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Slow Cooker Tater Tot Hotdish in a pot

Slow Cooker Tater Tot Hotdish

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Comfort food doesn’t have to be boring. This classic comfort dish is jazzed up with added color and nutrients to make a well-balanced main dish your family is sure to love.

Oftentimes comfort food can be higher in fat and sodium. Making smart swaps with healthier ingredients, your classic comfort food can keep all of those delicious flavors without all of the extras. Our Slow Cooker Tater Tot Hotdish incorporates a variety of lean protein sources like ground turkey, Greek Yogurt and low-fat cheeses which are lighter in fat and sodium. To learn more about healthy ingredient swaps check out Now Serving: Recipe Makeovers!

This recipe features a bag of frozen mixed vegetables for added color and nutrients. Despite the known benefits of vegetables, many people do not consume the recommended daily amounts. Adding vegetables to your favorite dish (such as this one) is a great way to add more vegetables to your diet. Check out our Vary Your Veggies series to learn all sorts of tips and tricks for making veggies a part of your daily routine.



  • 1 pound ground turkey, cooked
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 16 ounces bag frozen mixed vegetables
  • 14.5 ounces can cream of mushroom soup, reduced sodium
  • 5.3 ounces container plain Greek yogurt, reduced fat
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 8 ounces tater tots
  • 3 tablespoons colby jack cheese, shredded


Brown ground turkey in a skillet. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add ground turkey and onion mixture, vegetables, soup, yogurt and garlic powder to slow cooker. Stir to combine. Top with tater tots and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours.

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Canned, fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables all count toward your goal. Vegetables are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, dietary fiber, folate (folic acid), vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin C. Fruits contain nutrients, such as potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C and folate (folic acid).

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Now You're Cookin': More Fruits and Vegetables! (FN696, Reviewed August 2021)

Family meals give parents/caregivers a chance to be good nutrition role models for children. Whether you’re sharing a meal at a park, in a car or at the family table, children who eat with their families eat a more nutritious diet.

Vary Your Veggies (FN727, Reviewed Dec. 2021)

The food icon, MyPlate, at has many suggestions to help you meet the current recommendations for vegetables.

This recipe was analyzed for nutrition using Food Processor SQL Nutrition and Fitness Software and tested in the kitchen.