This is a recipe everyone in the family will love. Vegetarian or not, the combination of tater tots, cheese, and mushroom soup will drive your taste buds crazy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

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  • Arrange tater tots in the prepared baking dish.

  • In a mixing bowl, combine sour cream, cheese, and mushroom soup. Pour this mixture over the tater tots. Sprinkle onions over the top of the casserole.

  • Bake in the 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 45 to 60 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

718 calories; protein 11.5g 23% DV; carbohydrates 56.2g 18% DV; fat 53.3g 82% DV; cholesterol 53.1mg 18% DV; sodium 1329.8mg 53% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2006
this is officially my new favorite recipe! i did make a few changes to improve it slightly in my book. i used extra crispy tater tots (instead of regular tots), used fat free knudsens brand sour cream and 98% fat free cream of chicken soup. i used sharp cheddar and doubled the recommended amount (i love cheese!). i also bought the larger can of french fried onions and mixed 1/2 in with the soup, sc, and cheese mixture. once the mixture is spread over the tots, i sprinkled with garlic powder and finished it off with the last of the ff onions. super easy and heats up great for leftovers! yummmm.... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/12/2011
Sorry but we didn't care for this at all. Read More
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401 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 241
  • 4 star values: 109
  • 3 star values: 28
  • 2 star values: 14
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2006
this is officially my new favorite recipe! i did make a few changes to improve it slightly in my book. i used extra crispy tater tots (instead of regular tots), used fat free knudsens brand sour cream and 98% fat free cream of chicken soup. i used sharp cheddar and doubled the recommended amount (i love cheese!). i also bought the larger can of french fried onions and mixed 1/2 in with the soup, sc, and cheese mixture. once the mixture is spread over the tots, i sprinkled with garlic powder and finished it off with the last of the ff onions. super easy and heats up great for leftovers! yummmm.... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2007
This will replace my tater-tot casserole recipe after adding a few things to the original recipe. Since it's not a main dish in this household if there's no meat, I added a pound of hambuger browned with some onions. I mixed in a can of green beans, cut the sour cream in half, and added some garlic powder, salt, and pepper. I also used 2 cups of sharp cheddar instead of just one. I was a little skeptical of putting the tater-tots on the bottom, but they crisped up nicely. My friend and her mom who were over for dinner couldn't stop eating it! Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2007
Very easy, and surprisingly good. When I put a layer of frozen tater tots on the bottom of the pan, and this gloopy mess that was supposed to turn into "sauce" on the top, I had my doubts. I wasn't sure it would really turn into a casserole. But it came out great. Tasty, very filling, and it makes a LOT. Would be a great dish for feeding a large group. I followed the recipe, but added an extra cup of cheese to the sauce mixture. I used non-fat sour cream. I also added some chopped red bell pepper, some cooked and chopped up sausage, (veggie sausage that is - 1 pkg MorningStar Farms brand veggie sausage patties,)and one bag frozen broccoli florets. I was very good, and the FF onions, (which I almost omitted, since they don't seem much like a real food item to me) actually add some great texture and flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2006
This casserole if a family favorite! I add a can of peas, a small onion, and 1 pound of cooked hamburger and use a little more sour cream and a little milk so it's not so thick. FABOULOUS! I make it a couple times a month by request Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2008
NOTE: My rating is based on the modifications I made as follows: 1) I didn't have the fried onions so I used about a cup of raw onion diced and added it to the sour cream/soup/cheese mixture. 2) I ended up almost doubling the cheese and put some of it on top of the casserole before baking it. 3) I let it bake an extra 20 minutes This recipe was better tasting to me than the traditional cheesey potatoes we make using southern style hash browns. I was surprised at this and at how the tater tots break apart into smaller pieces so that the cheese/soup/sour cream mixture blends in throughout the casserole. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2003
VERY teenage friendly! I used cream of chicken soup instead and it was awesome!! My husband & I liked it but it was my 3 teens that gobbled this down. The ONLY problem I had was not "oiling" my casserole dish down as suggested and I used Pam spray instead. Next time I'll use cooking oil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2010
Super easy & surprisingly very good! The tator tots/rounds crisp up nicely & the sauce is very creamy. I would definitely double the amount of cheese though! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2005
This recipe was very good. I used half the sour cream and added red peppers and chopped broccoli. My husband loved it and requested it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2011
The ultimate in comfort food! This dish brings me back to my childhood...even my college sorority cook made this. This version is definitely better. After finding this recipe and making this many many times now I make the following changes: brown a pound of 93/7 hamburger seasoned with garlic powder pepper and half an onion; no grease to drain! I brown an entire bag of crispy crowns instead of regular tots. I layer the hamburger meat over the crispy crowns then spread the soup mixture which incorporates the top reviewer's suggestion to add more sharp cheddar than called for some French fried onions and I also season the mixture with additional spices to my liking (garlic & onion powders a little paprika and pepper). I also use the Roasted Garlic Cream of Mushroom soup and the entire 16 oz container of sour cream. It's thick and creamy and using the back of a spoon it spreads easier than you think. So what if the hamburger is mixed in? Top that with some additional cheese and bake 35-40 minutes at 350. 1-2 minutes before it's done I sprinkle a few more French fried onions on the top and turn the oven to broil. After taking it out let it sit for 10 minutes. Perfection! Now if only my husband would let me add some green beans to the mix.... Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/12/2011
Sorry but we didn't care for this at all. Read More
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