Sunday, April 20, 2008

Tater Tot Casserole

Saturday Stirrings Meme

This is a regular dinner meal in our house, especially since it has become my son's recipe to make. I love Tater Tot Casserole night, because I don't have to do the cooking and everyone in the family will eat it without grumbling.

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can of milk
1 pound hamburger (cooked and drained)
1 bag (32 oz) tater tots (potato puffs)
1 (9x12) baking pan

Mix the 2 soups and the milk in the baking pan. Then, mix in the hamburger (cooked and drained). Arrange the tater tots, in rows on top of the hamburger and soup mixture. (You won't use the whole bag.)
Bake (uncovered) at 350*F for 50 minutes.

Time saver tip: Cook up a lot of hamburger and freeze it in individual 1 lb sections. Then, when a recipe calls for cooked hamburger, it will just need to be defrosted.


dakotablueeyes said...

i might have to try this it sounds good

Farrah said...

We LOVE tater tot casserole! I have tried several versions, and I'd like to give you our favorite. It's nice having the veggie in the same dish, the dried onions add wonderful flavor and are not noticed by picky eaters, and you save a step by not needing to cook the ground meat ahead of time. It's delicious even though there is only one can of soup.

1 lb. ground beef
Onion flakes
1 16-oz. can green beans
1 can cream of mushroom soup
Tater Tots

Press hamburger in bottom of baking dish. Sprinkle with onion flakes. Cover with green beans. Spread cream of mushroom soup on top. Cover with Tater Tots. Bake uncovered at 350 for one hour.

Fiddledeedee (It Coulda' Been Worse) said...

This sounds wonderfully easy! And that is a great idea to cook up a bunch of beef and freeze it in zipper bags.

Southern Belle said...

We love this too, but we use ground turkey for a cheaper and healthier alternative.

Amy said...

My kids LOVE this meal!

I do it a little differently. I layer the hamburger, then tater tots and pour soup/milk mixture on top.