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Tater-Tot Casserole

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Description

Sometimes you just need the extreme comfort of a good, easy-to-throw-together, casserole. This one fits the bill! It’s super-easy to make. And even easier to eat!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Lean Ground Beef
  • ½ cups Onion, Chopped
  • 1 can (10 1/2 Oz. Can) Condensed Cream Of Celery Or Cream Of Chicken Soup (undiluted)
  • 16 ounces, weight Package Frozen Tater Tots
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Brown ground beef. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Add chopped onion, cook until tender.
4. In a casserole dish, combine ground beef mixture and cream soup.
5. Top mixture with tater tots.
6. Bake , uncovered, for 30-40 minutes till bubbly and Tots are golden brown.
7. Remove from oven and top with cheese. Return to oven until melted.
8. Enjoy!

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 reheats beautifully!

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snowclouds on 11.21.2012

I added celery with the onions and used cream of mushroom soup. It was delicious. This is definitely going to become a regular meal for us. I also added enough tater tots to cover the whole top of the casserole because 16oz just wasn’t enough.

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camontague on 12.13.2010

Yummy! I substituted and used ground turkey, 98% FF cream of mushroom, and reduced fat cheese. Still delicious!

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cylina on 8.20.2010

I make this all the time.. very very good.. i sometimes shred up 3-4 carrots and cook them in with the meat just to add a veggie in there. next time i make it im going to add some broccoli florets.!

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Sarah on 3.26.2010

this is very good! Easy and kid friendly. i sauteed sliced mushrooms with the onions and used cream of mushroom soup instead of the celery or chicken. i also salt and peppered right before i added the cheese. Thanks for this recipe!

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lizzyisamom2two on 2.28.2010

this was very delicious and even more tasty when reheated.

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camontague on 12.13.2010

Yummy! I substituted and used ground turkey, 98% FF cream of mushroom, and reduced fat cheese. Still delicious!

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Mrs. G on 12.12.2010

Easy and tasty! Will make again!

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manje on 11.17.2010

This is one of my favorite go-to recipes when I don’t want to go all out for dinner. Simple ingredients, simple steps, and it makes me feel like a kid again. You can’t go wrong with that! Definite crowd pleaser!

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BennMary on 11.2.2010

What’s not to love about this!?! I am making it again tomorrow for a family that just had a new baby. A kid pleaser for sure.

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racher on 9.4.2010

My boyfriend usually doesn’t like casseroles, but he loved this so much that he asked me to make it again!

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