  7. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees.
  8. Lightly dust with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Sprinkle the cheese on top of the tots and bake for another 10 minutes or until the cheese begins to brown.
Most Helpful

We thought this was a great comfort food, and oh so simple. However we agree that the amounts stated are not quite right. We had a fairly large casserole dish with a lot of surface space on the bottom to cover so we used 45oz. of chili (30oz. reg, and 15oz thick) to cover it with a nice layer. And I added the suggested 1/4 cup of ketchup as well. I also threw in about 1/3 of a medium white onion. We used 4 bun length weiners and might use more next time. And I probably used all but a small bit of the bag of extra crispy tots. And I used about 2 cups of cheese on top. I thought this amount left us with a nicely balanced casserole. If it wasn't so high in calories and fat we would probably make this one often.

CulinaryExplorer February 08, 2008

This was a good base but we think it needed a few changes. I followed the recipe as written except I used 2 15 oucne cans of hormel chili. We think that even with 30 ounces of chili, it still needed a lot more chili. I would use atleast another 15 ounces if not 30 ounces of chili next time. I only used six hot dogs also because it didn't seem like there was enough chili. I think this could be a really good recipe with a few changes. I also cooked at 350 for 30 minutes and another 5 once the cheese was on top. This was very easy to make.

bmcnichol January 23, 2008

Great recipe! I followed some suggestions. I used two cans of chili, added ketchup and mustard to the chili along with the hot dogs (I used bun length oscar meyer). And I followed the other directions and we loved it! Thank you so much for sharing, this is a keeper for us!

Jeniferbz July 11, 2013