This is one of my favorite casseroles especially now that the weather is cooling down.   I have so many ideas on different variations of this recipe so please keep an eye out for those….


Ingredients

1 bag tater tots
1lb ground turkey (or lean beef)
1 medium onion, diced
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup cheddar cheese fried onions
Salt/pepper to taste

Method

 Preheat oven to 400°F.  Coat an 11×7 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown onions and meat for 4 to 5 minutes, or until cooked through, stirring occasionally. Discard any excess fat if needed.  Season with salt and pepper if desired. (the soups contain sodium so use the salt sparingly).  Allow meat mixture to cool for about 5 minutes then pour into a large bowl and combine with both soups.  Spoon mixture into backing dish.  Sprinkle half of the fried onions over mixture then arrange tater tots on top in a single layer.  Top with the remaining fried onions.

Bake uncovered for about 45 minutes, or until tater tots are golden brown and meat mixture is bubbly.