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Today I’m sharing with you a fun and easy Cheeseburger Tator Tot Casserole Recipe.

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This is easy hamburger casserole is a crowd please and the kids go crazy over it so it is a win-win in our family. It has become a regular in the dinner rotations.

This easy tator tot casserole recipe is also very versatile. You can add a can of cream of mushroom soup and make it more creamy. You can add taco seasoning and some salsa and make it a taco tator tot casserole.

The possibilities are endless with this simple tator tot casserole recipe. It is one of my favorite ground beef recipes. You might also like our cowboy casserole or Chicken Tater Tot Casserole.

Ingredients

  • Ground Beef
  • Onion
  • Ketchup 
  • Yellow Mustard 
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Frozen Tator Tots
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese 

How to make Easy Cheeseburger tator tot casserole recipe

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a 9X13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.  
  • Add the ground beef and diced onions to a large skillet and heat over medium high heat.  Cook, breaking up the beef as it cooks, until the beef is no longer pink.  
  • Drain any excess grease from the pan.  
  • Stir the ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and garlic powder into the pan and heat for 3-4 minutes until the sauce is heated through.  
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in 2 cups of the shredded cheddar cheese.  Allow the heat from the meal to melt the cheese.  
  • Spread the beef mixture into the bottom of the prepared 9×13 baking pan.
  • Place one layer of tator tots on top of the beef mixture in the pan.  
  • Baked for 25 minutes uncovered.
  • Sprinkle the top of the casserole with the remaining shredded cheddar cheese on top and bake for 5 more minutes until the cheese is melted.  
  • Remove from the oven.  Let the casserole sit for 10-15 minutes and then it’s ready to serve and enjoy!  

Try this simple tator tot casserole recipe today!

It is that easy to make. Remember, you can jazz up this easy tator tot casserole recipe and make it your own recipe. I love it just the way it is , but there are several different ways you can change this simple casserole and make it a completely different dinner idea. Here are a few ideas:

  • Simply add bacon and make it a bacon cheeseburger tatortot casserole. YUM!
  • Or Add cream of mushroom soup and fresh sliced mushrooms to the meat mixture
  • Or add in taco seasoning and a can of rotel
  • Or you can add in the sauce from our Quick and Easy BBQ Sloppy Joes Recipe and make a sloppy joes tator tot casserole
  • Try making it the slow cooker. Our Crock pot Tator Tot Casserole Recipe is just as delicious.

If you try any variations, make sure you leave a comment and let us know what you liked and loved.

Freezer Friendly Cheeseburger tator tot casserole recipe!

In case you love freezer cooking this casserole is completely freezer friendly. You simply make the casserole as directed. Go ahead and add the cheddar cheese on top before cooking. Then cover with foil and freeze. When you are ready to cook, allow it to thaw completely. Then baked for 30 minutes until heated and the cheese is melted. It is that easy!

Print this easy cheeseburger tator tot casserole recipe below:

Cheeseburger Tator Tot Casserole Recipe

4.82 from 48 votes
Try this easy Cheeseburger Tator Tot Casserole Recipe. An Easy Tator tot Casserole recipe that is loaded with cheese and packed with flavor.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course casserole, Main Course
Calories 698

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a 9X13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.  
  • Add the ground beef and diced onions to a large skillet and heat over medium high heat.  Cook, breaking up the beef as it cooks, until the beef is no longer pink.  
  • Drain any excess grease from the pan.  
  • Stir the ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and garlic powder into the pan and heat for 3-4 minutes until the sauce is heated through.  
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in 2 cups of the shredded cheddar cheese.  Allow the heat from the meal to melt the cheese.  
  • Spread the beef mixture into the bottom of the prepared 9×13 baking pan.
  • Place one layer of tator tots on top of the beef mixture in the pan.  
  • Baked for 25 minutes uncovered.
  • Sprinkle the top of the casserole with the remaining shredded cheddar cheese on top and bake for 5 more minutes until the cheese is melted.  
  • Remove from the oven.  Let the casserole sit for 10-15 minutes and then it’s ready to serve and enjoy!  

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5-6 days. 
This casserole can be made ahead of time.  Assemble the casserole but do not top with the tator tots.  Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day and then top with the tator tots before baking as written.

Nutrition Facts

Serving 8g, Calories 698kcal, Carbohydrates 37g, Protein 32g, Fat 48g, Saturated Fat 19g, Polyunsaturated Fat 5g, Monounsaturated Fat 17g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 123mg, Sodium 1243mg, Potassium 732mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 4g, Vitamin A 513IU, Vitamin C 10mg, Calcium 348mg, Iron 3mg

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  1. Carrie Barnard says:

    I’m so glad they are loving it.

  2. Terry says:

    5 stars
    I have two boys that are picky eaters that don’t like vegetables and beans so this recipe popped up and I tried it and the wife loves it everyone loves it so I want to thank you for this recipe because now the boys are asking for it twice a week.

  3. Diane Barnett says:

    Thank you love the easy cheeseburger tater tots recipe.

  4. Kathryn Canty says:

    5 stars
    Delicious recipe! I love how it’s a complete dinner!

  5. Carrie says:

    This is great to hear – thank you for sharing!

  6. Delilah says:

    5 stars
    This is definitely comfort food. I only buy grounder sirloin so for fear of it being too dry I added some homemade cream of mushroom soup. Also added a can of green beans to make it a one dish meal. Not only did I have no complaints from picky eaters but everyone wanted seconds.

  7. Myla says:

    This is a great family recipe that all those picky eaters will love. It’s an easy recipe, inexpensive, & oh so yummy.

  8. Becca Tietje says:

    5 stars
    One of my favorites from my childhood! This is super easy to make and very inexpensive. You get a lot of meals out of it!

  9. Brandi Chamberlain says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is a definite go to! My family kids pretty picky and they loved this!!

  10. Carrie says:

    I generally use Montreal as well but have used McCormick’s as well and I liked that too!

  11. Pam says:

    I’ve made this recipe before and it was a hit with everyone. Except my daughter thought it was too spicy, she doesn’t like pepper much. I was thinking it could have been the steak seasoning, all I had was Montreal Steak Seasoning. So tonight I am omitting that and see how it tastes. What other steak seasoning would you recommend? I love all the different ideas.. I can’t wait to try them. Thank you for everything!! ?

  12. Paula Plante says:

    I made this casserole super easy ! I put 1 can of Cambells cheddar cheese soup in the mix. Came out great ! I will be making this again ! It didn’t say in the original recipe to drain the hamburg grease but, I always do. I’m putting this in the comments so if you happen to read this you wont forget this step. 🙂

  13. tony says:

    when making this do you cook the tater tots first or put the on top of hamburger frozen

  14. Carrie says:

    Great idea – Thank you for sharing!

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