• Tater Tot Hotdish


By Andrew Zimmern

Tater tot hotdish is a classic Midwestern treat, and I highly recommend you make it. And it’s a hotdish, NOT a casserole, there is a difference and anyone living in Minnesota can explain it, as I do here… This is comfort food nirvana. People of America, pull this recipe out at your next potluck or dinner party and I guarantee your friends will love it.

Watch Me Make This Tater Tot Hotdish Recipe:

Tater Tot Hotdish


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 cans Campbell’s condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 bag (16 ounces) cut frozen green beans
  • 24 ounces frozen Ore-Ida Tater Tots
  • Salt and pepper


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Over medium-high heat, brown beef, turkey and onions together in a large casserole pot. I use a low-sided (4 inches) copper rondot that’s about 12-inches across. It’s perfect. Casserole pans work well too, but I like using one pan/pot to brown in and to build the hot dish in. Season the meat while it’s browning.

When cooked and nicely browned and the juices have collected and evaporated, pull from heat. Place green beans on top of the meat. Season.

Using a spatula, spread the undiluted condensed soup over the beans.

Add the Tater Tots as the final layer.

Bake in center of 400-degree oven for 35-45 minutes until the tots are browned and well crisped. Season with sea salt.

Let cool for 5 minutes, scoop and serve.

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