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Name: Sandra B. (Sandieb) - ,
Total Recipes: 1



Tater Tot Casserole

Dish: One-dish Meals
Dish Type: Meats
Cooking Method: Baked
Difficulty: 5 / 10
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20
Cook Time: 1 hr 15 min

  • 1 pound - Lean ground beef (80/20)
  • 1 bag - Extra-Crispy Ore-Ida Tator Tots
  • 1 can - Whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 cans - Cream of mushroom soup
  • 3/4 soup can - 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon - Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon - Ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon - Ground chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon - Garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon - Onion powder

Brown ground beef with salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder and onion powder, drain well. Add soup cans and milk to skillet and cook on medium until incorporated, then slowly add ground beef and mix well. Cook for 5 minutes until soup begins to thicken. Slowly add drained corn and mix again.

In a 13-x9-inch glass casserole pan add enough tator tots to cover just the bottom. Add soup/hambuger mixture and spread out over tator tots. Make sure tator tots do not go up sides of pan. They must stay on the bottom. Add remaining tots to cover over mixture. Cover dish in foil tightly and put in preheated 350F oven. Cook for 1 hour. Remove foil and turn up temperature to 400F and put pan on top rack to brown tots for 10 to 15 minutes. Be sure to check after 10 minutes to avoid burning. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.


I like to use Ore-Ida because the tator tots stay intact even after scooping out. Other brands just fall apart. If you have a favorite brand feel free to try it. This dish is also good with 1 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese.

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Sandi A. (coy4u255)
2/14/2015 5:18 PM ET
Also, Ore-Ida does NOT use flour or soy products to make their fries/tater tots.
Adriane S. (myhotstylist)
10/1/2013 12:36 AM ET
We do the same dish at my house only with a few differences. Brown meat with Lipton beefy onion soup mix, drain. Line pan with frozen tots, layer with beef, then use canned Lesure Peas, top with can of cream of chicken soup, top with shredded cheese. Then add about 1/4 cup milk over the top. It seeps to the bottom to cook the potatoes. Spray the foil with Pam spray, cover dish with foil and cook for 45 minutes, Uncover and top with French fried onions and cook for an additional 15 minutes. YUM!