Tater Tot Casserole

Well, the Duggar’s definitely put this dish on the map with their TLC show about 18 kids and counting, but I think there were already many versions of it out there….most of them found at picnics, church suppers, and other potlucks.  So, if you haven’t eaten this, you have probably at least heard of it.

I really only make this dish because Tim loves it.  He actually loves anything that resembles Hamburger Helper.  Since Tim was 27 when we started dating, he had been on his own cooking for himself for several years and he pretty much survived on Hamburger Helper and frozen pizza.  But, that’s not to say that he didn’t make anything else to eat.  He is actually a pretty good cook.  He’s just slow and messy.  🙂

This meal, while not pretty, is very comforting.  It also is a nice casserole to take to someone who is sick, or in need of help with meals for any reason.


Tater Tot Casserole

{serves 6}


1 pound lean ground beef

1 small onion, peeled and chopped – optional

cracked black pepper

1 can green beans, well drained

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1/2 can milk

frozen tater tots

1/3 cup cheddar cheese, grated


Preheat oven to 350 degree.  Spray a large casserole dish {9×13} with non-stick cooking spray.

In a skillet, crumble and brown the ground been with the onion until cooked. Remove from heat and drain fat.  Season with black pepper to taste.  Add the green beans to the meat.

In a medium bowl, stir together the the can of cream of mushroom soup and 1/2 can milk.  Add it to the beef and beans.  Gently stir to combine everything.  Pour it into the prepared casserole dish and spread it out evenly.  Then add a single layer of tater tots placed very close together.

Bake for 30-35 minutes.  Remove it from the oven and add the shredded cheese to the top.  Return to the oven and bake 10 more minutes.


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