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Tater Tot Taco Casserole Recipe

Tater Tot Taco Casserole

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"Quick easy and feeds my entire family, including seconds! It a simple, easy-to-make casserole that is full of flavor."

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place potato nuggets in the bottom of a glass baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through and crisp, about 20 minutes.
  3. Cook ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain off fat and discard. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce is reduced and thick, about 10 minutes.
  4. Spoon cooked beef mixture over the potato nuggets. Pour nacho cheese dip evenly over the beef. Top with canned tomatoes, olives, 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, and taco sauce. Bake in the oven until cheese is melted and the casserole is warmed through, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and top with 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese. Serve atop shredded lettuce and garnished with sour cream.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 03, 2013

This was surprisingly good. We were missing more ingredients than i thought before i started but we made it anyway. It still turned out great. My casserole with just had tater tots, taco seasoned ground beef cooked with diced onion, and shredded cheese. Sprinkle fresh diced tomato (post bake) and a sour cream mixed with taco sauce. It was delicious! We will definitely make again. Maybe next time with more ingredients.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 24, 2014

It was alright. My kids and hubby didn't dig it. I'm thinking the tater tots threw them off a little. I was missing sour cream but I don't think that would have changed opinions. Won't be making this again. It was easy and it was tonight's dinner.

Sep 19, 2012

This was sooo good! My kids gave it 5 stars, made it as is, and will most definitely make again! Thanks for sharing

Jan 10, 2013

Yummy! I kept the lettuce and sour cream off the top so that it could be added by the eater and it could easily be reheated without wilting lettuce. I added bacon on top just for a little extra flavor. Turned out great even though I reversed the order of the tomatoes and cheese sauce. I also mixed the tomatoes and olives before putting it on so that they were better spread over the entire thing.

Mar 07, 2013

My husband loves it. Enough said! This is the second time I've made this for him. This time I layered the ingredients and topped it with more tots!

Dec 06, 2012

This recipe is packed with flavor. My family loved it!!! My 7 yr old son gave it Two overall excited thumbs up. The only thing I changed was instead of black olives I used a can of black bean since this is what I had on hand. One of the most flavorful Casseroles I've made. YUMMY:]

Jul 18, 2014

The first time I made this for a big family get together (which for us are always potluck) I had no leftovers. I've made it for almost every get together ever since. My family loves it, and I almost never have any leftovers.

Jun 02, 2013

I made this not to long ago and everyone loved it, which means there wasn't any leftovers. I did add crunched up tortilla chips to the top, which was a great idea. Although, next time I make this I'm going to add Mexican rice in the mix.


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  • Calories
  • 408 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.7 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 27.3 g
  • 42%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 16.3 g
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 1282 mg
  • 51%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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