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Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

This easy cheeseburger tater tot casserole is an entire meal in one pan! It’s made with savory ground beef, lots of cheese, and golden brown tater tots, so it’s sure to be a hit with the whole family. 
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheeseburger tater tot casserole
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 676kcal


  • large skillet
  • 9x13 casserole dish


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup bacon bits
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 24 ounces frozen tater tots


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and grease a 9x13 casserole dish.
  • Add the olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium high heat.
    1 tablespoons olive oil
  • Add the ground beef and diced onions to the hot skillet. Cook until the ground beef is no longer pink. This will take about 10 minutes. While the beef is cooking, chop it up with a spatula to make small crumbles.
    2 pounds ground beef, 1 onion, diced
  • Pour any excess grease out of the skillet then return the pan to the stovetop.
  • Add the bacon bits, sour cream, ketchup, salt, pepper and garlic powder to the skillet and stir, coating the beef in the seasonings.
    1 cup bacon bits, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1 cup ketchup, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • Remove the skillet from the stovetop and stir in two cups of the shredded cheddar cheese.
    3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Pour the saucy ground beef into the prepared casserole pan and spread it evenly in the pan.
  • Spread the tater tots across the top of the casserole in an even, single layer.
    24 ounces frozen tater tots
  • Bake the casserole in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the casserole dish from the oven and sprinkle the top with the remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese.
  • Return the casserole dish to the oven and bake for another 5 minutes to melt the cheese. The cheese should be just starting to brown.
  • Let the casserole cool for about 10 minutes then scoop and serve!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 676kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 1463mg | Potassium: 592mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 538IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 309mg | Iron: 3mg