Trolling blogs the other day, I came across a reader question: What are you going to serve for this Sunday’s Bears/Packers game? Down in the comments someone posted, “Nothing. I’ll be too stressed to eat!” Well, that may be true, but I’m sure it won’t stop a lot of people from grabbing bites in between plays.
Which brings me to my next point. What will you be serving on game day? Although I’ll be at B’s parents’ house, I hope they serve comfort food. Something hearty and cheesy. Something like this.
Tater Tot Casserole
1 – 32 oz bag tater tots
1 – 16 oz container light sour cream
1 cup reduced-fat cheese, such as cheddar or colby jack
1 – 10.75 oz can light cream of mushroom soup
1 – 6 oz can fried onions
Garlic powder, pepper and salt, to taste
1. This recipe can be made in a slow cooker or oven. In both cases, lightly spray the porcelain insert or a 9×13-inch casserole dish.
2. Layer the tater tots on the bottom. In a separate bowl, mix remaining ingredients (minus the onions) and spread over tots. Sprinkle onions over casserole.
3. If using a slow cooker, bake for 4 hours on low. If using the oven, bake for 50 minutes at 350 degrees.
Verdict: A- to A+
I have tried this both ways and I much prefer the oven version (A+). This keeps the tots crispier, whereas they get a bit mushy in the slow cooker. Something like this is perfect for game day because your guests can just scoop it themselves when they like and it will keep warm for a long time. Both times I made this for a crowd and I got rave reviews (but what did I expect, everyone loves tots!).