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Tater tot casserole combines some of our absolutefavorite things: potatoes, meat and of course cheese! When you don’t want to cook but want to please the whole family, you can make the most comfort food.

We never say no to potatoes in any form! Baked, roasted, fried… it’s one ingredient we can’t get enough of. Speaking of potatoes, did anyone else grow up on mashed potatoes? Whenever our parents come home with a bag of them, we gobble them up like it’s our job. When we were craving them lately, we decided to make a real meal out of them. This cheesy potato casserole is flavorful, meat-based and delicious! Not only is it rich and filling, but it’s also easy to pair. If you’re looking for easy dinner ideas, you’ve found it! Our easy tater tot casserole recipe uses simple ingredients you probably already have on hand. Between prep time and cook time, everything comes together in about an hour. Serve it fresh out of the oven and dinner is ready!

Meat Choices:

We keep it simple with this mashed potato casserole recipe, using only ground beef. You can also replace it with:

  • ground turkey
  • chicken
  • Plant-Based Meat Alternatives

If you want to make this dish vegetarian, choose plant-based alternatives (or savory mushrooms!) and use vegetable stock instead of beef.


This dish isn’t all meat, cheese and potatoes! We also added vegetables like corn and green beans. You can also use:

  • radish
  • pea
  • mushroom
  • bell pepper
  • cauliflower

Cheese Options:

We believe this cheesy mashed potato casserole tastes best with Colby Jack. But, there are so many other cheeses to choose from! Here are some of our favourites:

  • Mild, sharp, or extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • monterey jack
  • pepper jack
  • colby

Service suggestion:

Not sure what to pair with your Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole? When it fills up on its own, you might want to add some side dishes to really round out the meal. Try using:

Mashed potato casserole on a spatula.

Explanation in advance

Like all good casseroles, this easy mashed potato casserole can easily be made ahead and frozen. Frozen meals are perfect for those busy weeknights when you don’t have any extra time to cook. Just follow the recipe card below, but be sure to omit the mashed potatoes and cheese layer. Let the dish cool completely, then place it in the refrigerator, carefully wrapping it tightly. We recommend that you bake it in a disposable, freezer-safe foil baking dish so you can easily pop it into the freezer. It will keep for about 4 months. When you’re ready to enjoy, let it defrost overnight, then add the buns and cheese and bake according to the directions on the recipe card.

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

If you miraculously have leftover cheesy mashed potato casserole (seriously, it’s good!), you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. We recommend reheating in an oven preheated to 350 degrees. Place leftovers in a baking dish, cover with aluminum foil, and bake until heated through, about 25-30 minutes.

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Overhead view of a baking dish filled with mashed potato casserole.

Tater tot casserole combines some of our absolute favorites: potatoes, meat, and of course cheese! When you don’t want to cook but want to please the whole family, you can make the most comfort food.

Preparation time 35 minute

cooking time 25 minute

total time 1 Hour

raw material

  • 1 1/2 – 2 pound Ground beef
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup beef soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) Yes corn to drain
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) Yes green beans to drain
  • 32 ounce frozen potato wedges
  • 2 cup cheddar cheese reached the apex


  • Cook the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned, about 6-8 minutes. Add onion and sauté until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.

  • Add 2 tablespoons of butter and let it melt completely before adding the flour. Stir until well combined, then cook for 1-2 minutes.

  • Pour in beef broth, milk and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a simmer. Add corn and green beans. Stir occasionally until the sauce thickens.

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9×13 pan.

  • Spread the meat and vegetable mixture on the bottom of the pan. Top with a layer of frozen potatoes. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top.

  • Bake in a 350 degree oven, uncovered, until the cheese is warm and bubbly, about 25 minutes.

Calories: 601kcal | carbohydrate: 37G | protein: 25G | fat: 40G | Saturated fat: 15G | Polyunsaturated fats: 5G | Monounsaturated fats: 14G | Trans fat: 1G | cholesterol: 96mg | sodium: 1006mg | Potassium: 668mg | fiber: 3G | sugar: 2G | Vitamin A: 407unit | Vitamin C: 10mg | calcium: 248mg | iron: 3mg

Delicious Tater Tot Casserole