January 31, 2014

Seahawks Party Food – Golden Tate-r Casserole recipe

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Golden Tate-r Casserole

This recipe is incredibly easy to make and it’s basically cheesy potato casserole, but I substituted tater tots for the hash browns. In honor of Golden Tate (Seahawks #81), I’m calling it Golden Tate-r Casserole or if you’re feeling a little feisty it can be called Golden Tate-r Kick-asserole 


2 pounds Tater Tots (frozen)

2 cans condensed Cream of Potato soup (undiluted).
I used Cream of Chicken, because it’s what I had on hand. I think any cream soup will work. Low sodium would be best, since you have so much cheese in the recipe

2 cups (8 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
If you can, I recommend using Tillamook cheddar cheese to represent the Northwest! 

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/2 tsp garlic salt (optional)

 Optional: Top with bacon


1.) In a large bowl combine the soup, sour cream and garlic salt. Add your frozen tater tots, cheddar cheese and mix well.

2.) Put mixture into a 13in x 9in x 2in dish.

3.) Top with parmesan cheese (and cheddar if you want it more “golden”)

4.) Bake at 350 degrees for about 55-60 minutes, uncovered.

I think next time I’ll top with crunchy bacon. Serve as a dip or as a casserole.



You might also want to check out my Russells Sprouts Cheesy dip – think artichoke dip, but better and in honor of Russell Wilson.

Go Seahawks!

Thanks to my mother-in-law Melinda for the cheesy potato recipe that I modified with tots!


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  1. My family and I really enjoy this and make it often. Yum!

  2. So do the tater tots stay as tots or do they melt in with the rest? I’ve never seen a tot casserole with the tots mixed in, only on top. I don’t usually like it because they turn out pretty mushy.

    • They weren’t complete mush, they broke apart almost like the shredded hash browns. That’s why I thought some bacon might be good to add, so you have some texture. 🙂

      • I might try it this way and see. Sounds like it would be much better with them broken up inside than mushy on the top. If I do it, I’ll add bacon and let you know!

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