Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

This is the best Tater Tot Casserole ever. It’s a fun recipe that is easy to make and a one-dish meal that is most definitely kid-approved!

A plate of food, with Tater tot casserole

Do you have any other favourite casserole dishes that even your picky eaters enjoy? Why not try my Tater Tot Enchilada Casserole, it’s a Mexican tater tot casserole for those that like to kick up their meals.

This Pecan Pumpkin Pie French Toast Casserole, this one is perfect for brunches! For another dinner idea, try this Chicken and Spinach casserole, so ideal for dinners as well.

‘Casserole’ used to be a very bad word in my house, according to my then picky kids.

They were very particular with casseroles, most likely stemming from their tendency to stick their nose up at vegetables – and especially ones that are mixed together.

A plate of food, with Tater tot casserole

So, I made Tater Tot Casserole one night, just to show them that they can get excited about the term.

After all, how could you not when it involves the ever popular and kid-approved crispy tater tots.

They gobbled this up so fast, without one complaint. It’s so nice when I make a meal that everyone loves. Right moms?

I like this easy casserole recipe for being a family favorite, and unique. This is not your moms standard casserole, yet I bet she wished she made it.

A bowl of food on a plate, with Casserole and easy

Ingredients Required

You’ll need the following simple ingredients to make this casserole dish:

  • ground beef (you may also use ground turkey if you wish)
  • onion, finely chopped
  • can cream of mushroom soup
  • milk
  • frozen vegetables {peas, carrots, corn, green beans} or your preference
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • frozen tater tots

How to Make Tater Tot Casserole

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat to medium-high heat.

  2. When cooked and drained, spoon the ground meats into a casserole dish sprayed with olive oil.

  3. In a large bowl, mix the soup and milk, then pour over the ground beef mixture (add a bit of garlic powder and black pepper if you’d like).

  4. Top with layers of the remaining ingredients, and end with reserved cheese on top of the tater tots which should be in a single layer.

  5. Then you bake in the oven for 45 minutes, or until it’s heated through and the tater tots are golden brown.
A plate of food, with Tater tot casserole

This canned soup casserole isn’t a recipe we have on the weekly roll, but it’s nice now and then, very treat-like! It’s simple to make, bake and cleanup is a breeze.

This best tater tot casserole recipe is one of those meals I go-to when I know we need a win in our day. Not to mention, so very delicious! 

Plus, it’s a nice way to change things up rather than serving plain tater tots.

I used to only use them for the usual bake and serve side dish, so it’s nice to have dinner ideas with tater tots aside form the usual.

This is also a great recipe for leftover tater tots!

I love that you can make this ahead of time, so all the prep is done when you arrive home and you just have to bake for under an hour and have a hot dish.

I sure do appreciate easy dinners like this one, on those busy weeknights.

Leftover are amazing too, as long as you don’t microwave or it can get mushy. Just pop back into the oven and warm through.

The top gets nice and crispy too!

plate of food, with Casserole

What to Serve with Tater Tot Casserole:

This casserole dish, like so many others, is great on it’s own. I like to serve this with some sour cream and green onions on top, for looks and flavour.

How to Store Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole:

I simply place plastic wrap on the cooled dish, as is. Then it can be refrigerated for up to 5 days. When reheating, place uncovered into the oven until warmed all the way through. This recipe is perfect the next day.

I hope you enjoy this classic comfort food. I know we sure do! For another ground beef casserole, try Sloppy Joe Casserole or this easy Philly Cheesesteak Casserole.

More Casserole Recipes:

A plate of food, with Tater tot casserole
A plate of food, with Tater tot casserole

Tater Tot Casserole

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Tater Tot Casserole is a fun recipe that is easy to make and a one-dish meal that is most definitely kid-approved!


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables {peas, carrots, corn, green beans} or your preference
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 lb frozen potato tater tots


  1. Heat oven to 375ºF
  2. Brown meat with onions in large skillet, stirring occasionally; drain. Spoon into 2-qt. casserole.
  3. Mix soup and milk; pour over meat mixture; top with layers of remaining ingredients.
  4. Bake 45 min. or until potatoes are golden brown and casserole is heated through.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 309Saturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 532mgCarbohydrates: 4gSugar: 1gProtein: 20g

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Created by Tammi Roy

Tammi Roy is the founder of My Organized Chaos, a Canadian food and lifestyle blog. She lives in Alberta, Canada and is the mom of three beautiful teenage girls. Tammi’s passions are her family, creating and sharing delicious recipes, travelling and photography. Learn more about Tammi.



    1. It’s really good! I thought it might be a little greasy b/c of the tater tots – but no! One to try, for sure!

  1. Greetings:
    Looks like the ingredients list is something that I
    would find in my pantry. Just organized it – now
    can find stuff with more ease. Thanks for the tasty
    looking recipe.

    1. Ahh yes – so happy I didn’t have to shop for once before trying out a recipe! I don’t think that has ever happened before!

  2. This looks soooo good!!! And now I’m starving! Totally gonna have to make it like asap! Thanks for posting the recipe!

  3. Wow, I am so glad I found this blog!! I love recipes, and this one I will be trying tonight!!!

  4. I have some tator tots and i have the rest of the ingredients this looks really tastey, might have to try this for dinner tonight , will let you know how it turns out thanks so much

  5. Man, I haven’t had this in ages! I think my kids would love this! Just got to find some ground beef and tater tots now. Living in a small town doesn’t always have its benefits, lol

  6. YUMMM! this looks so tasty and so easy to prepare. Will try it out!

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  7. This looks really easy to make, and my family loves comfort food like this. Thanks for sharing. I am pining.

  8. Yay I have just found a new recipe that I know my kids (and the hubby) will love!!! Can’t wait to make this thanks so much for posting!!!

  9. This looks like a quick easy casserole. I love recipes like this, delicious and hearty. It would be great with a crusty bun. Thanks for another good idea!

  10. Do you eat anything with this? I’m guessing its a main dish, but what would you serve with it? Looks so yummy and a nice change!!

  11. Mmmmm This looks soooo good, My kids are pretty fussy, but i’m thinking they will like this 🙂

  12. I was scrolling through your recipes and saw this one. I love your take on this homey classic and am going to make it this rainy weekend!

  13. a big fan of casseroles and looks like I have most of the ingredients already – no tinned soup in the house but easily replace with a white sauce and fresh mushrooms

  14. even though my boys are not crazy about poor mans pie,I think your recipe might do the trick to help them eat it!

  15. I love Tatter Tots…I will pick a bag up on next market trip…Sara loved these…brings back happy meal memories!

  16. Awww…. this looks like a nice hearty and delicious supper to make.I love the ingredients in it and am going to try this soon.Thank you so much.

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