Venison Tater Tot Casserole (Or Use Ground Beef)

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

My husband hunts ALOT, so we have tons of ground venison on hand in the freezer. I use it in everything most people use ground beef for. This recipe is one of my kids' favorites. What kid doesn't like tater tots?!? Us adults like it too.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground venison
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 12 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 (10 ounce) package tater tots
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to the temperature specified on the tater tots package.
  2. Place tater tots on a baking pan and bake for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, brown venison with minced garlic and onion. Drain.
  4. Add cream of mushroom soup to meat and stir until mixed.
  5. Pour mixture into a greased casserole dish.
  6. Sprinkle cheese over the top of the meat mixture.
  7. Top with tater tots. (I usually have leftover tots, good to munch on while dinner's cooking!).
  8. Top tater tots with garlic powder and salt.
  9. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until casserole is bubbly and the tater tots are browned.


Most Helpful

Nice easy recipe that the whole family liked. I added some frozen corn into the mixture and it helped. I will experiment with this recipe and see were it goes.

thart_nine December 27, 2012

Pretty good basic recipe. I found it a little bland. Maybe add some rosemary or sage. It tasted better warmed up the next day.

Roger/OH October 07, 2010

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