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Yummy Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

Yummy Tater Tot Casserole

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"My friends demand that I bring this version of hash brown casserole to every potluck! Make sure to use McCain® Tasti Taters instead of regular hash browns!"

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a large casserole dish.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook the onion in the hot oil until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Mix the cooked onions, tater tots, mushroom soup, sour cream, butter, pepper, and salt together in a large bowl until the tater tots are evenly coated. Stir the Cheddar cheese in a little bit at a time until evenly distributed throughout the mixture; pour into the prepared dish. Sprinkle the potato chips over the top.
  3. Bake until golden brown on top, 45 to 60 minutes.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 03, 2010

Only used 1 stick of butter (1/2C) and 28 oz of tots. I also put all of the cheese called for on top (not mixed in) and omitted potato chips (put under broiler for about 5 mins to crisp up cheese). Before putting in the broiler, I sprinkled the top with garlic powder, salt & pep. Also added about 2 tbs of french onion dip that was sour cream based for some oomph. Even my casserole snob/exec chef bf loved it...... which means ALOT in this house! Next time I may try to crisp up the tots first since it was kind of mushy, but that is just a minor revamp, that's truly not necessary bc this is great as is!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 28, 2012

This was good - but way too rich. And that's after I cut the butter out of the recipe.

Jun 15, 2009

My new favorite recipe! So good, I could have eaten the whole thing myself! I used a little more cheese because I'm a cheese lover, and a little more salt, and on top I used french onion sunchips. LOVED IT! Thanks for the recipe, it's a keeper!

Jun 01, 2009

Oh this stuff is good!!!!

Sep 14, 2009

I thought this recipe was wonderful. It reminded me of everything you'd want on a baked potato. My kids loved it and I absolutely adore it too! I use PAM to grease the pan and that worked just fine....also, cut the butter back. It gets too greasy with the original amoutn. I've made it a couple of times and the second time I made a couple of changes to it and it still tasted the exact same. Instead of melted butter, I used about 3-4 T. of country crock (quicker and I was just throwing this together). Also, I was out of cheddar and used Mozzarella. It was equally as wonderful as when making it with cheddar. This is a great, quick, throw together type of recipe. I think it could be modified in many ways - my husband said bacon would be good in it...also, I've thought about broccoli as well. Anyway, great recipe! Thanks!

Sep 17, 2012

This is a great basic recipe that you can easily tweak to your own tastes. I recommend, as a lot of people did that you reduce the amount of butter to a couple tablespoons otherwise it gets soggy. Also use a high quality sour cream, so that its not watered down. I tried it originally as written. The second time, I reduced the butter and added garlic. Instead of a regular onion, I tried green onions and did not saute' them and added two cloves of garlic. Just mixed everything together. And I used Ritz crackers instead of chips. It was really delicious. My next time I'm going to go back to the regular onion and try adding ortega chilis. Thank you Jana!

Dec 09, 2009

Very good. And there are so many ways to play with this kind of dish. I use cream of broccoli cheese soup and fresh, steamed broccoli florets and top with french fried onions. Good way to get your greens too!

Jun 09, 2009

This is so DELICIOUS!!! I added a little more salt, but other than that it was perfect! We made it as a side for our ham dinner when we had company over. Everyone raved about how good it was and wanted the recipe! My husband is already asking when I will make it again. I don't see how someone could find it bland,it's not supposed to be spicy. Very flavorful in my opinion!


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  • Calories
  • 487 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.4 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 39.4 g
  • 61%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 8 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 777 mg
  • 31%

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

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