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.
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 both cans of soup and milk or cream 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.