Easy Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

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Making my easy tater tot casserole recipe could not be more simple. This is the perfect quick recipe, it’s a very family friendly dinner recipe.

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One of the reasons I love to make this tater tot casserole recipe is because it’s comfort food! There’s cheese, sloppy Joe sauce, and ground beef…and of course there is tater tots! This is a quick and easy feel good recipe that I know will get smiles and compliments all around the dinner table.

Here’s what you will need to make my easy tater tot casserole:

You only need a handful of simple ingredients to make this delicious casserole recipe. I like that I can have most of these ingredients on hand in the freezer or the pantry so it’s easy to throw together when I need a quick dinner!

  • 32oz Bag Tater Tots
  • 2lbs Browned Ground Beef
  • 15oz Can Sloppy Joe Sauce
  • 8oz Cheddar Cheese

How to make my tater tot casserole recipe:

Making my version of a sloppy Joe casserole is easy with tater tots. Not only do they add a nice little crunch and flavor but they also give the casserole some much needed texture! I always make this recipe when we have kids in the house, it’s a big hit and it’s perfect for them to help make!

image shows finished casserole recipe on a plate ready to eat

If you have kids in the family who love to help out in the kitchen, this is the recipe for them! You can let them assemble the tater tot casserole and help serve it up!

  1. Place browned ground beef in casserole dish.
  2. Pour in sloppy joe sauce.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of ground beef mixture.
  5. Take tater tots and lay them on top of the cheese.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes at 400 degrees.
  7. Serve & enjoy

Can I prep this casserole in advance?

You can definitely prep this recipe in advance. My tater tot casserole recipe is great to make ahead of time and since most tater tots are frozen when you buy them you can even make this casserole and freeze it.

Just pop it in the oven when you are needing a quick dinner and then all the hard work is done in advance.

Is it possible to use ground turkey in this tater tot casserole recipe?

Really you can use whatever kind of ground meat you have on hand, it will be delicious either way. Sloppy Joe’s are typically made with ground beef but the flavor goes great with ground turkey, or even ground chicken.

Tater tot casserole recipe finished and served

Do you have other easy dinner recipes I can try?

Are you looking for some new meal ideas to add to your dinner time rotation? If so you have come to the right place! I have a lot of great recipes that the whole family will love. These are tried and true favorites in our house that will hopefully be a hit in your house as well!

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Easy Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

Easy Tater Tot Casserole Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 32oz Bag Tater Tots
  • 2lbs Browned Ground Beef
  • 15oz Can Sloppy Joe Sauce
  • 8oz Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

Place browned ground beef in a 9 x 13 casserole dish.

Pour in sloppy joe sauce.

Mix well.

Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of the ground beef mixture.

Take tater tots and lay them on top of the cheese.

Bake for 25 minutes at 400 degrees.

Serve & enjoy

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