Duggars Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

Matt R. Updated

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If you're looking for a hearty, satisfying meal that's ridiculously easy to put together, then the Duggars Tater Tot Casserole totally fits the bill!
Preparation is crazy simple - you just need to brown the meat, cover it with Tater Tots then pour over a mixture of soup and evaporated milk.
The result? Layers of delicious flavor that the whole family will love. And best of all, the entire meal cooks in one dish, which means clean-up is quick and easy too!
Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole Photo

Tips for making the PERFECT Tater Tot Casserole

Honestly, this is such an easy recipe to make that it's hard to go wrong! But we have a few hints for making your casserole extra special, or for customizing it to suit your family!

The meat

Use good quality lean ground beef. But you don't have to stick to beef - ground pork, chicken and turkey all work well too. You could even make a vegetarian version by swapping the meat for a  bean-based vegetarian chili instead.
Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole Pic

Boost the flavor

For a more robust flavor, add diced onion and garlic when browning the beef. For an even bigger pop of flavor, throw some Worcestershire sauce in there too!
Like it a little spicy? Mixing a packet of Taco Seasoning with the meat is a great way to put an interesting spin on this dish!

Add some veggies

There are no rules here, so feel free to throw in whatever your family enjoys! We find that green beans work well and so does canned corn - in fact, if you use the Taco Seasoning to flavor the meat, canned corn really helps bring that Mexican flavor to the dish!
But any cooked vegetables (or frozen veggies, thawed first) will do!
Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole Image

Make it cheesy

To add some gooey deliciousness to this casserole, you can include a layer of cheese. You can either add it after the soup (but before the Tater Tots), or you can sprinkle it right on the top. The only issue with putting the cheese right on top of the Tater Tots is that they won't crisp us so much. Try it both ways and see what you prefer!
You can use regular cheddar, or - if you're going for that Mexican flavor - try a nice, spicy pepperjack instead. 
You might also enjoy our yummy Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole recipe.
Gluten Free Tater Tot Casserole Image

A make-ahead meal

You can assemble your casserole up to 24 hours ahead and refrigerate it until you need to cook it. 
Another option is to freeze it. The best option is to freeze it unbaked - follow all the steps in the recipe, then once you've added the soup, cover the dish and put it in the freezer. Take it out 24 hours before you need it and allow it to thaw in the refrigerator, then bake as directed.

Casseroles are not just for dinner!

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Duggars Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

    21 Servings

Ingredients

  • 30 servings Tater Tots, (1/2 2 lb bags)
  • 16 ounces Ground Beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 can Cream Of Chicken Soup
  • 1 can Cream Of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 12 ounce can Evaporated Milk

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Break up the ground beef with a metal spatula and then brown inside a 10-inch skillet.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and cook all the way through.
  4. Drain the meat with a strainer if need be.
  5. Place meat at bottom of a 9x12-inch glass baking dish. Combine both soups with the milk in a separate bowl and mix thoroughly.
  6. Cover the meat with the Tater Tots; pour soup mixture over top and bake for 60 minutes.
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Duggar Family Recipes, Casserole Recipes, Baked Recipes, Freezer Meal Recipes
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21 Servings
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Author: Matt R.
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: 100 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 21

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 133
Calories 322

% Daily Value*
26%
Total Fat 17g
17%
  Saturated Fat 3g
39%
Sodium 927mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate 32g
4%
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 3g
17%
Protein 8g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.