Shepherd's Tater Tots Casserole

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 12 onion, chopped
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans green beans
  • 2 (4 ounce) cans mushrooms
  • 1 (10 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 12 cups milk
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package brown gravy mix
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen tater tots
  • 1 12 cups cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper


  1. Brown meat with onion until cooked and onion is transparent.
  2. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Drain green beans and place in a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  4. Spoon meat over beans.
  5. Drain mushrooms and spoon over meat mixture.
  6. Combine onion soup, milk and brown gravy mix.
  7. Pour over top of meat and vegetables.
  8. Arrange tater tots over top of mixture.
  9. Sprinkle potatoes with cheese.
  10. Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes or until gravy juices bubble.
  11. Note: To save browning meat and onion- crumble meat on a baking dish with sides.
  12. Place in a 375°F oven for 15-20 minutes or until meat is cooked.
  13. If a couple of pounds are browned at one time, place the extra pound in a freezer bag and freeze for later use.


Most Helpful

This is the BEST tater tot casserole I have EVER had! I'm not a fan of layering (I don't have time for all of that!) so I mix it all together after I brown the beef and then just throw it in the dish and line the tater tots across the top.

JMud July 19, 2010

My 3 new kids ask me to make a tater tot casserole like their Mom makes but I didn't have a recipe, so I got this one and made it. It turned my fussy eaters into ravaged beast! They gobbled the whole thing down and commented that it was the best they ever had. I have to say also that is was easy to make and loved it too! Thanks!

ferrarijoe February 24, 2009

This is delicious, warm, filling, and inexpensive. I made a half recipe, but used the whole can of soup. I also used cream of celery soup. I used a can of mixed vegetables instead of the green beans. Just using what I had on hand, and this recipe... we had a wonderful dinner! Thank you for posting

nott February 28, 2008

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