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Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole is a classic comfort food your family will love! It has a layer of ground beef mixed with a creamy veggie sauce and topped with crispy Tater Tots and melted cheddar cheese.

Tater tot casserole in a white dish.

It’s very simple to make and tastes delicious. Everyone loves this easy casserole recipe.

I’m a huge fan of Tater Tot Casseroles. When you make one, you get all these ides of other varieties to try. The sky is the limit for ingredients and themes! Who knew Tater Tot Casserole could be so versatile?!

This is my version of the classic recipe. It contains easy-to-find ingredients that go together in perfect harmony.

Ingredients to make tater tot casserole.
Steps to make tater tot casserole.
Steps to make tater tot casserole.
Steps to make tater tot casserole.
Steps to make tater tot casserole.
Tater tot casserole on a wooden serving spoon.

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    Whenever I make Tater Tot Casserole, everyone gobbles it up. I always know it’s a meal my picky kids will eat.

    Tater Tot Casserole Ingredients

    The bottom layer is a mixture of cooked ground beef, chopped onions and garlic plus a little Worcestershire sauce for extra flavoring. I like to use lean ground beef to cut back a little on the greasiness.

    The sauce layer is a mixture of Cream of Mushroom soup and a can of mixed vegetables.

    Feel free to substitute a different Cream of soup variety if you aren’t a fan of Cream of Mushroom Soup. Cream of Chicken works well, too.

    Tater tot casserole with a wooden spoon in a dish with some casserole scooped out.

    Mixed frozen vegetables would also work. Use whatever you have on hand. We don’t need to make it complicated.

    The topping is my favorite part. It’s a layer of crispy Tater Tots and melted cheddar cheese. I use almost a whole bag of Tater Tots to make this recipe.

    How to Make Tater Tot Casserole

    It’s so easy that you could make it with your eyes closed. Ok, not really, but you get my drift.

    Grab a 9×13 casserole dish and grease it with cooking spray. We don’t want those taters to stick.

    Add the onions, garlic and ground beef to a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the beef completely and then stir in Worcestershire sauce.

    In another bowl, stir together the Cream of Mushroom Soup and the can of Mixed Vegetables.

    Spread the ground beef mixture into the casserole dish and then top with the Cream of Mushroom Soup mixture. Cover with frozen Tater Tots.

    Bake at 400F for 40 minutes. Grab your oven mitts and remove from the oven. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and bake another 5 minutes so the cheese can melt. Serve it hot.

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    Can You Freeze Tater Tot Casserole

    Good news for you freezer folks. You can freeze Tater Tot Casserole! Store it in your freezer for up to 3 months. Then you have a dinner ready when you don’t feel like cooking!

    What to Serve with Tater Tot Casserole

    Tater Tot Casserole is the star of the meal. Though you could simply serve it on its own, it also pairs nicely with a tossed salad.

    I typically don’t serve it with any other starches since it already has enough carbs with the inclusion of the tater tots.

    A side of veggies also works nicely. My daughter loves steamed broccoli.

    Tater tot casserole served on a plate.

    Tater Tot Casserole Recipes

    Are you searching for more Tater Tot Casserole recipes to try? I have a bunch of varieties for you to check out.

    • Mexican Tater Tot Casserole: This easy casserole is spicy, hearty and tasty. It’s a surefire hit with my family.
    • Pizza Tater Tot Casserole: This comforting casserole has three layers of goodness. Use your favourite pizza toppings to create the perfect family meal.
    • Lasagna Tater Tot Casserole: Easy, delicious comfort food! This casserole is one of my family’s favourite weeknight meals.
    • Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole: Made with sloppy joe beef topped with crispy tater tots and melted cheddar cheese, it’s a quick and easy family recipe everyone enjoys.
    • Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole: This family favorite brilliantly fuses savory ground beef, golden tater tots, and cheesy goodness with a hint of burger sauce and pickles.

    What are your thoughts on Tater Tot Casserole?

    4.59 from 24 votes

    Tater Tot Casserole

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 6
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 45 minutes
    Total Time 1 hour
    A classic comfort food casserole your family will love! It has a layer of ground beef mixed with a creamy veggie sauce and topped with crispy Tater Tots and melted cheddar cheese.


    • 1 lb lean ground beef
    • 1 sweet onion chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic minced
    • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 cans cream of Mushroom Soup 10oz cans
    • 1 can mixed vegetables 14oz can
    • 1 package frozen Tater Tots 800g package
    • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded


    • Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 9×13 inch casserole dish with cooking spray.
    • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add onions, garlic and ground beef. Cook until beef is no longer pink and onions are softened. Stir in Worcestershire sauce.
    • In another bowl, stir together cream of mushroom soup and mixed vegetables.
    • Spread beef mixture on the bottom of the casserole dish. Top with cream of mushroom soup mixture. Cover with tater tots.
    • Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake an additional 5 minutes. Serve hot.



    Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.3g | Protein: 26.4g | Fat: 14.1g | Saturated Fat: 5.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 63.8mg | Sodium: 1023.3mg | Fiber: 6.2g | Sugar: 5g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Casseroles
    Cuisine American
    Keyword tater tot casserole

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    1. Could you replace the cream of mushroom soup with either cream of chicken or cheese soup?

    2. Barb Robinson says:

      When freezing the tater tots casserole … Do you cook it first – then freeze it?

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