Tater Tot Casserole Recipes

This easy tater tot casserole is classic comfort food packed with savory ground beef, creamy mushroom soup, and crunchy tater tots.

This is one of the easiest casserole recipes I’ve made, and it’s budget-friendly, to boot. Best of all, it makes a delicious family dinner everyone will enjoy.

Tater tot casserole, also known as cowboy casserole, has a bed of golden brown tater tots with cheesy and meaty filling underneath.

You’ll love how the crunchy tater tots give the cowboy casserole such playful textures. Crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside, for the win!

The filling, which is a mix of ground beef, veggies, shredded cheese, and cream of mushroom, is everything!

With its rich and savory flavor, this easy tater tot casserole is a delicious family dinner even the kids will love.

As a bonus, this quick dinner recipe calls only for simple ingredients and comes together in no time!

tater tot casserole recipes

The BEST Tater Tot Casserole

tater tot casserole recipes

Truly the BEST Tater Tot Casserole recipe! Layers of amazing flavor combine for an easy and delicious dinner any night of the week!

Prep: 10min

Total: 45min

Serving Size: 1 serving

Nutrition Facts: calories 420 kcal, Carbohydrate 20 g, Protein 29 g, Fat 25 g, Saturated Fat 12 g, Cholesterol 91 mg, Sodium 859 mg, Fiber 2 g, Sugar 3 g, servingSize 1 serving


  • 1 lb lean ground beef (the leaner the better)
  • 1/2 onion (, diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (, minced)
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 15 oz can green beans (, drained)
  • 10.75 oz can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups frozen tater tots
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Lightly grease an 8 or 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain excess fat.
  4. Add the onions to the skillet and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes until translucent.
  5. Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently, for an additional minute.
  6. Stir in Worcestershire sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Transfer ground beef mixture to the prepared baking dish and spread evenly.
  8. Top with cream of mushroom soup, followed by green beans, followed by the cheddar cheese. Make sure to season the green bean layer.
  9. Finally, top with tater tots.
  10. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until tater tots are golden brown and cheese is melted.
  11. Serve immediately.

Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

tater tot casserole recipes

This tater tot casserole is classic comfort food packed with savory ground beef, creamy mushroom soup, and crunchy tater tots.

Prep: 10min

Total: 35min

Yield: 5


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 can Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 3 1/2 cups frozen vegetables
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups frozen Tater Tots
  • 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese


  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef and onion over medium-high heat until the beef is fully browned. Break up the meat as it cooks. Drain off excess liquid.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the beef mixture with Campbell’s Soup, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, frozen mixed vegetables, and 1 cup of shredded cheese.
  3. Grease a 12×8-inch shallow baking dish with oil. Pour the beef mixture into the dish, and top with an even layer of tater tots.
  4. Bake at 425 degrees F for 20 minutes. Top the casserole with shredded cheese and bake for 5 additional minutes until the cheese is melted. You’ll know it’s done when the tater tots are golden brown and the casserole is bubbling.

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About the author

Helen is an author and editor at helenbackcafe.com, who has a passion for writing about recipes. She loves to experiment with different ingredients and cooking techniques to create delicious and unique dishes.

Among all the foods, pizza holds a special place in her heart, and she loves exploring different variations and toppings to create the perfect slice. Through her writing, Helen hopes to inspire others to get creative in the kitchen and share their love for food with the world.

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