Tater Tot Hot Dish

3T butter , divided

1# hamb

1 onions, chopped

1 sliced red bell peppers

1 tsp garlic, minced

1 c cheddar cheese

¾ c milk

1 T flour


in pan with melted butter, brown/soften the onions, peppers, and garlic

once browned to desired color

add in hamb

in another pan make cheese sauce

while making filling, bake tater tots

cover hamb mixture with cheese sauce

top with mozz cheese

top with tater tots

bake 350 degree oven for 20 min, covered

remove foil and top with more mozz cheese

back into oven for 5 more minutes

Easy Homemade Cheese Sauce


  • 1 tablespoon (14g) butter
  • 1 tablespoon (8g) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup milk any percentage
  • 3/4 cup (3oz) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Pinch of cayenne to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a small pot, over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk in flour and cook, whisking continuously, until flour is lightly golden, about 1 minute.
  • Slowly pour in milk, whisking out any lumps as they form. Continue to whisk the mixture until it is thick and bubbly, 3 to 4 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat, stir in the cheese a handful at a time until all the cheese has been used and sauce is smooth and creamy. Add cayenne, salt, and pepper to taste.

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