Taco Tater Tot Casserole

Taco Tater Tot Casserole – taco meat, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cheese, cheese soup, sour cream and tater tots – what’s not to love? We ate this twice in one day! Can be made ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen for later. You can also divide it between two 8×8-inch foil pans and freeze one.  Taco night will never be the same!

Taco Tater Tot Casserole - taco meat, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cheese, cheese soup, sour cream and tater tots - what's not to love? We ate this twice in one day! Can be made ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen for later. You can also divide it between two 8x8-inch foil pans and freeze one.  Taco night will never be the same!

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Easy Mexican Casserole

This Taco Tater Tot Casserole was a nice change to our usual taco night. Taco meat, cheese, diced tomatoes and green chiles, sour cream tossed with tater tots. I mean, what’s not to like! Top the casserole with your favorite taco toppings – lettuce, tomatoes, olives, guacamole, more sour cream. Taco night will never be the same!

How to Make Taco Tater Tot Casserole

This Mexican casserole is super easy to make. Start with making the taco meat with ground beef, Rotel, and taco seasoning. Next mix everything together – tater tots, sour cream, cheddar cheese soup, cheddar cheese, and the taco meat. Spread the mixture into a baking dish and bake.

If you want to cut down on the calories you can swap the ground beef for ground turkey and use low-fat sour cream. If you don’t want to use the cheddar cheese soup, feel free to use an equivalent amount of queso dip. YUM!

You can make this casserole ahead of time and freeze or refrigerate overnight. I like to split the casserole into two 8×8-inch foil pans. I usually bake one and freeze one for later.

Taco Tater Tot Casserole - taco meat, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cheese, cheese soup, sour cream and tater tots - what's not to love? We ate this twice in one day! Can be made ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen for later. You can also divide it between two 8x8-inch foil pans and freeze one.  Taco night will never be the same!

What to Serve with Taco Casserole

We both LOVED this casserole. We ate it for dinner and leftover for lunch the next day. It was delicious both times! We like to serve this with some black beans or salad and some rolls. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this Mexican casserole:

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plate of taco tater tot casserole

Taco Tater Tot Casserole

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Taco Tater Tot Casserole – taco meat, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cheese, cheese soup, sour cream and tater tots – what's not to love? We ate this twice in one day! Can be made ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen for later. You can also divide it between two 8×8-inch foil pans and freeze one.  Taco night will never be the same!

Ingredients:

  • lb lean ground beef
  • 1 (1-oz) package taco seasoning
  • 1 (10-oz) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • cup water
  • 1 (10.75-oz) can condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 (16-oz) container sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (32-oz) package frozen tater tots

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Cook ground beef in a large skillet until no longer pink. Drain fat. Stir in taco seasoning, diced tomatoes and green chiles and water. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine cooked beef, cheddar cheese, tater tots, cheese soup and sour cream. Mix until throughly combined.
  • Spread mixture into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until bubbly.

Notes:

There is no need to thaw the tater tots before making the casserole.
Can substitute ground turkey for ground beef.
Can assemble the casserole ahead of time and refrigerate overnight or freeze for later.
To bake after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed above.

Steph

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