No, it’s not breakfast for dinner (or “B4D” as we called it in college) or a side dish for brunch. It’s a meaty, cheesy, filling main course that is sure to be loved by husbands, children, and church potlucks alike!
I combined a few different recipes I found for this dish to make it my own and I’m certain it will be a new “go-to” in my house. This is one of those dinners you can just whip up without much work and everyone is full and happy!
- 1/2 an onion, diced
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 can cream of mushroom (or cream of chicken) soup
- 1 bag tater tots
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (divided)
- First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Brown your meat and onion; drain grease.
- In a large bowl, combine milk, 1 cup of cheese, and can of soup. Mix well.
- Add browned meat and onion to mixture and combine.
- Spray a 2.5 quart baking dish (which is a little smaller and deeper than a 9×13) with cooking spray and line the bottom with a single layer of (still frozen) tater tots.
- Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese over the tater tots.
- For the next layer, pour in the meat and soup mixture evenly.
- Top with a single layer of (still frozen) tater tots.
- Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes and allow to set for 5 minutes before serving. The tater tots will be crunchy and golden brown.