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Tater Tot Casserole

Who in the hell buys 8 POUNDS of tater tots?  >> this girl <<

Seriously, 8 lbs?!
We belong to Sam's Club and I try to make my purchases there based upon things I seem to buy on my weekly trips to the regular grocery store.  I swear I was buying tater tots every week, that is until I put an 8 lb. bag of them in our freezer.  We are buying a deep freeze next month, but until then I need to free up some space so I put my own spin on some of the recipes I've seen for this casserole online.

Bonus - it's easy, simple, cheap, can be frozen for later, and you really can't screw it up.+

Tater Tot Casserole

Prep: 15 min  Cook: 30 min

  • 1 lbs of beef (a little more or less won’t hurt)
  • Tater tots (I’d say maybe ½ a regular bag, approx. 2 cups)
  • 1 can cream of ONION soup
  • ½  cup peas (I used frozen)
  • ½  cup corn (I used frozen)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (I never measure cheese, maybe 1 cup?)
  • ¼ - ½ cup Sour cream (not pictured - optional, can just use more milk)
  • ¼ - ½ cup Milk (not pictured)
  • Salt/pepper
  1. Lightly grease a casserole dish & preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Spread tater tots on bottom, you don’t need to fully cover it
  3. Cook the ground beef and drain grease
  4. In the same pot, add the veggies and soup to the beef. Mix until ingredients are well incorporated. I added about ½ cup milk and ¼ cup sour cream to make the mixture a little looser and have a little more flavor.  (Note-Lots of substitutions can be made at this point as far as soup flavors or veggies.  Cream of Mushroom is one that is commonly used in this casserole)
  5. Pour mixture into casserole dish on top of the tater tots and spread out
  6. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over the top of mixture
  7. Top with remaining tater tots to completely cover and top with more cheese if desired
  8. Bake @375 for 25-35 minutes uncovered or cover and freeze until use

This really was very tasty and will be a regular on menu from now on. Hopefully you enjoy it too.


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