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I’m Starving! – Tater Tot Hotdish October 21, 2007

Filed under: recipes — mrmrsbsh @ 7:04 pm
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 My first real food blog post!!! Wooohooo!

 Ok – so I’m hungry quite often these days. I think I’m eating a “snack” about every 2 hours (or less!). It’s sometimes difficult to come up with different snacks (and healthy ones) to eat throughout the day. The nice thing is, I’m finding I’m not able to pig-out during a meal – AND, I haven’t gained any weight (yet)!

So what’s for dinner tonight? One of Brian’s favorites – and one of my childhood favorites…. Tater Tot Hotdish. Let me share it with you. Just let me preface this by stating that rarely do I measure out things, and this is one of those recipes that you’ll need to adjust according to the size of your baking dish and the number of people you are serving! The following is based on a 9×13 pan.

  • 1 pound ground veggie burger (or beef or turkey if you please)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cans cream of whatever soup you’d like
  • 3 cups (total) of whatever veggies you’d like (sugg: carrots, corn, beans, lima beans, peas, broccoli, cauliflower)
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 bag tater tots

– Saute onion and veggie burger (or meat) on low heat for 5 minutes.
– Mix all above ingredients together (except for tater tots) in baking dish.
– Spread tater tots on top of dish.
– Bake at 350 for approx. 1 hour (if using frozen veggies)


So – my mom used to make this when we were kids. However, I have changed it up a bit since then. Her version? Well, she would put about a 1/2 inch layer patted down of ground beef in the bottom of the pan, then on top of that she poured a can (or 2?) of vegetable (beef?) soup, then she would place the tater tots in neat rows on top!

Ok – it’s almost done – I can smell it from the the bedroom so I should go check on it! My stomach is growling, so I’m hoping it will be done soon! (Maybe I should turn the temp up & get it done faster!!!)


6 Responses to “I’m Starving! – Tater Tot Hotdish”

  1. Shelly Says:

    I don’t remember Mom using veg beef soup…I remember her spreading cream of chicken over it. But maybe she changed it up after I moved out! I do like tator tot hotdish too. I’ve not tried putting mozz cheese in it…but I do sprinkle some cheddar over the top. That is how I got the kids to eat it when they were little:) Anything is good with cheese! I do use cream of chicken soup…and mix it with 1/2 can or so of milk…just makes it a little creamier!

  2. Shelly Says:

    Oh…I do line my tator tots up in uniform lines too:)

  3. mrmrsbsh Says:

    I guess I might be wrong – I could’ve sworn she used veggie soup in it!

  4. Shelly Says:

    I don’t remember that she did….but that doesn’t mean much anymore:)

  5. Sheryl Says:

    I remember it with cream of chicken soup too…and peas, which Nick won’t eat – so I usually put in corn. It’s been a long time since we’ve had it – so thanks for putting up the recipe to remind me.

  6. Jo Gjovik Says:

    I think your mom used tomato soup, okay? Just kidding! The cookies look and sound yummy and very tempting, thanks!

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