What I used:
1 lb 10 oz ground turkey
2 cans cream of celery soup
1 packet onion soup mix
3/4 cup fat free milk
2 cups frozen mixed veggies
1 bag (32 oz) tator tots
Non-stick cooking spray
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees (or whatever your tator
tots require). Spray 9x13 casserole with non-stick
2. Brown ground turkey in skillet then mix in onion
3. Mix remaining ingredients (except tator tots) with browned turkey.
4. Spread evenly in casserole dish and cover with tator tots.
5. Bake for 30 minutes or until tator tots are golden brown.
The Verdict: While both I and TheHusband enjoyed a delicious meal, we both thought it seemed a little salty even though I didn't add any extra salt.
What I'd do different: First, I'd use less meat and more veggies (even though TheHusband rather enjoyed the high meat to low veggie ratio). I have to admit the only reason I used so much meat was because I wanted to use it up before it went bad. At least it was ground turkey and not ground beef.
Second, even though I checked the product labels to specifically pick the lower sodium versions of the ingredients, I think I'll make further adjustments in future versions of this recipe. For instance, instead of using the onion soup mix I'll just use real chopped onions. And, I'll be looking for even lower sodium cream of celery soup.
Finally, I'd leave it in the oven a little bit longer so the tator tots can get even crunchier. While they were completely cooked through, I would have preferred a more crunchy texture. I just couldn't wait though, it smelled sooooo delicious I just had to have some.
So, what are your favorite comfort foods? Got any recipes you think I should try? Let me know, TheHusband and I are always looking for new things to try.