Easy Tater Tots -Topped Casserole

"This recipe came from a friend a long time ago when my DS was younger, after he came home and raved about how good it was, I have been making it ever since. It is very easy to make, and very tasty too, you can use any flavor of condensed cream soup for this."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 celery, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic (or to taste)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 14 cup grated parmesan cheese (can use more)
  • cayenne pepper (optional)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 (10 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted (you can use any flavor of cream soup for this!)
  • 16 ounces frozen frozen tater tots
  • 1 -2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Set oven to 400 degrees.
  • Butter a 12x8 baking dish.
  • In a skillet, cook onion, garlic, celery with the ground beef over medium heat, until the meat is no longer pink, and veggies are tender; drain, then stir in grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Season with salt and pepper and cayenne (if using).
  • Spoon mixture into dish.
  • Spread soup over meat mixture.
  • Top with tater tots.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 40 mins, or until bubbly.
  • Sprinkle with cheese; bake 5 minutes longer, or until cheese is melted.

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  1. Fantastic! It's all I can do to make it only once a month so we don't get tired of it. Wouldn't change a thing!
  2. We liked it, but hubby said it wasn't something that he would like to eat all the time.
  3. This was so easy and good and fairly inexpensive. Would like to try with other flavor of soups. Thanks Kitten!
  4. I grew up eating a similar recipe. My mom put raw hamberger on the bottom of the pan, topped with cream soup, then topped with tater tots. I like this version a lot because the grease can be drained off of the burger. Also the addition of the celery, garlic, and cheese makes it extra delicious!



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