Cheesy, saucy, and loaded with hearty ingredients, Tater Tot Casserole is comfort food at its finest!
1 bag tater tots
1 pound ground beef
1 onion diced
2 cups frozen or fresh vegetables* diced
1 can mushroom soup
⅓ cup milk
¼ teaspoon oregano
¼ teaspoon dried parsley
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups cheddar cheese shredded, divided
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Brown ground beef and onion over medium heat until no pink remains. Drain any fat.
In a bowl mix the vegetables, soup, milk, seasonings, beef mixture, and ½ cup shredded cheese together and spread into a casserole dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
Top with tater tots and bake 40-50 minutes or until the sauce is bubbly and the tots are golden brown.
*If using fresh vegetables such as carrot and celery, they should be steamed or can be cooked in the frying pan along with the browned beef until tender.
Frozen vegetables should be thawed first or they will add extra cook time to the recipe. Any variation or mixture of vegetables can be added.
Canned mushroom soup can be substituted with other “cream of” soups or even a can of gravy or tomato soup.
Any size casserole dish can be used for this recipe. A deeper dish may need a little bit of extra cooking time.
This casserole can be assembled ahead of time and refrigerated. If chilled from the fridge, it will require extra baking time.