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Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 40 mins | Total Time: 50 mins | Yield: 8 servings

Incredibly tasty casserole with ground beef, corn, cheddar cheese, and sour cream topped with crispy tater tots. This easy meal is perfect for the whole family! A comforting meal to end a busy, stressful day.

Casseroles are amazing! They are not only excellent for busy days but always a star on potlucks. And casseroles are pretty flexible. I bet you have your favourites, and this Cowboy Casserole deserves a spot.

Busy day ahead? Prep this a day before and simply pop it in the oven the next day.


1/2 lb ground beef, (85/15)

1 c. corn

2/3 c. Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup

1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded and divided

1/3 c. whole milk

1/4 c. sour cream

1 tsp onion powder


1/2 tsp black pepper

1/2 c. bacon, cooked and crumbled

32 oz. tater tots

How to make Cowboy Casserole

Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 375 degrees.

Step 2: Cook the beef in a large skillet over medium heat until browned.

Step 3: To the skillet, add the corn, cream of mushroom soup, half a cup cheese, milk, sour cream, onion powder, black pepper, and bacon. Stir well.

Step 4: Layer the beef in a 9 x 13-inch pan, top with cheese, and line the tater tots up.

Step 5: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for about 40 to 45 minutes, uncovered.

Step 6: Remove from the oven, sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top, and bake for 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts:

Yield: 8 servings, Amount per serving: Calories: 148g | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 355mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 109g | Vitamin C: 2g | Calcium: 73g | Iron: 1g


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