Chili Dog Bake

Recently, I was hit by a strong craving for chili dogs.  Do you ever get a random food craving and you just can’t forget about it until you have it?!  No?  Just me, then.   Ha!  Anyway, this particular day, I had beef franks in my fridge and canned chili in my pantry but NO hotdog buns.  Ugh!  No worries; I can improvise!  Canned biscuits saved the day and this Chili Dog Bake was born.

This dish is perfect for a football game watch party or just any day of the week when you literally only have minutes to throw together some dinner.  It’s a quick and easy meal that will please the whole family, kids included.  Who doesn’t love a chili dog?!    ~Erin


4 Lean beef franks or any 2 SmartPoint frank (I used Ball Park Lean Beef Franks), cut into ½ in. pieces

1 can (2 cups) turkey chili with no beans

1 (7.5 oz.) package buttermilk biscuits, cut into quarters

¾ c. shredded fat free cheddar cheese

1/3 cup finely diced onion, optional

2 T. chopped pickled jalapenos, optional

Mustard, optional

Nonstick cooking spray


Preheat the oven to 375°F.

 Spray an 8”x8” square casserole dish with cooking spray.

Layer ingredients into the pan in this order:  half the biscuit pieces, half the hot dog pieces, half the cheese; repeat, ending with cheese.

Sprinkle the top evenly with chopped onion and jalapeno, if desired.

Bake at 375° for 20 to 25 minutes, or until biscuits are cooked through.

Serve with mustard, if desired.

Weight Watchers Info.:  This recipe makes 8 servings for 5 Freestyle points each.  Or you can have 2 servings (which is a quarter of the entire pan) for only 9 Freestyle points!