Broccoli, Beef & Tater Tot Hotdish


Hotdish may be a Minnesota tradition but everyone, everywhere, should add this cheesy casserole to their fall dinner rotation.

tater tot hot dish
Prep Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins
8 servings
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 ½ pounds broccoli, cut into 1-inch florets

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided

  • 1 ½ pounds 95%-lean ground beef

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt, divided

  • 4 cups low-fat milk

  • cup cornstarch

  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 4 cups frozen tater tots or veggie tots

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • Canola or olive oil cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Toss broccoli with 1 tablespoon oil on a baking sheet. Roast, stirring once halfway through, until just soft and browned in spots, about 15 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add beef and onion and cook, breaking up the beef with a wooden spoon, until the beef is browned and the onion is softened, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in Worcestershire, garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

  4. Whisk milk and cornstarch in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking often, until bubbling and thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in shredded Cheddar cheese, 3/4 teaspoon salt and turmeric until the cheese is melted.

  5. Spread the beef mixture in a 9-by-13-inch (or similar 3-quart) baking dish. Top with the broccoli and pour the cheese sauce evenly over the top. Sprinkle with veggie (or tater) tots, pepper and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Coat the tots with cooking spray.

  6. Bake the casserole until it is bubbling and the tots are beginning to brown, about 40 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.


To make ahead: Prepare through Step 5; refrigerate for up to 1 day or freeze for up to 1 month (thaw in the refrigerator for 2 days before baking). Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

446 Calories
19g Fat
28g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 1/4 cups
Calories 446
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 33g 66%
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Vitamin A 3146IU 63%
Vitamin C 81mg 90%
Folate 78mcg 20%
Sodium 760mg 33%
Calcium 423mg 33%
Iron 4mg 21%
Magnesium 64mg 15%
Potassium 921mg 20%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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