This easy tater tot casserole recipe is the best. It's family-friendly comfort-food loaded with ground beef, mixed vegetables, soup, cheese, and tater tots.
Prep Time15 minutesmins
Cook Time41 minutesmins
Total Time56 minutesmins
Course: Dinner, Entree
Keyword: how to make tater tot casserole, tater tot hot dish
Author: Amanda Finks
1pound90% lean ground beef
1 1/2cupsfrozen mixed vegetables
1/2teaspoonground black pepperdivided
10.5oz.can cream of mushroom soup
10.5oz.can cheddar cheese soup
2cupsshredded cheddar cheese
28oz.bag frozen tater tots
Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 9x13” baking dish with cooking spray.
Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef. Break the beef apart with a wooden spoon. Cook until the beef is browned, about 6 minutes.* Add the frozen mixed vegetables, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder. Stir well.
Add the mushroom soup and cheddar soup to the beef. Stir until the soup is well incorporated.
Transfer the beef mixture to the baking dish. Spread the beef out into an even layer.
Sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly over the beef.
Top with an even layer of tater tots.
Sprinkle the tater tots with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.
Bake for 35 minutes, until the tater tots are golden and crispy and the filling is bubbling.
*I like to use at least 90% lean ground beef, so there is very little grease and I don't need to strain it. But, excess grease can be removed, if necessary.