A Use-It-Up Recipe

My son had a fall bash this past Saturday with a hayride, bonfire, lots of food and a ping pong tournament.

Actually they played “sting pong” where the loser of a point has to let the other guy hit a ball at his bare back leaving a welt. Ouch! But somehow, eighth grade boys think that is hilariously fun.

Anyhow, they were left with fun memories. I was left with LOTS of leftover hotdogs.

So, in brainstorming ways to use them up this week, I was reminded of a recipe my friend Marica sent in for my book A Life That Says Welcome. It is for corn dog casserole and it never fails to be a hit. I’m listing it below. Try it on your brood.

For those of you who have trick or treaters to get ready tonight, it would make a quick supper before they head out to gather their goodies.

Corndog Casserole

Casserole photo credit

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup green onions, chopped fine (optional)

2 pounds hot dogs, sliced into rounds (about 14-16 hot dogs)

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups milk

2 teaspoon ground sage

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

3 cups shredded cheddar cheese

2  8 1/2 -ounce packages Jiffy cornbread muffin mix

Sauté onions with hot dogs in butter. Set aside. Mix cornbread muffin mixes with eggs, milk, spices, and 1 1/2 cups cheese. Add hot dog mixture.

Spread in 3-quart casserole dish or 9-by-13 greased pan. Top with remaining cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Serves 6.


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  1. Hi! I found my picture on Pinterest! Wow, I feel famous now :) Thanks for giving me a phote credit on your page. I remember when I use to make this quite often for my kids. They liked it just plain, like on my blog, but I could only eat it in small doses. I liked that it had brown sugar in it to give it that state fair corn dog taste. Your recipe looks like the adult version, so maybe I should try it for them now that they are older teens.

    Thanks again,

  2. I added Jiffy muffin mix to my shopping list just to make this, sort of. I’m one of those cooks who finds a recipe that sounds good, and then makes it with what’s on hand/what the family likes. Actually it’s more using what I like since I don’t see any point in cooking something I don’t like.. Anyway, this was made with hamburger instead of hotdogs, and garlic instead of sage. I haven’t trie it yet, but our almost 23 year old son had a piece as a mid-night snack and didn’t put any catsup on it. The real test will be our 10 year old daughter, since I make a cheeseburger pie recipe from the Bisquick box that’s one of her favorites. I’ll be taking a piece to work for lunch today, and I anticipate liking it. If nothing else, it’ll feel good on my ikky feeling throat.

  3. I remember when my children were young, beans and weinies, cornbread or blueberry muffis….oh so long ago. We loved it. My daughter said recently she could never look at a beans or weinies the same….yuck! I thought this was gourment cuisine! Who thought!!
    I am going to try this recipe.

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