This Easy White Trash Casserole has a history at our house. It’s one of my favorite meals.
How it came to be?
As a newlywed, I tried to make amazing meals for my husband. Each meal was met with a comparison to how some former girlfriend of his made the dish. It drove me mad. I refused to make Spaghetti Sauce for 7 years because I only had to mention it and I’d hear, “It won’t be as good as ____; she’s Italian”…I wouldn’t make Northern Beans because “my mom makes the best”.
So? When he started talking about Shepherd’s Pie and this girl he dated, I decided I’d had enough and rather than deprive myself of things I liked, I took matters into my own hands.
I spent months making this recipe, and each time he’d compare it to “the girl” he dated. I just kept putting it in front of him. Finally, one day, I served it and he never said a word. I knew it was perfect.
“The Girl” he dated? I thought her to be the epitome of “white trash”…and so, to pay tribute and remind him, we now call this meal “White Trash Casserole”! 😉
EASY White Trash Casserole Recipe Ingredients:
1.25 pounds ground beef
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can diced green chiles
1 can corn
1 bag frozen tater tots
1-1/2 cups cheddar cheese
EASY White Trash Casserole Recipe Directions:
Mix all ingredients, except tater tots.
Pour into greased 9×13 pan
Top with tater tots, standing on end.
Bake at 425 degrees F until bubbly and tater tots are golden.
Remove from oven.
Top with cheese.
Let stand for 5 minutes.
- 1.25 pounds ground beef
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 can diced green chiles
- 1 can corn
- 1 bag frozen tater tots
- 1-1/2 cups cheddar cheese
- Mix all ingredients, except tater tots.
- Pour into greased 9x13 pan
- Top with tater tots, standing on end.
- Bake at 425 degrees F until bubbly and tater tots are golden.
- Remove from oven.
- Top with cheese.
- Let stand for 5 minutes.