Bachelor Chow: Cornholio (Cheese Corn-Dog Casserole)

By Andrew Davidson
on March 2, 2010

Cornholio? You mean the alter-ego of Beavis? No.

It's the nickname of this dish I 'created' when in my kitchen working up a new bachelor chow dish. Basically, it has to follow the bachelor chow theory of being simple to make, use only a few dishes, and be a manly food (Meat! Carbs! Cheese!) that's stores well.

It's basically a cheese corn-dog casserole, but Cornholio just rolls off the tongue, right? I'll begin by apologizing for the less than great photos. My iPhone was the only thing available, and it takes terribly grainy low-res pictures.

To begin, I made 2 batches of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix using the instructions on the box, then poured it into a 9" x 13" pan. I took 5 hot dogs, cut into 1/2" slices, then simply distributed them in the pan. I put the pan in the 400 degree oven for the recommended cooking time (35 minutes in this case).

You'll need some cheese to spread on top, I happened to have a bunch in the freezer (as seen to the right). After 35 minutes in the 400 degree oven, the dish is cooked. The corn bread is slightly brown, and you can see where I might have been inspired to call it Cornholio (it's got holes in the corn bread!)

A light dusting of cheese, then back in the oven for a few minutes so the cheese melts, and we get our result:

Anxious to try it out, I didn't even wait for it to cool before I tried my first piece of Cornholio:

To say the least, it was delicious, and a rousing success! I'll make this dish again!

After I let it cool, I cut it into smaller pieces, and stored them in the fridge. They warm up in the microwave in about a minute, and they taste great reheated! The cornbread does get a bit messy, but that's expected!

No One Looks Cool Eating a Corn-dog

You could easily stack a few of these in a sandwich bag and take them to lunch at the office. With the total cost of this entire dish being around $4, it comes to about $1 per serving. Cheap, delicious, and portable! Plus, unlike regular corn-dogs, there's less waste, with no 'stick-handle' left over!