Tater Tot Casserole {So Good!}

Tater Tot Casserole {So Good!}

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Tater Tot Casseroles are the perfect example of a nostalgic family dinner casserole. With layers of beef, cheese, fried onions, vegetables, and cream soup, This ground beef and cheese Tater Tot Casserole is classic comfort food at its’ best! 

tater tot casserole

Tater Tot Casserole…

This casserole is bursting with the flavors of french fried onions mixed with potatoes, beef, cheese, and of course cream of something soup. That, my friend, is a winning combination.

What I love about this Easy Make Tater Tot and Beef Casserole

  • Easy to make
  • Simple ingredients
  • Brings back memories of casseroles, and family dinners around the table
  • Filling
  • Leftovers are delicious when reheated
  • You can freeze this casserole

tater tot casserole recipe

FAQ’s

Can I Substitute the Broccoli for Another Vegetable?

Yes! Some vegetables that would be great in this tater tot casserole would be green beans, corn, zucchini, bell pepper, or asparagus

How long will Tater Tot and Beef Casserole leftovers last in the fridge?

  • leftovers covered and stored in the refrigerator should last 3-4 days

Can you freeze this Casserole?

  • Yes. Do not bake the casserole. Follow the recipe, but avoid baking it. Wrap with plastic wrap and place it in the freezer for up to a month. You could also prepare this in an aluminum baking dish for freezing. For reheating, either thaw overnight in the refrigerator or allow the dish to thaw in the oven as the oven preheats.

How do you Reheat Leftovers?

  • Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Microwave on individual plates for 1-2 minutes

tater tot beef and cheese casserole

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Tips and Tricks:

  • if you can’t find the cream of celery, then you can substitute it with another cream of something soup – like cream of mushroom or cream of chicken
  • you can use fresh broccoli but you might want to precook it for a little bit in a skillet otherwise, allow a bit longer to cook it
  • other vegetables that would work in this casserole are green beans from a can (drained), sweet corn from a can (drained)
  • milk – use 2% or whole milk. Skim milk is too watered down for this recipe
  • cheddar cheese can be substituted with Monterey jack cheese or a blended yellow cheese

Are you ready to make this delicious tater tot and beef casserole? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need:

Ingredients:

  • tater tots
  • ground beef – I like to get sirloin ground beef. I know it’s more expensive but you can really notice a difference in the quality of the meat and it isn’t as greasy
  • cream of celery soup – you could probably get away with substituting with cream of chicken soup, or cream of mushroom soup
  • milk – 2% or whole milk work best in this recipe
  • frozen broccoli pieces
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • Fried Onions

How do you make Tater Tot Casserole?

Instructions:

  1. Brown the ground beef and drain
  2. Add cream of celery, milk, broccoli, 1/2 of the cheese, and fried onions
  3. Mix
  4. Spoon mixture into greased baking dish
  5. Top with the rest of the fried onions and cheese
  6. Place Tater Tots on top
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes

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Easy to Make Braised Beef Stew 

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Here’s the recipe…

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beef and tater tot casserole

Tater Tot Casserole {So Good!}


  • Author: Melissa
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

Delicious and flavorful casserole filled with beef, cheese, and tater tots. A great family meal.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 (2 lb.) bag of tater tots
  • 1 lb. of sirloin ground beef
  • 1 can of cream of celery
  • 1/3 cup of milk – 2% or whole milk
  • 2 cups of frozen broccoli pieces
  • 1 (8 oz.) bag of shredded cheddar cheese – divided
  • 1 (6 oz.) container of Fried Onions – divided

Instructions

  • Brown and drain beef
  • Add the cream of celery, milk, broccoli, 1/2 of the cheddar cheese, and 1/2 of the fried onions to the beef
  • Mix
  • Pour the mixture into a greased casserole dish (9×13 works great)
  • Top with the rest of the fried onions and cheese
  • Line tater tots on top of the mixture
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes

Notes

Can I Substitute the Broccoli for Another Vegetable?

Yes! Some vegetables that would be great in this tater tot casserole would be green beans, corn, zucchini, bell pepper, or asparagus

How long will Tater Tot and Beef Casserole leftovers last in the fridge?

  • leftovers covered and stored in the refrigerator should last 3-4 days

Can you freeze this Casserole?

  • Yes. Do not bake the casserole. Follow the recipe, but avoid baking it. Wrap with plastic wrap and place it in the freezer for up to a month. You could also prepare this in an aluminum baking dish for freezing. For reheating, either thaw overnight in the refrigerator or allow the dish to thaw in the oven as the oven preheats.

How do you Reheat Leftovers?

  • Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Microwave on individual plates for 1-2 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes

 

 

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