Many of us remember casseroles from when we were younger and they weren’t always going to bring a lot of smiles to the table. In my home, casserole meant putting everything that was about to go bad in the refrigerator together and popping it in the oven with some cheese on top. Although that may be one definition of a casserole, this dish is about to change your mind.
The recipe is for bacon cheeseburger tater tot casserole and I don’t think I’ve ever tasted a simple dish that was quite this delicious. In fact, this one is such a winner that you may just want to slip it into your weekly rotation as a regular meal. Not only are you going to love it, your family will love it as well.
1 ½ pounds ground beef
1 (3-ounce) package real bacon bits
2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 (32-ounce) package frozen tater tots
1 (10.75-ounce) can condensed cheddar cheese soup
2 cups sour cream
Bread and butter pickles, for topping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray.
In a large pan, brown ground beef, then drain any excess grease.
Mix browned beef, bacon, cheese, tater tots, cheese soup, and sour cream in a large mixing bowl until well-combined. Evenly spread mixture into baking dish, then bake 45-50 minutes, or until bubbly.
Serve immediately with pickles, if desired. Enjoy!