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Twisted Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

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Alyssa loves sharing her family's favorite recipes with the world. She is a wife and a mom who enjoys drinking copious amounts of coffee.

Twisted Tater Tot Casserole

Twisted Tater Tot Casserole

Easy Weeknight Dinner Inspiration

Recently, I had hamburger thawing in the refrigerator. I was planning on fixing tacos or a cheesy helper later in the week. Well, that day came and no one in my house was hungry for tacos, and I realized that I didn't have everything needed for a cheesy helper, either. Scrambling around my kitchen for inspiration, I laid eyes on a bag of frozen tater tots. Light bulb. Why not combine two delicious ingredients into one amazing dish? I recruited my husband, and this twisted casserole was born.

This is a simple, delicious dish that is perfect for those busy days when you don't have a ton of time to spend in the kitchen. A bit of prep time, throw it in the oven, and within an hour, you will have a tasty dinner your whole family will love!

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

50 min

1 hour 5 min

4 to 6 servings


  • 1 to 3 lbs. hamburger
  • 1 bag tater tots (I like Ore Ida Crispy Crowns)
  • 2 (10.5-ounce) cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • Salt and pepper (optional)
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Ingredients needed. Just add hamburger!

Ingredients needed. Just add hamburger!


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place half of the tater tots in the oven and cook until brown.
  3. Brown the hamburger in a skillet over medium heat, seasoning with optional salt and pepper.
  4. Drain the grease from the hamburger and add the onion. Stir. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until the onion is almost transparent.
  5. Add the cream of mushroom soup. Stir well. Cook for a few minutes to warm the soup.
  6. Coat a 13x9 baking pan with cooking spray.
  7. Spread the cooked tater tots flat in the baking pan.
  8. Spread the hamburger mixture on top of the tater tots.
  9. Sprinkle a few frozen tater tots on top.
  10. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes. The tater tots on top should be golden brown.

Serving Suggestions

Add ketchup on the side if desired. This dish pairs wonderfully with cooked corn on the cob.

I hope you and your family enjoy this dish as much as we do!

Twisted Tater Tot Casserole. Yum!

Twisted Tater Tot Casserole. Yum!

© 2017 Alyssa

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