Sweet Potato Tater Tot Casserole

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Greg is traveling this week.  When he is gone ( usually for a week at a time).  I find that it is much easier to make one big meal for my almost two-year old and I to share that will last us several days instead of making a new dinner every night he is gone.  This results in:

Less Cooking when I am with my toddler alone for a week.

Less Dishes

This also makes it less likely that we will get take out.  Which I sometimes think is fun and a little naughty to do……Until I actually eat it and realize that most take out is salty, fatty and never as tasty as the food I make at home.

I have only eaten tater-tot casserole one other time. During this pregnancy.  I had never heard of it before I lived in Iowa, and I refused to eat it in my college cafeteria when it was served.

But for some reason, during this pregnancy, I wanted tater-tot casserole.  BAD.

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I thought that I would attempt to make a tater-tot casserole that was healthier and tastier, thus, using Sweet Potato tater-tots.   Not only are sweet potato tater-tots healthier, but I prefer them as well.  I tried a way to cut out the cream of mushroom soup.  I guess I could have made my own, but I just didn’t have the time.  I decided that getting the 98% fat-free soup would help.

Healthier Sweet Potato Tater-tot casserole

Ingredients 

1-2 packages of sweet Potato tater-tots

1 can of 98% fat-free cream of mushroom soup

1 bag of frozen vegetables

1 lb of 93% fat-free ground beef.

2 cups of cheddar cheese

1) Brown ground beef.  Don’t forget to drain.  

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2) At the Bottom of the casserole dish mix cooked ground beef, the vegetables and the condensed soup. 

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3) Line the Sweet Potato Tater-tots on top of the casserole. 

 

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4) Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  Sprinkle Cheese on the top of the casserole.  Bake for another 10 minutes. 

Serve Warm.

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This was sooooo good!   Next time I think I will add caramelized onions.

 

3 Comments

  1. Great recipe!! And I didn’t even know they made sweet potato tater tots !! My husband starting traveling when my twin sons were eight – he used to, also, be gone for weeks. For some reason – maybe because I made dinners that were quick to make – the boys & I always seemed to have more time to just play & hang out.

     
  2. How lovely that, under my comment, is posted info. about my latest blog post. Thank you !!

     
  3. Fabulous! I reference using sweet potato tots in my cookbook! 34+ ways to make TT casserole … dairy-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and skinny and more! Following your blog! http://www.amazon.com/The-Tater-Tot-Casserole-Cookbook-ebook/dp/B00EN0ZJWW/

     

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