With many American children being home now due to the pandemic, many of us are cooking more than we have in the past.
Thanks to grillers, air fryers and other kitchen gadgets, trying new recipes have become a fun part of the process, but just in case you are running out of things fun, simple, easy and delicious, we have something good for you.
This tasty recipe from Cooking Professionally, helps us turn a popular side into a main entree. Introducing — TATER TOT CASSEROLE! This recipe takes 45 minutes to make and yields 2 casseroles; one to enjoy now and one to freeze and enjoy later.
Follow this recipe………………………
Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
• 3/4 pound bulk hot Italian sausage
• 3/4 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
• 1 small onion, chopped
• 2 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
• 2 cups frozen cut green beans, thawed
• 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
• 2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, divided
• 1/2 cup 2% milk
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
• 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
• 1 package (32 ounces) frozen Tater Tots
In a Dutch oven, cook together sausage, beef, and onion over medium-high heat until the meat is no longer pink; then drain, and add in the soup, corn, beans, 1 cup of cheese, garlic powder, milk, seasoned salt, and cayenne. Next, transfer the mixture to 2 greased 11×7’’ oven-safe dishes. Top the mixture with tater tots; and garnish with the remaining cheese.
You can cover one of the dishes and be able to store it in the freezer for up to 3 months. Cover and bake the remaining casserole at 350 degrees F (or 176 degrees C), for about 40 minutes. Then, uncover and bake until the cheese on top is bubbly, which takes around 5-10 minutes.
To use the stored frozen casserole, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight. Then, remove the dish from the refrigerator around 30 minutes before baking it. Repeat the same process except bake it for 50 minutes in a 350 F (176 C) preheated oven. Finally, uncover the dish and bake it until it is bubbly, for about another 5-10 minutes.
Eat up, and thank us later!