16 Family Favorite Hotdish Recipes


16 Family Favorite Hotdish Recipes

Start a family tradition with these easy hotdish recipes.

Family Favorite Hotdish recipes

If you're from Minnesota, then you know exactly how comforting (and delicious) hotdish recipes can be. There are so many different ways to cook up this classic casserole, although the traditional ingredient list is one of our favorites: ground beef, creamy soup, and an extraordinary amount of crispy tater tots covering the whole thing.

If you're not familiar with hotdish recipes, here's the scoop: they're a type of casserole recipe that's popular in the upper Midwest. The ingredients above are traditional - you'll often hear people talk fondly of tater tot hotdish - but there are many variations that you can make. Although some purists might argue that hotdish and casserole are not the same thing, we're happy to cook any recipe that has a bunch of delicious ingredients in a casserole dish!

That was the inspiration for this collection of our best hotdish recipes ever. We have some of our favorite tater tot hotdish recipes, hamburger hotdish recipes, and more. And we've also included some casseroles that are just plain delicious (whether you're a Minnesota native, or not). Enjoy!

Tater Tot Hotdish Recipes

These hotdish recipes are as traditional as they get. We absolutely love the texture of crispy tater tots on top of a creamy casserole recipe. It's comfort food at its best! Try one of these delicious tater tot hotdish recipes tonight.

Kristy's Tater Tot Casserole
Crazy Good Tater Tot Casserole
Beefy Slow Cooker Tater Tot Bake​
Easy Minnesota Hot Dish (shown)

Easy Minnesota Hotdish

Hamburger Hotdish Recipes

These easy hamburger hotdish recipes are just what you need to warm you up on a chilly night. The ground beef makes these casseroles hearty and filling, but we'll bet that someone will still want to come back for seconds (they're that good!).

Grandma Dorothy's Beef and Bean Hotdish
Lazy Day Hamburger Hotdish
Amish Casserole
Scrumptious Sloppy Joe Casserole (shown)

Sloppy Joe Casserole

Easy Chicken Casserole Recipes

You're going to love these chicken casserole recipes because they're going to make your life so much easier. They're so simple to whip together and pop in the oven. And, when you add noodles or rice to a chicken casserole, it becomes so much more filling. Vegetables and optionally cheese seal the deal, and make these some of the best weeknight meals out there.

Super Chicken Casserole
Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole
Shortcut Cheesy Chicken Casserole
Ultimate King Ranch Casserole (shown)

Ultimate King Ranch Casserole

Pizza Casserole Recipes

Okay, we're going to get a little unconventional here. These pizza casserole recipes aren't your traditional hotdish recipes, but they will have both kids and adults hurrying to the table. The kids will rejoice when they see that these easy dinner casseroles look exactly like a pizza, and the adults will get excited when they taste them and realize how delicious they really are. All of these pizza casseroles include some extra vegetables and plenty of cheese on top.

Mama's Easy Pizza Casserole
Minnesota Pizza Hot Dish
Pizza Noodle Dish
Dump and Bake Pizza Casserole (shown)

Dump and Bake Pizza Casserole

What's your go-to comforting casserole recipe?

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