Let’s Welcome the New Year with a Winter Giveaway

Hot dish is a tradition throughout the Midwest, but in Minnesota, it’s legendary. Theresa Millang’s The Great Minnesota Hot Dish has been the go-to source for recipes for this comfort food for years, and we are giving away one copy of her book. With this cookbook, you can prepare some of the fantastic dishes that are perfect treats on cold winter days. 

The Great Minnesota Hot Dish

Here are two recipes to whet your appetite! Check them out, then enter our Winter GIVEAWAY!

1 pound pasta
1 pound Polska Kielbasa or smoked sausage
1 (24-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
2 cups cottage cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350˚F.
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Slice sausage into 1/2-inch pieces, and cook in a large skillet over medium heat until lightly browned. Stir in pasta and spaghetti sauce. Gently stir in cottage cheese and 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Pour pasta mixture into a lightly greased 11×7-inch baking dish. Top with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Bake 30 minutes. Serves 4–6.

Winter Giveaway


1 (2-pound) bag frozen hash brown potatoes
2 cups diced cooked ham
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch strips
1 (8-ounce) package fresh mushrooms, sliced
6 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup whole milk
1 cup cottage cheese
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 350˚F.

Layer 1/2 potatoes into a lightly greased 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Top with ham and cheese. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add bell pepper and mushrooms; cook, while stirring, for 5 minutes or until tender. Spoon mushroom mixture over cheese in baking dish; top with remaining 1/2 potatoes.

Combine eggs, milk, cottage cheese, and black pepper in a bowl; beat until well blended. Pour egg mixture over potatoes in baking dish. Bake, uncovered, 50 minutes or until light brown and center is set. Serves 8.

Winter Giveaway

Now in its second edition with even more Minnesota goodness, the best-selling The Great Minnesota Hot Dish teaches anyone to master the one-dish-complete-meal system to simplify breakfast, lunch, and dinner (or supper). Updated with a fresh design and wholly revised, the second edition of The Great Minnesota Hot Dish includes new recipes, thanks to new coauthor and noted cook Karen Corbett. It’s a must for every kitchen! If you can’t wait to add the book to your cookbook collection, order it here

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Liliane Opsomer
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