Recipe is misleading. "frozen tater tots (however much you desire)" does not work well with a flat cook time of 30 minutes. I used 2lbs of frozen tater tots to level out the 9x9 casserole dish. After 30 minutes, the cheese was melted and I dished it out. The tater tots in the middle were still frozen... The recipe was good once it was cooked thoroughly but make sure to check the temperature of the center before serving--30 minutes may not be enough time for however much frozen tater tots you desire.
We really like the idea of this recipe, but the tots were undercooked and the cheese was overcooked. We're going to try it again, but next time we'll try cooking the tater tots seperately and then pour the mixture in the pan, put the cooked tots on top, sprinkle the cheese on, and cook for another 5-10 minutes (just long enough to melt the cheese, but not burn it.) Other than that, the flavor was great and we look forward to giving it a second chance!
I've been making this dish or some version for the last 20yrs. It's now a dish my daughters make for their children. Try some of these versions; add a can of green bean or corn to the meat mixture top the same way. Add onion and peppers to meat when browning again add a veggies and top the same. Make a southwest version by using left over taco ground beef add some corn salsa top with tator tots and taco cheese. I have used left over chicken cubed, cream of anything soup and peas. Top the same way. Yum Yum great easy fast recipe
This was good and easy to make. I followed the recipe as written and we liked it but we prefer ours with ground beef. I thought this would be better served for breakfast then dinner.
Very easy and right on for time. The taste is different than we expected because of the sausage- more flavorful and a bit like breakfast. I also add 2/3 of a bag of frozen green beans or other veggies stretch it. I cook it in a 9x13 pan to hold the extra volume. We enjoyed it very much and will definitely cook again. Thanks for sharing! :)
This was wonderful..... It is now a new favorite in my house..... What a quick, easy, tasty dish..... I used groud beef instead of the sausage.... I also added about 1 cup of cheese to the meat and soup mixture in addition to sprinkling it on top..... Thanks so much for sharing.....
I made this recipe as a "Thank you!" to my PAC Mom for adopting me. :) I'm a sucker for comfort food and this one certainly fits the bill! I took it over to my little brother's house tonight because my SIL has started back to school at night and, with 2 kids, he doesn't have time to cook for himself. We ate the whole thing! My nephew, who is normally a VERY picky eater, asked for seconds and my 15 month old niece kept going back to Daddy for bites. (She knows good food!) Thank you for posting this wonderful recipe, Sweets! We loved it!
I really like comfort food so this was a fast and easy option for me. I put only one layer of tater tots across the top because a couple people mentioned they weren't cooking all the way. I had to add an additional 10 minutes to get the center ones to cook, but after 40 minutes it turned out good. It's pretty salty because of the soup so I recommend buying low sodium cream of mushroom. It would have been better with more tater tots, but it wouldn't work with the cook time. I suggest baking the tater tots separate for at the temperature on the back of the package if your going to use a lot. Maybe for 5-8 minutes (to thaw out and start the cooking process and hopefully make a bit crunchier) and then adding them to the mixture and put the whole thing in the over on 350 for the 30 minutes. Thank you for the recipe!
This is a great weeknight recipe! Simple and tasty! It was snowing here today and this was a perfect 'comfort food' supper. Took me only about 10 minutes to put it all together. I used some ground sausage from the pig we bought. DH ate about 1/2 the casserole himself. I would use 2 cans of the lower sodium mushroom soup, this was salty, not too much for us, lol, but I would try to lower it a little. Thanks SweetLady!
Easy, and tasty. I don't remember if I added salt or not but I do recall it tasting fairly salty. Could definitely be a weekly breakfast meal. Thanks for the recipe!