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Recipe of the Day: Tater Tot Casserole With Taco Seasoning

Recipe of the Day: Tater Tot Casserole With Taco Seasoning

Few comfort meals compare to carb-loaded, cheesy casseroles. After a busy day at work or at school, one-pan recipes that can be made in under an hour are ideal. And casseroles, like this taco tater-topped casserole, fit the bill.

Chicken Recipes for Busy Weeknights

Not only are casseroles delicious but they're also one of the best comfort foods to make ahead and freeze for a weeknight. This tater tot casserole takes things up a notch with the addition of taco seasoning and chopped bell pepper and onion.

To get started, cook your ground beef while the oven warms up. Once the beef is seasoned and cooked with salsa and frozen veggies, stir in the beans and cheese. Add the mixture to your baking dish and top with the potato nuggets.

Once the tater tots are golden brown and the cheese is melted, serve the casserole with sour cream, your favorite hot sauce and other toppings. But don't just reserve your casserole cooking for weeknights, there are plenty of easy casserole recipes for breakfast, dinner and everything in between.

Ingredients

1 pound lean ground beef
1 package McCormick Taco Seasoning Mix
2 cups salsa
2 cups frozen corn
1 cup frozen chopped bell pepper and onion blend
1 cup water
1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
1 pound frozen fried potato nuggets

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F. Brown beef in large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain fat.

Stir in Seasoning Mix, salsa, frozen vegetables and water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans and 1 cup of the cheese until well blended. Spoon into greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Top with potato nuggets.

Bake 25 minutes or until potato nuggets are golden brown and crispy. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve with desired toppings, such as chopped avocado, shredded cheese, chopped green onions, chopped fresh cilantro, sour cream or lime wedges.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick


Tater Tot Casserole

Yes any cream of "soup", cream of celery. Cream of chicken.

I don't like mushrooms so can I use another creamy soup, like broccoli

The pic looks like it has cheese in it. the recipe is not calling for cheese?

Yes looks like it has cheese and no vegetables.

Exactly. And cheese isn't even in the ingredients either. I don't make mine with veggies. But I miss everything together and layer tater tots, meat and soup mixed, later if cheese and then repeat!

I think I will modify the recipe and use taco meat,tots,corn,black beans,nacho cheese soup and mexican grated cheese.Maybe diced green chilies.I can't do bland.

I make my tater tot casserole with 1 pound of velveeta cheese. I add that to the cream of mushroom soup and microwave it for 4 minutes so that the cheese melts. It makes a really good sauce to pour over the tater tots and ground beef.

i think i will make mine with just ground beef, cheese andd the tater tots.

I am all for the taco meat. Also, putting green chili and perhaps a dollop or 2 of sour cream in the mushroom soup.

what kind of veggies do it call for?

I plan to add onions to mine O and the cheese. Don't think I will need 11 pounds of tater tots though good Lord. Lol

It doesn't say 11 lbs of tater tots it says 1 1lb bag of tater tots

I made this for my family and nobody liked it including myself I did what it said and added cheese and yuck lol

I don't use veggies. I cook my meat, drain. Then I cook my soup mixed with a can of water till it comes to a boil and add it to the meat and let it cook a few minutes together , then put it in the pan. Add a layer of shredded cheese, a layer of ground up ritz crackers, then I use the Crowns instead of the fat tater tots. Mine is the best because the ritz crackers hold up the thin crowns. And cooking the meat and soup together first makes it taste so much better.

I just put hamburger in bottom of casserole/cake pan uncooked an i use onion soup mix on hamberger. Everthing else the same. Great flavor.


Tater Tot Casserole

Yes any cream of "soup", cream of celery. Cream of chicken.

I don't like mushrooms so can I use another creamy soup, like broccoli

The pic looks like it has cheese in it. the recipe is not calling for cheese?

Yes looks like it has cheese and no vegetables.

Exactly. And cheese isn't even in the ingredients either. I don't make mine with veggies. But I miss everything together and layer tater tots, meat and soup mixed, later if cheese and then repeat!

