Pizza Tater Tot Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 19, 2023
For a new spin on a classic casserole, try my easy version. For a fun twist, just add your family’s favorite pizza toppings! —Sharon Skildum, Maple Grove, Minnesota
Pizza Tater Tot Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped, optional
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package (32 ounces) frozen Tater Tots
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, green pepper if desired, onion and mushrooms over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, breaking meat into crumbles; drain. Add pizza sauce and basil.
  2. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. or 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with mozzarella cheese and potatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 400° until potatoes are lightly browned, 30-35 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese; bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 572 calories, 32g fat (13g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 1081mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 36g protein.