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Tater Tot Casserole Inspired by Duggar Family


If anyone knows how to make low cost dinners it would be the Duggar Family. I saw their show back in May when they prepared a common dish for their family, Tater Tot Casserole.

This inspired me to add Tater Tot Casserole into the mix of Low Cost Dinner Ideas here on my blog.

Using only 5 simple ingredients, less than 5 minute preparation time and a dish with leftovers galore, this is a must have dinner on your meal plan.

Here is what you will need:

  • 1 Bag of Tater Tots
  • 1 Can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 Bag of Frozen Peas
  • 1 Bag of Ground Beef or Turkey
  • 1 Bag of Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Tater Tot Casserole


Grease a 9X13 baking dish with Pam. Line the bottom of your baking dish with the uncooked ground beef or turkey. Next, layer your bag of tater tots on top of the bottom layer. Then take your can of Cream of Mushroom soup and evenly spread it over the tater tots. Third, spread your bag of frozen peas over the top of your tater tots and Cream of Mushroom soup. Finally, spread your shredded cheese over the top of your layers.

Your finished uncooked dish will look like this

Tater Tot Casserole

Heat your oven to 350 degrees and cook for 20 minutes.

Take of the oven, mix everything up and throw it back in the over for 20-25 minutes
(Until meat is cooked)

Tater Tot Casserole

This was a yummy dish that our whole family enjoyed.

My husband even went for a 3rd helping :)

Tater Tot Casserole


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Hi! I'm Amanda, a Kansas City Lifestyle Blogger, mom of two little people, social media addict, travel junkie with a slight obsession to baking and fitness.

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  • I got my recipe for this from a cookbook many years ago. Even before the Duggars were doing it on their TV show. When I do mine I precook the meat and use seasoning of choice (garlic, onion, etc). Put the meat in a pan sprinkle some mixed vegetables over that. I usually use two flavors of soup but only half of each and put the rest in a container and freeze for next time. Mix the soups with about a third cup milk and pour evenly over the vegetables and meat. Top with cheese then the tater tots. Spray the tater tots well with vegetable spray and bake in 375 degree oven until the tots are brown. I cook mine in a pyrex dish to watch the meat on the bottom so it doesn't get too brown. Done this way the tots get crisper and no stirring half way through. This is always a hit when I take it to gatherings, especially with kids.
  • Highlight everything to the bottom of the recipe. Copy. Paste to Word. Highlight different areas and Delete. Center on pictures and Cut. The end recipe will be about 1/2 page. And all us tree huggers will appreciate it.
  • this is so yummy i have looked at it a couple of times then had it tonight for dinner it is really good and my kids loved it
  • I love watching the Dugger family. Never knew about this recipe though. It really sounds great. Thanks for sharing! Something I'd like to try
  • I have not had Tater Tots in years, it brings back memories. I love this dish - fast, easy, yummy, and one I know everyone will love because of the Tater Tots. Thank you!
  • Since this was so easy i decided to give it a shot, the hubbys not really big on cassaroles, but this was amazing! its will defnitly becomes a regular in our house!
  • Oh my gosh! I watched them eating this on that show, I wished I knew how to make it and NOW I have the recipe! Thank you so much for posting this! :-)
  • This looks good. I bet you could switch it out with differen meats or soups. Like ham or sausage or even smoked sausage. My mom has a cheesy chicken broccoli dish she makes but it us only cheap if you get the boneless chicken breasts on sale. Thanks did sharing this. Yum may I Pin it?
  • This sounds good, and easy. I pinned it on my pinterest so I won't forget to grab it and make it one night.I love recipes like this and it looks great!
  • This sounds like a very economical dish to make! Would be great for making a large casserole to take to a party! Thanks for the share! mayble73(at)yahoo(dot)com
  • We had something similar to this the other night but it had broccoli and cream of broccoli soup. I really didn't like it. Maybe I will try this variation and have a little more luck!
  • Oh this looks really good! I make one but only with the Tator Tots, Hamburger, and cream of mushroom soup. Next time I am going to add the peas and cheese! Great idea! Cant wait to try a new variation as I do love Tator Tot Casserole!
  • This looks so good! I love casseroles! I have heard so many people talk about tator to casserole but have never tried it. I will definitely give this a try. Thank you for sharing!
  • OMG....I've been making this for years. It's so good and so easy. I haven't found a person yet that didn't like this recipe.
  • I have never tried adding cheese before or using turkey. Since my husband will eat cheese on anything I am pretty sure that would make it great for him. Thanks for sharing
  • I remember watching the show when they made this recipe, although it made more servings! This looks good & seems easy enough to make. I'll definitely use lean ground turkey when making it.
  • I had made something like this before, but have heard about Tater Tot casserole. Thank you so much, I want to try this and also have my family try to see if they like. Love the simplicity of the receipe. Once again Thanks, dumb me never thought about looking it up. I saw it while I was looking at your new receipes. [email protected]
  • We eat the Duggar's tater tot casserole all the time. Ive never seen your version where the meat isnt cooked before adding it to the casserole. The only difference between my version & the Duggars is I use a lot more ground beef. Weve tried several different versions.. with/without peas, with/without cheese and etc. This isnt a healthy dish but its budget friendly & kids love it!
    • Hi Denise! I did email you back, just so anyone else can see if they had the same question I wanted to post my response here as well. "When the package was opened I drained all of the juice inside into the sink and then packed the raw meat into the dish. There were no concerns or issues with grease. I used regular turkey meat (Didn't say it was low fat) and I'm not sure what the fat content was." Hope this helps you or anyone else! We had the leftovers this evening and this dish was even better the next day :)
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