Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tater Tot Casserole

I have seen several different versions of this type of casserole but have never found one that I thought my family would eat. Most versions of this recipe involve vegetables that no one will eat but me. I found this one here and made it for lunch today after church and everyone liked it. I think it was was a little on the bland side but I would make it again because everyone ate it without complaint! I may need to figure out a way to season the meat a little more.

You will need:
1# ground beef
1/2 c. chopped onion
32 ounces package of tater tots
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 c. milk
1 c. sour cream
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese

Brown ground beef with onions. Add salt & pepper, to taste. Drain grease off meat (I always rinse my meat with hot water...does anyone else do this??). Spread meat into bottom of 9x13 baking dish.

In a bowl, combine soup, milk and sour cream. Spread over meat.

Place tater tots on top of soup...I thought I would line these up in nice little rows so they would look nice but after doing this with 3 tater tots I decided it would take way too long. I ended up dumping them on top of the casserole and tried to spread them evenly across the top.

Sprinkle cheese over the top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes (should be bubbly and cheese melted).


**When I make this again, I will probably thaw the tater tots a little bit before making my dish. It seemed like they froze the cheese and then the cheese didn't melt like it should have.

Parmesan Baked Potatoes

I thought these were pretty tasty!

You will need:
8 potatoes, quartered
1 stick butter, melted
1/3 c. Parmesan cheese
2-3 T. minced garlic
salt & pepper, to taste

Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.

Mix all ingredients together and pour into 9x13.

Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour.