Ring Bologna Hotdish Recipe

Ring bologna hotdish recipe. Classic Minnesota hotdish done right! Click through for recipe.

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

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.

About The Recipe: Ring Bologna Hotdish

This hotdish recipe is one my mom has been making for decades. There’s nothing fancy or complicated about it. A hearty weeknight meal that will easily feed five.

We love the ring bologna in this hotdish. Feel free to buy traditional or turkey ring bologna – both taste great in this dish.

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!

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Ring Bologna Hotdish
Yield: 5 servings

Ring Bologna Hotdish

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.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


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

14 Responses to “Ring Bologna Hotdish Recipe”

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    Daily Holiday Blog is full of baloney today! | Daily Holiday Blog — October 24, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

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    Al Kendo — January 22, 2014 @ 11:05 pm

    Does anybody eat anything anymore at anytime without ANY sugar???????

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    Mel Mag — April 28, 2014 @ 9:35 pm

    Made as stated in recipe and it was sweet, sweet, sweet, why the sugar? All I taste is sweetness and cream style corn. Would not make this again. Trying to figure out what I could put in to change the taste.

    • Haley replied: — May 6th, 2014 @ 12:48 pm

      Thanks for your comment. I’m going to change that sugar to “optional” in the recipe. That’s how my mom always made it, but I understand that it may be too sweet for many (or most?) people. Maybe just try it without sugar the next time… can’t really think of what else to add to make it more flavorful (although fresh mushrooms are coming to mind… or truffle oil, if you happen to have some of that on hand). Sorry it didn’t work out for you!

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    Linda I — August 7, 2014 @ 9:32 pm

    Well Haley I made this today for my family who are all Minnesotans and they loved it! The hot sauce idea was perfect! thanks! I am keeping this recipe since there were no leftovers! 🙂

    • Haley replied: — August 15th, 2014 @ 9:09 pm

      This makes me so happy! Thanks for letting me know 🙂

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    Carol — November 4, 2014 @ 7:21 pm

    I remember my North Dakota mom making this when I was a kid. I was in the grocery store last week and spotted the ring baloney and remembered that….so I bought it. I didn’t remember the complete recipe. I was so pleasantly surprised when I Googled for the recipe, yours was the only one that had the ingredients I remembered. I guess it isn’t only the North Dakotians that put sugar in about everything. I have a deviled egg recipe that everyone says they are the best eggs they have ever eaten and when I tell them that it is the sugar in the filling, they just can’t believe how sugar makes such a difference.

    • Haley replied: — November 8th, 2014 @ 5:39 pm

      So glad to hear this, Carol! I think sugar can make all the difference… I get a lot of comments on various dishes saying that the recipe was too sweet and that next time, they’re going to make it without sugar. But I think it can make a dish. And btw, I add sugar to my deviled eggs too!

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    fritzi — October 7, 2015 @ 11:03 pm

    I’m a southern girl so I know nothing about hotdishes, but sugar is absolutley a useful ingredient in most recipes. It’s 2 flippin tablespoons, not a cup! I do know we have Boar’s Head ring bologna and it’s fantastic and definitely NOT cheap. Creamed corn is sweet, so if that’s not your cup of tea, sub some kind of bean(kidneys are good) or cabbage. Make it your own!

    • Haley replied: — October 8th, 2015 @ 2:50 am

      Thanks for the comment! I wish I knew more about Southern cooking. And this is a great dish to introduce to “Northern” cooking 🙂

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    Donna B — May 25, 2017 @ 12:45 pm

    Wonder if you cook and peel bologna before cutting and putting in the hot dish?

    • Haley replied: — May 29th, 2017 @ 8:14 pm

      I use the pre-cooked bologna/kielbasa. And I don’t peel mine.

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    Timmy cox — March 26, 2018 @ 5:59 pm

    When I make this and put it in a casserole dish and bake it should I leave it covered or uncovered while it is baking?

    • Haley replied: — April 6th, 2018 @ 10:17 pm

      I would leave it uncovered. I like the a crusty top layer!

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