Friday, September 10, 2010

Flash Me! Friday

This week we’re switching it up a little bit.

With the seasons changing…the air getting cooler…and many hours of watching football games ahead of us…

What is your favorite cold weather comfort food?

A staple for us around here is


For those of you who do not live in Minnesota
hotdish = casserole

It couldn’t be more simple!

1 to 1 1/2 lbs of ground beef
1 bag of frozen tator tots (we like the extra crispy ones)
1 can of drained green beans
1 can of drained corn (*optional)
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 can of cream of chicken soup (*optional)


  • Ground beef on stove, then drain
  • In a 9x13 baking pan mix cooked/drained ground beef, veggies, and cream soups, spread mixture across pan
  • Top with frozen tator tots
  • Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes (or until tators are brown & crispy!)

tator totthis is not my picture, but is what it looks like!

* You can choose to add corn if you want more veggies,

* Hotdish is “thick” with one can of soup. We like ours a bit soupier so we combine the 2 flavors :)

*You can also add chopped onions and garlic salt to the mix for added flavor :)

This warms the soul on those chilly days…and for those houses with a CFer? It is also filled with calories :)


  1. Oh yum! I LOVE tator tot hotdish but haven't had it in a long time. Guess I know what I will be making soon. :)

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Whenever I see tator tots I think of Napoleon Dynamite. haha, is that bad?

  3. Yummy...that looks good. I'll have to try that one for sure!

  4. Oh my gosh, I just had to explain to all my AZ friends what tator tot hotdish was the other day, LOL!