Nightwatch Recipes

Marlene’s Famous Tater Tot Casserole


  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1 large bag Tater Tots
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Pinch of parsley for garnish


  • Brown the hamburger.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine cooked hamburger, sour cream, cream of mushroom soup, cilantro, and any other spices to taste.
  • Coat 9″ x 13″ baking pan with nonstick spray.
  • Layer 1/2 bag of Tater Tots on the bottom of the pan, then 1/2 of the hamburger mixture, then the remaining Tater Tots, then top with remaining hamburger mixture, spreading evenly.
  • Cover with cheese.
  • Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve!

Serves 10-12

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