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CARE Recipe: Sausage Tater Tot Hash with Avocado

This lunch is surprisingly fast to put together. Once the hash is made (either the first day you make it or made-ahead over the weekend), toss with pre-shredded greens and a reheated lean sausage (or other protein of choice) for a nutrient-rich lunch… with tater tots.

  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


  • 1 cup CARE Tater Tot Hash, prepared
  • 1 link lean chicken sausage, sliced
  • 1 cup lettuce, shredded
  • 1/2 cup broccoli slaw mix
  • 1/4 avocado, diced


  1. In small microwavable bowl, reheat hash.
  2. Reheat sausage and slice.
  3. Place greens on the bottom of a large salad bowl or dinner bowl. Top with warmed hash, sausage, and avocado.


Reminder about sodium: When using packaged foods (like tater tots) and processed meats (like sausage), stay aware of all sources of sodium. This is a meal higher in sodium (888mg) than average CARE meals (<600mg) (the goal is <2300mg/day or <1500 if you have heart disease). This meal is OK occasionally (like having tater tots). But do be aware of balance and use this as education for watching all sources of sodium in meals. If having this for lunch, plan for breakfast and dinner to be more modest in sodium (<500-600 mg). 


  • Calories: 348
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 888mg
  • Fat: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 36g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg

Keywords: making tater tots fit a balanced plate, how to use tater tots in a healthy diet


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