Tater Tot Casserole

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This is a dish that offers plenty of eating comfort for all takers. A tater tot casserole blends the great crunch of frozen tater tots with the satisfaction of good meat and plenty of great veggies. Here, a whole series of comfort foods come together to produce this super casserole dish. And like almost all dishes that are casseroles, it is hard to go wrong when you make it. Ingredients can be played with, amounts are not cast in stone, and the options are sometimes endless in how the casserole can be put together, yet still deliver a good result.

There are plenty of great things about making up casseroles for dinner. First, as mentioned, casseroles are forgiving dishes that usually allow for lots of substitutions and accommodations by the cook. That means a casserole is a great dish for a beginning cook to try his or her hand at. Your new cook can look at the recipe, or make up his or her own recipe, and then make changes to experiment with new flavors and combinations. It is a great learning experience that can lead to the invention of entirely new and neat dishes. And that can be very rewarding for a young person. Even if made the way the recipe calls for, a casserole allows for mistakes in measurement and ingredients. Casseroles are just great ways to make a dinner.

This casserole calls for either turkey or beef. These are very different meats with unique flavors and nutritional values. So you can expect quite different results whether you choose one or the other. But that is one of the fun things about making a casserole. You switch out one ingredient and you have a very different dish. You and your aspiring cook could each make one of these dishes, side by side, one with turkey and the other with beef. Serve them up to your family, and see which flavor appeals to you most. Enjoy this casserole soon.

Nutrition Facts for: Tater Tot Casserole From The Cookin' Chicks
Ingredients: Ground turkey or beef, canned corn, sour cream, canned mushroom soup, milk, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion chowder, cheddar cheese, tater tots.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 490, Calories from, Fat 251, Total Fat 27.9g 43%, Saturated Fat 9.7g 49%, Cholesterol 84mg 28%, Sodium 1242mg 52%, Potassium 640mg 18%, Carbohydrates 40.4g 13%, Dietary Fiber 3.4g 14%, Sugars 2.7g, Protein 24.0g, Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 14%, Calcium 19%, Iron 16%

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