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Cowboy Casserole

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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, until bubbly, 20-25 minutes.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Want more comfort food ideas? Consider a tater tot casserole or this hearty slow cooker chili.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 serving: 714 calories, 38g fat (15g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 1675mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 6g fiber), 37g protein.

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    • Ella
      Nov 7, 2020

      I cannot read the ingredients to try the recipe due to the site overlay of “text ingredients” & “buy ingredients”. Poor site design & frustrating interaction left a bad first impression, and then there was the ad content well overriding the recipe content, distracting. A poor experience, very different from similar sites I subscribe to.

    • nrk51
      Sep 24, 2020

      This was great! I also used cream of mushroom soup instead of the chicken and it had great flavor! I'm reheating it right now for lunch...... Very easy recipe and delicious!

    • twiggyann
      Sep 1, 2020

      This was good but I’m not a fan of the flavor of the cream of chicken soup. Next time I make it, I think I’ll use cream of mushroom. I think it could have used taco seasoning in the meat, but that’s a personal preference. We just thought it needed some spicing up.

    • Colly
      Aug 16, 2020

      It sounds real good till you see what the sodium count is, I'm going to make it, but I'm going to have to figure out how to reduce the sodium.

    • Adele
      Aug 14, 2020

      48% of calories from fat, and 6 g of fiber! Off to a great start. The one change I would have to make is that because of a health issue, it is undesirable for me to eat corn. I would just leave it out, but apart from that, I would probably adore this recipe! Will definitely give this a try.

    • James
      Jan 31, 2018

      Delicious and easy !!

    • Ponygirl1014
      Oct 4, 2017

      Family loved this. Doubled recipe. Sprinkled a little bit of steak spice on the beef for flavour and a tbsp of Worcestershire sauce and some garlic and onion . I also used one cup of cheese in the beef mixture and added another 1/2 cu of cheese on top. I used bean and bacon soup instead of cream of chicken which was bland. Added frozen avocado instead of corn. I also only put tater tots on top layer and the cooked better and were crisp. Family asking for it again this week.

    • Stacey4gop
      Sep 28, 2017

      A favorite around here! The added corn really adds a lot of taste!

    • Onaemtnest
      Sep 12, 2017

      For such a simple recipe very good, lends itself to personal taste additions. Fresh corn-on-the-cob in season so I omitted the canned corn substituted fresh green beans. We prefer the tator medallion shape rather than tator tots followed a suggestion of another review and crisped the tators before putting in the casserole dish ( so glad I did). Added Worcestershire, garlic, sprinkled 1/2 packet of beef onion gravy packet plus about 1/3 cup of beef bone broth while browning meat. Very quick and tasty casserole.

    • angela32
      Aug 31, 2017

      Very good. I doubled the recipe for a 9x13 pan. I also added salt and pepper.