Tater Tot Casserole

Many of our favorite recipes come from our friends.  This recipe comes from Josh and Erika.  We’ve served this to family and friends and it has always been a great success.  Artie doesn’t like tots on their own, but he really likes this recipe.  Use whichever bag of frozen vegetables you like best (I look for a bag without carrots).  Sometimes I bulk up the veggies in this recipe by adding a cooked 10-ounce box of frozen spinach).  This can easily be a one-dish weeknight meal or served with a green salad for a more substantial dinner.

Tater Tot Casserole

olive oil

1 medium onion

1 pound ground turkey

16 ounce bag of frozen vegetables

10 ounce can of cheddar cheese soup

large bag of frozen tater tots

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Dice the onion.  Saute the onion in a teaspoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat for a few minutes until the onion is soft and translucent.  Add the ground turkey and cook until the meat is no longer pink.  Drain the oil from the meat.  While the meat is cooking, cook the frozen vegetables according to the package directions.  Put the meat and onion mixture in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish.  Top with cooked vegetables.  Pour the cheddar cheese soup on top of the vegetables.  Spread tater tots in an even layer on top of the cheese soup.  Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of tater tots.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes or until the tater tots are cooked through.

Artie’s plate, complete with artistic ketchup swirl.