Philly Cheesesteak Cauliflower Tater Tot Casserole

By subbing healthy cauliflower tater tots instead of regular tots into this Philly Cheesesteak Cauliflower Tater Tot Casserole, you make this meal a bit healthier for your family and they will LOVE it! 

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Let’s just take a moment to thank food for being so awesome.

Food is just one of those things that can turn a frown upside-down.

It can save a gathering going sour or provide a bonding experience.

There are just so many ways in which food adds a positive aspect to life. You can use it to spend time with your kids, de-stress, as a gift, or even as a lesson.

I’ll just give you a moment as you think about how food is so mind-blowing. Anyways, the other day, I was craving a Philly Cheesesteak. It’s not the healthiest option and I usually feel like my stomach is going to kill me afterward.

However, I truly love the concept and taste of a Philly Cheesesteak so I brainstormed a better option. I came up with this Philly cheesesteak cauliflower tater tot casserole!

 

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The name is a mouthful but it’s fitting because this casserole will have you hooked on stuffing your face with it. With three layers of gooey cheese and all the fixings of a Philly cheesesteak sandwich, you will never believe that this casserole is actually healthy. The pepper and onion are finely chopped to make it more kid-friendly and easier to hide. I personally wouldn’t mind the big chunks of pepper and onion but picky eaters call for compromises in our house. This casserole ended up being a hit in our home.

 

Philly Cheesesteak Cauliflower Tater Tot Casserole | Happy Money Saver

 

I barely got finished photographing it before the entire pan was devoured. Here’s the recipe—try it for yourself and see how long it lasts at your house.

 


Philly Cheesesteak Cauliflower Tater Tot Casserole

 

Making it couldn’t be easier. In fact, this is one of those meals the kids can prepare!

Begin by making your cauliflower tater tots

(hopefully you’ve already made and frozen a bunch already!)

Homemade Freezer Friendly Cauliflower Tater Tots

While the tater tots are baking, place your Philly steak in a skillet and cook it thoroughly.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Next, chop your pepper and onion into large chunks and place it in the food processor.

Process it until it’s in finely chopped chunks. Don’t turn it to mush!

Philly Cheesesteak Cauliflower Tater Tot Casserole | Happy Money Saver

Place your pepper and onion in a skillet with your butter and sauté it for about 10 minutes.

Philly Cheesesteak Cauliflower Tater Tot Casserole | Happy Money Saver

Next, using a small casserole dish, line the bottom of the dish with your tater tots.

Philly Cheesesteak Cauliflower Tater Tot Casserole | Happy Money Saver

Place a layer of cheese on top of the tater tots, place your meat on top of the cheese.

Philly Cheesesteak Cauliflower Tater Tot Casserole | Happy Money Saver

Add another layer of cheese on top of the meat, place your onion and pepper mixture on top of the cheese.

Philly Cheesesteak Cauliflower Tater Tot Casserole | Happy Money Saver

End with one last layer of cheese.

Bake at 375 degrees for about 10-15 minutes.

Philly Cheesesteak Cauliflower Tater Tot Casserole | Happy Money Saver

Easy Right?

…and SOOOOOOO good!

Philly Cheesesteak Cauliflower Tater Tot Casserole | Happy Money Saver

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Philly Cheesesteak Cauliflower Tater Tot Casserole
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Make this classic dish healthier by subbing cauliflower tater tots! 

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 183 kcal
Author: Karrie
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Philly Steak (usually thin sliced ribeye but any thin cut steak will do!)
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 Onion
  • 12 slices Provolone Cheese
  • 4 Cups (approx) Cauliflower Tater Tots
  • 2 TBSP Butter
  • Salt & Pepper to Season
Instructions
  1. Begin by making your cauliflower tater tots (see link in post above)

  2. While the tater tots are baking, place your Philly steak in a skillet and cook it thoroughly. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  3. Next, chop your green pepper and onion into large chunks and place it in the food processor. Process it until it’s in finely chopped chunks. Don’t turn it to mush.

  4. Place your green pepper and onion in a skillet with your butter and sauté it for about 10 minutes.

  5. Next, using a small casserole dish, line the bottom of the dish with your tater tots, place a layer of cheese on top of the tater tots, place your meat on top of the cheese, add another layer of cheese on top of the meat, place your onion and pepper mixture on top of the cheese, and end with one last layer of cheese.

  6. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10-15 minutes. 

 

Is it Freezer Friendly?

This time I didn’t prepare this as a freezer meal… BUT, I see no reason you couldn’t cover your casserole before baking and freeze for later. To prepare, I’d let it thaw out overnight in the refrigerator, then bake the same as your instructions. Easy! Let me know if you try it!

 

DON’T FORGET TO PIN IT FOR LATER!

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Philly Cheesesteak Cauliflower Tater Tot Casserole was last modified: February 17th, 2017 by Tracy Iseminger

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Comments

  1. That would be a huge hit with my family! We love casseroles like this.


  2. This might be the best casserole I’ve ever seen! I mean seriously. Beef, tater tots, and cheese. Boom!

  3. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    This sounds awesome. I love Philly cheesesteak but I know they are not the healthiest.

  4. Yummy and a great dinner idea! I will definitely be giving those cauliflower tots a try soon.

  5. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I love to make casseroles. I will have to give this recipe a try this weekend. I am sure it will be a big hit.


  6. Philly cheese steak is a family favorite! I love this new twist to the basic recipe. The cauliflower tater tots would also be great to feed my grandson. He is a big eater!

  7. Yum! That looks amazing, such a creative dish! I will have to try it. !

  8. Yum! A perfect meal on a cold winter day. We love dishes with cheese in it!.

  9. Oh, yummy!! I would love to try this soon! My husband wants a little twist with his favorite tater tots! Definitely giving this a try!

  10. My dad likes cooking with cauliflower.
    I am thinking he would like this recipe.

  11. Our Family World says:

    woah. looks like so mething will be added to my menu for this week!! this looks very tasty!

  12. I like the idea of hiding the healthy foods so the kids don’t know they are getting it. I love cauliflower so I love those tater tots


  13. Another way to enjoy a philly cheese! Love it! Could this be keto friendly!? I think so!

  14. Yes yes yes! I’ll definitely take a moment for food being awesome 🙂 Thanks for a great recipe!

  15. Oh my word. I bet those tots are the best! Great dish!

  16. That would be great for lunch someday. Cauliflower is becoming huge. I need to get on board with some of these cauliflower recipes.

  17. Last year it was brussel sprouts, but so far 2017 has been all about the cauliflower. Can’t wait to try this casserole.

  18. This looks and sounds like the perfect weekday meal! I’m going to have to make this for my family at home!

  19. 4 cups tater tots lining a small casserole?? Is there another layer?? It sounds delicious!!!!

  20. I love Phillycheese steaks. I never had it in a casserole!

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