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Friday, January 18, 2013

Pizza Tot Casserole

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Most of us remember eating "Tater Tot Casserole" growing up. It seems that everybody's mom had their own version. It usually consisted of some sort of cream of whatever soup, ground beef, a veggie - usually corn or green beans and tater tots. While that version is great, I personally think this Pizza Tot Casserole is better! My family just loves it .... and yours will too! It's super easy to make and is a nice variation of the classic! Enjoy!







Pizza Tot Casserole
Yield: 6-8 servings

1 lb. Italian sausage
3 oz. pepperoni slices, halved
1 small green pepper, seeded and chopped
1 small onion, chopped
4 oz. fresh mushrooms, chopped
1 jar (14-15 oz.) pizza sauce
2 cups (8 oz.) Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 bag (32 oz.) frozen tater tots

Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a 9 x 13 - inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. In a skillet, brown and crumble sausage with the green pepper, onions and mushrooms over medium-high heat. Cook until the sausage is no longer pink and the vegetables are tender-crisp. Drain. Return the mixture to the pan and add the pepperoni and pizza sauce. Mix well. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Top with Mozzarella cheese. Top with tater tots. Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown and the cheese is melted. 

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28 comments:

  1. Very catchy name and it looks delicious! We do not have tater tots {it's a potato kind of thing?} Do you think I can sub that with frozen hashbrowns? Pinned, but I would like to make a note re the tater tots :-)Thanks Jamie!

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  2. I have yet to make Tater Tot Casserole, however it is in our Family Reunion Cookbook, as my Auntie has been making it for years, along with a few other family memories.

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  3. That does sound good! I've honestly never tried a Tater Tot casserole but I can see the kids would love it.

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  4. I think I led a very sheltered childhood. Mom never made tater tot casserole! I've seen it here and there though and I have to agree--pizza sounds better!

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  5. My mom never made it but I have - a lot! This variation sounds wonderful!

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  6. That would be a great easy supper one night. (From one Jamie to another! I like how you even have your name spelled "right". lol!) Pinning so I remember to try it!

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  7. I'm not sure that's something my mom ever made..if so it was rare. I like this version with more of a pizza flair though, sounds yummy!

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  8. Pizza is my favorite food, so ill try it! Found you at Country Cook Weekend Potluck!

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  9. What a great idea I'm almost thinking of mixing the tots with the sausage and making pancakes? Hmmh. thanks for sharing this with us on foodie friday.

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  10. I love this idea and will be trying it... Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and hope that you will join us next week.

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  11. This looks great. I make something very similar to this!

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  12. Another great recipe! I'm going to pin this and share it with my daughter who loves tater tot casseroles!

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  13. Oh, this looks SO good, and brings back so many good memories! :) Thanks for a great post! :)
    ~Joy from Yesterfood

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  14. Thanks so much for sharing this on Manic Monday!!!

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  15. This looks delicious. I make something very similar, but use egg noodles instead of tater tots. But, definitely trying the tater tots next time!

    Hopped over from the Tempt my Tummy hop.

    Julia @ Mom on the Run x2

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  16. Yep, my kids most certainly would love this! I think I would too! Gosh, haven't had tater tots in years! Thanks for the memories and for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

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  17. Ooh yum, how could this not taste good?? Pizza and tator tots, sign me up!

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  18. This is much tastier than the old version Thanks for linking at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!!

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  19. This looks good! I hate mushrooms so would leave those out and would probably add lots of garlic. Thanks for sharing, just pinned!

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  20. Oh my word, you make some very yummy foods. Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

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  21. Thank you for coming by and linking, Jamie!

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  22. I love tater tots! This looks so yummy :)

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  23. Hi Jamie,
    This looks so good, can't wait to try them. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  24. This looks yummy! Please share this in a new Linky Party --Weekend Kitchen Creations at www.weekendkitchencreations.blogspot.com. Please join us, share your delicious creation, build more traffic for your blog and get other scrumptious ideas.

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  25. I am putting this on my March menu that will be available in a free printable with a hyperlink back to you. The post goes live on Thursday 2/28. Thanks so much for helping me plan my menu!

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  26. Jamie, Is this recipe okay to divide up and freeze half for later and cook half now?

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    1. Although I have never done it, I would imagine that it would be fine to do! I would suggest saving the mixture separately and thawing it before putting it in a casserole and topping with cheese and tater tots - then proceeding as directed. I would love to hear how it turns out for you!

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