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Cowboy Casserole Recipe

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Short on time? Don’t sacrifice quality or flavor with this Cowboy Casserole Recipe — the perfect meal for busy nights!

Life has been oh so busy lately. Between photography clients, blogging clients and our family being sick, my year has kicked off in full gear.

Cowboy Casserole Recipe

I’m proud to partner with Kidfresh Foods to bring you this delicious recipe idea! 

Like most mamas, I’m juggling an overflowing plate. I’m all about finding solutions that keep my family happy and healthy while preserving my sanity!

One area that I’m getting some extra help in is the kitchen. I love creating and serving my family wholesome meals — but sometimes I just don’t have enough hours in the day for all the prep necessary.

Kidfresh Tater Tots

On those busy days, I’m utilizing extra support from my secret weapon: Kidfresh.

Have you heard of Kidfresh? Their frozen foods boast some kid’s favorites but include hidden vegetables, they’re non-GMO and without artificial ingredients.

I swear by them. My boys love their mac and cheese and their chicken nuggets especially. Although there isn’t a single product we’ve tried that we don’t all love. They’re a healthy, nutritious option on those busy days.

They love how good they taste and mama loves how easy they are to prepare and that they don’t have artificial ingredients.

Kidfresh is truly a brand that I completely trust and feel good about serving to my family.

How to Make Cowboy Casserole

While Kidfresh products are great on their own, they can help kick any recipe up a notch. It’s been chilly lately, so we’ve all been in the mood for comfort food.

You can snag a $1 off coupon now as well.

I knew that I could make my husband’s favorite cowboy casserole using the Kidfresh tater tots would make it even more amazing. I wasn’t wrong.

Can I just say, these little tots are ADDICTING!!! Truly the best I’ve ever had.

Cowboy Casserole

They are packed with flavor. Plus, they’re crispy on the outside and soft on the inside — the perfect combination in my opinion.

Tater Tot Casserole

I think Ryan ate almost this entire cowboy casserole himself. After weeks of dealing with busy schedules and illness, I think he needed some good comfort food!

Best Cowboy Casserole

You can’t go wrong with hearty ingredients, crispy tots smothered in cheese!

Easy Cowboy Casserole

The recipe is easy to put together, even on the busiest nights. I know your family will love it as much as mine!


Cowboy Casserole Recipe

  • Author: Spaceships and Laser Beams
  • Prep Time: :20
  • Cook Time: :25
  • Total Time: -50639714.133333 minute
  • Yield: 4-6


  • 1 pound 93/7 ground turkey
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese, divided
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chives
  • 1 bag frozen Kidfresh Totally Rockin Tots


  1. Turn on your oven to 375°.
  2. Pour the tater tots in the bottom of your 9×13 baking dish.  Place in the oven and cook for 8 minutes.   Remove from oven and transfer to a bowl.  Turn the oven up to 425.
  3. In a medium skillet, cook your onions until translucent and add turkey.  Cook for 5-6 minutes until turkey is just done.  Pour in the rotel tomatoes and simmer until liquid has reduced.
  4. Remove from heat and add sour cream, cream of mushroom soup, drained corn, 1/2 of your cheese.  Stir until cheese is melted.
  5. Pour the mixture in the bottom of you baking dish then spread ½ the reminder cheese on top.
  6. Layer the tater tots on top, pressing them down into the mixture.  Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese and chives.
  7. Cover and bake at 425 for 20 minutes.  Uncover and bake for another 5-10 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and serve.

Melodee Fiske

Melodee is a mom of two energetic and independent boys who fuel her need for coffee. She is a foodie who loves creating and photography so has combined her passions to share with the world. When she’s not behind the camera, she’s giving piggy back rides, building car tracks or running to Target…again.