Tater Tot Casserole to the Rescue

What is more lovely than a comfort meal with fifteen minutes of prep work on a chilly evening after work?

For all intensive purposes of this post- the answer is nothing!!!

I’ve never been much of a hash-brown or tater tot person. However, I make exceptions for delicious casseroles. Two types of cheese. Warm, comfort goodness without much effort, sways me towards tater tots in this instance.

Now, there are several reputable tater tot recipes floating around out there. No disrespect to them, but I cranked out my own recipe that I believe can hold it’s weight against those. In true casserole fashion, I used what I had and what I like. That is the whole idea behind a casserole, is it not?

Without further adieu,

Kylie’s Quick Tater Tot Casserole

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and heat skillet to medium with ground turkey. Add seasonings to ground turkey and brown in pan.

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Once turkey is browned almost all the way, add the corn and green chilies or whatever else you might like in the casserole.

Note: if you want onion, add before turkey as it takes longer to cook down.

 

Once turkey is fulled cooked, add block of cream cheese, turn off burner.

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Once, fully incorporated add mixture to tater tots and then, mix in sour cream & 2/3 of shredded cheese.

 

Spray large baking dish with cooking spray and then place mixture in dish. Top with remaining cheese.

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Cook for 35 minutes or until bubbling. Enjoy!

 

Kylie’s Quick Tater Tot Casserole

Ingredients:

-1.25lb ground turkey (or beef if you prefer)

-12oz block cheddar (shredded its about 16oz)

-1 block cream cheese (8oz)

-1 bag frozen tater tots (usually 32oz)

-8oz sour cream

-2 TBSP garlic powder

-2TBSP cumin

-2TBSP onion powder

-dash of salt & pepper

Optional: 1 can green chilies, 1 can of sweet corn

Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees

-Brown turkey in pan on medium to high heat

-Add green chilies, corn etc.

-Once turkey is brown, turn off burner and mix in cream cheese

-Once cream cheese is mixed in, stir in tater tots, 2/3 of shredded cheese and sour cream

-Spray baking dish with cooking spray, then spread mixture in dish

-Sprinkle remaining cheese on top of mixture

-Bake for 35 minutes or until cheese is bubbling

 

Let me know how this recipe work for you!

Kylie Madole1

 

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