Friday, August 31, 2012

Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

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I am always on the lookout for a new casserole so when I bought some tater tots, which I haven't bought in years, the other day I decided to use them to make a casserole.

I looked through my recipe box and decided that my All American Cheeseburger Ring would be delicious to turn into a casserole.  It was a total hit and was extremely easy and delicious.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.  I personally think it's perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

Here's what you need:
for a 7 x 11 dish ( Serves 4-6)

1 Lb. ground chuck or beef ( I use an 85/15 for more flavor)
3 Tbs. yellow onion, minced
6 crescent rolls
1 cup Colby Jack cheese, divided, pre-shredded is fine
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tsp. mustard
1/2 - 2/3 of a 2 Lb. bag of tater tots, frozen is fine

For a 9 x 13  baking dish
(serves 8-10 ) follow the instructions for the 7 x 11 using the amounts for the 9 x 13

2 Lbs. ground chuck or beef (I use an 85/15 for the most flavor)
1/4-1/3 cup yellow onion, minced
1 tube crescent rolls
1-1/2 cup Colby Jack cheese, divided, pre-shredded is fine
1/2 cup ketchup
1 Tbs. mustard
2 Lbs. bag of tater tots, frozen is fine

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a baking dish with cooking spray and arrange the crescent rolls to completely cover the bottom (sideways for 7 x 11, long ways for 9 x 13) pressing the seams to seal, set aside.
In a large skillet brown the ground beef with the onions until the meat is no longer pink.
Next add the ketchup, mustard and 3/4 of the cheese (leaving the rest for the topping) and stir to completely combine.
Evenly pour the meat mixture over the crescent rolls and top evenly with the tater tots.
Bake for 30 minutes. Then sprinkle remaining cheese over the top of the tater tots and continue baking for an additional 7 - 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Here is the wonderful Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole straight out of the oven.
This was a super easy, super tasty dinner that will now be added to my weeknight round-up.

7 x 11 serves 4-6 or more depending on how big you cut the pieces
9 x 13 serves 8-10 or more depending on how big you cut the pieces


Here is the handy printable - Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole 

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  1. I love making tater tot casserole. There's a pan of leftovers sitting my fridge right now actually. Never thought of doing the crescent rolls. That sounds super yummy. Thanks for the idea!

  2. Julie,
    You've got to try it with the crescent rolls. They give it that little extra that makes it super yummy!

  3. Looks great, I love tator tots, every time my kids get them from Sonic, I decline, then eat half of theirs :/

  4. This casserole looks delicious!

  5. This sounds very interesting and super kid friendly. I'll have to add it to our list of things to try :)

  6. We love the tater tot casseroles. So hearty!! Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch!! I hope you will link up again. The party will be live tonight.

    Thanks, Nichi

  7. Just threw this together! Looks amazing! I added a bit of velveeta too for extra gooey deliciousness!

    1. Hi Jamie,
      Thanks for the comment. It's always nice to know when readers try my recipes :)

  8. I have to admit, I've seen a lot of tater tot casserole recipes, but none with crescent rolls! For my simple tastes, I'll stick with my recipe that I've used forever. However, I might try this using hash browns instead. I always use pre-cooked hash brown patties, as they work so much better in casseroles than the raw ones.

  9. This looks really good! I think I need to pick up a bag of tater tots!!

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