Dairy-Free Tater Tot Casserole
 
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This is a great make-ahead recipe that you can even freeze in advance. We keep it simple, but feel free to make it your own with additional seasonings, vegetables, or even dairy-free cheese. If using a cheese alternative, I recommend sprinkling it on top of the meat mixture, under the tots.
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef, turkey, or vegan ground “meat”
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ½ to 2 cups cooked vegetables, such as frozen or canned green beans,
  • corn, peas, or a combination
  • 1¼ cups prepared dairy-free condensed soup (see below)
  • 1 pound frozen tater tots
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease a 9x13-inch baking dish or pan.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the onion and meat together until the meat is cooked through and the onions are softened, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Season the mixture with the salt and pepper.
  4. Stir the vegetables and the prepared cream soup into the meat mixture until combined.
  5. Evenly spread the casserole filling into your prepared baking dish.
  6. Lay the tater tots on the top of the casserole in a single layer. There may be a few tater tots left over.
  7. Bake the casserole uncovered until the filling is heated through and the tater tots are golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes. Serve hot.
  8. Cool, cover, and refrigerate any leftovers for up to 2 days.
Notes
Dairy-Free Cream of Soups: I use Alisa's dairy-free Classic Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe or Healthy Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup Recipe from Go Dairy Free: The Ultimate Guide and Cookbook, on pages 290 and 291. But she also has an Instant Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe online that works well.

All-Veggie Option: For a vegan option without a meat alternative, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until softened, 5 to 10 minutes. And increase the vegetable mixture in the recipe to 4 to 5 cups.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/dairy-free-tater-tot-casserole