Tator Tot Casserole

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This Tater Tot casserole recipe tastes just like a bacon cheeseburger. That would be because it has all the wonderful ingredients that would go on a bacon cheeseburger, all in one dish. Plus, it has the Mr. Saucy Seal of Approval.

I make a lot of foods that Mr. Saucy loves, foods like this casserole, that I never post. I’m constantly trying new things to please his meat and potatoes cravings, but many of them just don’t pass the Saucy-likes-this-too taste test. Well, this casserole did both; best of all, I didn’t have to completely reinvent this casserole recipe. It didn’t have any “cream of” soups or prepackaged flavor packets involved. Win!

There were some changes I made to it, though. Instead of using a premixed spice blend, I seasoned it with spices that most kitchens would have on hand. I used sharp cheddar instead of the American cheese the recipe called for, and I used more ground beef. Other than that, this recipe is one I spotted on the Betty Crocker website.

I think it’s important to at least partially thaw the tater tots before adding them to the casserole, because they get crisper. If you don’t mind a soggier tot, just plonk them on there frozen.

So, if you’ve been craving a bacon cheeseburger, toss this casserole together. No buns needed; comfort food at its best.

Tator Tot Casserole

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lb Ground Turkey or ground beef
  • 2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 2 cans Green Beans or 1lb. of fresh green beans
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Cheese
  • 1 Bag Tator Tots

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. and grease a 9×13 pan. Brown the ground turkey on the stove top.
  • Next, mix together the ground turkey and 1 can of the cream of mushroom soup and place in the bottom of a greased 9×13 casserole dish.
  • Then, combine the green beans (drain if using canned beans) with the other can of cream of mushroom soup and spread across the meat layer.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of the green bean layer.
  • Top the casserole with a bag of frozen tator tots, then sprinkle with seasoning.
  • Bake the casserole for 35 minutes or until the sides are bubbling and the tator tots are lightly browned.
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2 Comments

  1. Chris Tushoski

    I’m looking for the recipe for the Mexican style tater tot casserole could you please send it to me

  2. Chris Tushoski

    5 stars
    I would like the Mexican style tater tot casserole

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