Minnesota Recipes

Ya, sure, we've got your hot dishes. But we also have recipes for real wild rice, walleye, and venison. Find more favorites from Minnesota cooks.

Staff Picks

Marianne's Hot Dish

Rating: 4 stars 4
This is a twist on Tater Tot® hot dish. This is an easy recipe to personalize. You can use any ground meat or a mixture of beef and pork. I often use smoked Gouda cheese, Havarti cheese, and I bet Swiss cheese would be good, too. The vegetable can be easily switched to any vegetable you like (string beans, broccoli, or mixed veggies). I would use fresh or frozen rather than canned if you can.

Minnesota Pork Chops

Rating: 4.5 stars 156
This is a very good recipe that I got from my home state, Minnesota. Every summer when we come and visit, we are sure to buy wild rice for this casserole.
By Allrecipes Member

Minnesota Mail Carrier Cookies

Rating: 4 stars 13
These cookies have a funny name but they sure taste good. Make a plate up for your mail carrier.
By Valerie

Larb - Laotian Chicken Mince

Rating: 4.5 stars 22
A Vietnamese friend taught me how to make this dish that originates from Laos and Cambodia. If you can't find galangal, substitute fresh ginger and a squirt of lime juice. Pre-ground chicken, turkey or pork may be used instead of the chicken thigh meat. Serve with sticky rice or in lettuce cups.

Easy Snow Ice Cream

Rating: 4 stars 6
The only thing that makes shoveling two feet of snow during a cold Minnesota winter sweet fun!

Minnesota Wild Rice Dressing

Rating: 4.5 stars 64
This wild rice dressing recipe was given to me by a friend, and it has been a family tradition ever since. No need to stuff the turkey. This dressing can be made the day before Thanksgiving and heated in the microwave 10 minutes before serving!

Minnesota Golf Course Chili

Rating: 4.5 stars 93
This is the best and easiest chili I have ever had. I make it often and if there are any leftovers I freeze some to pull out for a cold winter day.

Tater Tot Hot Dish II

Rating: 4.5 stars 235
This is an old recipe, easy and kids usually like it. If you like, add green beans over the hamburger and skip the onion rings if desired.

Best Fried Walleye

Rating: 5 stars 121
Lightly seasoned, fried walleye fillets with a crispy cracker coating.

Betty's 3-Bean Hot Dish (a la Minnesota)

Rating: 5 stars 18
My dearest 80-something friend Betty gave me this sensational, hearty recipe for a 3-bean hot dish. She's Finnish, I believe this has roots to home, and it's really tasty! My hubby, who hates beans, demanded I get the recipe. We first devoured it at Betty and Jim's 60th wedding anniversary! Perfect for potlucks.

Slider-Style Mini Burgers

Rating: 4.5 stars 1007
These remind me of my favorite fast food restaurant's little burgers! Perfect appetizer to bring to a party!

Norwegian Lefse

Rating: 4.5 stars 73
I was raised on Lefse as a special treat for the holidays. We still make it every holiday season, and this is the best recipe ever. We eat ours with butter and sugar. Note: you will need a potato ricer to prepare this recipe.

Inspiration and Ideas

Juicy Lucy Burgers
Rating: Unrated 234
"Minnesota's contribution to the culinary world! Don't forget to let this gem sit for a few minutes before taking your first bite, or you will have molten lava dribbling down your chin." – duckman
Minnesota Wild Rice Soup
Rating: Unrated 30
"Extremely satisfying and completely vegetarian." – chel79
A Minnesotan's Beef and Macaroni Hotdish
Rating: 4.5 stars 74

My grandpa's recipe. Old-school and traditional Minnesota staple.