Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole with a Twist
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Can you all believe that Thanksgiving is next week? Where the heck is the year flying away too? I swear, it really does feel as if Summer just ended, but I am already seeing lots of friends across the US post pictures of snow, and lots of it. I suppose I will be spending a lot more time indoors cooking, and that part I am weirdly ok with.
As you can tell, I love to cook and take pretty pictures of my creations. This recipe I am sharing today was inspired from the KraftHeinz Make Everyday Delicious holiday recipe hub featured on Walmart.com. It was a super hard choice choosing one recipe to make (I am sure I will be back to get more inspiration) but I decided to make the Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole and add my own twist to it. To make it more of a dinner meal I added ground beef.
But wait, I bet you are wondering why I would ever mix stuffing and ground beef together in one casserole. Well the answer is simple–because it is amazing you guys! Seriously, have you ever had the traditional version of this casserole made with ground beef? Well the cream of chicken soup, and stuffing blow this out of the park! Sure, you could add ground turkey, or even chicken to this, but why not mix things up…now that is the true beauty of making a casserole friends!
Want to make my Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole with a Twist?
Here is what you will need:
- 1pkg. ORE-IDA Tater Tots
- 1cup ORE-IDA Chopped Onions or one small onion chopped
- 1 lb ground beef
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 cans (10.5 oz.) condensed cream of chicken soup
- 8 oz. pkg. PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
- 1-1/2cups BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
- 2 cups KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 6oz. STOVE TOP stuffing mix
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- Fresh parsley for garnishing
Pre-heat the oven to 375 and pre-cook for ORE-IDA Tater Tots for 20 mins
Cook your stuffing
In a small frying pan, pan-fry your hamburger meat and onion together with some salt & pepper; drain any excess fat.
In a large bowl combine the soup, cream cheese, and sour cream-mix thoroughly.
Line a large casserole pan with all your tater tots, top with meat and onion mixture.
Spread all the cream cheese, sour cream, and soup evenly
Top with stuffing, and shredded cheese and bake for 45 mins at 350 since the tater tots are pre-cooked.
Since the holidays are all about yummy casseroles, and desserts you all must head over to the KraftHeinz Make Everyday Delicious holiday recipe hub featured on Walmart.com. Man do they have some awesome desserts and meals that you can recreate and even vote for your favorite!! I am in LOVE with the Mini Cheesecakes, and Butterscotch Pecan Mini Tarts–YUM!
Next time you are at Walmart, be sure to pick up some Kraft favorites. I always have some Philadelphia Cream Cheese, and Kraft Shreds in my fridge for meals because they are true staples in my home. Doesn’t this Mac & Cheese look good too?