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The BEST Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

This classic tater tot casserole recipe is made with just 4 ingredients and is the ultimate comfort food! This easy dinner recipe is a weeknight staple!

Tater Tot Casserole

Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

Short story… Years ago my mother in law made this recipe for me. Since then we have been adding it to our dinner line up on the regular.

It is my kids all-time favorite dinner recipe. I can’t complain. With just 4 ingredients I can have this casserole in the oven in under 15 minutes!

How to make Tater Tot Casserole

Recipe Ingredients:

Chances are good you already have everything you need for this recipe. It surprisingly has a lot of flavor considering the short ingredient list!

  • ground beef
  • cream of mushroom OR cream of chicken soup
  • shredded cheese
  • tater tots

That is all you need to get this belly filling meal on the table.

Our house is divided. Half of us prefer the cream of mushroom while the other side is all about cream of chicken. Both canned soups work brilliantly in this dish so don’t be afraid to mix it up.

Easy Tater Tot Casserole

How to make tater tot casserole with cream of chicken:

The steps are fairly simple…

  1. Brown your hamburger meat.
  2. Stir in the cream soup and shredded cheese.
  3. Top with tater tots.
  4. And bake.

If you want to make things even easier, you can always cook your hamburger ahead of time. We cook large batches of ground hamburger and divide it into 1lb servings. Place them in a freezer safe zip top bag and freeze until ready to use.

Easy Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

Can I substitute cream of chicken soup for cream of mushroom?

Definitely. Well, in this recipe at least. The beauty of this dinner recipe is that it is very forgiving. Try your favorite creamed soup for a fun new flavor twist!

Easy Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

Can you add vegetables?

Adding green beans right to the meat mixture is a great way to get your kids to eat their veggies! Most veggies (steamed first) will work in this recipe. Stir in corn, carrots, peas… You cannot go wrong with any vegetable.

Classic Tater Tot Casserole

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Classic Tater Tot Casserole

Classic Tater Tot Casserole

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This classic tater tot casserole recipe is made with just 4 ingredients and is the ultimate comfort food! This easy dinner recipe is a weeknight staple!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 (10.5 oz) can cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 2-3 cups frozen tater tots

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Cook your meat in a large skillet until browned and crumbled. Mix in the cream of mushroom soup and the shredded cheese. Pour into a 9x9 inch casserole dish.
  3. Cover the top evenly with tater tots. Bake for 30 minutes. 
  4. Optional: Sprinkle with chopped green onion and serve with ketchup.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 5 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 555
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Pam

Sunday 5th of May 2019

I’m fixing it right now, not a fan of mushroom soup, so I’m trying it with cream of bacon😜

Jesseca

Monday 6th of May 2019

Let us know how it turns out!!

Michelle

Monday 15th of April 2019

This was super easy recipe! I even added mixed veggies in it. I used cream of mushroom. Even sour cream ;)! Thank you

Jesseca

Tuesday 16th of April 2019

Love the idea of adding mixed veggies!

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