Cowboy Casserole Recipe – A Pinterest Success

When I discovered Pinterest a few months ago, the very first board I made was “Food I Might Someday Attempt to Make” and I frantically began pinning the yummiest, most amazing looking dishes I could find.  From entrees to cakepops to cocktails – I pinned them all!!

And that is where they stayed….That is, until this week.

I am happy to say I am 3 for 3 on the Pinterest recipes – that each one of them has been just as mind blowingly amazing as I expected them to be.   I am going to share all three – and give all of the credit to the sites where I found the recipes – as they are absolutely going to be made again and again here in the Moscato Household.

My first success – Cowboy Casserole – comes from The Cutting Edge of Ordinary, and she says she adapted it from a Taste of Home Recipe.   Well… she adapted it perfectly because this absolutely is one of the best casseroles I have ever tasted.  I did have to change a few things – like I used minced garlic instead of cloves – but it was still beyond fantastic.

Cowboy Casserole


1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 can (15.25oz) whole kernel corn, drained
1 can Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons Daisy sour cream
1 bag Ore-Ida Crispy Crowns tater tots

Chop your onion and sautee in a few drops of Olive Oil until soft.  Add minced garlic and cook on low for another minute or two.  Add in ground chuck and cook until completely done and no pink is left.  Drain and set aside.

In a separate bowl mix together soup, milk, and sour cream and mix together well.   Pour meat mixture in and mix well.  Add in 1 cup shredded cheese and corn and gently mix together.

In a 9×13 dish link a row of Ore-Ida Crispy Crowns.  Pour entire mixture into dish and spread evenly across tots.  Top with another layer of tots and sprinkle the remaining cup of cheese.

Bake uncovered at 350* for about 30 minutes or until Crispy Crowns are crispy and casserole is bubbly.   Let stand 10-15 minutes before serving.

This is an absolute “must try” recipe – truly.  I wasn’t sure about this one, it was actually the last of the three that I decided to try, but it was absolutely fantastic and my family practically licked their plates clean.

Thanks so much to Lisa from The Cutting Edge of Ordinary for this amazing recipe (and Pinterest for helping me to find it!)  You can check out Lisa’s blog and see all kinds of other yummy looking dishes – that I am sure I will be trying very very soon.



  1. says

    I love tatertot casserole which is similar to this minus the corn and sour cream. I’ll have to try adding those sometime. I am starting to make some of my pinterest finds as well. And kudos to you for giving credit, this is a great way to use pinterest properly!!

  2. Christy Robles says

    That looks amazing! I will.for sure have to try this soon, as you know I love making casseroles.

  3. says

    We just made it and my kids loved it. I love that most of the ingredients are something that I always have on hand! Thanks for the suggestion. And I also bought a bottle of moscato to go with it. :)

  4. says

    What did you serve WITH the cowboy casserole? I have green beans on the menu all week–my kids will SHOOT me if I don’t find a different veggie! lol I’ll put down a large salad, but… what would you serve alongside? :)

  5. Aimee says

    Wish it would have mentioned to cook tater tots. Or maybe temp higher. After 35 min mine came put cold still and cheese on top hard. :/ not sure what happened

  6. Celina Scott says

    I love this recipe. I tried a few little twists to it and it was fantastic! I used cream of onion soup and I browned ground turkey and put taco seasoning on it before mixing the meat into the casserole. It gave it great flavor!


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