This classic Tater Tot Hotdish is perfect when you’re craving comfort food. Whether it’s the main dish or a side, everyone at the table will be happy. This midwestern staple goes far and fills everyone up. Each creamy bite will be enjoyed!
Are you ready for the Super Bowl? What are your plans? As always, we are making WAY too much food for just a few people. I have smokies and brownies to finish, but in the meantime let's talk about ugly food. There could not be an uglier food than Tater Tot Hotdish. Or, Tater Tot Casserole, if that's more up your alley. Here in Minnesota we go with Hotdish. Or more accurately, hahhhht-dish.
This video below will walk you through making your own Tater Tot Hotdish quickly!
This is embarrassing to admit, but this was my first time making this delicious dinner. It is ugly, yes, but also comforting and delicious. It WILL be made again and again in my kitchen.
What is hotdish?
Maybe you’re not from Minnesota (lovingly referred to as Minnesnowta!) and the word hotdish is confusing. But casserole is more familiar. Either way, it’s a one-pot meal packed with your protein, a potato or some sort of starch , your veggies and some sort of gravy or sauce.
Why is hotdish so popular?
Hotdish is a great option because it’s very affordable. You can use frozen, canned or fresh veggies. You layer the meat, potatoes and veggies so you don’t spend a lot on any layer. You also pack a lot of food into one pot. Also, it’s great for having left overs or enough to feed a great big group!
Can I switch out beef for another meat or make this a vegetarian meal?
Yes! Ground turkey or sausage would be excellent choices but if you prefer to make this meatless, it’s still tasty.
To make this dish vegetarian, just omit the meat and the third layer or add additional layers of veggies and potatoes. It’s still a great option!