Tater-tot Casserole is an easy, one-dish dinner often served at family reunions, potlucks, or just suppers. Don't be turned off by its humble appearance; the combination of cream of potato soup, cream of cheese soup, shredded cheese, beef, and a delightful crispy potato topping (the more taters, the better!) is universally likeable.
I also saute my onions with the hamburger and add Southern Flavor, Garlic, Creole. Try it sometime you will be surprised, in a good way!
Drain your meat** do not rinse
Layer your Cream of Potato soups, Cream of Cheese soup, cheddar cheese, and tater tots
Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole
1 lb Hamburger 2 cans Cream of Potato Soup1 can Cream of Cheese Soup 1 cup cheddar cheese 1 bag of Tator Tots 1 small chopped onion-optional 1 t Garlic Salt-optional
1 t Red Pepper-optional
Brown ground beef and onion; drain. If beef is very lean, add 1 tsp. olive oil for best browning results.Transfer meat mixture into a shallow 2 quart baking dish. Cover meat with undiluted potato soups then cheese soup. Top that with shredded cheese and then a single layer of tater tots. Add a little extra cheese and seasoning on top for extra goodness!
Bake at 375°F for 45 minutes.
TIPS - This casserole freezes great! Just put it together then freeze until ready to bake. (adjust cooking times accordingly)
I always double or triple this one! It re-heats beautifully!