A simple filling casserole, packed with flavor. Onions, mushrooms, and spinach add zing to this long time favorite of my family and all those I've served it to.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Crumble the ground beef into a large skillet over medium-high heat. When it starts to release some juices, add the onion. Season with Worcestershire sauce and pepper. When the beef is nearly completely browned, add the mushrooms, and saute them for a couple of minutes. Drain off any excess grease, and stir in the cream of mushroom soup and spinach.

  • Transfer the beef mixture to a 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with slices of Swiss cheese. Neatly layer the potato rounds over the top.

  • Bake for 45 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, until the potato rounds are toasted.

Tip

Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

410 calories; 25.5 g total fat; 80 mg cholesterol; 707 mg sodium. 20.1 g carbohydrates; 27.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2009
Very yummy with some alterations. I used 1 can cream of mushroom and 1 can cream of chicken and also added 8 oz of sour cream. Browned the meat with garlic powder ground pepper and parsley. Also I grated the onions to get the juices in there as well. After browning the meat stir in soups and sour cream then add to baking dish. Topped that with grated cheddar topped with taters and then added a bit more cheese 10 mins til I was done and topped that with french cut green beans. Turned out very good with the beans on top. The taters actually were crunchy on top and fell apart on the bottom and mixed with the soup. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2005
This recipe is just "okay " but I used shredded Mexican mix cheese as I just couldn't imagine using Swiss. It cooked for over an hour and for the last 8 minutes I cranked up the oven to 450 in order to fully cook/brown the tater tots. The recipe seems to be missing something but I'm not sure what. My husband and daughter smothered it in catsup (which says something). The bottom of the tater tots were kind of soggy (as they sat in the meat/cheese mixture). This is a very heavy meal. All in all it just didn't cut it for me. If I could give it 3.5 stars I would but that's about it. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2009
Very yummy with some alterations. I used 1 can cream of mushroom and 1 can cream of chicken and also added 8 oz of sour cream. Browned the meat with garlic powder ground pepper and parsley. Also I grated the onions to get the juices in there as well. After browning the meat stir in soups and sour cream then add to baking dish. Topped that with grated cheddar topped with taters and then added a bit more cheese 10 mins til I was done and topped that with french cut green beans. Turned out very good with the beans on top. The taters actually were crunchy on top and fell apart on the bottom and mixed with the soup. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2006
I made this for a crowd and made a whole recipe the general census was it was "good" but a little bland. Not sure if I missed something in the preperation or not. I still liked it alot. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2009
Very yummy with some alterations. I used 1 can cream of mushroom and 1 can cream of chicken and also added 8 oz of sour cream. Browned the meat with garlic powder ground pepper and parsley. Also I grated the onions to get the juices in there as well. After browning the meat stir in soups and sour cream then add to baking dish. Topped that with grated cheddar topped with taters and then added a bit more cheese 10 mins til I was done and topped that with french cut green beans. Turned out very good with the beans on top. The taters actually were crunchy on top and fell apart on the bottom and mixed with the soup. Read More
(12)
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2008
It was a hit with everyone and there were no leftovers. I tweaked it up a bit using ground venison that we had on hand American cheese and a fraction of the spinach... but it was really tastey and my picky little one ate every bite. I am thinking it will be fun to try it with different cheeses and maybe ground turkey. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2011
We enjoyed this. We used about 4 loosely packed cups of fresh spinach (which we then rough chopped and didn't precook) instead of frozen and shredded mozzarella because we didn't have any swiss. Otherwise made as written. I would make it again but with about 1/2 lb. to 1 lb. less beef and another cup of spinach. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2009
Gave it 4 stars because I had to tweak it a little. Did not use spinach. Added 1 large can of french cut green beans. Used 1 can of cream of mushroom and 1 can cream of celery and some sour cream. No swiss- added cheddar cheese and french fried onions the last 30 min. With these changes 5 stars! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2009
This recipe was really a nice change. It was easy and simple to make also. I omited the mushrooms and used one can of cream of celery and one can of cream of mushroom since that is all I had in the pantry. I also left out the spinach and used cheddar instead of swiss on half of the casserole just to see which I liked better. Both sides were delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2005
This recipe is just "okay " but I used shredded Mexican mix cheese as I just couldn't imagine using Swiss. It cooked for over an hour and for the last 8 minutes I cranked up the oven to 450 in order to fully cook/brown the tater tots. The recipe seems to be missing something but I'm not sure what. My husband and daughter smothered it in catsup (which says something). The bottom of the tater tots were kind of soggy (as they sat in the meat/cheese mixture). This is a very heavy meal. All in all it just didn't cut it for me. If I could give it 3.5 stars I would but that's about it. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2005
This was very good. I had never had tater tot casserole before. I compared a few recipes before setteling on this one. I liked it because it had vegetables and no heavy sour cream. I used half fat cream of mushroom soup and added ground beef to the mix. I also decided to mix it all together. It was quite good but still heavy. Not something I would make very often but definetly will make again. My 2 year old also loved it. (Yeay! I got her to eat spinach!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
Husband & son loved it!!! Read More
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