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Old 09-01-2017, 06:58 PM   #1
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Tater Tot Casserole

I know most people have a tater tot casserole recipe, but I thought I would share mine. This is actually the combination of my grandmother's, my mother's and my recipe which I like better then any of the three individual ones.

1-1.5 lb lean ground beef
1 10.5 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
1lb bag frozen classic mixed vegetables (corn, peas, green beans, carrots)
3oz Durkee fried onions (about half a 6oz container)
10oz freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
Enough tater tots to cover the top
American cheese (optional)
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Brown and drain the hamburger and in the same pan while still hot add in the cream of mushroom soup, mixed veggies, garlic powder and sharp cheddar cheese and mix well. Transfer to a baking dish, I prefer a 9x13 pyrex dish for this. Top with the fried onions evenly and then top with the tots. Bake @425 until the tots are nice and brown on top. At this point I add a layer of American Cheese on top and return it to the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbling.

I serve it with cottage cheese, goes great with it.

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Old 09-01-2017, 08:10 PM   #2
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I betting most people don't have one, actually....
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Old 09-01-2017, 08:16 PM   #3
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I betting most people don't have one, actually....
You may be right. I looked. Nope no recipe for TT Casserole. In Mn we call it TT Hot Dish. This I know how to make without a recipe. A great winter dish on a cold day.
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I don't have a recipe for either TT or Hot dish. I never heard of either till I joined here.
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Old 09-02-2017, 06:14 AM   #5
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That would have been a great recipe back in college! No cottage cheese though.
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Old 09-02-2017, 02:27 PM   #6
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My go-to in college was TT casserole I got from a recipe in a Girl Scout cookbook. Similar ingredients. I still make it every once in awhile. No cottage cheese, but good with ketchup.
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I've heard of it before, but I've never made it. I'm not a big fan of tater tots for some reason (they're kind of tasteless to me), but I'd like to try this casserole someday.
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I've heard of it before, but I've never made it. I'm not a big fan of tater tots for some reason (they're kind of tasteless to me), but I'd like to try this casserole someday.
Try the crowns. We like them much better than just regular TTs.
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What are the crowns? Is that a brand name?
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Old 09-03-2017, 04:06 PM   #10
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I've heard of it before, but I've never made it. I'm not a big fan of tater tots for some reason (they're kind of tasteless to me), but I'd like to try this casserole someday.
When was the last time you tried them? I know there were several years where it was really hard to find good tasting tots. The last few years though Ore Ida tots have been very good.
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Tater Tot Casserole I know most people have a tater tot casserole recipe, but I thought I would share mine. This is actually the combination of my grandmother's, my mother's and my recipe which I like better then any of the three individual ones. 1-1.5 lb lean ground beef 1 10.5 ounce can cream of mushroom soup 1lb bag frozen classic mixed vegetables (corn, peas, green beans, carrots) 3oz Durkee fried onions (about half a 6oz container) 10oz freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese Enough tater tots to cover the top American cheese (optional) 1/2 tsp garlic powder Brown and drain the hamburger and in the same pan while still hot add in the cream of mushroom soup, mixed veggies, garlic powder and sharp cheddar cheese and mix well. Transfer to a baking dish, I prefer a 9x13 pyrex dish for this. Top with the fried onions evenly and then top with the tots. Bake @425 until the tots are nice and brown on top. At this point I add a layer of American Cheese on top and return it to the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbling. I serve it with cottage cheese, goes great with it. :smile: 3 stars 1 reviews
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