One Pot Tater Tot Casserole is easy to make, delicious and filling. This casserole is perfect for those cold nights when you want something warm and filling. Try this recipe today for a flavorful casserole with few leftovers.
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I could also title this section “How To Make Tater Tot Casserole Outdoors”. Most people make casseroles using a casserole dish. I, however, prefer a Dutch oven or cast iron skillet. The reasons for using cast iron include, that I can start the casserole on the stove and finish it in the oven in one pan. The other major reason is that if I want to make this dish outdoors, I can do so in cast iron. As long as the skillet as a cast iron lid (many Dutch oven lids work on skillets of the same size) then you can make this outdoors using coals. You could also make tater tot casserole the grill using indirect heat at about 350 degrees F. Again for any of these techniques, brown the meat first, then make sure when it is baked, the tater tots are golden brown.
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My original post for tater tot casserole posted back on Dec 27, 2013, I named it Cowboy Casserole. I have renamed it for this update because first, I wanted to make sure search engines could find it, and second, I wanted to make sure I could find it. While cowboy casserole sounded great for my book, The Culinary Camper, it is not so friendly a name for someone search for tater tot casserole. So here is the update. I hope you like it and make it your own. This is an updated version of the original I think is better. The optional ingredients, while optional, really make it a great one one-pot meal.
How To Make Tater Tot Casserole Step By Step
My version of this recipe uses a lot of cheese because I think almost all casseroles should have at least some cheese in them. This recipe is almost like a cheeseburger casserole with all the meat and cheese. Here is my recipe, I hope you like it as much as I do.
Tater Tot Casserole
Tater Tot Casserole is easy to make, delicious and filling. This casserole is perfect for those cold nights when you want something warm and filling. Try this recipe today for a flavorful casserole with few leftovers.
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 can cheddar cheese soup
- 1/2 c milk or cream
- 1 c fresh sliced mushrooms (optional)
- 1 c broccoli florets (or other optional vegetable)
- 1 c onions, sauteed
- 2 c tater tots (or enough to top the casserole)
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 can cream of celery soup
- 2 c cheddar cheese
- 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp basil (optional)
- 1 tsp oregano (optional)
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- 1 tsp salt (to taste)
- 1 tsp pepper (to taste)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic
In a Dutch oven or large cast iron skillet, saute onion in olive oil over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and saute another few minutes.
Add the hamburger to the same pan with salt and pepper. Cook until the meat is browned.
Add any optional vegetables and cover the mixture to cook for a few minutes. The vegetables just need to be slightly cooked.
Remove from heat and add milk, both cans of soup, to the pan.
Next, add the cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and cheese. Mix well.
Top with a single layer of tater tots.
Sprinkle lightly with parmesan cheese if desired.
If baking in an oven, place in oven at 350 degrees F. for 35 minutes or until the tater tots are a golden brown. If using a Dutch oven, cover and cook at 350° with 25 coals, 17 on top and 8 on the bottom for about 35 minutes or until tater tots are golden brown and crispy.
Serve with a dollop of sour cream.