Tater Tot Casserole is a really good and easy comfort food dish! It’s not only a great hot dish to enjoy on a cold day, but it’s also one of those casseroles you can enjoy any time of the year, since it’s very simple to make. It’s something the whole family is sure to love—after all, who doesn’t like tater tots, right?
To make this, you basically cook the ground beef and onion, drain the fat, then mix in the other ingredients (in the same pan) as directed, and then spoon or pour it all into a baking pan or dish. Then top with a layer of Tater Tots. I like to arrange the tots in rows but there are others who scatter the tots evenly on top—so do what’s easiest for you!
Tater Tot Casserole
TATER TOT CASSEROLE by NancyC
Makes a 9×13″ pan
1 pound lean ground beef
1 medium-size onion, chopped
1 (10.5-ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
1 (10.5-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
2 cups frozen green beans, thawed and drained
1 cup frozen corn, thawed and drained (or substitute 3 cups of frozen mixed vegetables for the green beans and corn)
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese or Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, divided
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup milk or lowfat milk
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1 (32-ounce) package frozen Tater Tots, unthawed
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease or spray a 9 x 13″ pan or baking dish; set aside.
In large skillet, cook the beef and onion over medium heat until beef is no longer pink; drain fat. Add in the 2 cans of soup, the green beans, corn, 1 cup of the cheese, Worcestershire sauce, milk, garlic, salt, and pepper; mix all ingredients together.
Spoon mixture into a 9 x 13″ pan or baking dish, then cover evenly with the Tater Tots, arranged in rows in a single layer (you’ll have some extra tots left over). Sprinkle the remaining one cup of cheese over the Tater Tots.
Cover with foil and bake at 350˚F for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake until bubbly and Tater Tots are golden, about 10 minutes longer. Let casserole cool a few minutes before serving.
Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com
The casserole does take a little time to put together and bake, but it’s definitely worth it! Are you a fan of tater tots and have you made any recipes with them?