The ingredients are simple and shouldn’t taste this good together – but they do. I am pleased to present my all-time favorite hotdish recipe to you: Ring bologna hotdish!

Ring bologna hotdish: My favorite hotdish recipe, made with sweet corn and ring bologna.

I couldn’t call myself a true Minnesotan without having one or two solid hotdish recipes up my sleeve.

Today I’m sharing the hotdish recipe that is nearest and dearest to my heart. One that my family has been making for decades. 

What Is Hotdish?

If you’re not familiar, “hotdish” encompasses a range of oven-baked dishes, mostly pasta or rice-based. You may call it casserole where you’re from.

Hotdish can contain various types of meat and vegetables, often flavored with canned soups. Hotdishes show up en masse at church potlucks here in the Midwest.

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How to make ring bologna hotdish: A delicious Minnesota hotdish recipe that's easy to make!

About The Recipe: Ring Bologna Hotdish

This hotdish recipe is one my mom has been making for decades. Is it the best hotdish recipe ever? I think so, and I urge you to try and see for yourself!

There’s nothing fancy or complicated about it. It’s a hearty weeknight meal that will easily feed five.

We love the ring bologna in this hotdish. Ring bologna makes this hotdish recipe super quick to make because it’s fully cooked and ready to cut up and add to the recipe.

You can use either traditional ring bologna or turkey ring bologna – both taste great in this dish.

You could also use similar sausages like polska kielbasa or smoked sausage. Just be sure to look for the fully-cooked ring-shaped meat selection in the grocery store.

A Note About The Sweetener

The hotdish has a subtle sweetness due to the creamed corn and sugar.

Please note: The sugar is totally optional. You do not have to add it to the recipe. This is the way my family has always made it and enjoyed it – but I fully realize that not everyone likes the sweeter take on savory recipes like many of us do in the Midwest.

This ring bologna hotdish recipe is easy to make and feeds a crowd! Add this hotdish/casserole recipe to your repertoire.

Hotdish is perfect for the colder months of the year, when it feels good to pre-preheat your oven to keep the kitchen extra toasty warm.

If you’re cooking for a large group and looking for something that doesn’t cost a lot, hotdishes are your golden ticket. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family has over the years!

More Ring Bologna Recipes

I like cooking with ring bologna because it’s pre-cooked and can quickly be added to all types of recipes.

Try grilling it! Grilled vegetable and ring bologna kebabs

Make this ring bologna and sweet corn fried rice

Combine with Brussels sprouts: Maple-roasted ring bologna and brussels sprouts

Add it to meaty baked beans: Potluck-perfect baked beans

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Ring bologna hotdish: My favorite hotdish recipe, made with sweet corn and ring bologna.

Ring Bologna Hotdish

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

If you're looking for a healther version of this hotdish, substitute whole wheat pasta and turkey sausage. My favorite way to eat this hotdish is with a generous splash of hot sauce.


  • 10 ounce package egg noodles
  • 1 can creamed corn (15 ounces)
  • 3 cans cream of mushroom soup (10 3/4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk or half-and-half
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 13 ounce package ring bologna


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Cook noodles according to package instructions to al dente. Don't overcook the noodles because they will continue to cook in the oven. Drain noodles and rinse with cold water.
  2. Pour noodles into a large mixing bowl. Cut ring bologna into 1/2 inch coins. Combine corn, soup, milk, sugar, salt and pepper. Add corn mixture to pasta. Add ring bologna. Place pasta in casserole dish and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

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