Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Tater Tot Casserole and Core tips

Here is the recipe I use for Tater Tot Casserole. I will admit I don't LOVE this recipe, but my DH does, so I make it when he requests it. I think it needs something more, but it's low in points--at least the recipe I was given is. :)

Tater Tot Casserole

72 onion flavored tater tots (I've NEVER found onion flavor)
1 lb. extra lean ground beef
1 chopped onion
1 can lowfat cream of chicken soup
1 can regular cr. of mushroom soup
3/4 c. kraft 2% finely shredded cheddar cheese

Brown gr. beef and onion together, then drain. Mix in both cans of soup. Spray a square casserole pan with pam and arrange the tater tots in a single layer. Top with the beef/soup mixture, and spread the cheese on top. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
12 servings 4.5 pts each

Thanks for the core tips dazey! :) I know the key to this program is to plan (I've done it before, but it's been a long while!) I already have my menu made out for the week and am going to the store tonight. The only problem I have with core is I find I eat a lot of red meat on core. Like steak. I LURVE steak. I decided we are going to Logan's Friday night b/c they have Porterhouse steak and I love it. I will be bringing leftovers home that night for sure...then I can have a steak salad on Saturday for lunch. :) See already planning! I did read in my book that bean dip is core so I am happy about that.

Where do I find WW couscous? I've had couscous before, but it wasn't in the book as a core food (it was in a box). I may be going to several different stores tonight. Ugh...I hate that.

I am in Indiana, so yes the mid-west. I grew up in Southern Indiana but now live in Indianapolis (well a suburb). I didn't discover tater tot casserole until I moved up here. :)

I'm off to get some lunch. I'll BBL!!!

For whatever reason the font keeps getting messed up on here. Driving me nuts!!


Jenn said...

Stealing that recipe, thank you very much :)

w8forme said...

Yay! I'm finding all my wwatchen family! Seeing all your blogs, I feel like such a slacker. Wow, I've got to get to work!

Anonymous said...

Ditto - my kids would LOVE it! I'm going shopping tomorrow and buying the stuff for sure! Take Care!

Formeforlife said...

I'm back! Thanks for your email...I grew up in Indy...moved in grade 5 and ended up going to Butler for college. We lived there for 3 years before we went to grad school.

ANYWAY...my mom-in-law makes Tator Tot Casserole very similar to this one. She adds in canned green beans...the french cut kind. Great way to add in a veggie...especially for kids! My hubby ALWAYS requests it!

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Have a great week!

Calyn said...

I think my DH is going to love this recipe. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! :)

Becca said...

I usually do this same recipe but I put mixed veggies in there (the kind with corn, green beans, peas, carrots, lima beans) and the DH LOVES IT!