I would like to share a few recipes that use tater tots as the main ingredient. When I grew up, my mother would serve us tater tots on a regular basis and we basically dipped them in ketchup much like a french fry. There are so many great recipe ideas today that give this ingredient a whole new life in the following recipes. Take a look at my recipe choices, I am sure that you will find something that you will like and your family will appreciate.
Tater Tot Chos – This is a fun play on the word taco when making Tater Tot-chos and what I think is a really creative way to cook with tater tots. Basically using your tots as your taco shells, you build your taco plate or bowl with your favorite ingredients. The recipe calls for ground turkey meat and reduced-sodium taco seasoning which makes this a slightly healthier recipe. Why not give this recipe a try, I am sure it will bring some fun to your dinner table and your family is sure to enjoy your new dinner idea.
Quick Tater Tot Bake – This recipe will serve 2-3 people, but if you have more mouths to feed or unexpected company you can double the recipe and bake it in a 9 x 13 inch pan. This recipe can be made with either ground beef or turkey and also includes cream of mushroom soup and cheddar cheese. Very quick and simple to make, you can take more time for yourself to relax and enjoy some time with your family while it’s baking in the oven. A simple side salad is a nice addition and takes very little time to prepare.
Tater Tot Casseroles – This is a very homey casserole and a sure crowd-pleaser that has a bit of a kick to it. I love the use of Johnsonville Hot Italian Sausage Links which are one of my favorites. Other ingredients included are onion, cream of celery soup, green beans, corn and of course cheese. I substitute pepper jack for the regular jack cheese that this recipe calls for and that kicks it up a notch as well.
Pizza Tot Casserole – This recipe is effortless to make and consists of only seven basic ingredients. What you end up with is an upside-down pizza and I for one love anything that even resembles pizza, which is one of my favorite go to meals. This makes a large serving and if you don’t have many people to feed, you can either cut the recipe in half or assemble it in two separated casserole dishes and freeze one for another time.
Brat ‘n’ Tot Bake – Yet another take on a tater tots and one that uses the very tasty Johnsonville Original Bratwurst along with onion, cream of mushroom soup, cheese and sour cream. This a great way to enjoy your meat and potatoes in one dish, leaving you with a vegetable dish to be added rounding out the meal. Here is a great vegetable recipe you might want to consider adding to this dinner meal called Swiss Vegetable Medley, one that I keep in my personal recipe collection.
There you have five great recipes using tater tots as your main ingredient. I do hope you enjoy my recommendations and will give them a try in your own kitchen and that your family and friends enjoy them as much as mine do.
From my kitchen to yours….That’s what’s cooking!