Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Not Gonna Lie…

I’m not gonna  lie…I was nervous as heck to try out this recipe.  I mean, in theory, it sounded pretty good, but you never know.  I’m never one to shy away from new recipes…unless they reuire some random ingredients or seem overly complicated.  After all, I like quick & easy!  And since this recipe seemed way too easy to pass up, I had to try it.  I was PLEASANTLY surprised!!  This will definitely be hittin’ the dinner table again…SOON!!!  SOOOO good!!!


1 pkg hot sausage {I used Jimmy Dean}

1 onion, chopped

4 large garlic cloves, pressed

1 can cream of onion soup

1 can cheddar cheese soup

1 can fiesta nacho cheese soup

1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper

1 pkg. tater tots {32 oz.}, partially thawed


Combine sausage, garlic, and onion in a large skillet and cook on medium high heat.  Cook until meat is nice and crumbly.

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Once meat is browned, stir in the soups and crushed red pepper.

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While the sausage & soup mixture is cooking, line the bottom of a 2 qt. casserole dish with half of the tater tots.


Spread the sausage & soup mix evenly over the layer of tots.


Arrange another layer of tots on top of the sausage & soup mix.


Bake according to the directions on the tater tot package.  I think I baked ours at 425 for 20 minutes.  Just long enough for the tots to cook & brown :) Mmmmmmm….


If you’re thinkin’ this reminds you of a traditional tater tot casserole, you’re right…except this one is SOOOO much better!!  SO much more flavor & creaminess and it packs a little punch!!  We like things hot & spicy around here, so this was right up our alley ;)  Well, it wasn’t that hot & spicy, but it definitely had a kick!  If you don’t want the kick, leave out the red pepper and use mild sausage instead of hot.  I promise you’ll LOVE it!!!!!


  1. Oh my. This looks yummy! I printed this out and will definitely be making this very soon.

  2. this one looks WAY yummier than the traditional tater tot casserole...can't wait to give it a try and see if it's a hit in our house!

  3. I couldn't decide if it was just my crazy pregnancy tastebuds that made this sound yummy... But I made it tonight and it was great! My husband and 19-month-old love it too! Thanks!

  4. I found your blog from pinterest, but after searching through I found this recipe. I am in love. Everyone, including my picky 3 and 7 year old love this recipe. I am making it again tomorrow night.

  5. I just made this tonight & it is YUMMY!! I used ground beef instead of sausage though & left out the garlic cloves & just sprinkled some garlic powder instead, & I left out the red pepper. But the soup & hamburger mix together is freaking AMAZING!! I could eat it just like that too! lol

  6. Oh and I also added shredded cheese on the top!! yummyness!

  7. This is my hubby's favorite Dinner! I'm making it now. I'm such a fan of your recipes! Thank you! Keep em coming!