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Pizza Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

For a spin on a classic casserole, try my easy version. For a fun twist, just add your family’s favorite pizza toppings!—Sharon Skildum, Maple Grove, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped, optional
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package (32 ounces) frozen Tater Tots
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, green pepper, onion and mushrooms over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add pizza sauce and basil.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Top with mozzarella cheese and potatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until potatoes are lightly browned.
  • 3. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 572 calories, 32 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 1,081 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 36 g protein.