This Tater Tot Casserole recipe is a little different than the popular Tater Tot Casserole recipe. My recipes tend to be heavy on the vegetables and light on the creamy sauces. I hope you enjoy!
Tater Tot Casserole
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 lb ground beef, ground turkey, or ground chicken
1 small onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 medium carrots, diced
½ cup vegetable or beef broth
1 cup frozen cut green beans or 1 15 oz. can cut green beans, drained
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn or 1 15 oz. can whole kernel corn, drained
1 cup frozen sweet peas
1 10 oz.-can cream of mushroom, cream of celery, or cream of chicken soup
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried parsley, or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Salt and pepper
1 bag tater tots
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat. Cook ground beef, onion, and celery over medium high heat. Add carrots and continue cooking until carrots just lose their crunch. Add broth, corn, green beans, and peas and reduce heat. Cover and let simmer for about 5 minutes. If using frozen green beans and corn, be sure they are completely thawed before removing pan from heat. Stir in garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper, and cream soup.
Pour mixture into 9x13 baking dish. Cover with a single layer of tater tots. Lightly sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper, if desired. Bake, uncovered, at 375°F for 40 to 50 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and the tater tots are golden brown. Let set for about 5 minutes before serving.