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Nov 07 2013
4 years ago
10:42 AM MDT

Easy Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

Nov 07, 2013 @ 10:42 AM MDT
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Easiest Tater Tot Casserole Recipe Hip2Save

Sometimes we just need an easy hot meal that the kids will eat and one that we likely have all the ingredients for.  This one is a classic family favorite and it only has five simple ingredients. I like to use ground turkey or ground beef and it comes out delicious every time.  This also is a meal you can make ahead of time and put in the oven before you’re ready to eat. YUM!

Tater Tot Casserole

1/2 of a 32 oz. bag of frozen Tater Tots
1 small onion chopped
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 pound ground turkey or beef
1 and 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 cup milk (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef or turkey with the onions. Drain excess fat, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Spread the beef mixture evenly over the bottom of a 2 quart casserole dish. Arrange tater tots evenly over beef layer. In a small bowl, stir the soup into the milk until smooth; pour over tater tot and beef layers. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese evenly over the top.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and slightly brown.

Note: I’m putting  milk as optional because most of the time I forget or I feel like the texture comes out thicker and tastes better without. This is just my preference, but some may like the thinner creamier texture with milk. 

How to make tater tot casserole Hip2Save

I love letting the tater tots get extra crispy.

Easy Tatertot Casserole Hip2Save

I’ve made this a few times as a “meals on wheels” dinner for friends and family who’ve just had a baby or just had surgery. Everyone has loved it, and I hope your family does as well! 🙂

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime!

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