Super Easy Tater Tot Casserole

One afternoon I was watching Worst Cooks in America Celebrity Edition. The celebrities were asked to name their signature dish. One gal said she was from the mid-west, a real meat and potatoes part of the country, and hers was a Tater Tot Casserole. Tater what? Sounded crazy to me. But then, I’ve never understood tater tots in the first place. When I mentioned this to Hubby, he said that sounded about right. I filed the idea away and forgot all about the idea. That is until a few night ago. For whatever reason, I thought what the heck. My guys like ground beef. My guys like tater tots.

Tater Tot Casserole
1/2 Cup Chopped Onion
1 pound ground beef
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
3 cups frozen fried potato nuggets

Heat oven to 425 degrees.

Chop onions into bite-size pieced. Set aside.

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Crumble beef into a large skillet over medium-high heat.Cook the beef until nicely browned, breaking up any chunks as it cooks. Drain off excess grease.

Add onions to beef and continue to cook about 5 minutes or until onions are tender and translucent.


Stir the soup, ketchup and Worcestershire in the skillet.  Continue to cook until heated through.

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Spoon the beef mixture into a 2-quart shallow baking dish. Arrange the potatoes around the inside edge of the baking dish.


Bake for 25 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown.

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Serve with a nice salad and enjoy.


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