This easy tater tot casserole is my go-to meal on a busy night. It only has 5 ingredients. It’s inexpensive and quick to make and, best of all, the whole family loves it.
Last night was one of those crazy nights where all 3 teens had something going on after supper. So, I whipped up my trusty tater tot casserole that everyone devours and then can bolt out the door. Sigh, life with
locusts , I mean teenagers. I bet you have nights like that, too. So, that is why I want to share this recipe with you.
First of all, I love that this recipe only has 5 ingredients, and they are ones that I usually have on hand. You know, cans of soup, tater tots and ground beef in the freezer, and shredded cheese in the fridge. Secondly, it is so easy to prepare and only takes 30 minutes to make. And, most important of all? My family loves the taste! By the way, I buy ground beef in bulk and store it in the freezer for recipes. Here’s a post I wrote on how to freeze ground beef.
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Easy tater tot casserole
1 pound ground beef, cooked
1/2 bag of frozen Tater Tots
10.5 oz. can cream of mushroom soup
1 can Campbell’s Fiesta Nacho Cheese Soup (I included a link to Amazon if you can’t find it locally)
1 c. shredded cheese (I used cheddar jack, but Colby jack or just cheddar works, too)
First, brown and drain the ground beef. (How to freeze and store your ground beef in handy 1 lb. packages.)
*Note: If your ground beef is frozen, pop it in the microwave for 4 minutes to thaw and heat before adding to a recipe.
Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, mix together the 2 cans of soup.
Next, add the ground beef and mix well.
Spray your casserole dish (mine is 2 qt.) with cooking spray.
Then, put the soup/beef mixture in the dish.
Put 1 layer of tater tots on top. You won’t need a full bag, just enough to completely cover the meat mixture.
Finally, sprinkle cheese on top of the tater tots.
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes (it should be bubbly and the tater tots browned).
Serve this casserole with a salad or other veggies and you have a tasty, quick dinner your whole family will love.
Let me know how you and your family like the casserole. I’d love to hear from you!
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