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?