Friday, September 17, 2010

Tater Tot Casserole for Lily

I served this for Lily, Joe, Eddie, Angie, Jason, and the normal householders here last week. Don't think Paul had any, but we never know...

Enough Tater Tots to cover the bottom of your pan (Hash browns can be used in a pinch)
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cup sour cream (light works fine)
A bit of salt, pepper and nutmeg

1 1/2 cup corn flakes
2-3 tablespoons melted butter

1 ) Spray or grease a 7 x 11 inch pan or its equivalent. Arrange your tots on the bottom. If you'd like to save cooking time, microwave this for about 8 minutes while you stir up the filling and topping.

2 ) Stir together the soup, cheese, sour cream and seasonings. Try not to eat too much...it's pretty good!
Dump this on top of the tots.

3 ) Mix together the corn flakes and the butter or margarine. Dump on the top of the filling. Bake for 1/2 an hour - longer if you left the tots frozen - at 375 degrees.

This is easy to make ahead. If you don't have corn flakes, use broken crackers - saltines or cheesy ones - or even rice krispies.