We all thought tater tots were a thing of our childhood past, but this Crock Pot Tater Tot Casserole recipe is here to prove us wrong. It uses just 6 simple ingredients — of which, yes, one are tater tots — to make a fun, tasty meal that lets everyone reminisce on their childhood.
Tammilee wrote on her blog Tammilee Tips that the main reason why she developed this recipe was because her sister-in-law was coming to visit, and she absolutely adored tater tots.
She wrote, "John’s sister absolutely loves Tater Tots. When they come to visit from Alabama I have to stock the freezer with Tater Tots so we always have them on hand. I have to say that John had so much fun sending his Sister a picture of this Crock Pot Tater Tot Casserole and letting her know how much he was enjoying it."
Here's how you can make it — and enjoy it — for yourself.
Coat the inside of your Crock Pot with nonstick cooking spray.
Chop 1 small onion.
Then, brown 1 pound ground beef on the stove. Add in the onion and 1 can RoTel. Tammilee used the Mild version, but you can feel free to kick the spices up a notch to suit your taste.
When finished browning, pour the beef and onion mixture into your Crock Pot.
Mix in 1 can Cream of Chicken soup, and then cover the entire surface with neat rows of tater tots. You'll probably need a 16-oz. bag of them to ensure that you can cover everything.
Cover and cook on Low for 2-3 hours.
30 minutes before you're ready to serve your casserole, scatter 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese on top and allow it to melt.
Serve, and enjoy!
You can find the original recipe here.