Welcome to my kitchen, where we’re about to dive into the wonderful world of comfort food with a delightful and hearty dish – Tater Tot Casserole. This recipe serves four hungry souls and combines the satisfying crunch of tater tots with the creamy goodness of cheese and ground beef. It’s a family favorite and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and get cooking!
For this scrumptious Tater Tot Casserole, you’ll need the following ingredients:
For the Casserole:
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 can (10.75 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 4 cups frozen tater tots
For Garnish (optional): 9. Fresh chives or parsley for a pop of color
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
- In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef and chopped onion. Break up the beef into crumbles as it cooks. Once the beef is fully cooked and the onion is tender, drain any excess grease.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked beef and onion with the condensed cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, half of the shredded cheddar cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until everything is well incorporated.
- Spread this beef and cheese mixture evenly in the greased baking dish.
- Arrange the frozen tater tots in a single layer over the top of the mixture. You can be creative with the arrangement for a visually appealing dish.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the tater tots are crispy and golden brown, and the casserole is bubbling around the edges.
- About 5 minutes before the casserole is done, sprinkle the remaining shredded cheddar cheese on top and return it to the oven to melt.
- Once the cheese is melted, remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
- If desired, garnish with fresh chives or parsley for a burst of color and freshness.
- Serve your Tater Tot Casserole piping hot and enjoy the comforting flavors!
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