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Make-Ahead Tater Tot Casserole

Make-Ahead Tater Tot Casserole is a family favorite recipe that is easy to put together. It can be made ahead and refrigerated until it’s time to bake. Everyone loves this simple and hearty hot dish.

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We had a good day babysitting for a friend.

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We call it baby time.

Noah is already asking when we can have baby time again.

I totally agree! It was a lot of fun.

For supper tonight, I made a family favorite – Tater Tot Casserole.

This is a recipe that’s so easy to make but everyone in my family will happily eat it.

That’s not something that happens around here every day!

My kids are pretty good eaters though.

Make-Ahead Tater Tot Casserole on plate

Sometimes I make this with only one can of cream of mushroom soup.

A lot of times, it just depends on what I have in the pantry.

This is one of those meals that are totally customizable.

You could easily add onions to the ground beef or add additional spices.

For my family, I like to keep it simple. It’s really delicious exactly as the recipe is written.

Tater Tot Casserole

Don’t the golden tater tots and melty cheese look glorious?

This is a definite must-try recipe!

Tater Tot Casserole

Easy Make-Ahead Tater Tot Casserole

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This family favorite is easy to put together and can be made ahead and refrigerated until it's time to bake.


  • 2 lbs ground beef hamburger meat
  • 2 cans (10 oz each) cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 lbs frozen tater tots


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9x13-inch casserole dish.
  2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown ground beef. Drain well.
  3. Mix ground beef and mushroom soup then spread into greased casserole dish.
  4. Sprinkle cheese on top of ground beef. Top with tater tots.
  5. Bake uncovered 45 minutes.


Serve with sour cream and/or ketchup.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 442Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 1089mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 18g

Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.

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