Tater Tot Casserole Recipe: A Comforting and Delicious Family Dinner

Cheesy and comforting, this Tater Tot Casserole recipe is sure to please the crowd. Try it out for your next dinner party or family gathering.

Tater tot casserole is a classic comfort food that is loved by many. It’s a simple dish that can be easily prepared and cooked, making it perfect for a busy weeknight dinner or a casual family gathering. This recipe is a great way to use up leftover ingredients in your fridge, and it’s a great way to feed a crowd.


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 cups tater tots


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Drain any excess fat.
  3. Add in the diced onions and cook until softened.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, and cheddar cheese.
  5. Add in the ground beef and onions to the mixture and stir until well combined.
  6. Spread the tater tots in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  7. Pour the beef mixture over the tater tots.

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Bake the casserole in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the tater tots are crispy and golden brown.
  2. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve the tater tot casserole with a green salad or steamed vegetables for a complete meal.
  • Top with extra cheese or sour cream for added flavor and creaminess.

Variations and Tips:

  • For a vegetarian version, replace the ground beef with sautéed mushrooms or crumbled tofu.
  • You can also add in other vegetables, such as diced bell peppers or corn, for added nutrition and flavor.
  • To make it a bit spicier, add in some diced jalapeños or hot sauce to the beef mixture.
  • For a gluten-free option, swap out the cream of mushroom soup with a gluten-free alternative and use gluten-free tater tots.
  • To make it a bit more decadent, top it with some additional shredded cheese or crispy bacon bits before serving.
  • This casserole can also be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. Simply reheat before serving.

Tater Tot Casserole is an easy-to-make, comforting and delicious dish that is perfect for busy weeknights, family gatherings or potlucks. With a few basic ingredients, you can make a crowd-pleaser dish that everyone will love. Experiment with different variations and toppings to make it your own. Happy Cooking!


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