Zucchini Potato Hotdish

Tator tot hotdish was one of my favorite dishes growing up. To this day, I still like to make it on occasion for some good old fashion comfort food. Another one of my favorite dishes is my mom’s zucchini hamburger bake! This is my moms go to dish whenever we have leftover zucchini from our garden!

So, instead of making two separate meals, I combined the two recipes into this delicious main course. Everyone in my family gobbled this up right away! I do have to say this is not the healthiest meal I have made recently, but I like to live a little too :) 

Zucchini Potato Hotdish
Serves 12
A remake of my all-time favorite comfort food. To increase the nutritional content I added fresh zucchini, peas and carrots. This meal is creamy and delicious super easy to make for a main course.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 lb Grass Fed Ground Beef
  2. 3 Medium Zucchini, chopped
  3. 1 C Corn
  4. 1 C Peas
  5. 1 C Carrots, finely chopped
  6. 1 - 32 oz Container Cottage Cheese (Carageenan free, if possible)
  7. 2 -16 oz Cans Cream of Mushroom Soup
  8. 1 - 16 oz Package White Cheddar Cheese
  9. 2 - 16 oz Bags Tater Tots, frozen
  10. 3 tsp Sea Salt
  11. 2 tsp Black Pepper
  12. 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  13. 1 tbsp Garlic, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown the hamburger, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of pepper and fresh garlic in a large frying pan. Cook until hamburger is no longer pink.
  3. Drain off the rendered fat. I do this by placing 2-3 paper towels on top of a large plate and pouring the hamburger on top of the paper towels. This process soaks up the extra grease.
  4. In a large roasting pan, mix together the cooked hamburger, corn, peas, carrots, zucchini, cream of mushroom soup, cottage cheese and remaining spices.
  5. Layer tater tots evenly on top of the meat and veggie mixture.
  6. Sprinkle the cheese on top and bake for 30 minutes covered (my roaster has a lid, but if you do not have one feel free to use aluminum foil).
  7. Bake for another 30 minutes uncovered.
  8. Turn the oven up to broil and bake for another 5 minutes to brown up the cheese and tater tots.
  9. Allow dish to cool for 20 minutes before serving.
Notes
  1. For the cottage cheese I used Organic Valley and for the tater tots I used Cascadian Farms.
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