If you’re looking for a crowd-pleaser, a child-satisfier, a husband-filler or a big ole plate of comfort food, this is it! It’s easy to make and tastes like you know what you’re doin’ in the kitchen. (And it probably sealed the deal with my husband and I) Now I must admit, this is not a recipe I dreamed up, and I know many of you will be shaking your heads in agreement because you’ve made a version of Tater Tot Casserole before. And for those of you who haven’t, I know I know, casserole can mean difficult, timely and even mysterious, but like I said, this is easy and cheap to make. So without further ado, here’s what my mother passed down to me, and now I to you! (Oh goodness, that rhymed – Recipe at the end of this post)
While you’re meat is cooking, lightly season with Onion Powder. Then snatch a couple cans of your favorite veges and throw them in a large casserole dish. I prefer to use cut green beans, but someone devoured them already, and it wasn’t me.
Tater Tot Casserole Recipe
1 lb. ground beef
2 cans of cream of chicken
1 can of corn (drained)
1 can of green beans (drained, can use peas, etc, whatever you like)
1 bag of tater tots (frozen)
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
onion powder (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brown the ground beef in a medium skillet and while doing so, lightly season with onion powder. While browning meat, combine in an oven safe casserole dish cream of chicken, corn, green beans (any veges that you’d like), frozen tater tots, and 1.5 cups shredded cheese. Mix well. Once meat is cooked through, mix that in as well. Cover (use tin foil if the dish doesn’t have a cover) and cook for 40 – 45 minutes.