Easy Tater Tot® Casserole

Frozen Tater Tots®, Cheddar cheese, ground beef, and cream of mushroom soup combine for a comfort food classic in this recipe.

Easy Tater Tot® Casserole Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Easy Tater Tot® Casserole for 8 servings:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 pinch garlic powder, or to taste
  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (26.5 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen bite-size potato nuggets (such as Tater Tots®)
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 pinch paprika, or to taste
  • 1 pinch dried parsley flakes, or to taste

Easy Tater Tot® Casserole Cooking Instructions

  • Prep5m
  • Cook55m
  • Ready In1h

To cook Easy Tater Tot® Casserole, you need about 5 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Easy Tater Tot® Casserole is about 55 minutes , and you can serve your Easy Tater Tot® Casserole within 1 hour . The following are the steps to cook Easy Tater Tot® Casserole easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. 2 Cook and stir ground beef, onion, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a skillet over medium heat until beef is browned and crumbly, 7 to 10 minutes. Spread beef into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  3. 3 Stir cream of mushroom soup, potato nuggets, and Cheddar cheese together in a large bowl until potato nuggets are evenly coated in soup and cheese. Spread potato nugget mixture over beef mixture.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven until browned, about 45 minutes. Sprinkle paprika and parsley flakes over the top.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 469 calories; 32.4 grams of fat; 22.8 grams of carbohydrates; 24.3 grams of protein; 82 milligrams of cholesterol; 1077 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Oct 9th 2018

    Delish!!! Did what some other reviewers suggested, baked tots for 15 min. While they were in oven getting crispy browned meat & onion. Added 1 can cream mushroom soup & 1 can chedd ...

  2. Nov 2nd 2017

    The only change I made was to leave the Tater Tots on top of the beef/soup/cheese mixture to keep them crispy when baked in the oven. We enjoyed this recipe, thank you. I'll make it again, b ...

  3. Sep 10th 2017

    Good recipe. I made mine slightly different the second time around. Here's what I did: Cook tots first for extra crispiness. Sauté onion, add to cooked ground beef. Mix meat with soup and c ...

  4. Jun 16th 2017

    I doubled the amount of tater tots and used two cans of mushroom soup. It is a quick and easy meal and my family loves it.

  5. Apr 15th 2017

    Anything that gets my picky 6 year old to say "yum!" and clean her plate is a win in my book, but I really enjoyed this as well. Great comfort food! Based on other reviews, I baked the tots ...

  6. Feb 20th 2016

    This is as easy and good as it gets. Big cans of soup aren't 26 oz anymore, so I used two cans cream of mushroom and one Cheddar cheese. Also used "Crispy Crowns" instead of traditional ta ...

  7. Oct 13th 2015

    Use 32 oz of tots! Delicious guilty pleasure food. Probably not for those on a diet, and definitely tempting enough to go for seconds and thirds. Four stars was due to the recipe asking fo ...

  8. Jul 21st 2015

    I absolutely love this recipe, I use a small can of Campbell cheese soup with a can of cream of mushroom instead of the big can called for. This never lasts long.

  9. Apr 14th 2015

    So easy to make and turned out great! I changed the procedure around a little. I put the tater tots on the bottom and baked for 10-15 minutes to get some crunch to them. Then put the ground ...