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!
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 9x13 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!
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.
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 Pie Chili Dogs
- 8 Hot Dogs
- 8 Hot Dog Buns
- 2 Cups Prepared Chili
- 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1 Cup Fritos Corn Chips
TOPPINGS AS DESIRED:
- 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.
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.
Claire | The Simple, Sweet Life says
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.
Whoa never thought of this combo before! Thanks for sharing the recipe :).
I would NEVER have thought of putting fritos on my hot dog but I love this idea...that crunch is such an awesome idea!
Oh my - these sound like so much fun! I've got to make them for my next game day party or summer BBQ!!
Kiki Johnson says
My hubs would LOVE this one! And I would love the simplicity of making them - cheap, easy and leaves the kitchen relatively mess-free! A winner!
Analida Braeger says
These are perfect for when all my little nieces and nephews come over. Hotdogs please a crowd. Hotdogs with crips definitely are a novelty.
Veena Azmanov says
This Chili Dog is amazing and looks so perfect. Love the crunch used to it and the cheesy toppings. This is going to be my kids next party platter too.
I can't believe I've never made chili dogs this way! I normally have a pot of chili simmering away, but this is so much easier! I look forward to trying your recipe next time I do hot dogs 🙂
Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness says
Can you believe that I have gone through my entire life without having a chili dog? This looks SO good, I need to change that!
Love this twist to traditional chili dogs! It's the best of both worlds combined into on delicious meal everyone in my family will enjoy.
Elaine Benoit says
Hubby loves chili dogs but he only gets it every few months because I don't like hot dogs. He is going to adore this recipe and I can't wait to make it for him the next time he requests chili dogs!
The Fritos were genius! What a marvelous chili dog!!