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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
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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.
by: TBSP Kitchens
Updated Jul 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

  • 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

  • tip 1
    Try cream of celery soup instead of cream of mushroom soup for a dfferent flavor twist.
  • tip 2
    Adding 1 to 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce to the ground beef while cooking adds a hint of extra flavor.
  • tip 3
    Swap in sweet potato tater tots for a surprising twist.
  • tip 4
    Try ground chicken or turkey to replace the ground beef for a different take on this casserole.
  • tip 5
    Use shredded pepper Jack cheese in place of cheddar cheese to add some extra zip.
  • tip 6
    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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