Monday, March 8, 2010

Tater Tot Casserole

A while back I made this for a neighbor. One for her and one for me. I meant to share the recipe here, but never got around to it. Looking in my purse today I figured I better hurry up and share before the recipe wears away to nothing!! Come on, it's been almost a year now. Yes, I procrastinate. What? You want to make something of it?? Go on then. I'll respond to your criticisms... eventually. :)

Anyhow, you probably remember this from back in school. The recipe I clipped forever ago out of who know's what magazine was called "Big Beef Casserole". It's the kind of thing that home ec teachers across the country are probably still showing their students. I just adapted it to use with ground turkey instead of beef. It's a bit less expensive and a bit better for you. :)

Tater Tot Casserole

1 lb. ground turkey (raw)
1 medium onion, diced
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 lb. frozen tater tots

Crumble the ground turkey in the bottom of a baking pan. You can use either a 8"-9" square cake pan or a 9"x12" pan. Spread the diced onion on top. Spread the soup over the mixture and cover with the tater tots.

Bake at 350 degrees for about one hour.

Serves 2-6.

Hard, huh? This is seriously supposed to serve 6, but if you're hungry (and you probably will be, otherwise why are you cooking??) you and a friend can probably finish the pan off easily.
You should see these things cooked. Pure elementary school lunch bliss!!


Merci-Notes said...

I am game! I loved home Ec and saved some recipes... if I could just find them! haha.
When my second was born my husbands brother, yes brother, made s a delicious meat pie!!! So similar to yours in that , beef (browned already mashed potatoes on top. I asked for the recipe,, being that it is a great dish to bring to others... he said he did not know ho he made it!!! i guess he is a real chef and creates on the fly! He thinks he put dill in his! ?

Have a great day!

Michelle said...

Hi, Mary. Thanks for stopping by! Your BIL's dish sounds delish. Pure comfort food. Since he couldn't give you a recipe I hope he's made it for you several times since then! lol. :)