The Ultimate Cheesy Tater Broccoli Casserole

  • The Ultimate Cheesy Tater Broccoli Casserole
  • The Ultimate Cheesy Tater Broccoli Casserole

I'm still reeling from the scary drive we had this last Sunday.

We left our home at 6am for a Volleyball Tournament with the youngest daughter, at the National Volleyball Center in Rochester, MN. It is 90 minutes away from where we live in North Iowa.

12 hours later, at 6pm, we left to return home and drove straight into a blizzard. For the first 2 hours we drove 35-40mph. The last 11 miles to our city is on a 2 lane country road, it took us 50 minutes, plowing through 5-8" snow and

The Ultimate Cheesy Tater Broccoli Casserole

Also seen on Salted Nuts


1 pound ground beef, 95% lean meat ( or Pork, Chicken or Turkey (I used lean ground Pork) )
1 onion ( small, diced )
10 ounces broccoli ( frozen, thawed )
1 tomato ( medium, chopped )
1 cup french fried onions ( divided )
1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese ( shredded )
10 3/4 ounces cream of mushroom soup ( Undiluted (sub your favorite cream soup) )
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
to taste salt
to taste black pepper



Layer Tater Tots or cubed potatoes in bottom of a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown beef; drain and saute onion until translucent. Add salt and pepper to taste.
In a bowl, combine 1 cup cheese, soup, milk and garlic powder.
Spoon beef mixture over hot Tater Tots.
Spread broccoli over meat, then tomatoes and then pour the soup mixture over to cover all.
Cover with foil and bake 25-30 minutes.
Uncover and sprinkle with remaining cheese and french fried onions. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Let rest 5-10 minutes to make serving easier (if you can wait that long!).

Adapted from Ore-Ida Tater Broccoli and Beef Casserole


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