Quick Tater Tots Bake Tips
Where did Tater Tot casserole come from?
Tater Tot casserole—aka "Hot Dish" to Minnesotans—has its roots in the Midwest. It’s most famous in Minnesota where it’s said to have originated, but its popularity has spread to neighboring states as well as other regions of the U.S. Here are more tips on how to make an authentic hot dish
as well as our most popular hot dish recipes
Can I use cream of chicken soup instead of cream of mushroom?
Yes! You can replace cream of mushroom soup with cream of chicken for equally good, if not identical, results. The flavor profile might be slightly different, but the consistency will be the same. Here are more recipes that start with a can of condensed soup
What goes well with Tater Tot casserole?
Traditional Tater Tot casserole typically doesn’t include vegetables, except chopped onions, so a healthy veggie side dish
would pair perfectly. A fresh side salad
is another light and tasty option. You can also serve warm dinner rolls
as a complement to this comforting casserole, especially on a cold night.
What else can I make with Tater Tots?
The humble Tater Tot is usually enjoyed as simple side dish dipped in ketchup. But don’t limit this freezer-friendly potato staple as a dinnertime sidekick. Incorporate it into other dishes—such as nachos (aka totchos), breakfast dishes and casseroles. Here are our top Tater Tot recipes.Research contributed by Amy Glander, Taste of Home Book Editor