Growing up in the 80s, tater tots were the go to for quick crunchy-potato appeal next to a grilled cheese or hamburger. My Mom used tater tots in a famous casserole I am sure EVERYONE from the 80s remembers….Tater tot casserole where you use the canned cream of mushroom soup.
I would not be caught using canned soup today, but have re-created this nostalgic fave with low carb ingredients and a homemade cream soup that rivals the canned stuff!
Low Carb Tot Casserole
Bring back all of the memories of childhood in the 80s with this low carb version of a classic casserole!
Preheat your oven to 350F. In a 10” cast iron skillet brown and crumble the beef with the onion powder, onion and salt. If you do not have a cast iron skillet, add cooked and crumbled beef to a greased 8x8 pan.
To make the sauce, add all of the sauce ingredients to a medium saucepan EXCEPT FOR THE CREAM CHEESE AND XANTHAN.
Stir well with a whisk over medium heat until uniform. Bring to a boil then add cream cheese. Whisk until melted. Sprinkle xanthan or glucomannan over the boiling sauce and whisk well.
Lower to medium heat so it simmers. Simmer for 3 minutes until it coats the back of a spoon thickly.
Stir the sauce into the cooked beef and spread evenly in the skillet or 8x8 pan. Top with Green Giant Cauliflower tots in one layer.
Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and top with 1 ½ cups of shredded cheddar cheese. Return to oven for 5 minutes until its melted. Serve with a vegetable.
Leftovers can be reheated in the oven at 350F for 8-10 minutes.
In a large bowl, whisk all of the dry ingredients, Set aside.
In a small bowl combine the apple cider vinegar and unsweetened almond milk. Let sit while you mix the stevia, eggs, vanilla in a large bowl. Now whisk in the unsweetened almond milk/ACV combination.
Pour the wet mixture in the middle of the dry mixture. Whisk until only a few lumps remain. Let it sit 5 minutes.
Pour onto hot skillet that has been greased with a little butter or oil in 1/4 cup amounts. Let it cook until the sides round out and it lifts up a bit. Ease the turner under it and in one swoop flip it. Let it cook an additional 4-5 minutes until it is set in the middle and springs back when gently pressed.
Store under a cloth towel as you cook the rest. Will keep up to 5 days in the fridge. Warm up in a toaster or oven.