Too Hot to Tot! Tater Tot Hot Dish

Barbara Oseland


I knew the basic method of making a Tater Tot Hot Dish. I just wanted something that was better and took some consideration to diet restrictions. This is what I came up with.

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15 Min
50 Min


1 lb
hamburger, ground italian sausage or ground turkey, or mixture
1 medium
onion, chopped
1/2 medium
bell pepper (green, yellow or red, or combo) diced
1 clove
garlic, minced
1 dash(es)
each of onion powder and garlic powder
1 tsp
worcestershire sauce, low sodium
1/2 pkg
(32oz) tater tots, or enough to make one layer on top
1 can(s)
(10.75 oz) cream of mushroom soup low sodium (condensed)
1/2 c
1/4 c
low fat sour cream
1/2 can(s)
corn kernals, low sodium, drained (could also use canned green beans, low sodium)
1 dash(es)
seasoned salt and pepper
1 1/2 c
shredded colby jack cheese, or your favorite blend
1-2 dash(es)
beef bouillon granuals----****change/addition****

How to Make Too Hot to Tot! Tater Tot Hot Dish


  • 1Preheat oven to 350° F (175 degrees C).
  • 2In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef with the onions, peppers, garlic, onion and garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce. Drain excess fat, and season with a dash of seasoned salt and pepper to taste. Seasoned salt and pepper will also be used on top, so do not over season.
  • 3In a small bowl, stir the soup and sour cream into the milk until smooth;***CHANGE (sprinkle a dash or so of beef bouillon into this and whisk to blend)*** pour into meat mixture to heat through. Spread the beef mixture evenly over the bottom of a 2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle corn on top of the meat mixture and sprinkle half of the cheese. Arrange tater tots evenly on top and sprinkle a little seasoning salt and pepper on top of the tots. Sprinkle remaining cheese evenly over the top.
  • 4Bake in preheated oven covered for 40 minutes. Uncover and continue to cook for an additional 10-15 min, until cheese is bubbly and slightly brown. Tots should be slightly crunchy.

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