Tater-Topped Casserole Recipe
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Tater-Topped Casserole Recipe

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I grew up enjoying this dish. My mother always saw smiles around the table whenever she served it!—Victoria Mitchell, Salem, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen Tater Tots
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 353 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 1040mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and celery until the meat is no longer pink and the vegetables are tender; drain. Stir in salt and pepper.
  2. Spoon mixture into a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Spread with soup. Top with frozen potatoes. Bake at 400° for 40 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Tater-Topped Casserole in Country Ground Beef 1993, p42

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grandmascooking22 User ID: 5357761 229468
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2015

"I grew up eating tater tot casserole and I still love it! I have substituted cubed chicken for the ground beef. Gives it a totally different taste but still good!"

katecrid47 User ID: 7098019 41982
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2013

"This was easy and good for a weeknight supper. I'm thinking next time I might try some of the other suggestions to change it up a bit. It got a "3" from my husband and son."

dereynolds76 User ID: 7109113 45203
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013

"My kids LOVE this recipe! This one is dish that they can all agree on. Easy to have recipe items on hand to throw together."

griglion User ID: 1749407 20735
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

"Everyone devoured it!"

kmarqui User ID: 3651843 15127
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"My kids and husband loved this dish!!!"

sscruggs819 User ID: 3452724 41967
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2011

"Quick and easy, my family loves this dish. I make it all the time"

12deedee User ID: 5467684 45200
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

"I have had this recipe a long time from one of your older beef cookbooks. I sometimes substitue cheddar cheese soup instead of cream of celery. It makes it extra cheesy."

agnes24 User ID: 4430156 45639
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

"This is a family favorite. I used cream of mushroom once with it when I had no cream of celery. It's just a delicious comfort food. Will make again. Don't add the salt."

sarahgirl528 User ID: 3614064 45638
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"This is yummy comfort food! When I make it, I use lean ground turkey, extra celery, and I stir 1/4 cup of low-fat sour cream or greek yogurt in with the soup. It makes it creamier. I also try to use the lower fat soup and lower fat cheese to make it healthier. :) It always tastes great!"

jenjerry User ID: 5442744 45637
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2010

"This is a keeper but I won't add the salt in next time. The other ingredients make it salty enough."

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