I think I will modify the recipe and use taco meat,tots,corn,black beans,nacho cheese soup and mexican grated cheese.Maybe diced green chilies.I can't do bland.

I make my tater tot casserole with 1 pound of velveeta cheese. I add that to the cream of mushroom soup and microwave it for 4 minutes so that the cheese melts. It makes a really good sauce to pour over the tater tots and ground beef.

i think i will make mine with just ground beef, cheese andd the tater tots.

I am all for the taco meat. Also, putting green chili and perhaps a dollop or 2 of sour cream in the mushroom soup.

what kind of veggies do it call for?

I plan to add onions to mine O and the cheese. Don't think I will need 11 pounds of tater tots though good Lord. Lol

It doesn't say 11 lbs of tater tots it says 1 1lb bag of tater tots

I made this for my family and nobody liked it including myself I did what it said and added cheese and yuck lol

I don't use veggies. I cook my meat, drain. Then I cook my soup mixed with a can of water till it comes to a boil and add it to the meat and let it cook a few minutes together , then put it in the pan. Add a layer of shredded cheese, a layer of ground up ritz crackers, then I use the Crowns instead of the fat tater tots. Mine is the best because the ritz crackers hold up the thin crowns. And cooking the meat and soup together first makes it taste so much better.

I just put hamburger in bottom of casserole/cake pan uncooked an i use onion soup mix on hamberger. Everthing else the same. Great flavor.


Tater Tot Casserole

Yes any cream of "soup", cream of celery. Cream of chicken.

I don't like mushrooms so can I use another creamy soup, like broccoli

The pic looks like it has cheese in it. the recipe is not calling for cheese?

Yes looks like it has cheese and no vegetables.

Exactly. And cheese isn't even in the ingredients either. I don't make mine with veggies. But I miss everything together and layer tater tots, meat and soup mixed, later if cheese and then repeat!

I think I will modify the recipe and use taco meat,tots,corn,black beans,nacho cheese soup and mexican grated cheese.Maybe diced green chilies.I can't do bland.

I make my tater tot casserole with 1 pound of velveeta cheese. I add that to the cream of mushroom soup and microwave it for 4 minutes so that the cheese melts. It makes a really good sauce to pour over the tater tots and ground beef.

i think i will make mine with just ground beef, cheese andd the tater tots.

I am all for the taco meat. Also, putting green chili and perhaps a dollop or 2 of sour cream in the mushroom soup.

what kind of veggies do it call for?

I plan to add onions to mine O and the cheese. Don't think I will need 11 pounds of tater tots though good Lord. Lol

It doesn't say 11 lbs of tater tots it says 1 1lb bag of tater tots

I made this for my family and nobody liked it including myself I did what it said and added cheese and yuck lol

I don't use veggies. I cook my meat, drain. Then I cook my soup mixed with a can of water till it comes to a boil and add it to the meat and let it cook a few minutes together , then put it in the pan. Add a layer of shredded cheese, a layer of ground up ritz crackers, then I use the Crowns instead of the fat tater tots. Mine is the best because the ritz crackers hold up the thin crowns. And cooking the meat and soup together first makes it taste so much better.

I just put hamburger in bottom of casserole/cake pan uncooked an i use onion soup mix on hamberger. Everthing else the same. Great flavor.


Tater Tot Casserole

Yes any cream of "soup", cream of celery. Cream of chicken.

I don't like mushrooms so can I use another creamy soup, like broccoli

The pic looks like it has cheese in it. the recipe is not calling for cheese?

Yes looks like it has cheese and no vegetables.

Exactly. And cheese isn't even in the ingredients either. I don't make mine with veggies. But I miss everything together and layer tater tots, meat and soup mixed, later if cheese and then repeat!

I think I will modify the recipe and use taco meat,tots,corn,black beans,nacho cheese soup and mexican grated cheese.Maybe diced green chilies.I can't do bland.

I make my tater tot casserole with 1 pound of velveeta cheese. I add that to the cream of mushroom soup and microwave it for 4 minutes so that the cheese melts. It makes a really good sauce to pour over the tater tots and ground beef.

i think i will make mine with just ground beef, cheese andd the tater tots.

