Tater Tot Casserole with Beef recipe

Tater tot casserole is a beloved classic in American cuisine that is easy to prepare and perfect for feeding a crowd or a cozy family dinner. This hearty dish typically features layers of ground beef, mixed vegetables, and a creamy soup-based sauce, all topped with a crispy layer of tater tots. One of the best things about tater tot casserole is its versatility. It can be customized with different ingredients and seasonings to suit your individual taste preferences. Whether you’re looking for a comforting meal or a dish to share with friends and family, tater tot casserole is a delicious and satisfying choice.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 bag (32 oz) frozen tater tots
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef until browned, stirring occasionally. Drain any excess fat.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, frozen mixed vegetables, milk, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper.
  4. Add the cooked ground beef to the soup mixture and stir until well blended.
  5. Spread the beef and soup mixture evenly in the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  6. Arrange the frozen tater tots in a single layer on top of the beef mixture.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes or until the tater tots are golden brown and crispy.
  8. Remove from oven and sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top of the casserole.
  9. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  10. Serve hot and enjoy!

Preparation Time: This recipe takes approximately 15-20 minutes to prepare and 40 minutes to bake, resulting in a total cooking time of about 55-60 minutes.

Nutrition Facts: The nutritional values of this recipe may vary depending on the specific ingredients and brands used. Here is a general estimation of the nutrition facts for one serving, which is approximately 1/8th of the casserole:

  • Calories: 415
  • Fat: 24g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg
  • Sodium: 1025mg
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 19g

Please note that the nutrition facts are approximate and may vary based on the specific ingredients used.