Mike’s Cooking Corner: Tater Tot Casserole

Everybody has a dish that reminds them of when they were a kid, something that your mom or dad used to make that would get you super excited for dinner. For me that dish was and always will be Tater Tot Casserole. I remember getting stoked when my mom would tell me we were eating this for dinner. A lot has changed since then but my love for Tater Tot Casserole will never fade. So what I’m gonna do for you is give you my recipe and you can start traditions with your own family dammit.

First you season and brown some ground beef…easy enough right?

Then you take a can of Cream of Mushroom Soup and mix that along with some Mixed Vegetables into the ground beef…you can really use any vegetables or no vegetables if you’re feeling dangerous. But I’m going to leave that up to you.

Next step is to add the French fried Onions and cheese. You want to get French’s French Fried Onions because they are the G.O.A.T when it comes to French Fried Onions.

Next step is the cheese, you can use whatever your preferred cheese may be. I used Colby Jack this go around because I personally like Jack cheese and it happened to be on sale. Plus it’s reduced fat but you don’t have to use that, use fully loaded cheese if you want. It’s a free country.

And after all that it’s time for the Tater Tots. Christine and I have been known to use broccoli or corn tots in place of regular potato. But for old times sake I used potato tater tots. a little less healthy but it really hits different.

Make it look nice, you don’t have to fully layer the top but it looks good and you’re an all gas no brake guy/gal. It’s time you eat that way too

It goes in the oven at 425 and 25 minutes later you are good to go

Picture perfect Tater Tot Casserole. It really is so simple to make and the taste is next level, not to mention you get all your major food groups in there. You can really alter the recipe too and it will turn out great every time. Christine and I have put bacon and jalapeño in there before and it only brings it to a higher level. So feel free to alter the recipe as you see fit.

Next step is to enjoy.

Enjoy

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