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Tater tot casserole in a white baking dish.

Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

An easy recipe for Tater Tot Casserole, from scratch! Mix ground beef and green beans with creamy homemade soup (made with milk, not cream!), top with frozen hash browns, and bake to crispy, golden perfection.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 286kcal


For the mushroom sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 16 ounces white button mushrooms sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the casserole:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 1 cup frozen cut green beans thawed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen tater tots


To make the mushroom sauce:

  • In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter until foaming. Add mushrooms and cook until they have released most of their liquid, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Stir in chicken broth, garlic powder, and onion powder. Bring to simmer. Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together milk and flour. 
  • Stir in milk mixture and cook until soup has thickened, about 1 minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

To make the casserole:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large saucepan, brown the ground beef, celery, and onions until the beef is cooked thoroughly. Drain.
  • Stir in mushroom sauce and green beans. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Carefully spoon the mixture into a 2-quart casserole pan. Top the mixture with the frozen potato tots.
  • Bake uncovered until the casserole is bubbly and the tots are golden brown, about 40 to 50 minutes.



Calories: 286kcal