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Poor Man Husband Casserole

  • Author: Marsha



1 lb. ground beef or turkey

1 onion, chopped

12 cloves garlic, minced

1 can (10.75 oz.) cream of mushroom soup

1 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt

1 package (16 oz.) frozen mixed vegetables (like peas, carrots, green beans, etc.)

1 bag (16 oz.) frozen tater tots

12 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Salt and pepper, to taste

Optional seasonings: dried basil, oregano, or thyme


Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

Cook the Meat: In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground meat, breaking it apart with a spatula, until no longer pink. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and continue to cook until the onion becomes translucent.

Add Soup and Sour Cream: Reduce the heat to low, and stir in the cream of mushroom soup and sour cream (or Greek yogurt). Mix until well combined.

Add Vegetables: Stir in the frozen mixed vegetables and season with salt, pepper, and any optional seasonings you like. Cook until everything is heated through.

Assemble the Casserole: Pour the beef and vegetable mixture into a 9×13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with half of the shredded cheddar cheese. Arrange the frozen tater tots on top in a single layer. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the tater tots.

Bake: Place the casserole in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the tater tots are golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Serve: Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!