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Classic Tater Tot Casserole

What you need: 

1 32oz bag Tater Tots
2 tablespoons Earth Balance (or other vegan butter)
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups plain soy milk
1 cup vegetable or mushroom broth
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 teaspoon dry parsley (or 2 teaspoons fresh)
3 tablespoons corn starch (you can also use more flour)
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1 portobello mushroom, diced
1/2 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
2 cups ground crumbles or rehydrated TVP
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables

What you do: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium saucepan, melt butter and add flour, stirring until a paste. On medium-high heat; slowly add broth and then soy milk a little at a time using a whisk.. Add cornstarch 1 tablespoon at a time, while heating to a boil, stirring constantly. Once boiling, reduce heat to low, stirring as it thickens up a bit. Taste. Depending on the saltiness of your broth, you can add the optional 1 teaspoon salt or to your liking. Note: The sauce will thicken more as you do the next step.
In a skillet, saute the diced mushroom in 1 tablespoon of the olive oil until soft, add to soup mixture along with your parsley. Then, saute onions and garlic in the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, till onions are clear. Add and heat ground crumbles with onion mixture. In lightly sprayed/oiled 9 x 9 casserole dish, layer with the crumbles, then frozen vegetables, then the mushroom soup, top with tater tots. I also added some homemade vegan cheese sauce on top of the tater tots and sprinkled with 1/2 cup french fried onions. Bake uncovered for about 45-60 mins. If it starts to cook too quickly on top, cover with foil, but I have not had that problem.
Source of recipe: I wrote this recipe.

Preparation Time: 
25 minutes, Cooking time: 45-60 minutes
Cooking Time: 
45-60 minutes
Servings: 
6-8
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This was pretty good. The only thing i did different was add fresh garlic instead of powdered, and for more protien added more soy crumbles :)

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This was so awesome!!!! Loved it!

 

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This was great. I used homemade tvp crumbles and added a bit more mushrooms (I ADORE mushrooms), and it was SO good. Thank-you. ^_^

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sounds delish.  hoping to try soon.

 

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This was SOOOOOOO good! I did add a lot more salt to my "soup" portion as well as garlic powder. But other than that, it was absolutely delightful! Especially with some Daiya cheese melted on top. I recommend not baking it with the cheese on top, but rather adding it on at the end to melt so that it doesn't become crunchy. 

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Absolutely delicious and very easy to make.  5 stars!

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This is very good, I am eating it as I type this :). I will say though it took me much longer to prep than the 25 minutes it says! I added diaya cheddar cheese to the top along with the french onions. Definitely going on the favorite list thanks for the recipe!!!! 

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I really liked this recipe. I did add some seasoning and spices like the other review suggested and it turned out delicious. I will definitely be making this again. 8/10

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I liked this casserole. but it could definitely use some more seasoning.  The meat/onion layer needs seasoning as do the tater tots.  Also, next time I try this I am going to try broiling it for a couple minutes to add some more crispiness to the tots.  All in all though quite tasty!

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This was a good recipe.  I was expecting it to be just ok (like a 3 out of 5) but it was much better (a 4 out of 5).  Its also a good recipe for cream of mushroom soup.  Thanks.  8-)

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