Easy Tater Tot Casserole

One of our favorite go-to-dishes is tator tot casserole. It’s easy to prepare, easy to eat, and easy to alter the recipe. This is something that the whole family enjoys. We’ve had it with beef, chicken, turkey, and–just the other night–buffalo meat and it’s tasted good with all of them (although the buffalo and chicken tasted the best). We’ve had it with corn, mushrooms, and no vegetables (in the casserole itself). Pretty much whatever you have in the cupboard (or whatever sounds good to you) can go in this recipe. Below is the “basic” recipe that we use most often.

Tater Tot Casserole
1 bag frozen tater tot’s
1 pound ground meat (we use chicken most often)
1 26 oz can cream of mushroom soup
Easy melt cheese, such as Velveeta, to desired cheesiness (we use about 1/3 of a loaf)
1 can corn, drained

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Brown the ground meat in a skillet. Add the soup and corn into the skillet. Mix well. Pour into a 13 x 9 casserole dish. Add cheese slices in a layer on top of the meat and soup mix. Spread the tater tots in a layer on top of the cheese. Place in the oven for 35 minutes. Let sit for five or ten minutes. Enjoy!

To my readers: What’s your favorite go-to-casserole?


About Dallas Funk

I'm a stay-at-home mom with two children (a seven-year-old son and a five-year-old daughter), 20+ years of writing experience, and a passion for food that has been developed over a lifetime of experimenting. Over the past 12 years of marriage, I have worked hard to learn all that I can to make my family all that it can be. My expertise has been primarily self-taught, allowing me to provide insights for the average person, whether they be an aspiring cook, a new mother, or a hopeful writer. I have studied and experimented with baking, cooking, budget meals, healthy and tasty alternatives to comfort foods, and even food photography. By combining my writing experience, my hard won cooking expertise, and my "everyman" outlook, I offer a special and unique slant to food and dining. In January of 2015, I will receive my MFA in Creative Writing, with a Popular Fiction specialty, from the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast Writing Program.
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One Response to Easy Tater Tot Casserole

  1. Pingback: Buffalo: Glad to Eat a Good for You Meat | Adventures of a Picky Eater

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