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Easy Tater Tot Hotdish

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Easy Tater Tot Hotdish
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8

Whether or not you grew up in the Midwest, this classic tater tot hotdish (otherwise known as a casserole to you non-Midwesterners) is a dinnertime favorite, no matter where you're from. A creamy mix of ground beef, green beans, tater tots and melted cheese, this retro tater tot hotdish recipe delivers hearty comfort food deliciousness. MORE+ LESS-

Updated July 2, 2019

Ingredients

1 1/2
lbs ground beef
1
bag tater tots
1
can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1
can green beans, drained
1 1/2
cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • 2
    Brown beef, drain.
  • 3
    Mix browned beef, salt, pepper, soup and green beans. Pour in casserole.
  • 4
    Place tater tots on top of beef mixture. Then top off with cheddar cheese.
  • 5
    Cover with foil and bake 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake 15 minutes.
  • 6
    Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Try cream of celery soup instead of cream of mushroom soup for a dfferent flavor twist.
  • Adding 1 to 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce to the ground beef while cooking adds a hint of extra flavor.
  • Swap in sweet potato tater tots for a surprising twist.
  • Try ground chicken or turkey to replace the ground beef for a different take on this casserole.
  • Use shredded pepper Jack cheese in place of cheddar cheese to add some extra zip.
  • Store leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When ready to eat, microwave until hot.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • Are you team casserole or team hotdish? Either way, this classic comfort food is one of the greatest things you can do with a pound of ground beef. Now, say this in your best Fargo accent: "Tater tot hotdish is a Midwestern delicacy, don’t cha know!"

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