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Tater Tot Casserole

★★★★

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Instead of bulk hot Italian sausage, we used one of the Jimmy Dean 16 oz sausage rolls. One of the cans of condensed soup was potato, it’s what I had on hand. The green beans were fancy Archer Farms ones, skinny petite green beans instead of cut. It says to use 2 11×7-inch dishes, I only have 1 of those, so instead I used a 13×9 and an 8×8 dish to spread it in. The layers are not incredibly thick. There were tater tots involved, the boys loved it, even if it had green beans in it.

  • ¾ lbs. bulk hot Italian sausage
  • ¾ lbs. lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of celery soup and potato soup, undiluted
  • 2 cups frozen cut petite green beans, thawed
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ¼ to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 package (32 ounces) frozen Tater Tots
In a Dutch oven, cook the sausage, beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the soup, beans, corn, 1 cup cheese, milk, garlic powder, seasoned salt and cayenne. Transfer to two greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dishes. Top with Tater Tots; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Cover and bake the remaining casserole at 350° for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly.
To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
Cover and bake at 350° for 50 minutes. Uncover and bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly.

Makes 12 servings
Source : Taste of Home

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