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Cowboy Casserole Recipe

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Short on time? Don’t sacrifice quality or flavor with this easy and cheesy 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.

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.

Of course, no matter how busy I am, we still need to eat. And eat good.

That’s why I’m loving this cowboy tater tot casserole so much.

It’s cheesy, filling and such an easy homemade meal!

Cowboy Casserole Recipe

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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!

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

This dinner is one delicious casserole that you’ll all love.

Cowboy Casserole

Ingredients for Cowboy Casserole

This cowboy bake will satisfy even the hungriest cowboys in your house. It’s a hearty dinner!

Let’s grab the ingredients you need for this recipe!

You’ll need ground turkey — you could also use ground beef or even ground chicken. If you’re doing hamburger, I prefer to use 93/7.

A yellow onion, Rotel tomatoes, a can of whole kernel corn, cream of mushroom soup, shredded Colby Jack cheese, sour cream and Kidfresh Totally Rockin Tots.

From the spice rack, grab garlic powder, onion powder, ground black pepper and chives.

Tater Tot Casserole

How to Make Cowboy Casserole

As you get started, you’ll want to preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Next, pour the tater tots in the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish. Place in the oven and cook for 8 minutes. Remove them from the oven and transfer to a bowl. Then, turn your oven up to 425 degrees.

In a medium skillet, cook your onions until translucent. Then add the turkey. Cook for 5-6 minutes until it’s just done. Pour in the Rotel tomatoes and simmer until liquid has reduced.

Remove from heat and add sour cream, cream of mushroom soup, drained corn and half of your cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted.

Pour the mixture in the bottom of the baking dish and then spread half the remaining shredded cheese on top.

Layer the tater tots on top, pressing them down into the mixture. Sprinkle the remainder of the cheese on top, along with the chives.

Cover and bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes. Then uncover and bake for another 5-10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and serve.

Best Cowboy Casserole

Can You Freeze Cowboy Casserole?

Yes! Just be sure to store in a freezer safe, airtight container.

What to Serve with Cowboy Casserole

Since this casserole is such a great all in one dinner, I usually keep the sides easy too.

The recipe has potatoes and corn already so I usually make a nice side salad to go along with our cowboy casserole.

Easy Cowboy Casserole

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

Easy Cowboy Casserole
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Cowboy Casserole

This easy, cheesy recipe is the perfect dinner idea!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 359 kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.
Nutrition Facts
Cowboy Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Cowboy Casserole Recipe

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.

    2 Comments

    1. Tin

      August 4, 2018 at 8:56 am

      me too, no matter how busy I am – I will cook for my kids, and this recipe is really a great help! and yummy 🙂

    2. Cassidy

      August 22, 2018 at 11:57 am

      This is so similar to something my my mom used to make all the time. So good!

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