34 Super Cozy Hot Dish Dinners

Updated: May 19, 2024

Creamy, comforting and most likely covered in Tater Tot? You betcha! Whip up one of our favorite hot dish recipes when you're

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Quick Tater Tot Hot Dish

I like to make this cheesy Tater Tot hot dish when time before supper is short. It serves two to three people, but if we have unexpected company I double the ingredients and use a 9-in. x 13-in. pan. I call it my “Please Stay Casserole”! —Jean Ferguson, Elverta, California.

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Tater Tot Casseroles

Ground beef, sausage and cheese make this Tater Tot hot dish with green beans a crowd-pleaser. Cayenne pepper and hot Italian sausage give it a pleasant kick. —Ryan Jones, Chillicothe, Illinois

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Beef & Tater Bake

The entire family will enjoy this heartwarming, all-in-one dinner. Plus, it offers easy cleanup! —Mike Tchou, Pepper Pike, Ohio
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Slow-Cooker Tater Tot Hot Dish

What’s not to love about classic Tater Tot casserole—especially when it’s made in the slow cooker? You’ll want to add this family-pleasing potluck favorite to your regular rotation. —Nick Iverson, Denver, Colorado

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Chicken Crouton Casserole

This chicken crouton hot dish has practically made my mom famous. When she takes it to get-togethers, it’s loved by all who taste it. Whenever she serves it to family, the dish is empty by the end of the meal. —Beth Gramling, Warren, Pennsylvania
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Makeover Tater-Topped Casserole

I love Tater Tot casserole, but wanted a lighter version of the recipe. The Taste of Home Test Kitchen slashed the fat in this classic hot dish, while keeping all the Tots my family loves. Who know you could have healthy Tater Tots?! —Scott Woodward, Shullsburg, Wisconsin

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Italian Hot Dish

My husband had a poor perception of healthy food until he tried this beefy casserole. The combination of pasta, oregano, mushrooms and green peppers makes it a favorite healthy pasta recipe in our house. —Theresa Smith, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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Breakfast Hot Dish

I keep frozen spuds on hand for meals like this Tater Tot breakfast casserole. It’s a super brunch, breakfast or side dish for kids of all ages. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Tater Taco Casserole

Our family lives and works on a ranch. I like to fix this nicely seasoned taco Tater Tot hot dish ahead of time and freeze it for later use. It’s good with a tossed salad or nacho chips and dip. —Ronna Lewis, Plains, Kansas
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Mother’s Ham Hot Dish

One of my mother’s favorite dishes, this ham casserole recipe always brings back fond memories of her when I prepare it. It’s a terrific use of leftover ham from a holiday dinner. Our five grandchildren are my favorite interest outside the kitchen! —Linda Childers, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Meat-and-Potato Casserole

For variety, you can use another kind of cream soup (cream of mushroom, for instance). But try this meat and potato hot dish this way first.—Marna Heitz, Farley, Iowa
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Favorite Creamy Chicken Hot Dish

I created this creamy chicken casserole when my husband was craving a dish his aunt used to make. It tastes and smells great and is now a staple at our house. —Mari Warnke, Fremont, Wisconsin
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Pizza Tater Tot Casserole

For a spin on a classic hot dish, try this easy version. For a fun twist, just add your family’s favorite pizza toppings! —Sharon Skildum, Maple Grove, Minnesota
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Mexican Chicken Hot Dish

I’ve had this Mexican chicken bake recipe for 30 years. Since my kids, grandkids and guests of all ages request it often and it takes only about 30 minutes to make, I have it at least once every other month! —Linda Humphreys, Buchanan, Michigan
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Beef and Noodle Hot Dish

When I was working on the local election board in the ’50s, one of my co-workers gave me this ground beef casserole with noodles recipe, and it has been a family favorite ever since. It’s quick to make for unexpected company or easily doubled for a potluck. —Mary Hinman, Escondido, California
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Chicken Broccoli Casserole

Broccoli is a favorite vegetable in our home. This is one hot dish that always gets rave reviews. Serve it for a brunch or dinner. —Colleen Lewis, Cottonwood, Arizona
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Ground Beef Hash Brown Hot Dish

Because this ground beef hash brown casserole is practically a meal in itself, I simply pair it with a salad and dessert. —Rochelle Boucher, Brooklyn, Wisconsin
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Chicken Hash Brown Casserole

