Frito Pie Chili Dogs are a fun and tasty chili dog recipe for game day or an easy weeknight dinner!  Hot dogs baked with chili and cheese and topped with Fritos!

chili dogs on a plate

It’s safe to say we love any recipes that involve chili around here!  My Frito Pie was one of the first recipes that readers fell in love with, and so was this Chili Dog Casserole.  I still make both of those on the regular, they’re easy and true family favorites.  Now, these chili dogs are really fun to make for a game day crowd.  We like to use leftovers from this Chili Recipe, but canned chili works just as well if you are short on time!

How to Make Chili Dogs:

These chili dogs are baked in the oven.  So, you will start by placing your hot dog buns in a 9×13 inch baking dish.  Then, add a hot dog to each bun.  You can use any kind of hot dogs for this recipe, whatever your favorite is!

hot dogs in buns

Once your hot dogs are in the buns, top them evenly with the chili and cheese.  There is no need to warm your chili before topping the hot dogs.  You can use chili right out of the refrigerator, or out of a can.  Next, cover the dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes.  The chili will be bubbly and the hot dogs heated through.

baked chili dogs with cheese

Once your hot dogs are out of the oven, you can top them as desired!  You can use whole or crushed corn chips, or even regular tortilla chips are great!  We like to top these with sour cream, tomatoes, and diced onion.  You can also top with things like lettuce, green onion, and guacamole for an even more loaded chili dog!  Note that these are best served immediately so that the buns don’t become soggy.

frito topped chili dogs on a plate



5 from 6 votes

Frito Pie Chili Dogs

Frito Pie Chili Dogs are a fun and tasty chili dog recipe for game day or an easy weeknight dinner!  Hot dogs baked with chili and cheese and topped with Fritos!
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 8 Hot Dogs
  • 8 Hot Dog Buns
  • 2 Cups Prepared Chili
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Cup Fritos Corn Chips


  • Frito's Corn Chips
  • Sour Cream
  • Diced Tomato
  • Diced Onion
  • Shredded Lettuce


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place the hot dog buns cut side up in a 9x13 inch baking dish and place a hot dog in each bun.
  • Top the hot dogs evenly with the chili and cheese.
  • Cover pan with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the foil from the pan and top each hot dog evenly with crushed chips, shredded lettuce, sour cream, tomatoes, and onion as desired.
  • Serve immediately.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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  1. THis looks amazing. I love that corn chips on top. Makes everything so crunchy and super delicious. Can’t wait to this for my boys. It’s perfect for party I’m planning this weekend.

  2. What a fun recipe! And I love how easy it is to do a big batch at once. These would definitely make a fun game night addition.