Hamburger Tater Tot Casserole

Homey & delicious hamburger tater tot casserole is layered with flavors everyone will love! It is kid friendly, easy, and freezes perfectly!

Casseroles are a dinnertime lifesaver! Especially when they’re filled with crispy tots. This version is a little different from our original Tater Tot Casserole and our Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole, but just as tasty!

hamburger tater tot casserole in a glass baking dish

Ultimate Freezer Meal

Hamburger tater tot casserole is crazy easy to put together and it tastes great! I mean, who doesn’t love cheesy tater tots? Even better, they are served on a bed of ground beef and veggies!

Well, not only is this casserole easy and yummy—it lends it self to freezing very well. Hello freezer meal! This is also a great dish to bring to new moms, or really anyone that could use a quick and easy meal just a freezer away!!

This is quite the kid-friendly dish as well. My kids gobble this stuff up!! It is simple in both flavor and ability level, but really packs a warm and homey punch!

layers of green beans and corn in a baking dish

Quick + Easy!

PREP. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

GROUND BEEF. Heat a large skillet over medium and add the ground beef. Season to taste with garlic salt and pepper. Cook until browned about 7-10 minutes. Drain excess fat.

SOUP. Add the can of cream of chicken and mushroom soup to the pan with the ground beef and stir until evenly coated.

VEGGIES. Spread the mixture into a 9×13 baking dish. Add a layer of chopped green beans on top of the beef. Then, add a layer of corn.

TATER TOTS. Next, add a layer of tater tots so they completely cover the mixture underneath, then top with shredded cheese.

BAKE. Bake for 30-40 minutes. The casserole mixture should be hot and tater tots will be a golden brown.

tater tots layered on veggies and ground beef in a baking dish

What to serve with Tater Tot Casserole:

So many options since this is such a classic casserole. Here are some of our go-to’s:

hamburger and tater tor casserole topped with cheese in a glass baking dish

Recipe Variations

I’ve seen this casserole made plainly with only the meat mixture and tots, or with all sorts of mix ins. It all depends on what you prefer. I added fresh green beans and corn and really like how it all turned out. Here are a few other variations I have seen:

  • Add a layer of crumbled bacon 
  • Double the tots: add a layer of tater tots at the bottom of the pan before adding the other layers and a second layer of tots on top.
  • Spice it up with jalapenos or add red chili flakes on top
  • Incorporate Mushrooms
  • Mix in bell peppers
  • Change up the cheese: Colby Jack or Pepper Jack cheese are both great options

Recipe Note: I sometimes get people wanting clarification for the canned soup. I buy a can of “Cream of Chicken & Mushroom Soup”. It’s one can with both favors. If you cannot find the combo you can choose to use 1 can of either type.

a scoop of hamburger tater tot casserole

Storing Info

This is the mother of all freezer meals. It’s inexpensive to make and it stores really well. You can easily double or even triple the recipe that way you have dinner for today and for another evening.

Once you have the casserole assembled, allow it to cool before wrapping the dish with plastic wrap and again with foil. FREEZE for up to 3 months. THAW in the fridge before baking. For short term storage refrigerate it for 1-2 days before baking.

To STORE, refrigerate or freeze unused portions in an airtight container. Leftovers will store 3-4 days in the refrigerator and 2-3 months in the freezer.

hamburger tater tot casserole in a glass baking dish

For More Hearty Casseroles, try:

Hamburger Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Homey & delicious hamburger tater tot casserole is layered with flavors everyone will love! It is kid friendly, easy, and freezes perfectly!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 578 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • garlic salt, ground black pepper
  • 1 (10.75 oz) can condensed cream of chicken mushroom soup
  • 2 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 ½ c fresh green beans chopped
  • 1 can corn drained
  • 1 (24-32 oz) package frozen tater tots

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium and add the ground beef. Season to taste with garlic salt and pepper. Cook until browned about 7-10 minutes. Drain excess fat.
  • Add the can of cream of chicken and mushroom soup to the pan with the ground beef and stir until evenly coated.
  • Spread the mixture into a 9×13 baking dish. Add a layer of chopped green beans on top of the beef. Then, add a layer of corn.
  • Next, add a layer of tater tots so they completely cover the mixture underneath, then top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes. The casserole mixture should be hot and tater tots will be a golden brown.

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    Yummy! This casserole was so easy to throw together and very tasty! We absolutely loved this and I’ll definitely be adding this to our rotation! Excited to make this delicious casserole again!

  2. 5 stars
    So delicious! Great way to get the kiddos to eat their veggies! We like to top ours with diced green onion for a nice bit of sharpness. Good food for weeknights!

  3. 5 stars
    This is so easy to make and really tasty! Thank you so much for this delicious recipe, will surely make this again! Highly recommended!

  4. 5 stars
    Ingredients are everything! My mother made a version of this that I dreaded growing up. Ive always avoided it, but then to be polite I tried some at my SIL house and was pleasantly surprised. Enough to request this recipe.