This Sweet Potato Tater Tot Casserole is a healthier version of the classic hot-dish you love! Loaded with ground turkey, cream of mushroom soup, fresh veggies, cheese and sweet potato tots – you’re going to love this recreation!
You guys. Please tell me that you know what Tater Tot Casserole is. When I first met my husband and told him about the glory of it, he had never even heard of it! Cue the heart pains! Thankfully, I have since taught him all there is to know about it!
What is Tater Tot Casserole?
Let me fill you in on what the beauty of what Tater Tot Casserole entails. Some folks refer to it as a hot-dish. The classic version of this delicious casserole includes ground beef, cream of mushroom soup, lots of shredded cheese topped with tater tots. It’s wonderful to say the least.
We used to have it almost once a week growing up. It was the best! I remember always being so excited knowing it was Tater Tot Casserole night. I also remember 100% smothering mine in ketchup when it was still fresh and hot out of the oven and straight up burning my mouth. #worthit
Healthy Swaps for Sweet Potato Tater Tot Casserole:
I wanted to try and make it just a tad bit healthier without sacrificing any of that classic taste of tater tot casserole that I loved. So, instead of ground beef? Ground turkey! I actually added fresh veggies like onions, garlic and mushrooms! I subbed sweet potato tots for the regular tater tots.
Aren’t they the cutest little tots you ever did see? I surely think so. Lastly, I used a can of lower-sodium cream of mushroom soup. Not sure if that made a ton of difference, but I guess it made me feel a tad bit better.
Also, you’re more than welcome to make your own cream of mushroom soup for this. However, for this specific recipe, I really wanted to put myself in my reader’s shoes and ask myself if I wanted to make my own soup by the time I got home from a long day at work? And the answer was a big fat nope. Canned it is, then! You’re welcome, working folks of America.
What You’ll Need for the Sweet Potato Tater Tot Casserole:
- 1 bag of sweet potato tots
- ground turkey
- cheddar cheese
- lower sodium cream of mushroom soup
- fresh mushrooms, garlic and onion
The result of the healthier swaps resulted in the same amazing taste! It was super flavorful turkey, creamed in with the mushroom soup and fresh mushrooms and onions. It was extra cheesy and topped with those delightful little sweet potato tots that became perfectly caramelized and crunchy on top. I garnished it with green onion, sour cream which made it creamy/crunchy.
There is such a great balance here, folks. It’s not only healthier but it’s DELICIOUS!
Oh, and did I mention it can be done in one skillet? I’m all about those one skillet meals this Fall season. From this Skillet Refried Bean Dip to my Turkey Taco Quinoa Skillet, I’m just not into doing dishes this Fall. Who else is with me? Find out how to make this Sweet Potato Tot Casserole below! Xo.
Sweet Potato Tater Tot Casserole
This Sweet Potato Tater Tot Casserole is a healthier version of the classic hot-dish you love! Loaded with ground turkey, cream of mushroom soup, fresh veggies, cheese and sweet potato tots - you’re going to love this recreation!
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 4 oz. mushrooms, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 heaping cup of shredded cheddar cheese, use more if you want it extra cheesy
- 1 bag sweet potato tots
- drizzle of olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- optional garnish: sour cream, chopped green onions
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Dice your onion, garlic and mushrooms. Heat a large cast iron skillet on medium heat and add your onion. Cook for a few minutes until translucent and then add in your ground turkey and cook until brown.
Once browned, add in your garlic and mushrooms. Cook for 1-2 minutes and add a large pinch of salt and pepper. Stir well to combine.
Take off the heat. Add your can of cream of mushroom soup layer on top of the ground beef. Next, add your cheese. Lastly, top the skillet with the sweet potato tots.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until crispy and golden. Serve immediately. Optional garnish: sour cream, green onions. Enjoy!