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Tatertot Casserole: Quick and Easy Dinner Recipe

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Tatertot casserole is a favorite comfort food dish in our house. Ground beef smothered in a blend of cream of mushroom and brown gravy topped with cheesy tatertots. Perfect easy dinner for busy families.

top down view of tatertot casserole

I mean who doesn’t love tatertots right? Crunchy pieces of potatoes shaped into bite sized pieces. And what’s even better is it’s smothered with cheese. So much yum.

The bottom layer of this wonderful dish is different than your classic tatertot casserole. I love me a good hamburger steak with brown gravy, so I decided to blend the brown gravy with the cream of mushroom and it was oh so delicious.

I love easy dinners that don’t take too much time away from my family. This recipe is really simple. Cook the hamburger, dump it in the pan, and bake. Casseroles definitely help cut down on time in the kitchen.

If you are looking for other quick and easy dinner ideas, try my recipes for Instant Pot chicken broccoli rice casserole, caprese chicken, and lemon caper salmon foil packs.

serving spoon of tatertot casserole

What is a casserole?

Casserole is actually the name of a large, deep dish that is used for cooking. Today casserole is also used to refer to the foods that are cooked in this dish.

What do I need to make a tatertot casserole?

tatertot casserole

How long does it take to bake?

Just 30 minutes.

How to store tatertot casserole?

Once the casserole has cooled down, place in an airtight container in the fridge. This will keep for 3-4 days. You can check out the FDA for further recommendation on food storage times.

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Can you freeze casseroles?

Yes! That’s one of the best things about this dish. You can double the recipe, have one for dinner tonight, and store the other pan the freezer for another busy night. You can freeze the dish in a foil pan wrapped in plastic wrap. When ready to eat defrost in the fridge the bake.

cross section of tatertot casserole

How to make tatertot casserole?

Preheat oven to 350F.

Add avocado oil to a medium sized pan over medium high heat and saute until just translucent and fragrant.

Add ground beef and continue to saute until no longer pink and cooked through or about 7-10 minutes.

Add cream of mushroom and brown gravy. Stir until well combined. Then mix in corn.

Transfer ground beef mixture to a greased 9×13 inch casserole dish. Top with cheese then layer on tatertots in a single layer.

Place in oven and bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until heated through.

Cool slightly and enjoy.

tater tot casserole

Tatertot Casserole

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Tatertot casserole is a favorite comfort food dish in our house. Ground beef smothered in a blend of cream of mushroom and brown gravy topped with cheesy tatertots. Perfect easy dinner for busy families.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 1 small round onion, diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can (10.75 ounce) condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup brown gravy
  • 1 can (15.25 ounce) corn, drained
  • 2 cups cheddar jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen tatertots

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Add avocado oil to a medium sized pan over medium high heat and saute until just translucent and fragrant.
  3. Add ground beef and continue to saute until no longer pink and cooked through or about 7-10 minutes.
  4. Add cream of mushroom and brown gravy. Stir until well combined. Then mix in corn.
  5. Transfer ground beef mixture to a greased 9x13 inch casserole dish. Top with cheese then layer on tatertots in a single layer.
  6. Place in oven and bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until heated through.
  7. Cool slightly and enjoy.

Notes

* You can replace avocado oil with the cooking oil of your choice.

* You can replace ground beef with another ground meat (turkey, chicken, plant based).

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 465Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 843mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 33g

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By on January 19th, 2020

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Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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4 thoughts on “Tatertot Casserole: Quick and Easy Dinner Recipe”

  1. This looks delicious! Will definitely need to try and make this for my kids this week!! Instructions seem so easy to follow also! Thank you!!!!

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  2. In a pinch one evening and unsure what in the world to feed my guys I threw together a very similar dish based solely on instinct. Basically, I thought “poutine casserole” and it was everything. It’s a staple in our house now. As a matter of fact I gave the guys a choice earlier between spaghetti casserole (another staple) and tater tot casserole and it was a unanimous choice for the latter. I think I’ll try your variation with the cream of mushroom and see what they think.

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