Tasty tater tot casserole

Tater tot casserole has got to be one of the world’s yummiest, tastiest comfort foods – ever! I love it. I crave it. I gobble it up at warp-speed! But they don’t really have tater tots in the UK, so it’s a hard dish to make.

I can hear you asking now: What? No tater tots? I thought the UK was a first-world nation?!

Yeah, well, not when it comes to pre-formed frozen potato treats. Or, at least not when it comes to tater tots, since they do have other forms of pre-formed frozen potato treats. And it seems that the low-end, discount freezer stores tend to have a variety of potato treats that – whilst not perfect – come pretty close to tater tots. At least close enough to work for tater tot casserole.

And since I stumbled upon a bag of such treats at Iceland yesterday – with bits of bacon in them, no less!—I figured it was a good excuse to have some yummy comfort food.

Oh, and if you’re from the UK and don’t know what I’m talking about – or if you’re from the States and have led a sad, sad, sheltered life – here’s a recipe for you!

Tater tot casserole

Begin cooking the tater tots as per the bags instructions. At the same time, defrost and partially heat the vegetables (drain if needed) and brown the beef.

When the tots are nearly cooked, reserve 12-20 to the side then mix all ingredients in a casserole dish. Place remaining tots on top, then return the casserole to the oven (at the same temperature as the tots) for 15-30 minutes – or until heated through.

Now, go and enjoy! And then make it again and again and enjoy it again and again!

4 Replies to “Tasty tater tot casserole”

    1. It’s such an easy meal, and you can really change it up based on what you have in the house. I used to make it with ‘fake’ meat (the frozen crumbles) for Paul because he was a vegetarian.
      Let me know how it turns out if you make it! x

  1. One of my favorites here at home! We use green beans though, and cook it a bit differently than you did. But YUM!

    1. I’ve seen loads of people who don’t pre-cook anything. And some who pre-cook the beef but not the tots or the other way around. And green beans seems to be the most common veg, but I prefer broccoli and cauliflower or sometimes corn.
      (Would be interested in know how you do yours…)

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