Tater Tots Casserole

"My husband begged me to find this recipe and make it-- its his favorite comfort food. It reminds him of his childhood, sitting down at the dinner table on a Friday night, and digging into a warm dinner that his mom had just pulled out of the oven. He loved it. I didn't care for it all that much, because I know its such a fattening dinner, but I love cooking for my husband and making him smile."
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  • 12 1/2 lb ground turkey or 1/2 lb chicken
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 12 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 0.5 (10 1/2 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups frozen tater tots


  • Brown your ground meat, and drain.
  • Sautee onions and mix into the ground meat.
  • Spray a small baking dish (I used a small loaf pan) with cooking spray, and spread ground meat mixture evenly on the bottom.
  • Spread the mixed frozen veggies on top of the ground beef.
  • Next, top off the veggies with the cream of mushroom soup.
  • On top of the soup, layer the cheese.
  • Lastly, top of the cheese with the tater tots.
  • I probably used more than 2 cups of them.
  • I also sprinkled some of the cheese on top of the tots.
  • Bake in a 350 oven for 15 minutes, uncovered.
  • After 15 minutes is up, cover the pan with foil, and bake for 15 minutes more.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • · This recipe originally called for 1 can of cut up tomatoes, and for the tomatoes to be layered on top of the vegetables, and the soup and tater tots on top of that.
  • I left it out because I don’t like tomatoes, but I know others might like to add that in there.

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  1. Cathy17
    This was pretty good. I followed the directions to a T except I added minced garlic and worchestire sauce to the sauteéing onions. I also added fresh diced tomatoes on top of the frozen mixed veggies as Kelly suggested in her recipe directions. The only thing I would change is instead of layering all the items, I would mix them all into the cooked ground beef, onions, garlic and worchestire sauce. I found that the layering didn't seep into the rest of the casserole which made about 1/3 of it a little dry. Had I mixed all the ingredients and perhaps added one more can of cream of mushroom soup to the top before the tater tots, it probably would have been better. I will make this again by mixing everything together so the flavors and ingredients blend together a bit more.


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