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tater tot casserole in baking dish
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Tater Tot Casserole

This Tater Tot Casserole is loaded with melty cheddar cheese and crispy tater tots. Made without cream of “x” soup, it is comfort food at its best and SO EASY to make.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked, ground beef, tater tot
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 421kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons milk any milk is fine
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (15 oz) can green beans
  • 1 (8 oz) block cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 (16 oz) package frozen tater tots I used mini


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9x13 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Heat a large, non-stick sauté pan over medium heat.
  • Add in beef, onion, bell peppers, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook, breaking up the meat as you go, until the veggies are tender and the meat has cooked through.
  • Remove and set aside. If using non-lean beef, you may need to drain and discard the grease.
  • Melt butter in the same pan.
  • Whisk in flour and cook for 60 seconds.
  • Slowly whisk in broth, milk, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Cook until thickened (about 2 minutes) whisking regularly.
  • Stir meat and veggies back in, then taste and re-season, if necessary.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  • Evenly layer on green beans, then season them with a touch of salt.
  • Sprinkle cheese evenly over the green beans.
  • Evenly layer on tater tots.
  • Bake in preheated oven about 30-45 minutes or until the tater tots are golden brown and hot.
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Serving: 1person | Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 367mg | Potassium: 413mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 813IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg