Saturday, December 10, 2005

Another kid-friendly recipe

This is a favorite of everyone in my family:  Tater Tot Casserole.  You can find all sorts of variations on the recipe on the Internet, and most of them ask you to put the tater tots (it can be off-brand ones) on the bottom, as the first layer. 

My daughter and I, however, have decided it's prettier with the tots on top, so I've settled on making it that way; after all, presentation is everything!  I first got this recipe from my ex-daughter-in-law's Aunt Dar.

                                                               TATER TOT CASSEROLE

2 pounds hamburger
1/2 cup onion
Mix together and cook till hamburger is nicely browned.  Drain.

3 cans cream of mushroom soup mixed with
1 can condensed milk

Spread the browned burger in the bottom of a 9X13 pan.  Pour soup-milk mix evenly over it.

Here's where I make an addition, hoping to add a little something healthy to a high-fat, high-carb meal.  I heat up 2 cups of mixed vegetables and spread them over the soup mix.  This was not originally part of the recipe.

Now place tater tots on top.  Bake for 40 minutes at 350, remove, sprinkle as much cheese as you like on top, and bake another 15 minutes.

It's equally tasty with the tots on the bottom, so feel free to make it that way if you like.

Kids love this, but so do any adults to whom I've served it.

13 comments:

stormie4851 said...

LOOKS DELICIOUS, I AM A NEW READER TO YOUR JOURNAL.  FIGURED I WOULD TRY IT A WHILE, I HAVE HAD TO CUT MY READING DOWN BECAUSE OF TIME.  I THINK I WILL ENJOY YOURS.....................STORMIE

pinkroseal said...

 Looks wonderful, and IS.   I have had , and  a favorite for certain.

 On these cold days, a good receipe to share.   UMMMMMM good.

robinngabster said...

Oh Yum!  It's tater tot caserole for dinner at our house tonight!!!!!

vortexgirl said...

Frozen tater tots or should I thaw them first?  
Dianne

mosie1944 said...

Just put the tots on there frozen.  They'll be done after all that oven time.

sanforized6 said...

You got the taste buds flowing! Gonna try this one, I'll let you know how it turns out. rich

marainey1 said...

THAT IS DEFINITELY A 'GRANDMA' DISH.  I'll be trying it out on the little ones soon!  'On Ya ' - ma

bhbner2him said...

Hey I used to make that all the time!  My guys loved it.  One of those recipes that I kind of  forgot about.  Thanks for reminding me!  -  Barbara

heyuno said...

you know, I don't put milk in my tater tot casserole.  Can't remember ever putting the milk in it.

jevanslink said...

I know a bunch of boys who will like this.  Thanks, Mo.  Mrs. L

nightmaremom said...

gonna have to try this one!  I've heard of it but never tried...........
what's for dinner Sunday???  LOL
thanks!
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siennastarr said...

Never heard of this recipe, but it looks like something my kids (even though they are grown) would love!!  
I will have to try it!  Maybe even today!  They are coming over for dinner, and it' s high time I tried something new~! :)

jackie

bookncoffee said...

Oh my....that sure looks good.  PreTeen would love it.