Blue Ribbon Tater-Tot Casserole

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My mom found this "contest winning recipe" in the local newspaper and I've enjoyed this recipe since. It's very comforting and kid-friendly the way the fried onions blend with the creamy filling. It's something I make for the flavor and not because it is so easy!

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  • add   seasoned pepper
  • add   1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • add   1 (10 ounce) can cream of celery soup
  • add   2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • add   2 cups chopped broccoli
  • add   1 lb ground beef
  • add   2 Italian tomatoes
  • add   1 cup milk
  • add   1 (10 ounce) can durkee French fried onion rings (or 1 1/2 cups)
  • add   1 (24 ounce) bag frozen potato slices or tater tots
  • add   1/4 teaspoon garlic salt


  1. Line an 8 x 12 casserole (or two smaller Corning Ware casseroles), or 7 x 11 pan with the potato rounds, on the bottom and sides (I use a little more ingredients, doubling the soup and make a heaping 9x 13).
  2. Bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees.
  3. Brown beef.
  4. Add broccoli, tomatoes, HALF the onion rings, and add to the cooked ground beef and spreaad on top of cooked Tater Tots.
  5. Mix soup, milk, half the cheese and seasonings and pour over beef mixture.
  6. Fill casserole dish and bake covered (or it will dry out) at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove cover and add rest of cheese and dried onions.
  8. Let rest couple minutes for the cheese to melt.
  9. Serve.
gail dye

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gail dye 22:54, 24 Aug 2014

I made the tater tot casserole tonight and it turned out great! Great instructions ! Thank you

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