Tater Tot Casseroles Recipe

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Tater Tot Casseroles Recipe
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Tater Tot Casseroles Recipe

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4.5 14 16
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Ground beef, sausage, cheese, and, of course, Tater Tots make this classic casserole a crowd-pleaser. Cayenne pepper and hot Italian sausage give it a pleasant kick. —Ryan Jones, Chillicothe, Illinois
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound bulk hot Italian sausage
  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 2 cups frozen cut green beans, thawed
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 package (32 ounces) frozen Tater Tots

Directions

In a Dutch oven, cook the sausage, beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the soup, beans, corn, 1 cup cheese, milk, garlic powder, seasoned salt and cayenne. Transfer to two greased 11x7-in. baking dishes. Top with Tater Tots; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Cover and bake the remaining casserole at 350° for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly.
To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
Cover and bake at 350° for 50 minutes. Uncover and bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly. Yield: 2 casseroles (6 servings each).
Originally published as Tater Tot Casseroles in Simple & Delicious April/May 2011, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 370 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 1085mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 16g protein.

  • 3/4 pound bulk hot Italian sausage
  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 2 cups frozen cut green beans, thawed
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 package (32 ounces) frozen Tater Tots
  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the sausage, beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the soup, beans, corn, 1 cup cheese, milk, garlic powder, seasoned salt and cayenne. Transfer to two greased 11x7-in. baking dishes. Top with Tater Tots; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  2. Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Cover and bake the remaining casserole at 350° for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly.
  3. To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
  4. Cover and bake at 350° for 50 minutes. Uncover and bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly. Yield: 2 casseroles (6 servings each).
Originally published as Tater Tot Casseroles in Simple & Delicious April/May 2011, p35

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texvic User ID: 7767037 275995
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2017

"So on this recipe you had me at tater tot's, very good recipe, i like flavor to jump out just a little bit more, so I'm going to make this again, and as I noticed there was not a lot of spice to it I added some Mrs. Dash the first time around which I will do again but add even more in with the meat mixture, ground pepper on top of the tater tot's will help bring more flavor and instead of the frozen green beans which I found to still kind of have a frozen taste to them, I think I'll go with the Can Green beans, and also add some chopped bell pepper with the onion, I think this will make the flavor pop A tad bit more, thanks for the recipe, got a love those tater tot's??.... I will be making seven of these casseroles this coming week to take to A church get together, I'm thinking this will be a winner??"

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yungel User ID: 8846904 263902
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2017

"I made this delicious recipe last weekend It s absolutely out of this world. I froze half of it. Hoping it will be as good or better. Don't change to much or you will miss this DELISH dish....."

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KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 258346
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2016

"My husband loved this! I used white cheddar (I don't used foods colored with Annatto) and frozen corn and frozen peas, thawed (instead of canned corn and frozen green beans). My grown sons each took home half a casserole. A definite keeper!"

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dawnrosanne User ID: 1014810 222511
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2015

"Excellent! I just made one casserole instead of two, so I cut the recipe in half. I still used 2 cans of soup though. I also added 1 TB of worcestshire sauce."

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Lehde User ID: 7068457 178543
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2013

"Fantastic, freezes well and lends itself to easy adaptations with different spices."

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nancy headlee User ID: 5479331 116653
Reviewed May. 2, 2012

"This was great! I made a couple of changes as well. Instead of cayenne pepper, I used pepper jack cheese. We don't like frozen beans so I used 1 can whole kernal corn, 1 cream style and a large can of mushrooms. Yum! Thank you for a really good new favorite."

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jstoltz User ID: 3178346 132333
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"The family loved this. I used cream of mushroom soup because that is what I had on hand. Also halved the recipe just to make 1 casserole."

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kerschc User ID: 2601335 212425
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

"Great flavor and easy!"

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proverbs169 User ID: 6182300 194696
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

"Made this a few nights ago delicious! My brother said it was the best tater tot casserole he'd ever had before."

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lurky27 User ID: 1251896 178537
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2011

"Yum! I used all sweet Italian sausage and it was very flavorful. I just had to squeeze it out of its casings. I also used frozen corn (thawed) & skim milk and that worked fine.

~ Theresa"

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