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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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!"

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."

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."

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

"Everyone devoured it!"

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

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

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