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Twisted Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

Updated on June 22, 2017
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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 large amounts of coffee.

Twisted Tater Tot Casserole
Twisted Tater Tot Casserole

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. 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 time: 15 min
Cook time: 50 min
Ready in: 1 hour 5 min
Yields: Serves 4 - 6 people
  • 1-3 lbs. Hamburger
  • 1 bag Tater Tots, I like Ore Ida Crispy Crowns.
  • 2 small cans Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 medium Onion
  • Salt and Pepper, optional
Ingredients needed. Just add hamburger!
Ingredients needed. Just add hamburger!
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place half of the tater tots in the oven and cook until brown.
  3. Brown hamburger in a skillet over medium heat, seasoning with salt and pepper if desired.
  4. Dice onion.
  5. Drain grease from hamburger and add onion. Stir. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until onion is almost see through.
  6. Add cream of mushroom soup. Stir well. Allow to cook for a few minutes to warm the soup.
  7. Coat a 13 X 9 baking pan with cooking spray.
  8. Spread cooked tater tots flat in the baking pan.
  9. Spread hamburger mixture on top of tater tots.
  10. Sprinkle a few frozen tater tots on top.
  11. Bake in oven for 25 minutes. Tater tots on top will be golden brown.

Steps 5 and 6

Add onion to browned hamburger. Stir. Cook until onion is almost see-through.
Add onion to browned hamburger. Stir. Cook until onion is almost see-through.
Add cream of mushroom soup. Mix well. Cook for a few minutes to warm soup.
Add cream of mushroom soup. Mix well. Cook for a few minutes to warm soup.

Steps 8 - 11

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Layer cooked tater tots in a 13 x 9 baking pan.Spread hamburger mixture evenly on top.Sprinkle a few frozen tater tots on top. Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes.
Layer cooked tater tots in a 13 x 9 baking pan.
Layer cooked tater tots in a 13 x 9 baking pan.
Spread hamburger mixture evenly on top.
Spread hamburger mixture evenly on top.
Sprinkle a few frozen tater tots on top. Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes.
Sprinkle a few frozen tater tots on top. Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes.
All done and ready to eat!
All done and ready to eat!

Enjoy!

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

Twisted Tater Tot Casserole. Yum!
Twisted Tater Tot Casserole. Yum!
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    • Fullerman5000 profile image

      Ryan Fuller 12 days ago from Louisiana, USA

      Man this looks delicious. I love when a dish like this gets created on the spot. That's how I came up with Italian gumbo. Will definitely have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

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      Alyssa 12 days ago from Ohio

      It was delicious! I agree, some of the best recipes come from just experimenting in the kitchen. :)

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