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Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole is pure comfort food. Made with green beans, sweet corn, cream of chicken, juicy beef, cheese and tater tots!

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Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole

This hearty and delicious dish consists of layers of crispy tater tots, savory ground beef, and melted cheese, all baked together in a casserole dish.

It’s a simple and satisfying meal that’s easy to prepare, making it a popular choice for busy weeknights or potluck gatherings.

Whether you’re a fan of comfort food or just looking for a tasty and filling dinner option, tater tot casserole is sure to satisfy your cravings.

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Why You’ll Love Cheesy Tater Tots Casserole

  • Easy weeknight meal
  • Family favorite
  • Flavorful
  • Customizable
  • Great for potlucks

Tater Tot Cheese Casserole Ingredients

  • Ground Beef
  • Sweet Corn
  • Green Beans
  • Cream of Chicken
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Frozen Tater Tots
  • Shredded Cheese
ingredients to make tater tot casserole

How To Make Tater Tot Casserole

Step 1: Prepare the soup mixture

To begin, preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. In a bowl, combine the cooked ground beef, cream of chicken, corn, green beans, salt, and pepper, and mix well.

ingredients in a bowl for tater tot casserole

Step 2: Add mixture to dish

Grease a casserole dish and spread the ground beef mixture evenly on the bottom. Next, add half of the cheese on top of the beef mixture. Place the tater tots on top of the cheese, arranging them in even rows if desired, or simply tossing them on.

cheese added to tater tots

Step 3: Bake

Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the tater tots are crispy and the soup layer is hot. Add more time if needed.

Once done, sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of the casserole and broil for 2-3 minutes until the cheese has melted and is golden brown.

Serve and enjoy this delicious and easy-to-make tater tot casserole!

tater tot casserole with cheese

Easy Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole Tips & Tricks

  • Season as desired. Add in your favorite seasonings to the soup mixture. We like ours simple with salt and pepper, but anything you like should work.
  • Swap the soup. Not a fan of cream of chicken? No problem, swap it for cream of mushroom or cream of celery instead.
  • Different cheese works. We used sharp cheddar, but colby jack, mozzarella, or even pepper jack would be tasty options.
  • Shred the cheese yourself. I promise shredding the cheese yourself is super simple and tastes way better than the bagged shreds.
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Tater Tot Casserole FAQs

What goes with cheesy tater tot casserole?

  1. Salad: A fresh and crisp salad can provide a refreshing contrast to the warm and savory casserole. Consider a simple green salad with a vinaigrette dressing or a classic Caesar salad.
  2. Roasted Vegetables: Roasted vegetables, such as broccoli, carrots, or asparagus, can provide a healthy and flavorful accompaniment to the casserole.
  3. Garlic Bread: Warm and toasty garlic bread can be a great addition to a tater tot casserole, especially when served hot out of the oven. The garlic bread can help soak up any leftover sauce or juices from the casserole.

How do you store leftover tater tot casserole?

To store leftover tater tot casserole, allow it to cool to room temperature before placing it in an airtight container. Once the casserole has cooled, cover the container with an airtight lid or plastic wrap, and place it in the refrigerator. Tater tot casserole can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

How do you reheat?

Oven directions: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place the casserole in an oven-safe dish. Cover the dish with foil to prevent the top from burning and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the casserole is heated through.

Microwave directions: Place leftovers on a microwave-safe plate and heat them on high for 1-2 minutes or until the food is heated through.

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Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole

Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole is pure comfort food. Made with green beans, sweet corn, cream of chicken, juicy beef, cheese and tater tots!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute meal, cheesy tater tot casserole
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 571kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef browned, drained
  • 1 can sweet corn
  • 1 can green beans
  • 2 cans cream of chicken or your favorite cream soup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bag frozen tater tots
  • 1 1/2 cups cheese shredded


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Combine cooked ground beef, cream of chicken, corn, green beans, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix until combined well.
  • Spread ground beef mixture into the bottom of a greased casserole dish.
  • Add half of the cheese.
  • Place tater tots on top. I like to keep them in even rows, but you can just toss them on if you'd rather.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the tater tots are done and the soup layer is hot. Add additional time as needed. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and broil for 2-3 minutes or until cheese has melted. Serve and enjoy!


Optional add-ins and swaps:
  • Onions
  • Cream of mushroom instead of cream of chicken
  • Extra seasonings of your choice
  • Different varieties of cheese
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Cooked white or brown rice


Calories: 571kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1516mg | Potassium: 686mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 718IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 3mg