Tater Tot Casserole is so cheesy and so easy! This delicious dish is filled with ground beef, green beans, cream of chicken, and cheese, then topped off with tater tots. Everyone will love this easy meal!
- Why We Love This Tater Tot Casserole Recipe
- Variations on Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole
- How to Store and Reheat
- How to Freeze
- Serving Suggestions
- More Beef Casserole Recipes To Try
- 5-Star Review
- Tater Tot Casserole Recipe
- Email This Recipe
- Recommended Equipment
- Becky’s tips
- Nutrition Information
- How to Make Tater Tot Casserole Step by Step
Why We Love This Tater Tot Casserole Recipe
This is the best tater tot casserole, made with green beans, ground beef, lots of cheese, and so much more for an amazing flavor. Then everything is topped off with tater tots!
- Creamy. Cream of chicken soup and sour cream keep this casserole moist and delicious.
- Crunchy. Frozen tater tots form a crisp golden crust on top!
- Flavorful. Garlic powder, onion powder, salt, basil, and pepper add so much flavor to the beef!
Variations on Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole
There are so many ways you can change up this casserole. Try adding crumbled bacon for an extra smoky flavor and crispy texture. For a healthier casserole, add additional sautéed vegetables, like bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms. For a southwestern take, try making my Mexican Tater Tot Casserole!
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How to Store and Reheat
Store leftover tater tot casserole tightly covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat covered with aluminum foil in a 350°F oven for about 30 minutes, or until warmed through.
How to Freeze
This recipe makes a great freezer meal! If you want to make it ahead of time, prep and assemble the casserole according to instructions. Instead of baking it, let it cool, cover it with aluminum foil, then freeze up to 1 month. You can freeze it the same way after cooking if you have leftovers.
With all of the ingredients in this casserole (beef, green beans, and tater tots), it’s a full meal on its own. But if you’d like to add something extra, I’d recommend serving it with another veggie side, a salad, or maybe some bread. Try this spinach salad and cornbread muffins.
The cream of chicken soup should make this casserole plenty thick, but if yours seems a bit thin, try whisking together equal parts cornstarch and cold water, then stir it into the filling until thick.
If your tater tots aren’t crispy, they probably need a bit longer to bake. You can also try spraying or brushing on some cooking oil to help them brown more in the oven!
More Beef Casserole Recipes To Try
- Corned Beef Casserole
- Beef Stroganoff Casserole
- Taco Casserole
- Doritos Casserole
- Sloppy Joe Casserole
- Hamburger Casserole
- Sour Cream Noodle Bake
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How to Make Tater Tot Casserole Step by Step
Cook the Beef: Preheat your oven to 375°F. Prepare a 9×13-inch baking dish and spray with cooking oil. Set aside. In a large skillet, cook 1 pound of ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain grease.
Season the Beef: Season the beef with 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of onion powder, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt, ½ teaspoon of dried basil, and ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper. Set aside.
Make the Filling: In a large bowl, mix together 15 ounces (1 can) of drained green beans, 10 ounces (1 can) of cream of chicken, 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese, ½ cup of sour cream, ½ tablespoon of ketchup, and 1 teaspoon of low-sodium soy sauce. Add the ground beef to the bowl and mix together.
Spread the Filling: Spread the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Make sure it’s evenly dispersed.
Top with Tots: Take 16 ounces of frozen tater tots and arrange them in a single layer covering the beef mixture.
Bake the Casserole: Place the pan in the oven uncovered to cook for 25 minutes.
Top with Cheese: Top tater tots with the remaining 1½ cups of cheese and return the pan to the oven for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the tater tots are golden brown. The sides should also be bubbly.