No novel ideas here today, but hopefully a useful reminder of an old favorite.
While I love cooking from scratch, sometimes I have a few quick family friendly meal ideas up my sleeve. Hey, when you’re in a hurry, anything that doesn’t require an answer to the question, “Hello, can I take you order?” is a good thing, right?
This recipe is a variation of one that many a busy mother (including my own) has used. Not super healthy, but usually a kid pleaser….husbands too!
The great thing is that you can make a variety of substitutions to fit your tastes. You could use ground beef or chicken instead of turkey and change out the veggie or type of soup. You can also use light or fat free versions of the sour cream, soup and cheese too.
Tater Tot Casserole
- 1lb. ground turkey or beef
- 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
- 1 can green beans, drained
- 1/2 cup low fat sour cream
- 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1 cup shredded cheese like cheddar or colby jack
- 1 bag tater tots (most of a regular sized bag)
Preheat oven to 350. Brown ground turkey and add minced onion while cooking. Drain meat. Place ground turkey mixture and green beans in bottom of 2-quart casserole dish.
In a small bowl, mix sour cream and soup. Spoon this mixture over beef and beans and gently mix.
Sprinkle 3/4 cup of cheese on top. Neatly arrange tots over the cheese, covering entire dish.
Bake uncovered for 40 minutes or until casserole bubbles and tots are done.
Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the tots. Bake for an additional 5 minutes to melt cheese. Let rest at least 10 minutes before serving.
Check them both out for some great meal inspiration!
Also, there is a special party going on this week at Simply Modern Mom. She is trying to assemble 365 recipes in order to have "Enough recipes to cover your taste buds for a year." Sounds like a great idea to me!