Save on Pinterest

Tater-Topped Casserole

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
    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 shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400°. 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.
  • Spoon mixture into a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Spread with soup. Top with frozen potatoes. Bake for 40 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 353 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 1040mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 21g protein.

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • sara
    Oct 26, 2019

    I was excited to try this recipe, but was sadly disappointed. I never buy tater tots, so I was unaware of how greasy they were. I used 93% lean ground beef and did not have to drain any grease from it. The tater tots left my casserole swimming in grease. Needless to say it was quite disgusting.

  • MarineMom_texas
    Jan 18, 2019

    This recipe is deliciious. I followed the recipe but used the healthy condensed mushroom soup since there is no healthy celery soup. It was ready in about 30 minutes. We cleaned our plates.

  • ellimaye1
    Jan 9, 2019

    This is a go-to staple in our house. I don't use the salt and pepper because I always season ground beef with pepper and garlic powder. I put in 1 cup onion and about 4 stalks of celery to get more veggies in. We use cream of mushroom soup since there isn't organic cream of celery and it still tastes great!

  • PenelopeWin
    Jan 29, 2018

    This was not the greatest casserole I have ever made. It was not nearly as good as I thought it would be. If I ever make this again (and I don't think I will), I will cook the meat before I put it in the pan and I will saute it with some garlic or other seasonings. It took forever to cook and the meat cooked up as one huge slab. This made it hard to cut. Not a lot of flavor either. I guess I just didn't like it.

  • grandmascooking22
    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
    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
    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.

  • wdeckerman
    Jul 12, 2012

    No comment left

  • griglion
    Mar 4, 2012

    Everyone devoured it!

  • kmarqui
    Jan 14, 2012

    My kids and husband loved this dish!!!