I am all for the taco meat. Also, putting green chili and perhaps a dollop or 2 of sour cream in the mushroom soup.

what kind of veggies do it call for?

I plan to add onions to mine O and the cheese. Don't think I will need 11 pounds of tater tots though good Lord. Lol

It doesn't say 11 lbs of tater tots it says 1 1lb bag of tater tots

I made this for my family and nobody liked it including myself I did what it said and added cheese and yuck lol

I don't use veggies. I cook my meat, drain. Then I cook my soup mixed with a can of water till it comes to a boil and add it to the meat and let it cook a few minutes together , then put it in the pan. Add a layer of shredded cheese, a layer of ground up ritz crackers, then I use the Crowns instead of the fat tater tots. Mine is the best because the ritz crackers hold up the thin crowns. And cooking the meat and soup together first makes it taste so much better.

I just put hamburger in bottom of casserole/cake pan uncooked an i use onion soup mix on hamberger. Everthing else the same. Great flavor.


Tater Tot Casserole

Yes any cream of "soup", cream of celery. Cream of chicken.

I don't like mushrooms so can I use another creamy soup, like broccoli

The pic looks like it has cheese in it. the recipe is not calling for cheese?

Yes looks like it has cheese and no vegetables.

Exactly. And cheese isn't even in the ingredients either. I don't make mine with veggies. But I miss everything together and layer tater tots, meat and soup mixed, later if cheese and then repeat!

I think I will modify the recipe and use taco meat,tots,corn,black beans,nacho cheese soup and mexican grated cheese.Maybe diced green chilies.I can't do bland.

I make my tater tot casserole with 1 pound of velveeta cheese. I add that to the cream of mushroom soup and microwave it for 4 minutes so that the cheese melts. It makes a really good sauce to pour over the tater tots and ground beef.

i think i will make mine with just ground beef, cheese andd the tater tots.

I am all for the taco meat. Also, putting green chili and perhaps a dollop or 2 of sour cream in the mushroom soup.

what kind of veggies do it call for?

I plan to add onions to mine O and the cheese. Don't think I will need 11 pounds of tater tots though good Lord. Lol

It doesn't say 11 lbs of tater tots it says 1 1lb bag of tater tots

I made this for my family and nobody liked it including myself I did what it said and added cheese and yuck lol

I don't use veggies. I cook my meat, drain. Then I cook my soup mixed with a can of water till it comes to a boil and add it to the meat and let it cook a few minutes together , then put it in the pan. Add a layer of shredded cheese, a layer of ground up ritz crackers, then I use the Crowns instead of the fat tater tots. Mine is the best because the ritz crackers hold up the thin crowns. And cooking the meat and soup together first makes it taste so much better.

I just put hamburger in bottom of casserole/cake pan uncooked an i use onion soup mix on hamberger. Everthing else the same. Great flavor.


Tater Tot Casserole

Yes any cream of "soup", cream of celery. Cream of chicken.

I don't like mushrooms so can I use another creamy soup, like broccoli

The pic looks like it has cheese in it. the recipe is not calling for cheese?

Yes looks like it has cheese and no vegetables.

Exactly. And cheese isn't even in the ingredients either. I don't make mine with veggies. But I miss everything together and layer tater tots, meat and soup mixed, later if cheese and then repeat!

I think I will modify the recipe and use taco meat,tots,corn,black beans,nacho cheese soup and mexican grated cheese.Maybe diced green chilies.I can't do bland.

I make my tater tot casserole with 1 pound of velveeta cheese. I add that to the cream of mushroom soup and microwave it for 4 minutes so that the cheese melts. It makes a really good sauce to pour over the tater tots and ground beef.

i think i will make mine with just ground beef, cheese andd the tater tots.

I am all for the taco meat. Also, putting green chili and perhaps a dollop or 2 of sour cream in the mushroom soup.

what kind of veggies do it call for?

