Pumpkin Green Chile Tot Casserole

When it comes to flavor and texture, not all pumpkins are the same. For cooking, look for small pie pumpkins (aka sugar pumpkins), which have sweet, dense flesh.

overhead view of Pumpkin Green Chile Tot Casserole
Photo: Jacob Fox
Prep Time:
45 mins
Bake Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins


  • 2 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil

  • 4 cup 1/2-inch cubes peeled fresh pie pumpkin or butternut squash

  • 1 poblano pepper, stemmed, seeded, and chopped

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 12 ounce uncooked chorizo sausage, casing removed if present

  • 1 32 ounce package frozen fried potato nuggets (such as Ore Ida Tater Tots®)

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz.)

  • 4 eggs

  • ½ cup milk

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • Sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 3-qt. rectangular baking dish. In a very large skillet heat oil over medium. Add pumpkin, chile pepper, onion, and garlic. Cook and stir 15 to 18 minutes or until squash is just tender and lightly browned. Transfer pumpkin mixture to a large bowl. Add sausage to skillet. Cook and stir until sausage is lightly browned. Drain off fat. Add chorizo to pumpkin mixture; stir to combine.

  2. Arrange potato nuggets in prepared dish. Top with pumpkin mixture and cheese. In a small bowl whisk together eggs, milk, and black pepper. Pour over mixture in dish.

  3. Bake, uncovered, 45 to 50 minutes or until set and top is browned. Serve topped with sour cream and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

454 Calories
27g Fat
36g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 454
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 155mg 52%
Sodium 996mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 44.1mg 221%
Calcium 185mg 14%
Iron 2.8mg 16%
Potassium 670mg 14%
Folate, total 31.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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