Texas Tater Casserole

Texas Tater Casserole

Spice up traditional Tater Tot casserole with salsa, chili powder and taco-seasoned cheese.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:10

Hr:Mins

Makes

6

servings

1
pound lean ground beef
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium stalk celery, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
cans (10 3/4 ounces each) condensed Cheddar cheese soup
1
can (11 ounces) Green Giant® SteamCrisp® Mexicorn® whole kernel corn, red and green peppers, drained
1/2
cup Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky picante
2
teaspoons chili powder
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
bag (16 ounces) frozen potato nuggets
1/2
cup shredded taco-seasoned cheese (2 ounces)
  1. Heat oven to 375°. Cook beef, onion, celery and garlic in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain.
  2. Stir soup, corn, picante, chili powder and pepper into beef mixture. Spoon into ungreased 2 1/2-quart casserole. Top with frozen potato nuggets.
  3. Bake uncovered 40 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.
Makes 6 servings (1 1/2 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
You can use salsa in place of the picante sauce in this recipe.
Success Hint
There's no need to peel garlic cloves when you use a garlic press. Simply pop the clove, skin and all, into the press, then squeeze. The garlic flesh will be forced through the mesh, while the skin stays in the press.
Frozen potato nuggets also come in onion flavor and in mini-size nuggets. Try one of these to complement this casserole.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 540
    • (Calories from Fat 280),
  • Total Fat 31g
    • (Saturated Fat 14g,),
  • Cholesterol 70mg;
  • Sodium 1810mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 45g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
  • Protein 25g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 3 Vegetable;
    • 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.