Tater Tot Casserole


This Tater Tot casserole is a quick and easy dinner that everyone will love. Just four basic ingredients come together for this comforting dish.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
45 mins

This tater tot casserole recipe is quick, easy, and incredibly satisfying. Made with simple and cheap ingredients, it's sure to please everyone at your dinner table.

Tater Tot Casserole Ingredients

These are the ingredients you'll need to make this tater tot recipe:

· Beef: This tater tot casserole starts with ground beef cooked until it's brown and crumbly.
· Canned soup: A can of condensed cream of mushroom soup adds richness, creaminess, and flavor.
· Seasonings: This casserole is simply seasoned with salt and black pepper.
· Tater tots: Of course, you'll need frozen tater tots!
· Cheese: Shred your own Cheddar cheese for the most delicious results.

How to Make Tater Tot Casserole

Here's a very brief overview of what you can expect when you make tater tot casserole at home:

1. Cook the ground beef, then stir in the soup and seasonings.
2. Transfer the beef to a baking dish. Top with tater tots, then the cheese.
3. Bake until the tots are golden brown.

How to Store Tater Tot Casserole

Store the leftover tater tot casserole in a shallow, airtight container for up to five days. Reheat thoroughly in the oven or in the microwave.

Can You Freeze Tater Tot Casserole?

Yes, you can freeze tater tot casserole – but it's best to freeze it before cooking. Assemble the casserole according to the recipe but, instead of baking it, wrap the whole thing in storage wrap. Wrap it again in aluminum foil. Freeze the casserole for up to four months, then bake it according to the recipe. Add a few minutes to the cook time to account for the freezing temperature.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"Delicious," raves Lori Hankins Carter. "I added onion rings (the kind on green bean casserole) and mixed it with the tater tots. Really good!"

"My husband and son eat this like they've been starving for weeks," says one Allrecipes community member. "Leftovers don't last long. I substituted cream of onion soup for the cream of mushroom and we found we liked it even better!"

"I love this quick, easy meal," according to Misti Fletcher. "I add the frozen seasoning blend when cooking the ground beef (onion, bell pepper, etc) and sometimes add corn to make it a complete meal."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen tater tots

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot skillet until completely browned and crumbly, 7 to 10 minutes. Stir in condensed soup; season with salt and black pepper.

  3. Transfer beef mixture to a 9x13-inch baking dish; layer tater tots evenly on top and sprinkle with Cheddar cheese.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until tater tots are golden brown and hot, 30 to 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

345 Calories
24g Fat
17g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 345
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 700mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 213mg 16%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 313mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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