Tater Tot Casserole (aka Tater Tot Hotdish)

Are you ready for the Super Bowl? What are your plans? As always, we are making WAY too much food for just a few people. I have smokies and brownies to finish, but in the meantime let's talk about ugly food. There could not be an uglier food than Tater Tot Hotdish. Or, Tater Tot Casserole, if that's more up your alley. Here in Minnesota we go with Hotdish. Or more accurately, hahhhht-dish.

This is embarrassing to admit, but this was my first time making this delicious dinner. It is ugly, yes, but also comforting and delicious. It WILL be made again and again in my kitchen.

Prep for this recipe is minimal. There is no need to pre-cook veggies or tater tots. Easy peasy!

Enjoy this ugly yet delicious dinner AND your Super Bowl feast, whatever that may be!

Tater Tot Casserole (aka Tater Tot Hotdish)

Comfort food at its best! This baby is a no-fail dinner option that will make everyone at the dinner table happy!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Feb 7, 2016

Serves: 8

Total time: 1 hr

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Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup frozen green beans
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • Two 10.75-oz. cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 32-oz. bag frozen tater tots
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until tender and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Drain grease from pan and add salt and pepper to onions and beef.
  2. Add green beans, corn, soup, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce to the skillet. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes and pour in an even layer into prepared baking dish.
  3. Top with the tater tots (in a single layer), followed by the cheese. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until tater tots are lightly browned and cheese is melted.