Divine Dinner: How My Grandma Found The Recipe That Made My Brother Eat Again

tater tot hotdish

Tater tot hotdish is a classic casserole that was served at my church during potluck suppers for decades.

Take a look at what my friend Audrey from the Melady Cooks food blog had to say about this magnificent recipe:

I served the hotdish with a simple lettuce salad and we were very pleased with our comfort food. Some people drizzle ketchup over it (my brothers did) but it’s great as is. I do prefer to sort of mash it all together with my fork so I get a mouthful that includes all of the ingredients.

I love those serving suggestions, Audrey! I eat ketchup on a lot of things such as scrambled eggs and meatloaf so I’m sure I’ll enjoy it over this tater tot hotdish.



2 lbs ground beef
1 onion; finely chopped
20 oz frozen mixed vegetables
1 can cream of celery soup
2 can cream of mushroom soup
32 oz tater tots
salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 400°.
In bottom of a 11 x 15-in lasagna pan crumble raw ground beef in an even layer.

Layer chopped onion over beef. Sprinkle on salt and pepper.

Spread vegetables over mixture.

Spread the soups over the mixture with a rubber spatula.

Layer on Tater Tots.

Bake uncovered for 1 1/2 hours.





Quick Tip: You can use crispy crown potatoes instead of tater tots if you wish.

Recipe and image courtesy of Melady Cooks.