Cooktop Cove: The perfect make-ahead tater tot bacon cheeseburger casserole
Why would you use tater tots when craving a bacon cheeseburger? Because, as the recipe below points out, it's delicious. And using tater tots in place of a bun fits all of those delicious flavors neatly on a fork. But this dish is also a time-saving make-ahead meal. You can make it on a Sunday and freeze it until later that week when you need a quick and easy dinner.
This yummy dish starts with ground beef and bacon pieces spread throughout frozen tater tots. A delicious béchamel sauce is poured on top and cheese gets stirred throughout the entire mixture. After pouring it into a casserole dish, you can stop prep there, wrap it in foil and freeze. Or bake it and enjoy it right away. Whenever you decide to enjoy it, you'll be happy you did.
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