I’ll admit that I didn’t come up with this one on my own. I was
obsessing over browsing Pinterest and saw this and just thought, “Why haven’t I ever thought of that?!” What a brilliant idea to use tater tots in a casserole! And topping it with tacos? YUM! That’s just putting two of my favorite things together. Not going to lie, I might have 3 bags of mini tater tots in my freezer right now. For 2 adults… Yeah, my kids are weird and don’t eat them, but that’s a story for another day.
When you look at the key ingredients, it certainly looks like an Old El Paso ad, doesn’t it? It’s no surprise that this recipe originated from Old El Paso.
You start by making taco meat using a taco seasoning packet and a couple extra additions. Once it’s cooked, add in a whole cup of shredded cheese. How could it not be good when there’s cheese baked right in?
Next is a layer of frozen tater tots and enchilada sauce. Oh – enchilada sauce… I may not be able to have tacos without you again.
The casserole is baked until heated through. In the last few minutes, cheese is sprinkled on top and cooked until melted. Then it’s ready to eat! Feeds 8-10.
I was surprised to see that the tater tots add a texture like rice to the dish. I prefer to avoid rice, so what a brilliant idea to use tater tots instead of rice. It was great! What other times can I substitute tater tots for rice? Hmmm… ideas formulating… possibilities are endless…
What recipes do you want to add tater tots to? Let me know in the comments below!
P.S. No time to make this now? Pin it for reference later!