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Corn Dog Casserole

This combination of corn meal, diced hot dogs, celery, and onions makes a simple and delicious dinner that isn't exactly like a corn dog, but it's still good. Total Cost for this meal was $2.93 or about $0.74 per serving.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup celery thinly sliced ($0.18)
  • 3/4 cup onion diced ($0.10)
  • 2 tbsp butter ($0.17)
  • 1 (12 ounce) package hot dogs ($0.79)
  • 1 egg ($0.08)
  • 3/4 cup milk ($0.16)
  • 1 tsp ground sage ($0.04)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper ($0.02)
  • 1 (8.5 ounce) package corn muffin mix ($0.50)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided ($0.89)

Instructions
 

  • Turn oven to 400 degrees to
  • Cut hotdogs into quaters lengthwise then cut into thirds.
  • Melt butter in a medium skillet.
  • Saute celery and onion with hot dogs in butter for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender and the hot dogs are beginning to brown.
  • Remove from heat. Measure out 1/2 cup of this mixture and set it aside.
  • Mix corn muffin mix, eggs, milk, sage, and pepper until well combined.
  • Stir 3/4 cup of shredded cheese into cornmeal mixture.
  • Stir all but 1/2 cup of the hot dog mixture into the cornmeal mixture.
  • Grease an 8X8 inch pan.
  • Pour corn muffin mixture into pan and spread evenly.
  • Top with reserved hot dog mixture, distributing evenly across the surface.
  • Top with reserved 1/4 cup shredded cheese, sprinkles evenly over the surface.
  • Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
Keyword black pepper, butter, celery, cheddar cheese, corn muffin mix, eggs, ground sage, hot dogs, milk, onion