Tater Tot Casserole without Cream of Soup

Carolyn Haas


I needed some comfort food and thought tater tot casserole would fit the bill. But I had no cream of anything soup, so improvised with this method. It's probably healthier, too! Also, if you use an oven-proof pan to brown the meat, you don't have to transfer to a different baking pan.


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20 Min
40 Min


  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2
    onion, chopped
  • 1 clove
    garlic (or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder)
  • 15 oz
    green beans (1 can or equivalent frozen)
  • 1/2 tsp
    seasoned salt- your favorite brand
  • 1 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    beef bouillon powder
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 - 1 c
    shredded cheese - cheddar or similar
  • 1/2 lb
    frozen tater tots, or enough to cover surface
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Tater Tot Casserole without Cream of Soup


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
    Brown beef, stirring to break up. Add chopped onion and minced garlic. When onion is translucent and beef is no longer pink, turn off heat. Drain grease.
  2. In small sauce pan, melt butter. Stir in flour until combined. Slowly add water, bouillon powder and milk, stirring constantly. Stir over medium-high heat until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, stir beans and seasonings into beef. Stir in thickened sauce. Sprinkle cheese over surface, then add a layer of tater tots. Bake in oven for 40 minutes or until tater tots look golden and cheese is melted.

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About Tater Tot Casserole without Cream of Soup

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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