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Crock Pot Tater Tot Casserole

This easy Crock Pot Tater Tot Casserole is a must-make! Crispy tater tots, layered between ground beef and smothered in cheese. Yum!

You can also make traditional Oven-Baked Tater Tot Casserole [1]

Crock Pot Tater Tot Casserole on a plate.

Crock Pot Tater Tot Casserole

Crock Pot Tater Tot Casserole is a comfort food recipe everyone loves! What could be better than crispy taters, layered between ground beef, and smothered in cheese?

Our love of tater tots started a long time again and has never wavered 🙂 (Hello, Tater Tot Nachos [2], we’re talkin’ to you!!)

Yep!  This is the perfect crockpot recipe!

It’s that time of year when crock pot recipes come in very handy!  We love Healthy Crock Pot Recipes [3] but also this Crockpot Pizza Casserole [4] and 3-Ingredient Crockpot Meatballs [5] when we’re not gobbling up what we consider The Best Crock Pot Tater Tot Casserole, especially on busy weeknights. 

You might think that tater tots can’t be done in the crockpot, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised.  It totally works! Plus, the combo of flavors in this crockpot recipe is just amazing!

Commmmfort food for sure. 

You need to try this recipe for oven-baked Tater Tot Casserole [1], too.

This easy Crock Pot Tater Tot Casserole is a must-make! Crispy tater tots, layered between ground beef, and smothered in cheese. Yum! #crockpot #slowcooker #tatertotcasserole

How to Make Crock Pot Tater Tot Casserole

This recipe comes together rather quickly once you cook your ground beef and onions. 

Step 1

In a medium pan, brown your ground beef and onions over medium heat.

Sauted Ground beef and onions

Step 2

Now, add all the ingredients besides the tater tots and half the cheese into the meat mixture – and it alone is good!  

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Tater Tot Casserole.

Step 3

Next, you create a layer of tater tots in the bottom of your crockpot that’s sprayed with non-stick spray. 

Tater tots in the bottom of a crock pot

I just like to dump them in, no special placement required.  Then you add your meat mixture.  

Crock Pot Tater Tot Ingredients in the crock pot.

We spend a little more time arranging the final layer of tater tots so it looks nice and pretty, but honestly, you could just dump them in and be totally fine.

Crock pot tater tot casserole ready to cook.

Step 4

You let these layers of goodness cook on low about 6-7 hours or high for about 3.  With about 15 minutes left on your cooking time, you place your remaining shredded cheese over the top of the tater tots. 

Finally, this melts into a glorious cheese topping.  

Cooked Tater Tot Casserole.

Now, your casserole is ready to dig into.  We often find ourselves grabbing a cheesy tot while I’m serving it up–because it’s just soooo good!

Tips for Making Crockpot Tater Tot Casserole

 

This easy Crock Pot Tater Tot Casserole is a must-make! Crispy tater tots, layered between ground beef, and smothered in cheese. Yum!

Supplies Used to Make Slow Cooker Tater Tot Casserole

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6-quart Crockpot [7] – a kitchen staple for year-round easy slow cooker recipes.

Medium Sauté Pan [8] – great for browning, sautéing, or omelet making. 

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Crock Pot Tater Tot Casserole on a plate.

Crock Pot Tater Tot Casserole

This easy Crock Pot Tater Tot Casserole is a must-make! Crispy tater tots, layered between ground beef and smothered in cheese. Yum!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 409kcal
Author: Erin Henry [16]

Equipment

  • crockpot
  • pan

Ingredients

  • 1 32 ounce bag tater tots
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 1 10.75 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen green beans (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a medium pan, brown ground beef and onion on medium heat until no pink remains in the meat.  Drain any fat.
  • Mix soup, milk, green beans if using, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and 1 cup cheese into meat mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spray bottom of crockpot with non-stick spray. Layer half tater tots in bottom of crockpot.  Pour meat mixture over tater tots and then top with remaining tater tots.
    Crock pot tater tot casserole ready to cook.
  • Cook on high 3 hours or low 6-7 hours.  About 15 minutes before it’s finished cooking, place remaining cup of cheese over tater tots.

Video

Notes

  • For a little extra nutrition, we used frozen green beans in this recipe. However, you could use any combo of vegetables like broccoli or corn, or leave them out altogether.  It’s totally up to you.  
  • Tater tot casserole can be made with ground beef or turkey.  
  • This recipe is great for game day when you need something that will deliciously feed a crowd. 
  • For reference, this recipe was cooked in a 6-quart crockpot.
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
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Nutrition

Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 750mg | Potassium: 431mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 325mg | Iron: 2.5mg
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
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Other Crock Pot Recipes

Healthy Crock Pot Recipes [3]

Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches [19]

Crock Pot Pizza Casserole [4]

Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff  [20]

Crock Pot Taco Soup [21]

Crock Pot White Chicken Chili [22]

Healthier Crockpot Buffalo Chicken [23]

Overnight Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole [24]

 

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