Tator Tot Hotdish Recipe

Minnesota is the land of hotdishes! They are rarely called casseroles, and more than likely include a can of cream of something soup! I love looking at old church cookbooks from Minnesota. Almost every recipe in the main dish section is a hotdish. You can tell they were very popular in the 70's and 80's!

Tator Tot Hotdish is a favorite from my childhood. Everyone makes it a little different, but my Mom's was of course the best! (hehe!) I changed it up slightly by adding garlic and mushrooms. Because everything is better with garlic and mushrooms, right? It's been a long time since I've made this. My daughter wasn't too sure about it at first, but after she tried the first bite, she loved it! Not too long after, her plate was completely cleared. 

This is easy to make and will feed a family for a reasonable price. I hope you enjoy!!

Tator Tot Hotdish (print recipe)

What you need:
1 pound lean ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1- 8 oz carton white mushrooms, sliced
1- 10.5 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup milk
1- 14.5 ounce can green beans, drained
1- 16 ounce package of tator tots
salt and pepper as desired

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large skillet, saute ground beef, onion and garlic until beef is no longer pink, adding mushrooms within the last few minutes of cooking. Add salt and pepper. Stir in the cream soup, milk, green beans and stir until combined. Remove from heat and pour into a glass 9x13 baking dish. Add a layer of tator tots on top and bake for 30 minutes, or until tator tots are browned.

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This recipe was shared at:
Recipe Round Up at Gooseberry Patch
Work it Wednesday at High Heels and Grills
Wonderful Food Wednesday at At Home Take 2
Whimsy Wednesday at Smart School House
All My Bloggy Friends at Love Bakes Good Cakes
Tuesday Talent Show at Chef in Training
Manic Monday at Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
Mealtime Monday at Couponing & Cooking
Church Supper at Everyday Mom's Meals
Weekend Potluck at The Country Cook
Creative Thursday at Michelle's tasty Creations
Thursdays Treasures at Recipes For My Boys
Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Tasty Thursdays at Mandatory Mooch


  1. Oh my .... we called it Tater Tot Casserole growing up - and I think everybody's mom had a version of it :) I haven't had a version like this in probably 15-20 years. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!!

  2. I have a lot of verbage to change when I move back!! Eek! Supper/Dinner, Lunch/Dinner, Casserole/Hotdish, Aunt/Ant. Oh my!

  3. Hello Sheena. This was one of my favorites growing up, and of course my mom's was best. I've convinced I can put just about anything in a dish and top it with tater tots and my kids will devour it. I have never heard the term hotdish before. Here in the heartland we call them casseroles! :)
    Thanks for linking to the Weekend Potluck.

  4. Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thanks Miz Helen! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving too!

  5. You had me at tater tot! I have lots of family in Minnesota and North Dakota so I feel like I have had some version of this yummy dish as a child!

    Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday!


  6. Love tater tots. This is a new casserole for me. I totally agree everything is better with garlic and mushrooms. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures. Happy THanksgiving.

    1. I love tator tots too! Thanks for hosting and have a great Thanksgiving!

  7. In my House we call this Taster Tot Casserole.


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