Chili Dog Pie
  • 2.5 pounds tater-tots
  • 1 - 14.5 ounce can of your favorite no-bean chili or chili dog sauce
  • 4 bun-length turkey dogs (or 5 normal length), cut in 1/4-inch rounds
  • About one cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees (or whatever temperature your particular brand of tater-tots calls for.)
  2. Cook tots until heated through and just soft. Remove from oven, cover with foil and let cool until they can be handled. (About 15 minutes.)
  3. Meanwhile, heat the chili and slice your hotdogs.
  4. Arrange tots until they just cover the bottom of a greased 13 x 9 - inch baking dish. (You'll have some left over, that's OK!) Press the tater tots flat with the bottom of a smaller baking dish or a sturdy spatula. (you want to really mash them down.) Fill any holes with left over tater tots and press gain until your "crust" doesn't have any holes in it.
  5. Return tots to the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until crisp.
  6. Remove from oven, arrange hot dogs on crust, pour chili over and spread until coated evenly. top with cheese and cook at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Allow to stand 5 minutes before serving.
  8. Share and Enjoy!
Recipe by Uncle Jerry's Kitchen at