Tater Tot Hotdish
Do you like a good hotdish or casserole? I’m sharing my tater tot hotdish recipe that I learned how to make from my mom. It’s a Minnesota tradition and a comfort food for my family.
To start you’ll need to fry/brown your ground beef in a large skillet.
I’m using about 1 pound here for a 9×13 baking dish size meal.
This will give us leftovers for our family of 4.
Tater Tot Hotdish Video
After your meat is browned, drain the fat.
Stir in 2 cans of cream of chicken soup, and 2 cans of green beans (any style of your choice I used french cut this time) plus the water in the can with the green beans.
Add seasonings to your beef mixture – I just add a little salt and black pepper.
I stirred mine in the fry pan to make it easy.
You do not have to warm this up unless your want to as it’s going to cook in the oven.
Pour the mixture into a 9×13 pan.
Greasing the pan or using non-stick cooking spray is optional, and I didn’t grease mine.
Add a 2 pound bag of frozen tater tots to the top.
Place in preheated oven at 350 degrees and cook for 1 hour. The tater tots will be golden brown.
Pull it out and let it stand for a few minutes before serving.
Our family loves it and I hope yours will too – Enjoy!
Tater Tot Casserole Options
You can adjust your beef mixture to your families liking. Try these suggestions:
- Add other veggies or vegetables. Try corn, peas, mushrooms or onions.
- You can use cream of mushroom soup or cream of celery soup in place of the cream of chicken soup if you prefer.
- Swap out the protein, try ground turkey instead of ground beef.
- Add any seasoning you like including garlic, onion powder, garlic powder, etc.
- You can swap out the tater tots and use potatoes
- Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top
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Tater Tot Hotdish
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 cans cream of chicken soup
- 2 cans green beans
- 1 bag of tater tots
- To start you’ll need to fry/brown your ground beef
- After your meat is browned, drain the fat.
- Stir in 2 cans of cream of chicken soup, and 2 cans of green beans (any style of your choice I used french cut this time) plus the water in the can with the green beans.
- Add seasonings to your liking – I just add a little salt and pepper.
- I stirred mine in the fry pan to make it easy. You do not have to warm this up unless your want to as it’s going to cook in the oven.
- Pour the mixture into a 9×13 pan. Greasing the pan is optional, and I didn’t grease mine.
- Add a 2 pound bag of frozen tater tots to the top.
- Place in preheated oven at 350 degrees and cook for 1 hour.
- Pull it out and let it stand for a few minutes before serving.
I’ll bet our grandkids would love this. 🙂
I hope they will. I loved it as a kid and I still love it now. Comfort food 🙂
Looks and sounds delicious. Please confirm for me that you used 4 cans of water? Seems like a lot but the end result doesn’t show that.
Hi Debbie, great question – I only added the water in the can with the green beans – no extra 🙂
That looks really good and so easy, too! Thanks!
Thanks Lea, those are my favorite kind of recipes – easy and tastes good 🙂
agree easy and good…yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm 🙂
Thank you 🙂
This sounds like a tasty treat!
Thank you Snap, it truly is for our family.
I love tater tots! This looks so good & an easy dinner. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. Hope to see you at the party next week!
Thank you so much Jenny 🙂
This is kind of like the UK classic Shepherds pie – but different!
All these years I’ve heard Tater Tots mentioned on US TV and I’ve always wondered what they are! We do have them here but I think the shops package them as mini hash browns.
This sounds easy and looks great by the way!
Hi Julie 🙂 Love Shepherds pie by the way. Yes, the are a formed version of hash browns you are correct, and with that I’m sure you could just substitute good old hash browns for the same effect – thanks for the tip.
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I’m from Minnesota and make this all the time. Only things I do different are use corn drained AND I use cheddar cheese slices on top of meat mixture and then top with Tater tots. Yummy!
Thank you so much for sharing.
My grands would love this! Next visit, I have a new menu item for them!
You’re so very sweet, thank you! Yes, usually a kid favorite and you get the veggies in them 😉
Thanks so much for posting this Chas! My mom used to make this all the time when I was growing up in Ohio. I forgot all about it! We have some cold weather moving into Colorado this weekend and this is comfort food at it’s best!
Thank you so much Denise for sharing your history with the recipe too. I’m so excited you want to make it too 🙂
This is the perfect comfort food Chas! Pinned. Thank you for sharing at Charming Homes and Gardens.
Thank you so much Kim, I’m thrilled you like it and thanks for the Pin.