Frozen Tater Tots®, Cheddar cheese, ground beef, and cream of mushroom soup combine for a comfort food classic in this recipe.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Cook and stir ground beef, onion, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a skillet over medium heat until beef is browned and crumbly, 7 to 10 minutes. Spread beef into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

  • Stir cream of mushroom soup, potato nuggets, and Cheddar cheese together in a large bowl until potato nuggets are evenly coated in soup and cheese. Spread potato nugget mixture over beef mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until browned, about 45 minutes. Sprinkle paprika and parsley flakes over the top.

Nutrition Facts

469 calories; protein 24.3g; carbohydrates 22.8g; fat 32.4g; cholesterol 82.4mg; sodium 1077.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (73)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2015
So easy to make and turned out great! I changed the procedure around a little. I put the tater tots on the bottom and baked for 10-15 minutes to get some crunch to them. Then put the ground beef with the soup and cheese mixture on top. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/24/2019
Picture show vegetables. There are no veggies in recipe Read More
93 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 65
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2015
So easy to make and turned out great! I changed the procedure around a little. I put the tater tots on the bottom and baked for 10-15 minutes to get some crunch to them. Then put the ground beef with the soup and cheese mixture on top. Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2017
Good recipe. I made mine slightly different the second time around. Here's what I did: Cook tots first for extra crispiness. Sauté onion, add to cooked ground beef. Mix meat with soup and cheese (save some cheese), add cayenne. Put meat mixture on bottom of dish followed by tots. Sprinkle remaining cheese in top with paprika and parsley flakes Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2017
Anything that gets my picky 6 year old to say "yum!" and clean her plate is a win in my book, but I really enjoyed this as well. Great comfort food! Based on other reviews, I baked the tots for about 15 minutes, then mixed everything else together and put the toys on top of the hamburger and soup mixture so the tots stayed crispy. Really delicious. Read More
(16)
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2015
Use 32 oz of tots! Delicious guilty pleasure food. Probably not for those on a diet, and definitely tempting enough to go for seconds and thirds. Four stars was due to the recipe asking for only 16 oz of tots. The store only sells 32 oz and I honestly think 16 is a typo. There was no way I was going to use only half of a bag of tots. Serves 5 with no leftovers. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2019
I grew up eating tater tot hotdish (in MN it's hotdish, not casserole)!! Here's how I've always made it: Dice one small onion and cook with hamburger. Add salt, pepper, garlic to hamburger, while cooking, to taste. Drain. Mix together one can of cream of(your choice) soup with same amount of milk. Mix with hamburger and a bag of frozen veggies. Mix in 1 cup of cheese, if desired. Pour mixture into baking dish (9x13) and cover with tater tots. Bake at 350f for 30-45 minute, adding more cheese on top of tots during the last 10 minutes of baking. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2016
No changes, every bite was delicious!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2017
I doubled the amount of tater tots and used two cans of mushroom soup. It is a quick and easy meal and my family loves it. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2017
The only change I made was to leave the Tater Tots on top of the beef/soup/cheese mixture to keep them crispy when baked in the oven. We enjoyed this recipe, thank you. I'll make it again, but another change I'll make next time will be to place a layer of green beans on the bottom, and add a third small can of campbells mushroom soup, it seemed a bit dry with only two small cans added. Served it with green salad & garlic cheese toasts which complemented it well. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2016
This is as easy and good as it gets. Big cans of soup aren't 26 oz anymore, so I used two cans cream of mushroom and one Cheddar cheese. Also used "Crispy Crowns" instead of traditional tater tots. Everyone loves this one!!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 1 stars
09/24/2019
Picture show vegetables. There are no veggies in recipe Read More
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