There is nothing more comforting than tater tot casserole. Need a warm belly? Make this.
TATER TOT CASSEROLE
A bag of Ore-Ida Crispy Crowns/Tots
1 can of cream of something soup
1 pound of ground beef
Lawry's or some seasoning salt
1 soup can of liquid (sometimes I use water sometimes milk)1 can of corn or 1/2 bag of frozen corn
2 cups shredded cheese
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
|1.||Prepare the crispy crowns or tater tots by following the instructions on the bag. I usually sprinkle them with a bit of seasoning before I bake them. You could also use the Alexia Sweet Potato Puffs in this recipe if you are not a fan of Ore-Ida, I'd just use 2 bags because I think they are smaller. Once the crowns/tots/puffs are cooked, set them aside and reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees.|
|2.||In a large skillet, over medium heat lightly brown the meat and corn, 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.|
|3.||In a 13"X9" pan, place 1/2 of the crispy crowns in the pan. Then add the meat and corn, spreading as even as possible. Then sprinkle with a cup of the shredded cheese. Then put the rest of the crispy crowns on top.|
|4.||Mix the can of soup and liquid of your choice. Pour over the layers in the pan. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and place it in the oven|
|5.||Bake for 15-20 minutes until bubbles appear at the sides from the liquid and the cheese on top is browning. Serve.|
This is good with ketchup but I like it plain too. I like this for left overs the next day. In this recipe I have used ground turkey, ground up morning star meal starters, and different frozen vegetable mixes. My childhood memory is with beef and corn but I suggest you experiment and see what you like!