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Bubble Up Chili Cheese Dog Casserole

Bubble Up Chili Cheese Dog Casserole

This Bubble Up Chili Cheese Dog Casserole is a guilt-free guilty pleasure the whole family will love! I know you all love my bubble up casseroles (I have everything from a pizza flavored one, to chicken alfredo, to enchilada to pot pie and more!) and I thought it would be really fun and tasty to make one using the craveable flavors of a chili cheese dog. This casserole has a hearty base of turkey chili with beans along with hot dogs, melted cheddar cheese and the bubbling up of biscuits throughout. My husband ate this for several meals in a row! Better still, each serving of this Bubble Up Chili Cheese Dog Casserole is just 321 calories or 5 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints!

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Bubble Up Chili Cheese Dog Casserole

Just to answer a question I’ve received a few times on my bubble up casseroles since Weight Watchers’ transition to Freestyle, I haven’t tried making these with 2-ingredient dough yet (in place of the biscuit dough). The Wegmans brand biscuits I use are super easy and low in calories/points (I think the Pillsbury ones might be slightly more?) so I find them really convenient in these dishes. I have, however, heard from a few readers who tried making bubble ups using 2-ingredient dough (equal parts plain, nonfat Greek yogurt and self-rising flour) and said they were a success, so feel free to give it a try and report back with your results!

Looking for more lightened up comfort food casseroles? Check out my Bubble Up BBQ Chicken and Beans Bake, Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Chickpea Bake, Meat and Potatoes Bake, Spinach and Chicken Phyllo Bake, Bubble Up Chicken Alfredo Bake, Cottage Pie, One-Pot Cincinnati Chili Spaghetti Bake, Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Potato Bake, Chili Cornbread Bake, Bubble Up Pizza Casserole, Layered Chicken Enchilada Bake, Teriyaki Chicken and Rice Casserole, Eggplant Parmesan Casserole, Bubble Up Chicken Pot Pie Casserole, Chicken Parmesan Quinoa Bake, Deep Dish Sloppy Joe Casserole and many more in the Casseroles section of my recipe index!

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Bubble Up Chili Cheese Dog Casserole

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb uncooked 99% fat free ground turkey breast
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 Hebrew National 97% fat free beef franks, sliced or chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup drained and rinsed canned kidney beans
  • 15 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 (7.5 oz) can of refrigerated biscuit dough, biscuits cut into quarters (I use Wegmans brand, but Pillsbury also makes some – if you can only find Grands, weigh out 7.5 ounces and cut them into small bite-sized pieces. May affect the points/nutrition.)
  • 4 oz 50% reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (I used Cabot)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly mist a 9×13 casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  1. Mist a large saute pan with cooking spray and bring to medium heat. Add the ground turkey and use a wooden spoon to break it up into small pieces as it cooks. When the turkey is breaking up and almost browned, add the onions, garlic and hot dog pieces and stir together. Continue to cook another few minutes until the turkey is browned and onions are softened.
  2. Add the kidney beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, salt, and cayenne to the turkey mixture and stir together until well combined. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the biscuit dough pieces and transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Spread evenly and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly across the top of the casserole. Return to the oven for another 15 minutes until hot and bubbly. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes and cut into 6 servings.

Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints:
5 per serving (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
8 per serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers brand PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition information below)

Nutrition Information per serving:
321 calories, 36 g carbs, 7 g sugars, 6 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 33 g protein, 5 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

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17 comments on “Bubble Up Chili Cheese Dog Casserole”

  1. This looks yummy! Can it be made ahead?

    • You can definitely make the chili mixture ahead of time, but I would wait until you’re ready to bake to add the biscuit pieces.

  2. Fir those of us who don’t have a wegmans and using pillsbury brand do u know what the points would be

  3. Do you drain the diced tomatoes or just throw the whole can in? This looks so good! I can’t wait to make it. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I made this but found I didn’t have tomato sauce, so I made a couple of adjustments. Used a can of Rotel instead of the tomato sauce, and a can of pinto beans (rinsed) instead of the kidney beans. It was delicious!  My husband placed his serving over Fritos. That made his points much more, but it certainly wasn’t necessary. We loved the spicy flavor. 

  5. How many servings does this make??? It looks soooo good.

    Thank you for all of your recipes!

    • 6 servings! The serving info is located directly below the recipe title in the recipe section of each post 🙂

  6. BRILLIANT! Best WW recipe EVER!

  7. Loved this – may be my new favorite bubble up casserole. I topped it with my favorite hot dog toppings (mustard, ketchup and dill pickle relish). Truly a comfort food recipe!

  8. Very yummy! However, do the left overs freeze well?

  9. What if you left out the biscuits? How many points would it be?

  10. When I use the calculator on the WW app the recipe comes up as 8 points per serving. The original recipe says 5 WW Freestyle points. I’m curious as to why there’s a difference? Thanks!

    • Hi Becky,
      I think this part of my FAQs will help:

      “I ran the nutrition information you posted through the points calculator and it doesn’t match the SmartPoints value you listed for the recipe – which one is right?”
      The best way to calculate the SmartPoints for a recipe is to use the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website. The recipe builder recognizes zero point foods and does not assign them a value in the overall SP calculation, however these foods still contain calories, sugar, etc. If you plug the nutrition information for the recipe into the SP calculator it will count the nutrition information for these foods in the overall points per serving, often giving you a completely different result than the recipe builder.

  11. When it comes to 5 smartpoints per serving, would a serving be about a cup?

    • I never really measure my casseroles that way, I always just cut them into the number of servings stated and serve from there. Sorry!

  12. Just put this in the oven. Thanks for sharing your recipe, I’m always looking for something that doesn’t make me feel like I’m dieting. Total comfort food, can’t wait to have it for dinner.

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