Taco Tater Tot Casserole!

Tater Tot Taco Casserole! This easy casserole has layers ground beef and veggies topped with Tater Tots & cheese. It’s one dish we just can’t get enough of!

Tater Tot Taco Casserole! This easy casserole has layers ground beef and veggies topped with Tater Tots & cheese. It's one dish we just can't get enough of!

How to Make Taco Tater Tot Casserole!

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This Taco Tater Tot Casserole was a massive hit with the family… even with little Miss I-don’t-like-melted-cheese-lasagna-casseroles-or-spaghetti.  In fact, she had two helpings! This cheesy casserole has ground beef & veggies and is super easy to make!

The casserole is topped with Tater Tots and baked making them nice and crispy on top…  adding the sauce and cheese at the very end keeps them from getting soggy as they do with some casseroles!

Tater Tot Taco Casserole! This easy casserole has layers ground beef and veggies topped with Tater Tots & cheese. It's one dish we just can't get enough of!

You just can’t go wrong with any Mexican inspired dish in my house, especially when it’s baked with cheese until bubbly and hot! If your family likes the classic tater tot casserole, they are sure to love this taco tater tot casserole too!!

Items you’ll need for this recipe 

* black beans * baking pan * enchilada sauce *

You can add whatever your toppings you love, we usually do sour cream, lettuce and tomatoes but this is great with jalapenos, avocados and of course more cheese!

Taco Tater Tot Casserole!

Tater Tot Taco Casserole! This easy casserole has layers ground beef and veggies topped with Tater Tots & cheese. It’s one dish we just can’t get enough of!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 onion , diced
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix (low sodium)
  • 1 cup enchilada sauce , divided
  • 1 1/2 cups bag frozen corn
  • 1 1/2 cups bell pepper (red, yellow or green), diced
  • 1 12 oz can black beans , drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese , divided
  • 1 16 oz bag of frozen tater tots
  • 1/3 cup salsa

Optional toppings

  • Diced tomatoes
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sour Cream
  • Avocado Slices

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Brown ground beef, onion and garlic over medium high until no pink remains. Drain any fat.
  3. Stir in taco seasoning, 1/2 cup water, 2/3 cup enchilada sauce, corn, bell pepper & beans. Cook until thickened (about 5 minutes).
  4. Pour beef mixture into a 9×13 pan. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups cheese and arrange tater tots on top.
  5. Bake 30 minutes. Combine salsa and remaining 1/3 cup enchilada sauce. Spread over tater tots and top with remaining cheese.
  6. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted & bubbly.
  7. Serve with desired toppings

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Holly Nilsson

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

41 comments on “Taco Tater Tot Casserole!”

  1. Yum :) Made this after seeing it on your blog. I made a few changes (no olives and I got rid of the salsa because I really don’t like it much) and it’s still really tasty. I’d suggest a little more taco seasoning if you forgo the salsa though. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I started making this before I realized I had no toco seasoning so I used chili seasoning and chili beans instead of the black beans. It was so good!

  3. Hello,
    Can anybody tell me what “tater tots” are? I’m from Belgium and even the translator doesn’t know what it means….
    Thanks,

  4. How many can this typically feed?

  5. I am going to try this recipe with enchilada sauce instead of salsa. I have also made this without taco seasoning & used a cream of celery soup (or what ever kind of “cream of” soup you want) poured over the tater tots. It’s delish!

  6. I love your recipes but wish that you would also have the calories and nutritional information with them, as I have to be careful what I eat.

    • Unfortunately I am not a nutritionist so I can’t provide nutritional information. There are lots of great sites where you can plug in the ingredients and get nutritional info. One I like to use is myfitnesspal.com I hope that helps. :)

  7. I see someone else already mentioned the lack of nutritional info so I wont beat a dead horse..lol
    But since you mentioned that you yourself use the myftnesspal.com site for that info for yourself… I was wondering if perhaps you knew the carb count per serving for this recipe. And what a serving size consisted of.. you know, is it a cup or like a square or ?
    I am diabetic so have to count every carb and when I find such yummy sounding recipes but they don’t have the nutrition info its just way too much work and too depressing to have to run over to some site and try to input all the ingredients. I use http://www.sparkpeople.com or http://www.sparkrecipe.com if you are looking for alternative sites.
    Thanks for the recipe, sounds so good it made my eyes water..lol

  8. Je terminerai de jeter un coup d’oeil à tout ça dans la semaine

  9. I would like this converted for 60 children and 12 adults. is that possible?

    • As written the recipe feeds 8. For 60 children and 12 adults I would think you would want to make 8x the recipe. Depending on the dish size, the cooking time would most likely have to be increased as well.

  10. This sounds and looks great. We’re having a family potluck soon and I think this would be just the thing to make! Thanks!

  11. I just joined im going to try taco tater tot cass

  12. I made this last night and loved it. I put 1/2 the salsa in with the ground beef mixture before baking and used an entire 32 oz. bag of tater tops on top . Turned out delicious and easily made 8 generous portions with the addition of more tater tots. Thank you for this delicious and easy recipe!

  13. This looks like pure comfort food! Would be great for potlucks or even as a freezer make-ahead meal!

  14. This was wonderful! I used chili beans because I didn’t have the black beans (and I don’t like them). Really really good.

  15. This will be dinner tomorrow, thanks!

  16. Nice recipes. Thank you

  17. Can’t wait to make tyhis

  18. Holy smokes! This was the BEST recipe I ever made from online and I use a lot of online recipes. I modified it using Trader Joe’s vegetarian ground beef and used Trader Joe’s Hatch Valley Green Chili Salsa. Orange Bell Peppers make a huge difference as well. This one is a keeper I will be making for many years to come. Thank you for sharing your recipe to such a delicious meal.

  19. Could you use tortilla chips instead of tator tots?

  20. Boyfriend doesn’t like a lot of sauce on things, he asked if it would work to leave the salsa on the side and he can put how much he wants..would that work for this recipe? Just making sure, I’m gonna try making this tonight for the very first time! Hopefully it will turn out for me! :) please let me know!

  21. Made this taco tater tot casserole tonight, 3 words… O.M.G. !!!

    You can put this in a soft shell, corn shell, eat it out of the dish, it doesn’t matter, it’s amazing and simple.

    Thanks for sharing this recipe !!!

  22. Everyone in my family loved this casserole. Easy recipe, even made good leftovers.

  23. What kind of salsa do you use ❤ im makin this 2nite

  24. I made it just like recipe. Was great and easy.

  25. Wow this is a big hit with my boys! They love this recipe. Thank you for sharing!

    Rating: 5

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