Tater Tot Pizza Casserole

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Tater Tot Pizza Casserole

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Diet: Low Calorie
Keyword: kid friendly
Main Protein: Pork
Cooking Method: Oven
Servings: 4
Calories: 276kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups tater tots frozen
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes optional
  • 1/4 cup pepperoni slices
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 large (gallon) freezer bag or reusable silicone bag
  • 1 medium (quart) freezer bag

Instructions

Assembly Instructions:

  • Place the frozen tater tots, tomato sauce, seasonings, pepperoni, and chopped green pepper in a large resealable bag. Remove the excess air and seal.
  • Measure out the shredded cheddar cheese into a medium-sized freezer bag and seal. Staple the bags together above the seal.

Cooking Instructions:

  • Thaw. Dump the contents of the large bag into a square baking dish. Sprinkle the cheese on top.
  • Cover with tin foil. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes. If cheese is not fully melted, remove the tin foil and cook for another 5 minutes.

Cook immediately instructions:

  • Lay the frozen tater tots in an even layer on the bottom of your casserole dish.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the tomato sauce and seasonings. Spread the tomato sauce over the tater tots.
  • Sprinkle the cheese on in an even layer and finish with your choice of pizza toppings.
  • Cover with tin foil. Heat oven. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes.

Notes

If desired, you can add sliced mushrooms, finely cubed ham, crumbled bacon, chopped onions, or diced tomatoes. Whichever flavours you like on your pizza you can add to the tater tot casserole.
One of the greatest things about this recipe is that it's so easy for little ones to help with it. They can dump the tots in the pan, spread the tomato sauce over the tater tots, and sprinkle on the toppings.
If you made it ahead as a freezer meal, they can pretty much assemble the whole thing. Depending on their age, they may need help putting it into the oven. This recipe is a great way to give kids a bit of independence in the kitchen.

Nutrition

Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 740mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 597IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 240mg | Iron: 2mg