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Sunday, August 28, 2011

(Carrie's Famous) Tater Tot Shepard's Pie

In the beginning of this month I had the pleasure of escaping on vacation with a group of dear friends of mine for a whole week to Cape Cod.  We were all of 15 - 9 women and 7 children (ages 7 months - 9 years old) in one lovely house over looking the water.....

We enjoyed one sunset after another...each one more beautiful and full of magic than the one before.

Watching the sun set each evening was just one of the many highlights of our vacation.  FOOD...absolutely scrumptious food was a huge part of our vacation too.  Making sure those kiddos were well fueled for all their swimming and low-tide adventures was very important.  Carrie, as seen below with her adorable little doggie named, Saki ....

....made 3 scrumptious, kid-friendly casseroles that were gobbled down with happiness by all.  One of the three casseroles that she made was a Tater Tot Shepard's Pie.  It was SO good!  When we came home from vacation it was one of the first meals I made for my family.  They loved it as I know you guys will too.

(Carrie's Famous) Tater Tot Shepard's Pie


1 1/2 ground beef or turkey
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 can cream of corn
1 can sweet corn, drained
1-2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1  bag frozen Tater Tots


1.  Over medium heat saute chopped onion until soft.  Add in ground meat and cook to brown. Turn off heat and then drain grease.  Stir in garlic salt, ground pepper and Worcestershire sauce.  Pour meat mixture into a 9x13 baking dish.

2.  Over ground meat mixture layer spoon can of creamed corn and drained can of sweet corn. Sprinkle a layer of grated cheese over corn.

3. Layer frozen tater tots over grated cheese.....

....and then sprinkle with more cheese to finish it off.  Pop into preheated 350 degrees oven.  Bake for 25-30 minutes (check after 20 minutes to make sure casserole is not getting too brown).

Serve up some yumminess!

Happy Tater Tot Shepard's Pie Baking!


  1. So beautiful and sounds like a wonderful trip. Must admit I am a little jealous!! This shepherds pie version looks delicious. Would love a serving right now!

  2. My little one would love this!

  3. My kids would go crazy over this. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. :) Nothing is better than relaxing at the ocean.

  4. What a fun, easy recipe for shepherds pie! And lucky you being able to spend a week at the Cape!

  5. That looks like a blast! What a wonderful time and the shepard's pie looks like a great recipe for a large get together with lots of kids! I will have to keep it in mind! Cheers to a great weekend!

  6. Oh fun!! I love this! I usually use regular ol' mashed potatoes but I'm going to use tater tots from now on! Thanks for sharing!



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