Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole from Cookin' Mimi

This is another recipe that there seems to have a million variations. Some people  put the tots on the bottom and others top the tots with cheese. This isn’t an all the time recipe for us but is always a hit at church potlucks and family reunions.

Tater Tot Casserole

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Author Micha M


  • 1.5- 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 10 ounce can cream of mushroom soup or 1 1/4 cup of a homemade equivalent
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 32 ounce bag of frozen tater tots
  • 1 medium onion , chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large skillet brown the ground chuck and chopped onion until the meat is cooked and onion is softened. Drain any fat off and mix in the cream of mushroom soup and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Spread in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish, sprinkle with cheese and top with the tots. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until bubbly and the tots are golden and crispy. Let rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

This can easily be cut in half for a smaller family by using 1 pound of ground chuck, half a bag of tater tots, and 1 cup of cheese; the rest of the ingredients stay the same. Bake in a 9 x 9 dish for the same amount of time. You can also substitute ground turkey or other ground meats if desired.




linked to Weekend Potluck at The Country Cook


  1. I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who makes this tater tot casserole! My husband won’t eat it anymore, but I love it!

  2. Oh wow! Very nice. I’ve never seen this, I must try it.

  3. Yumm – this is one of mt family’s favorites. I take advantage of that fact and load mine up with veggies (: I could sure go for a plate of yours right about now!

  4. my mom used to make this when I was a kid…but she used cream of celery or chicken soup…it was a favorite…my son won’t eat it 🙁

  5. I’ve made something similar to this for years without cheese and using cream of celery soup. It’s one of my husbands favorites. Got to try it with cheese next time!

  6. sheila brinson says

    I use onion soup mix and frozen peas and carrots in mine.. Always a hit!


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