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Easy Tater Tot Casserole

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This is seriously the BEST Tater Tot Casserole recipe and it’s so easy to make! Always a winner with the entire family (including the little ones).

Love easy casserole dishes like we do? Make sure to try this Slow Cooker Hash Brown Casserole , Mexican Tater Tot Casserole, and Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole. Belly filling, simple to make, hearty dishes are always a family favorite.

Fresh Baked Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole

We absolutely love easy dinner recipes like this that you can whip up in about 10 minutes. I am a mom of 3 boys that are in sports and dinners like this are a life saver. The activities they are involved with seem to be never ending and it’s so helpful to have a handful of tried and true recipes like this on hand for those busy months. This sure beats eating out and no one will ever know how quick this is to prepare.

This easy tater tot casserole recipe is also great because it only takes just a handful of ingredients that most of us already have on hand. You can also add in other veggies like corn, peas, etc…or even leave them out. Just adapt with whatever your family prefers. We like this with green beans.

Tips To Make This Tater Tot Casserole

  • You will need a 9×13 baking pan or a large rectangle casserole dish.
  • I prefer to use freshly grated cheese and think it makes the cheese melt a lot better. Grating cheese really doesn’t take that long and I think it’s worth it. We also love to add cheese on top to make this delicious dinner extra cheesy.

Tater Tot Casserole

  • You can replace the ground beef with ground turkey and it will be just fine. We have done this many times.
  • The grated cheese can be added before the tater tots or on top of the tater tots. We have made this both ways. The best thing about this recipe is you can tweek it in lots of ways for what you prefer.

Tater Tot Casserole on a White Plate

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Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Cauliflower Bacon Cheese Casserole

Easy Chicken and Rice Casserole

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Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole

Published By Jill
This Tater Tot Casserole is the BEST! This is a quick and easy dinner that your whole family will love!
5 from 49 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins


  • 16 oz Frozen Tater Tots
  • 1 pd Ground Beef
  • 1/2 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (10.75 oz) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can green beans (drained)
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees 
  • Cook and stir ground beef and diced onion in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink and completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes; season with a pinch of salt and black pepper. 
  • Stir cream of mushroom soup and green beans into the cooked ground beef; pour the mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish. 
  • Layer tater tots evenly over the ground beef mixture; top with Cheddar cheese, or you can add the cheese on top of the beef mixture before the tater tots....which ever one you prefer. 
  • Bake until tater tots are golden brown and hot, about 40 minutes.
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The BEST Tater Tot Casserole

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Looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe. It seems very easy. Surely giving it a try.

So yummy thank you

I discovered this recipe I had discovered this recipe when my son was too and I still make it today and he is 35 it is the best good to know that somebody else also knows about it and likes it too

What is tater tots? Is this an America rececepe?

over here in australia we call them potato gems

Yes, it is an American dish, much like hashbrown potatoes, but shaped like little round barrels. A recipe of hash brown potatoes spread about an inch thick over the top of the meat and vegetable mixture would work with this.

What can you use instead of the cream of mushroom soup? My family does not like it.

To Karen Donovan.. I have used cream of  chicken in many recipes that call for cream of mushroom and some are actually better tasting! I have used it in this recipe and it was delicious 

we actually make this with cream of celery!

Excellent recipe  very easy and tasty. My husband and son love it,, thanks for sharing,

I make one like this. I got from a girlfriend in 1993. You layer the hamburger meat on bottom, them cream of mushroom soup, can of greenchiles and the tater tots on top.
Note; on the greenchiles you can use the can or if you want a little heat to it use 505 chilies in a jar. Usually over by the salsa and Hispanic food.
Like she said you can mix thinks up use a cream base soup, different meat, can veggies etc.
I have use ground beef, pork, chicken, Turkey. Nacho cheese soup, cream of chicken stuff like that.5 stars

So yummy! My girls and loved it!

5 stars

My family loves this recipe!5 stars

Can you substitute canned green beans with frozen ones?

Hi ! Quick question:) may I add Jimmy Deans Sage pork sausage to this instead of ground beef ? Please let me know. I’m thinking of making this for thanksgiving 2021. Thank you  

I use the Ore-Ida Crispy Crowns which are a flat tater tot


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