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tater tot casserole

(76 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Muna Escobar
Knoxville, TN

My kids love this. The more tater tots and cheese I put in it, the better.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Very kid-friendly, this is a classic tater tot casserole. With one pound of ground meat and a few other ingredients, you can easily feed a family. Switch up the veggies with what you prefer. We opted for ground beef, but ground turkey would be great too. The soup mixture adds a creaminess that mixes with the tater tots. A weeknight meal that's perfect for a busy parent. If there is any left at the end of the meal, it heats up well for leftovers the next day.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(76 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For tater tot casserole

  • 1 lb
    ground beef or turkey, browned, seasoned & drained
  • 2-3 c
    canned (drained) or frozen vegetable of choice: green beans, corn, peas or mixed vegetables (optional)
  • 2 lb
    frozen tater tots
  • 1 can
    cream of chicken soup (10.5 oz)
  • 1 can
    cream of mushroom soup (10.5 oz)
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 8-12 oz
    cheddar cheese, shredded

How To Make tater tot casserole

  • Browned meat in a baking dish.
    Spread meat into a 13x9 greased casserole dish.
  • Layer of vegetables on top of the ground meat.
    At this point you can add a layer of your optional vegetable of choice.
  • Whisking together soup and milk in a bowl.
    Combine the soups and milk.
  • Tater tots added to the baking dish and soup sauce poured on top.
    Cover vegetables with tater tots. Pour soup/milk sauce evenly over the tater tots.
  • Tater Tot Casserole baking in the oven.
    Bake for 60 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Casserole covered with cheese.
    Add the cheese and bake for 10-15 more minutes.