The first time I served this hot dish was to a family with five children. The kids and the adults loved it! This is one recipe I often make for parties—it goes a long way, and all ages enjoy it. —Ruth Andrewson, Leavenworth, Washington
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Chicken Hot Dish with Crackers

I never bring home leftovers whenever I take this creamy chicken casserole with Ritz crackers to a potluck. Its mild flavor has broad appeal. I especially like the way that the crumb topping adds a bit of crunch to each meaty serving. —Faye Hintz, Springfield, Missouri
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Potato Sausage Casserole

The subtle spices in this sausage potato hot dish give it a distinctive flavor that my family has loved for years. Not only is this hearty casserole a great main dish on your dinner table, it also reheats nicely. —Mrs. Fred Osborn, Thayer, Kansas
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Chicken Cheddar Stuffing Casserole

This tasty chicken stuffing hot dish is chock-full of homey, comforting flavor! It’s a great way to use up leftover cooked chicken, plus it’s so quick to assemble using handy pantry items. —Cathy Smith, Wyoming, Michigan
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Oktoberfest Hot Dish

In northeastern Ohio, we love German flavors. This delicious casserole is a trifecta mashup of my favorite dishes. It combines the flavors of classic cheesy hash brown casserole with bratwursts and sauerkraut, pretzels and beer cheese. It takes less than 10 minutes to mix and takes only one bowl. It’s sure to please everyone any time of the year. —Sarah Markley, Ashland, Ohio
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Chicken Tater Bake

You’ll please everyone in the family with this inviting and filling chicken Tater Tot hot dish. It tastes like a chicken potpie topped with Tater Tots. —Fran Allen, St Louis, Missouri
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Church Supper Hot Dish

This hot dish recipe was in my mother’s church cookbook, and now it’s in my church cookbook! Apparently is was too good to miss a generation. I often make this dish to take along to potlucks…and it seems that if I don’t, someone else will! It’s hearty and so tasty! —Norma Turner, Haslett, Michigan
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Contest-Winning Greek Pasta Bake

When I take this dish to potlucks, there's never so much as a morsel left! It’s a simple, healthy, hearty supper made with ingredients that are easy to find. Add a salad and a crusty loaf of bread for a quick meal solution. —Anne Taglienti, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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Contest-Winning Hot Chicken Salad

After I tasted this hot chicken hot dish at a women’s luncheon, I left with the recipe in hand. I was our city clerk for several years, and on election days I brought this to serve our poll workers for lunch. It got everyone’s vote of approval! I’ve found it is also delicious stuffed in a tomato. —Ruth Glabe, Oronoco, Minnesota
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Meat Lover's Pizza Hot Dish

I make this hearty casserole for the men who help us out during harvesttime. Every year they say it’s the best—hands down. Throw in any pizza toppings your family likes—Canadian bacon, black olives and green peppers are some of our picks. —Brook Bothun, Canby, Minnesota
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Wild Rice Hot Dish

My chicken and rice bake is a lovely example of midwestern cuisine. The dish is ideal for hosting parties because it can bake while you turn your attention to other preparations. —Suzanne Greenslit, Merrifield, Minnesota
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Creamy Turkey Casserole

I sometimes make turkey just so I have the extras for the hot dish! —Mary Jo O’Brien, Hastings, Minnesota
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Bacon Cheeseburger Hot Dish

This bacon cheeseburger tater tot casserole is the perfect dish to bribe your kids; homework, chores, piano practice—consider them done! —Deanna Zewen, Union Grove, Wisconsin
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Meatball Hash Brown Hot Dish

For a seniors potluck at church, I wanted to create a recipe that would incorporate a meat dish and side dish in one. This casserole proved to be a crowd-pleaser, and many people asked for the recipe. —Joann Fritzler, Belen, New Mexico
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Cowboy Casserole

This quick and creamy Tater Tot bake is great comfort food, especially on a cold night. —Donna Donhauser, Remsen, New York
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Ham & Cheese Potato Hot Dish

This recipe makes two cheesy, delicious casseroles. Have one tonight and put the other on ice for a future busy weeknight. It’s like having money in the bank when things get hectic! —Kari Adams, Fort Collins, Colorado
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Midwest Meatball Hot Dish

I’ve relied on this recipe many times as a soothing finish to a hectic day…and since I usually have all the ingredients on hand, there’s no last-minute rush to the store, either. —Judy Larson, Greendale, Wisconsin