When brainstorming family recipes for my new cookbook in the works, I wanted recipes that were frugal, simple and easy to put together on a busy weeknight. This recipe is one of them…Tater Tot Casserole.
Frugal and Weeknight Easy
There’s really not much I can say about this recipe other than it’s one of the most frugal comfort meals you can serve your family on a busy weeknight. It’s simple enough to make and a perfect meal to stock your freezer with. And the kids love this hearty, cheesy dinner made from just a few easy ingredients.
Tater Tot Casserole
- 1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
- 2 Tablespoons chopped onion
- 1 Tablespoon onion soup mix
- 1 can of peas, mixed vegetables or corn
- 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
- 1 16 ounce package frozen tater tots
- 1 cup shredded cheese
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Add a very small amount of cooking oil to a large skillet. Add in the hamburger meat and the chopped onions. Fry them together until the hamburger is brown.
drain any excess fat from pan and pour meat and onion mixture into a 9 x13 baking dish. Add the onion soup mix and mix it up. Pour the can of peas, mixed vegetables or corn on top.
Now, pour on your cream of muchroom soups and gently stir it into the meat/pea mixture.
Top with Tater Tots