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Tater Tot Lasagna [RECIPE]

This awesome twist on an old favorite will have everybody reaching for seconds. 

Yield: 12 servings

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 45 minutes 


  • 1 lb. ground beef, ground chicken, or ground turkey
  • 1½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 24-ounce jar marinara sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan, divided
  • 1 15-ounce container low-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 bag frozen Tater Tots


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. In a large skillet, brown and crumble ground beef or poultry over medium-high heat. Sprinkle on the garlic powder, mixing it into the meat.
  3. When the meat is browned, drain excess grease and return meat to skillet.
  4. Add marinara sauce and then add the water to the skillet. Stir until combined, then turn off burner.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup mozzarella, ¼ cup grated parmesan, all of the ricotta and the beaten egg.
  6. Pour enough of the meat sauce to lightly coat the bottom of a 13-x-9 pan. Top with a layer of tater tots, then the ricotta mixture, and a layer of meat sauce. Cover with another layer of tots, add more meat sauce, then sprinkle on the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the tots are lightly browned.
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