1,2,3,4, Tater Tot Casserole

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

My husbands friend gave us this recipe. He makes it all the time. He told us about it and gave us the recipe, we tried it and like it. So I thought I would share. I know there are other Tater Tot casseroles listed, but I did not see this one, so I posted it. This one came from a 4 ingredient cook book.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs extra lean ground beef
  • 1 (10 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 (2 lb) packagefrozen frozen tater tots


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Brown ground beef until all pink is gone.
  3. Drain any grease.
  4. Put ground beef in the bottom of a greased 13x9x2-inch pan.
  5. Spread cream of mushroom soup on top of ground beef.
  6. Cover with grated cheese.
  7. Top with tater tots.
  8. Cover with foil and bake covered 45 minutes.
  9. Uncover and bake for 15 more minutes.
Most Helpful

Thanks so much for sharing. My four year old daughter loves this recipe. It is now her #1 favorite, she is always requesting it. I've made it for her about 4 times now. She has thirds every time I serve this! I love the fact that it is so easy to make. If I don't have the ingredients at home then I can stop and pick them up on my way home from work using the express lane and it so easy to remember the ingredients list. It is warm, gooey, and yummy. We like to use the mini tator tots.

Updated: forgot to add stars

2nd update: since the meat is fully cooked you only have to cook this dish for the time listed on the tator tot package. I usually cover it the majority of the time then remove the foil for the last 5 minutes. Much FASTER this way.

"mom of girls" April 17, 2011

Very good and quick to prepare. I added some diced onion to the hamburger meat while it browned. I agree with other reviewers that it needed a little more seasoning. Next time I will use cans of soup, and some lawry's seasoning salt to the meat mixture. This is a great starting point for a tater tot casserole! Thanks!

KansasChef February 19, 2009

DH and I were really suprised at how much we enjoyed this. Five stars for Fast, Flavorful and Filling. Can't go wrong with this one!

SloppyJoe July 09, 2011