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Moms Tater Tot Casserole Recipe: The Main Dish Your Family Craves

Updated on June 10, 2009

tater tot casserole

We make this delicious casserole recipe a few times a month in our house. It is one of the few meals that everyone will eat and enjoy. This Tater tot casserole recipe is easy, takes very little time to prepare and it's a really cheap way to feed an average sized household for under $10.

It's also a fantastic recipe to get the kids involved with cooking. Mixing the cream of mushroom soup, lining up the tater tots, and pouring the soup mix over the top. As long as there is adult supervision, aside from cooking the beef, much of this recipe can be prepared by little ones.

This tater tot casserole recipe can modified to be made for freezing and serving at a later date. See instructions at the bottom.

Great when served with bread rolls, green beans or corn on the side.

tater tot casserole
tater tot casserole


  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 Can Campbells Cream Of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 tbls Milk
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Medium Onion
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Medium Cheddar Cheese
  • Seasoning Salt and Pepper
  • Package of Frozen Tater Tots


Preheat oven to 375 degrees

On stovetop in a skillet, brown ground beef and season with seasoning salt and pepper. Drain fat and add onions. Cook till onions are soft. Pour beef and onion mixture into large casserole dish. Spread out evenly across the bottom. Cover the top with frozen tater tots in rows.

In a bowl, mix cream of mushroom soup with a table spoon of milk. Pour over tater tots. Put in oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Add shredded medium cheddar cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes or until all cheese is melted.

Serves 4 adults

Make Now, Bake Later

If you are a fan of making many casserole dishes at once and freezing them to eat later in the week or month, this tater tot recipe works awesome for this. To prepare, brown beef and cook onions are directed above. Place frozen tater tots over the beef and onion mixture in casserole dish. Cover with cream of mushroom soup.  put shredded cheese in a ziplock bag and tape to the top of the casserole dish lid with baking instructions. Freeze.

Baking time may take longer. To defrost beef.


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      Shandria yanay Ball 4 years ago from Anniston

      thanks for writing I am going to try this recipe!

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      Kristine 5 years ago

      We make it by putting the soup on and then the tots. Instead of beans or corn on the side, we put them in it before the soup, its great!

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      Debbie 7 years ago

      I think I would like to try this as I do with my green bean casserole and layer the cheese after the soup before the tater tots and then also add to the top for the last step....

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      Michelle 7 years ago

      The picture looks like the tots go on top of the soup, but the directions say soup on top of the tots. Which way is better?

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      John Z 8 years ago from Midwest

      yup, yup this is a good one. Nice job

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      great recipes. It sound delicious.