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tater tot casserole recipe served on white plate with fork

Classic Tater Tot Casserole

How to make a classic tater tot casserole with ground beef, vegetables, and mushroom soup. Easy delicious dinner recipe you can make ahead and freeze.
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Course: Dinner Ideas
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 484kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff



  • Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
  • Sauté the minced onion and garlic in the bacon grease until they begin to soften.
  • Then add the ground beef to the onion/garlic mixture, and cook until it's browned.
  • Layer the vegetables in the bottom of a greased casserole dish.
  • Add a second layer with the browned ground beef over the vegetables.
  • Spread the soup over the ground beef mixture.
  • Finally, layer the tater tots on top.
  • Bake uncovered at 350°F for 40 minutes, or until the tots are a golden brown color.
  • Remove from the oven and serve while warm.


*You can use bacon grease, butter, or olive oil to cook the onions and garlic.
**While I prefer to use canned veggies, you can use frozen or fresh, as well, depending on your preference. Using fresh root vegetables, like carrots, may require parboiling.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 1111mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g
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