Beef and Tots Casserole

5 from 2 votes

One of my favorite comfort foods to make. This Beef and Tots Casserole is easy to make and ready in about 1 hour!

beef and tots casserole

This Beef and Tots Casserole is just the comfort food you need for those chilly days.

And like most Casserole Recipes, this one is super easy to make and ready to serve in about 1 hour.

beef and tots casserole

This recipe is also very versatile. I kept it pretty simple to start with but as you can see you can easily tweak the ingredients to your liking.

You can substitute the ground beef for some ground turkey, or use different kinds of peppers. Maybe even add some chopped-up bacon.

beef and tots casserole
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How to Handle Raw Beef

  • Thaw frozen ground beef on a plate on the lowest shelf of the refrigerator, to avoid dripping onto other foods.
  • Keep raw and ready-to-eat meats separate.
  • Wash hands thoroughly before and after handling raw ground beef. Wash cutting boards, bowls, and utensils used to prepare raw ground beef with hot soapy water and rinse well.
  • Use separate plates to carry raw ground beef patties to the cooking area and cooked patties to the serving area.
  • Use a Thermometer to ensure Ground Beef Reaches the Safely Cooked Internal Temperature of 160°F.

I sometimes like to add some shredded cheddar cheese towards the end of the cooking process for a few minutes until the cheese melts.

beef and tots casserole

You will need the following ingredients to make this Beef and Tots Casserole recipe. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Lean Ground Beef – you can also use ground turkey
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Yellow Onion
  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup – cream of celery also works
  • Milk
  • Frozen Tater Tots
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking dish. Set aside.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef. Drain the grease. Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside.
    ground beef in skillet
  3. In the same skillet, melt the butter. Add the onions and bell pepper. Sauté over medium heat until softened.
    green peppers and onions in skillet
  4. Return the beef to the skillet, then add the condensed cream of chicken soup and milk. Stir to combine, and cook for about 5 minutes.
    beef and soup mixture
  5. Line the bottom of the baking dish with half of the tater tots. Add the meat mixture in an even layer over the tater tots. Top with the remaining tots.
    tater tots in baking dish
    beef mixture in baking dish
    ingredients layers in a baking dish
  6. Bake uncovered for 45 to 60 minutes, or until the tots are browned and the meat mixture is bubbling.
  7. Optionally add some shredded cheese for the last 5-7 minutes of baking.

Printable Recipe Card

beef and tots casseroles

Beef and Tots Casserole

One of my favorite comfort foods to make. This Beef and Tots Casserole is easy to make and ready in about 1 hour!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Author Rodney
Servings 8
Calories 416 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Dish (9 x 13)
  • Skillet

Ingredients
 

  • 2 lbs Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 1 Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 ½ Cups Milk
  • 2 lbs Frozen Tater Tots, thawed

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking dish. Set aside.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef. Drain the grease. Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, melt the butter. Add the onions and bell pepper. Sauté over medium heat until softened.
  • Return the beef to the skillet, then add the condensed cream of chicken soup and milk. Stir to combine, and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Line the bottom of the baking dish with half of the tater tots. Add the meat mixture in an even layer over the tater tots. Top with the remaining tots.
  • Bake uncovered for 45 to 60 minutes, or until the tots are browned and the meat mixture is bubbling.
  • Optionally add some shredded cheese for the last 5-7 minutes of baking.

Nutrition

Calories: 416kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 28gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 605mgPotassium: 803mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 178IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 87mgIron: 3mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Nicole says:

    My family just loved this casserole. Very tasty and not hard to make.

5 from 2 votes (1 rating without comment)

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