There are very few casseroles that can leave an impression throughout a whole country. Tater Tot Casserole has done just that. Although there are many versions of this casserole, and they are all close in taste, the Authentic Tater Tot Casserole recipe is one that you should keep handy. This is the recipe that even picky eaters have nothing to complain about.
A casserole that is this good will go down in history. Whether you follow this recipe or another recipe, Tater Tot Casserole is going to become a go to meal in your home. A simple dish with ground beef, tater tots, vegetables and soup or cheese mixed in and on top, layered in a casserole dish.
It takes very little time to produce this enticing flavor. Go ahead and try this one tonight!
This is such a great idea for a meal any night of the week, and it does not need extra sides, there is already everything you need. However, I generally make a Strawberry and Grilled Chicken Salad to go with it.
I have seen this with green beans in the ground beef, why is this corn?
You could add the vegetable of your choosing. This Is what I found to be the original and authentic version.
Can I use Potato Rounds?
These are similar in flavor to Tater Tots and could be swapped for the tater tots. The only difference that I see is that Potato Rounds are round discs rather than puffs of potatoes.
Can a different type of protein be used?
If you want to make this dish with Chicken, Sausage or Turkey, feel free to do so. I have not made the switch in meat, so I am not able to tell if there is a drastic difference overall.
How do I store this dish?
Once the casserole has completely cooled, it can be placed in an airtight container and placed into the refrigerator. It will last for up to 4 days.
How do I reheat the Casserole?
You can place a serving on a plate and use the microwave to heat the serving to the desired temperature. You could also place the casserole in an oven set to a low setting such as 300* and reheat until it is heated through.
2 pounds Ground Beef, lean
1 can Sweet Corn, drained
1 can Nacho Cheese Soup
1 packet Taco Seasoning
2 pound bag Tater Tots, frozen
2 cups Cheddar Cheese, shredded
How To Make Tater Tot Casserole:
Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350*
Step 2. Lightly spray a 9×13 baking dish
Step 3. In a skillet over medium high heat, crumble and brown the ground beef until it is no longer pink
Step 4. Drain the excess grease from the skillet
Step 5. Add the packet of Taco Seasoning and stir to combine
Step 6. Saute for 3 minutes
Step 7. Add the can of Nacho Cheese Soup and the Sweet Corn, Stir to combine well
Step 8. Continue to simmer for 2 to 3 minutes
Step 9. Pour the meat mixture into a 9×13 baking dish
Step 10. Top the meat mixture with the Tater Tots, Be sure to lay them out in an even layer
Step 11. Bake for 45 minutes
Step 12. Remove and sprinkle the Cheddar Cheese over the tater tots.
Step 13. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or until the cheese has completely melted.
- 2 pounds Ground Beef, lean
- 1 can Sweet Corn, drained
- 1 can Nacho Cheese Soup
- 1 packet Taco Seasoning
- 2 pound bag Tater Tots, frozen
- 2 cups Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1. Preheat the oven to 350*
2. Lightly spray a 9x13 baking dish
3. In a skillet over medium high heat, crumble and brown the ground beef until it is no longer pink
4. Drain the excess grease from the skillet
5. Add the packet of Taco Seasoning and stir to combine
6. Saute for 3 minutes
7. Add the can of Nacho Cheese Soup and the Sweet Corn, Stir to combine well
8. Continue to simmer for 2 to 3 minutes
9. Pour the meat mixture into a 9x13 baking dish
10. Top the meat mixture with the Tater Tots, Be sure to lay them out in an even layer
11. Bake for 45 minutes
12. Remove and sprinkle the Cheddar Cheese over the tater tots.
13. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or until the cheese has completely melted.
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 416Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 132mgSodium 678mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 40g
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