Tater Tot Casserole without Cream of Soup

1
Carolyn Haas

By
@Linky1

I needed some comfort food and thought tater tot casserole would fit the bill. But I had no cream of anything soup, so improvised with this method. It's probably healthier, too! Also, if you use an oven-proof pan to brown the meat, you don't have to transfer to a different baking pan.

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2
    onion, chopped
  • 1 clove
    garlic (or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder)
  • 15 oz
    green beans (1 can or equivalent frozen)
  • 1/2 tsp
    seasoned salt- your favorite brand
  • 1 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    beef bouillon powder
  • 1/2 c
    water
  • 1/2 c
    milk
  • 1/2 - 1 c
    shredded cheese - cheddar or similar
  • 1/2 lb
    frozen tater tots, or enough to cover surface
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Tater Tot Casserole without Cream of Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
    Brown beef, stirring to break up. Add chopped onion and minced garlic. When onion is translucent and beef is no longer pink, turn off heat. Drain grease.
  2. In small sauce pan, melt butter. Stir in flour until combined. Slowly add water, bouillon powder and milk, stirring constantly. Stir over medium-high heat until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, stir beans and seasonings into beef. Stir in thickened sauce. Sprinkle cheese over surface, then add a layer of tater tots. Bake in oven for 40 minutes or until tater tots look golden and cheese is melted.

Printable Recipe Card

About Tater Tot Casserole without Cream of Soup

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American




Show 1 Comment & Review

18 Comforting Dinner Casserole Recipes

18 Comforting Dinner Casserole Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

The weather is cooling down, so warm up your family's belly with one of these 18 comforting dinner casserole recipes.

20 Ultimate Comfort Food Recipes

20 Ultimate Comfort Food Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Creamy, cheesy, yummy and crazy delicious comfort food to help you get through these cold winter days!

Casserole Recipes For An Easy Back-to-school Dinner

Casserole Recipes for an Easy Back-to-School Dinner

Kitchen Crew

Back-to-school time is hectic. Depending on what part of the country you live in, you're either just getting into your groove or settled into your weekday routine. Regardless, dinner has...