Bars, Bundts, and Hotdish: Classic Minnesota Recipes

I am starting a new special feature for my blog featuring Minnesota recipes.  I want to collect some Minnesota family recipes.  Do you have a favorite hotdish from when you were a kid? A classic recipe that shows up at all family get-togethers? Please send me the recipe, and I would love to feature it on my blog.  Email me at or  Also, expect another instalment of weird recipes from yesteryear this week!


4 thoughts on “Bars, Bundts, and Hotdish: Classic Minnesota Recipes

  1. Alas, I have some recipes that are both classic and famous at family feasts but I don’t believe any of the are “Minnesotan”.

  2. When I was a kid all the neighbor women made what us kids called “Ring-Worm Salad” Gross I know but it was really just a cold tuna salad made with Creamette Pasta rings. It was excellent! The worst was green Jellow with carrots in it! Yuck! Or even more tortourous, (shiver)))) fruit cockatil with those scary grapes in it! Waldorf Salad as only my mom makes was the best.

  3. I’ve been meaning to tell you that I have two family cookbooks that my grandma put together in the late 80s that have plenty of “classic” minnesota recipes. When we get together next I’ll bring them.

  4. Quintessential Lutheran Hotdish:
    A buncha macaroni noodles, couple of cans of corn, diced tomatoes and peas, 3 lbs. browned ground beef, and a couple of cans of V8 vegetable juice. Add massive amounts of ketchup, salt, and pepper to taste…

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