Instant Pot Corndog Casserole—beef hot dogs, ranch style beans and corn cooked with a cornbread topping. You can cook this in the Instant Pot or the oven.
Instant Pot Corndog Casserole
Wild Card Wednesday is a day where I share a recipe that my husband, Greg, chooses. It’s something unique or out of the box. His choice for today was Instant Pot corndog casserole (which I laughed at when he first told me). If you’re a fan of hot dogs, cornbread and beans you’ll be a fan of this casserole.
A few notes about the recipe and ingredients:
What kind of hot dogs? I liked using beef brats in this recipe instead of cheap, pork hot dogs which are lower quality. I picked up a package of Johnsonville beef brats. They were the same size as hot dogs and had great flavor. You can use smoked sausage or whatever type of meat you like. (Costco has really tasty all beef hot dogs.)
What are Ranch Style Beans? Ranch style beans are typically made with pinto beans in a seasoned sauce. They are similar to baked beans or “pork and beans,” but are not sweet like baked beans, and they don’t normally include bacon or pork. (If you choose to use plain pinto beans in this recipe instead of ranch style beans then you’ll want to drain and rinse them.)
Can I bake this in the oven? Yes. You can make this in a round baking dish in the oven instead of the Instant Pot. I would cook the casserole for 40-45 minutes in the oven at 350° F.
What kind of pot-in-pot dish did you use? I used a 7×3 inch Fat Daddios* cake pan. It worked perfectly. If you choose to use a corningware or glass dish you may need to increase the cooking time.
Where did you get your sling? I love my red silicone sling (which doubles as a trivet). It is the OXO brand and I ordered it on Amazon.*
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Instant Pot Corn Dog Casserole
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes (plus 5-10 minute NPR)
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 4–6 servings 1x
Beef hot dogs, ranch style beans and corn cooked with a cornbread topping. You can cook this in the Instant Pot or the oven.
Equipment needed: pot-in-pot dish and sling/trivet
- 1 (12 oz) package of all beef hot dogs (I used Johnsonville Beef Brats)
- 1 (15 oz) can corn, drained
- 1 (15 oz) can ranch style beans
- 2 Tbsp yellow mustard
- 3 Tbsp BBQ sauce
- 6 Tbsp cornmeal
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 Tbsp oil
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- For topping: shredded cheddar and diced green onions
- Slice hot dogs into ½ inch rounds. Add hot dog pieces, corn and beans (not drained), mustard and BBQ sauce into pot-in-pot dish. I used a 7×3 inch Fat Daddios cake pan*. Stir well. Set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in the egg, milk, oil and sugar until just combined. Spoon the mixture over the hotdog/bean mixture. Smooth the top with a butter knife. Cover the pan with foil and place it on a sling/trivet*.
- Pour 1 ½ cups water into bottom of Instant Pot. Lower the sling with the pan on top into bottom of Instant Pot.
- Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 25 minutes. When time is up let pressure release naturally for about 5-10 minutes and then move valve to venting and remove the lid.
- Remove the pan and the foil. Scoop onto plates and serve topped with a sprinkling of cheese and diced green onions.
You can also bake this in the oven for 40 minutes at 350° F.
I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*.
- Category: Beef
- Method: Instant Pot/Oven
*Karen Petersen is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
We love this recipe but my husband doesn’t like cornbread so I cook tater tots for the top layer
I love that idea!
Nancy Brown says
Love the Corn Dog Casserole.
Recently I have been unable to find Ranch Style Beans.
Would I be able to substitute Chili Beans Pinto. The can I am looking at reads “with chili pepper, onion & garlic in a zesty tomato sauce”?
Thank you for all the wonderful recipes
Yes you can do that!
Tanya Schwartz says
Thank you I will try in oven. I was following you on the Jumprope app is there any other app I can follow u on
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Tanya Schwartz says
I have a question about your instant pot corndog casserole I have big family so how would do this just in the instant pot without getting burn notice
Oh you won’t be able to do that. Read more about burn here: https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/the-instant-pot-burn-message/
I would suggest cooking it in the oven at 350 for 30-40 minutes in a 9×13 inch pan
Tanya Schwartz says
This recipe is delicious my grandkids love it. What I was wondering can it be cooked in crockpot?
I bet it could! I would try 2-3 hours on high
Tanya Schwartz says
Thank you I like your instant pot recipes I use my instant pot all the time.
I believe my silicon sling is like yours, with 4 1/2 inch “legs” on the center bottom and 4 in a circle further out. I think it will work OK. Thanks for responding.
Oh right, should work well
Sorry, I just read the read the recipe again and the silicone sling is OK on the bottom of the IP.
Maybe my use of the Aroma 8 cup Rice Cooker pot (above post) will encourage others to look around their kitchen and see what pot you already have that may fit your IP.
Also, check out thrift stores for small pots. Remember to take a measuring tape along!
Planning to make the Corn Dog Casserole and wondered what pot-in-pot I was going to use. I thought of my
8 cup Aroma Rice Cooker metal pot (7 1/2 wide X 4 1/4 deep.) On a sling it fits perfectly, if the sling can sit safely on the IP bottom and not on a trivet. Will the sling be oK on the bottom of the IP?
My sling has about a half inch of space underneath it. Does your sling not? There does need to be some space underneath the sling so perhaps it won’t work?
When I make this recipe, soon I hope, I will use my Crisp Lid to add a nice color to the top of the cornbread.
More appetizing, I think, and will look like oven baked.
Thanks for great recipes!
Any other special instructions for cooking in the oven? Size of pan? Covered? Uncovered? Please and thank you!
You can do in a round baking dish or in a 8×8 inch square baking dish. I would cook uncovered.
Tanya Schwartz says
Thank you Karen for all the wonderful recipes you send me . I made The Corndog casserole and my family loved it .
You are so welcome Tanya! I’m glad you are here.
Cheryl R Michalak says
I just made this. Except the cornbread didn’t cook. I lowered the pan on top of the trivet? I am assuming the I should have lowered directly to the bottom of the instapot. Thanks so much. Just found your site and am excited to try more of your recipes!
I had mine on top of the trivet sling and it cooked through well. Perhaps add 5 more minutes?
wanting to know if I can use Jiffy corn muffin in recipe?
Sure you could do that! I bet it would be fine.
I cannot find ranch style beans. Do you have a suggestion for a substitute? Thank you.
Chili beans work well! Not a can of chili but chili beans.
Try Amazon or publix
Can you use a premixed cornbread substitute, like Jiffy?
Yes I think that would work just fine. I would just use one of those small boxes.