Monday, September 29, 2014

Best Ever Classic Tater Tot Casserole

Since it is almost October and fall is very much upon us, that means it is food coma - comfort food time. And in my humble opinion (which holds the most weight around here) nothing says comfort food like a really creamy cheesy casserole. 

I couldn't believe I have never in the history of my family actually made Tater Tot casserole For my family. How could I be denying them like this?! Do you think my older kids will grow up to be normal without having this in their young lives. (Probably not, but that can't all be blamed on the lack of meaty-cheesy-totty goodness)


1 lb ground beef, salt and pepper to taste
½ medium onion, chopped
1 tb Worcestershire sauce
½ cup sour cream
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
32 oz or 4 cups of frozen tater tots
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (both mild and sharp work well)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees

Cook the beef in a non-stick skillet with about a tablespoon of olive oil. Add salt and pepper to your liking.

Chop ½ of the medium onion and add to the beef when the beef is about 80% cooked

While the beef and onion are cooking, mix the Worcestershire sauce, sour cream, and soup in a medium-sized bowl

When the beef and onion are cooked, add them to the sauce mixture in the bowl and mix well

Place the sauce, meat, and onion mixture in a glass baking dish. 

Top the mixture with frozen tater tots and bake for 30-40 minutes.

When the tater tots are crisp, add the cheese to the top and return to the oven until the cheese is melted (about 5-7 minutes).

Serve and, if you desire, add your favorite spicy topping and devour!