Alex's Tater Tot Bake

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 375F. 

2. In a cast iron skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Once slightly browned, add onion, carrots, garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

 

3. Once onion soften (about 7 minutes), add flour. Stir constantly for 3 minutes. 

4. Slowly add milk and cream mixture, stirring slowly to incorporate. 

5. Add chicken stock, peas, sage, and preferred meat; cook until meat is cooked through. 

6. Pour mixture into a 9x13 buttered baking dish. Arrange tater tots on top. Bake for 27-30 minutes or until tater tots are slightly browned. 

7. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. 

Ingredients 

4 tbsp unsalted butter

1/2 large yellow onion, chopped

6 baby carrots, chopped 

salt & pepper to taste

6 tbsp flour

2 cups milk with 1 cup heavy cream stirred in

1 tbsp chicken stock paste

1 c canned peas

1 1/2 lb shredded chicken, ground beef, or hot italian sausage

1/2 tsp sage

1 package tater tots (approx. 18 oz.)

*Adapted from Molly Yeh, "America; The Great Cookbook"