I plan to add onions to mine O and the cheese. Don't think I will need 11 pounds of tater tots though good Lord. Lol

It doesn't say 11 lbs of tater tots it says 1 1lb bag of tater tots

I made this for my family and nobody liked it including myself I did what it said and added cheese and yuck lol

I don't use veggies. I cook my meat, drain. Then I cook my soup mixed with a can of water till it comes to a boil and add it to the meat and let it cook a few minutes together , then put it in the pan. Add a layer of shredded cheese, a layer of ground up ritz crackers, then I use the Crowns instead of the fat tater tots. Mine is the best because the ritz crackers hold up the thin crowns. And cooking the meat and soup together first makes it taste so much better.

I just put hamburger in bottom of casserole/cake pan uncooked an i use onion soup mix on hamberger. Everthing else the same. Great flavor.


Tater Tot Casserole

Yes any cream of "soup", cream of celery. Cream of chicken.

I don't like mushrooms so can I use another creamy soup, like broccoli

The pic looks like it has cheese in it. the recipe is not calling for cheese?

Yes looks like it has cheese and no vegetables.

Exactly. And cheese isn't even in the ingredients either. I don't make mine with veggies. But I miss everything together and layer tater tots, meat and soup mixed, later if cheese and then repeat!

I think I will modify the recipe and use taco meat,tots,corn,black beans,nacho cheese soup and mexican grated cheese.Maybe diced green chilies.I can't do bland.

I make my tater tot casserole with 1 pound of velveeta cheese. I add that to the cream of mushroom soup and microwave it for 4 minutes so that the cheese melts. It makes a really good sauce to pour over the tater tots and ground beef.

i think i will make mine with just ground beef, cheese andd the tater tots.

I am all for the taco meat. Also, putting green chili and perhaps a dollop or 2 of sour cream in the mushroom soup.

what kind of veggies do it call for?

I plan to add onions to mine O and the cheese. Don't think I will need 11 pounds of tater tots though good Lord. Lol

It doesn't say 11 lbs of tater tots it says 1 1lb bag of tater tots

I made this for my family and nobody liked it including myself I did what it said and added cheese and yuck lol

I don't use veggies. I cook my meat, drain. Then I cook my soup mixed with a can of water till it comes to a boil and add it to the meat and let it cook a few minutes together , then put it in the pan. Add a layer of shredded cheese, a layer of ground up ritz crackers, then I use the Crowns instead of the fat tater tots. Mine is the best because the ritz crackers hold up the thin crowns. And cooking the meat and soup together first makes it taste so much better.

I just put hamburger in bottom of casserole/cake pan uncooked an i use onion soup mix on hamberger. Everthing else the same. Great flavor.


Tater Tot Casserole

Yes any cream of "soup", cream of celery. Cream of chicken.

I don't like mushrooms so can I use another creamy soup, like broccoli

The pic looks like it has cheese in it. the recipe is not calling for cheese?

Yes looks like it has cheese and no vegetables.

Exactly. And cheese isn't even in the ingredients either. I don't make mine with veggies. But I miss everything together and layer tater tots, meat and soup mixed, later if cheese and then repeat!

I think I will modify the recipe and use taco meat,tots,corn,black beans,nacho cheese soup and mexican grated cheese.Maybe diced green chilies.I can't do bland.

I make my tater tot casserole with 1 pound of velveeta cheese. I add that to the cream of mushroom soup and microwave it for 4 minutes so that the cheese melts. It makes a really good sauce to pour over the tater tots and ground beef.

i think i will make mine with just ground beef, cheese andd the tater tots.

I am all for the taco meat. Also, putting green chili and perhaps a dollop or 2 of sour cream in the mushroom soup.

what kind of veggies do it call for?

I plan to add onions to mine O and the cheese. Don't think I will need 11 pounds of tater tots though good Lord. Lol

It doesn't say 11 lbs of tater tots it says 1 1lb bag of tater tots

I made this for my family and nobody liked it including myself I did what it said and added cheese and yuck lol

I don't use veggies. I cook my meat, drain. Then I cook my soup mixed with a can of water till it comes to a boil and add it to the meat and let it cook a few minutes together , then put it in the pan. Add a layer of shredded cheese, a layer of ground up ritz crackers, then I use the Crowns instead of the fat tater tots. Mine is the best because the ritz crackers hold up the thin crowns. And cooking the meat and soup together first makes it taste so much better.

