Tater Tot Casserole recipe

Recipes · Sides · March 10, 2018

This Easy Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole is a simple, quick and tasty side dish with a tater tot base, creamy and cheesy center, and a fried onion topping! It’s great for any dinner or holiday meal.

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Tater Tot Casserole

Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole

Have you ever gotten so excited about a recipe?! Well, today I’m SO excited to share this Tater Tot Casserole recipe that we made last week. I’m so ecstatic to share it because it was LOVED by the whole family and ended up tasting so cheesy and delicious. In fact, my husband and sisters claimed it the best casserole they had ever tried. How’s that for quickly becoming a family favorite?!

With the holidays quickly approaching, I know it’s always fun to have great recipes on hand, and this Tater Tot Casserole will be perfect for those get togethers. This particular dish has a tater tot base and a cheesy, creamy center and a fried onions top. All these layers together make an amazing (and simple!) potato casserole that everyone loves.

French's Fried Onions


We have used French’s® Crispy Fried Onions for many of our classic holiday dishes, but love that they added the perfect amount of flavor and crunch to this casserole. In fact, as I made this recipe I realized that they would be great additions to any casserole, potatoes or salads. They add so much to a recipe and are perfect for all your holiday dishes!

How to Make Tater Tot Casserole

How to Make Tater Tot Casserole

We are all about easy recipes, and this casserole is very simple. Here are the ingredients needed for this tater tot hotdish recipe:

  • tater tots
  • sour cream
  • cheese
  • cream of chicken & mushroom soup
  • French’s fried onions
  • garlic salt

What’s so great about today’s recipe is that it is simple, quick and so tasty. We started with a layer of frozen crispy tater tots and topped that off with a mixture of sour cream, cheese and cream of mushroom and chicken soup.

We topped that off with French’s® Crispy Fried Onions and baked it for 45-50 minutes. The result is a new favorite casserole recipe that took minutes to prep and was so delicious.

I’m not joking when I say that the whole family loved these potatoes. We had to divvy up the leftovers because everyone wanted to take some home to their families to try out. 😉

Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole

Easy Tater Tot Casserole

So much flavor in one casserole!! We cannot wait to make it again for Thanksgiving and for some of our Sunday family meals. Not only is this dish so easy, but it truly is so simple. It may take some time to bake, but prep time is only about 5 to 10 minutes. You can’t get much easier than that, AND you are sure to get rave reviews. 😉

Potatoes are usually a standard at all large meals, and although you can find simple potato casserole dishes, they usually still require washing and peeling the potatoes. If you are wanting something more simple, this recipe is a great one to try.

For more great recipes using Fried Onions, check out:

Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

A simple, quick and delicious casserole with a tater tot base, creamy cheesy center and topping of Fried Onions

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 33 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley


  • 1 32 oz. bag frozen crispy tater tots
  • 1 16 oz. container sour cream
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 10.75 pz. can Cream of Chicken & Mushroom soup
  • 1 6 oz. can French's Fried Onions
  • 1 tsp garlic salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350.

    Bake in the 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 45 to 50 minutes.

  2. Arrange tater tots in a greased 9x13 pan.

  3. Combine sour cream, cheese, cream of chicken/mushroom soup and garlic salt in a medium bowl. Mix well and pour over tater tots.

  4. Sprinkle onions over the top of the casserole and bake for 45-50 minutes. ENJOY!

Nutrition Facts
Tater Tot Casserole Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 33 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 310mg 13%
Potassium 12mg 0%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 0.8%
Calcium 7.8%
Iron 0.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Jessica Shaweit

    You have some tasty recipe.

    Dottie Hashizumi

    Is it 1 can EACH of Cream of Chicken plus 1 can Cream of Mushroom
    Or is it
    1 can of either soup ?

    Thanks for clarifying

      Kristyn Merkley

      They have cans of cream of chicken & mushroom combined. I don’t like cream of mushroom too much, so I like to use this combined one. If you can’t find it, you could use half of each. Hope that helps 🙂 ENJOY!


    hey girl- This is right up my alley! Yummy!

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