Tater Tot Casserole Recipe



I have to let you all know, this was my first time making this super easy Tater Tot Casserole recipe! My husband had it growing up, and to my recollection we never did! It turned out to be a crowd pleaser so I thought I would share it with you all for nights when you need something super easy and quick!


  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 tsp. ketchup
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 diced onion chopped
  • 1 bag frozen tater tots
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking Spray
  • Optional: frozen peas


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
  2. Brown ground beef and onion in sauté pan and drain grease, and salt and pepper to taste. Optional: add frozen peas to meat mixture
  3. Add cream of mushroom soup, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce to meat mixture and mix well.
  4. Spray bottom of a  9×13 casserole dish and spread meat mixture evenly across bottom.
  5. Arrange tater tots evenly over beef layer.
  6. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese evenly over the top.
  7. Bake in preheated over for about 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.



  1. I grew up with Tater Tot casserole, too. Our version didn’t have ketchup; I’ll have to try that. It also had mixed vegetables instead of frozen peas. Unfortunately, I have a tater tot hating dh and children who are unwilling to try it. Oh, well.

  2. Bridgett Connell says:

    It is always a crowd pleaser at our house too. Ours has mixed veggie instead of peas also.

  3. Casey Gross says:

    Just yesterday I did a search for this recipe! I was amazed at the different takes there were on one recipe. Thank you for sharing yours, sounds yummy 🙂

  4. I just found your blog and I just voted for you! Looking forward to being a new follower! 🙂 Tator tot casserole is an old standby around our place. 🙂

  5. This is a favorite in our house – all I do is mix the cream soup in with the meat, spread it in the bottom of the pan, put a single layer of cheese slices (you know, the ones that come individuall wrapped), and then top with Tater Tots 🙂 Super easy. Never thought about adding veggies – might have to next time!

  6. Voted for you guys! We love TT caserole here too, our version came from a crockpot book called “Fix it and Forget It”.

  7. Darlene says:

    We LOVE this recipe!! It’s sooooooo good.

  8. Betty Hart says:

    Just made it and added zucchini! Delicious!

  9. Hubby hates cream of mushroom soup. Anyone use any other kind of soup? I really want to try this for the kiddos!

  10. We love TTC at our house, too. My youngest asks for it every couple weeks. We just do the meat mixed with cream of mushroom soup, sandwiched between tator tots, though. Then I make some egg noodles to mix in with it.

  11. My youngest daughter who is now over 21 loves this casserole. I make it every time she comes home for a visit.

    Come visit my blog any time.

  12. Just made this cassarole tonight and my kids wouldn’t touch it. So sad! If only my kids had tastebuds.

  13. Cheryl V. says:

    I will have to try this one with soup…I have a similar version that is a big hit…instead of soup, I add BBQ sauce.

    Mix together grilled peppers and onions (kids like them so I add them for flavor when I can), ground hamburger (or turkey), some corn and a handful of grated cheese…place in 9×13, top with tater tots and cheddar cheese and bake!!

    Kids eat it up!! Kinda like a cheeseburger but much easier!! Enjoy!!

  14. LOL! We JUST had this tonight. It’s always a pleaser. Except today my daughter decided she didn’t want potatoes or meat. Grr!

  15. Looks yummy and easy… we don’t eat canned soup, so I’m wondering if anyone has any suggestion for a substitute for this recipe…

    Actually, any suggestion for substitution in general for canned soup in recipes? There are so many out there, especially slow cooker recipes, that call for cream of… soup, ugh!

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