Cowboy Casserole Recipe
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Cowboy Casserole Recipe

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This quick and creamy Tater Tot bake is great comfort food, especially on a cold night. —Donna Donhauser, Remsen, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 can (8-3/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2/3 cup condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups frozen Tater Tots

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 714 calories, 38g fat (15g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 1675mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 6g fiber), 37g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink. Stir in the corn, soup, 1/4 cup cheese, milk, sour cream, onion powder and pepper.
  2. Place 1 cup Tater Tots in a greased 3-cup baking dish. Layer with beef mixture and remaining Tater Tots; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Cowboy Casserole in Taste of Home August/September 2010, p43

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sarah2830 User ID: 2581651 250483
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2016

"Very good dish..Next time, I will thaw the tater tots beforehand to cut the baking time down & use Cream of Onion soup for added flavor.."

katecrid47 User ID: 7098019 248397
Reviewed May. 19, 2016

"The whole family loved this. It was quick and easy to put together. I did double the recipe for 4 servings. I had to bake it a few minutes longer as we like our taters crispy but it came out great. Thanks for sharing!"

suzyk727 User ID: 1707513 246637
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2016

"I always double this & cook ground beef with onions & garlic... Sometimes peppers & mushrooms. I also use a can of condensed bean & bacon soup & a can of cream of mushroom soup. Also bake at 400 for about 30 minutes as we like the tots crispy!"

christyhow User ID: 8799653 245220
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2016

"I love this recipe I make it for pot lucks but this past week I made it for a cabin of 18 and I read all the bland comments and thought I can't take that. So I got creative I put garlic in it of course. Then fiesta corn more sweet corn, kidney beans, black beans yeah it's a lot of extras but it was probably a triple recipe and probably weighted 15 lbs lol I couldn't carry it. But it fed a lot of folks and even got a call after we got home did you have any extras, why yes I had also made my daughter a pan while she was home for the weekend and of course she didn't eat it lol SUPER SUCCESS!!!!!!"

Boxersbecky User ID: 7789341 218042
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2015

"Family favorite but I double this recipe 4 times and put in a 11x13 pan!"

cooksuk User ID: 7314556 116161
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2014

"Good but definitely needed a bit of extra flavour. I added brown sauces and beef powder.

Also, I would let the tater tops thaw a little first as they weren't quite cooked when the casserole was ready!"

crystal24 User ID: 2396269 142197
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2014

"My family loves it! I use the whole can of soup, and add some French fried onions on top during the last 15 min of cooking. Great comfort dish in the winter!"

lizardboy User ID: 6633130 95034
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2014

"my whole family enjoyed it a lot super delicous"

backwoodscooker User ID: 7744359 179886
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

"It was very bland. It needs somes spices like salt, onion powder, garlic powder, etc. But other than that it was very good and I plan to make it again with alot of added spices."

fechtnerfamily User ID: 7692851 106371
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2014

"this is tator tot hotdish with sour cream and cheese"

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