I just put hamburger in bottom of casserole/cake pan uncooked an i use onion soup mix on hamberger. Everthing else the same. Great flavor.


Tater Tot Casserole

Yes any cream of "soup", cream of celery. Cream of chicken.

I don't like mushrooms so can I use another creamy soup, like broccoli

The pic looks like it has cheese in it. the recipe is not calling for cheese?

Yes looks like it has cheese and no vegetables.

Exactly. And cheese isn't even in the ingredients either. I don't make mine with veggies. But I miss everything together and layer tater tots, meat and soup mixed, later if cheese and then repeat!

I think I will modify the recipe and use taco meat,tots,corn,black beans,nacho cheese soup and mexican grated cheese.Maybe diced green chilies.I can't do bland.

I make my tater tot casserole with 1 pound of velveeta cheese. I add that to the cream of mushroom soup and microwave it for 4 minutes so that the cheese melts. It makes a really good sauce to pour over the tater tots and ground beef.

i think i will make mine with just ground beef, cheese andd the tater tots.

I am all for the taco meat. Also, putting green chili and perhaps a dollop or 2 of sour cream in the mushroom soup.

what kind of veggies do it call for?

I plan to add onions to mine O and the cheese. Don't think I will need 11 pounds of tater tots though good Lord. Lol

It doesn't say 11 lbs of tater tots it says 1 1lb bag of tater tots

I made this for my family and nobody liked it including myself I did what it said and added cheese and yuck lol

I don't use veggies. I cook my meat, drain. Then I cook my soup mixed with a can of water till it comes to a boil and add it to the meat and let it cook a few minutes together , then put it in the pan. Add a layer of shredded cheese, a layer of ground up ritz crackers, then I use the Crowns instead of the fat tater tots. Mine is the best because the ritz crackers hold up the thin crowns. And cooking the meat and soup together first makes it taste so much better.

I just put hamburger in bottom of casserole/cake pan uncooked an i use onion soup mix on hamberger. Everthing else the same. Great flavor.


Tater Tot Casserole

Yes any cream of "soup", cream of celery. Cream of chicken.

I don't like mushrooms so can I use another creamy soup, like broccoli

The pic looks like it has cheese in it. the recipe is not calling for cheese?

Yes looks like it has cheese and no vegetables.

Exactly. And cheese isn't even in the ingredients either. I don't make mine with veggies. But I miss everything together and layer tater tots, meat and soup mixed, later if cheese and then repeat!

I think I will modify the recipe and use taco meat,tots,corn,black beans,nacho cheese soup and mexican grated cheese.Maybe diced green chilies.I can't do bland.

I make my tater tot casserole with 1 pound of velveeta cheese. I add that to the cream of mushroom soup and microwave it for 4 minutes so that the cheese melts. It makes a really good sauce to pour over the tater tots and ground beef.

i think i will make mine with just ground beef, cheese andd the tater tots.

I am all for the taco meat. Also, putting green chili and perhaps a dollop or 2 of sour cream in the mushroom soup.

what kind of veggies do it call for?

I plan to add onions to mine O and the cheese. Don't think I will need 11 pounds of tater tots though good Lord. Lol

It doesn't say 11 lbs of tater tots it says 1 1lb bag of tater tots

I made this for my family and nobody liked it including myself I did what it said and added cheese and yuck lol

I don't use veggies. I cook my meat, drain. Then I cook my soup mixed with a can of water till it comes to a boil and add it to the meat and let it cook a few minutes together , then put it in the pan. Add a layer of shredded cheese, a layer of ground up ritz crackers, then I use the Crowns instead of the fat tater tots. Mine is the best because the ritz crackers hold up the thin crowns. And cooking the meat and soup together first makes it taste so much better.

I just put hamburger in bottom of casserole/cake pan uncooked an i use onion soup mix on hamberger. Everthing else the same. Great flavor.