What do you mean everything but the kitchen sink hot dish? I needed to clean out my veggie drawer before we were leaving for a few days so I put everything but the kitchen sink into this dish and it was killer!
Hot dish is something from my childhood that I love. It is a combination of meat, veggies and creamy soup topped with tater tots and cheese. How can anything with tots and cheese be anything but fantastic, right?
In other parts of the country this might be called casserole or even a “shepherds pie” type of dish. No matter what you call it, it is a great meal for you and your family.
The original recipe calls for canned soup. Usually cream of mushroom and or cream of chicken. I am not anti-canned soup but I am really watching what I put into my body lately meaning, I want to know everything that I am putting into my recipes. You don’t have to make the whole soup recipe, you basically make a roux, add milk and bouillon – there you go!
If there are veggies in the recipe you don’t like, simply leave them out. You want to add something else, go for it! It is very flexible and forgiving.
I hope you enjoy this little touch of the Midwest, no doubt that you will!
Can be prepared a few hours ahead of time up to the putting the tots on top. Store in the fridge and when ready to bake, add the tots and cheese.