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Tater Topped Casserole

  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 35 min
  • serves: 5 people
  • calories: 472 1 serving

The tots are a must in this Tater Topped Casserole.  They crisp up in the oven on top of a rich mixture of beef and onion, giving this casserole a burger-and-fries kind of flavor that will be a huge hit at dinnertime.  The condensed cream of mushroom soup becomes a creamy gravy for a one-pan meal that's oven-ready in 10 minutes.  All you need is a package of ground beef, a few other on-hand ingredients and 3 steps and dinner is ready!  Have fun with the burger-and-fries flavor of this Tater Topped Casserole and serve sprinkled with your favorite burger toppings like chopped pickles or shredded lettuce or change up the Cheddar for your favorite burger cheese!


cost per recipe: $7.59

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup or 98% Fat Free Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups frozen fried potato nuggets
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium tomato, diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 4 green onion, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup)


  • Tips

    • Make ahead and freeze for later!  Cook the beef mixture as directed and transfer to a baking pan. Let cool completely, wrap tightly and freeze.  Top with frozen potatoes before baking.  From frozen, bake, uncovered, for 50 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown.  Or, thaw in the refrigerator, bake, uncovered, for 35 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown.  Top with the tomato and green onions.
    • Can I make this if I don't have an ovenproof skillet?  Yes!  If you don't have an ovenproof skillet, you can cook the beef mixture in a regular skillet, then spoon it into an 11x7x2-inch baking dish before baking.
  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 425°F.  While the oven is heating, season the beef with salt and pepper.  Cook the beef and onion in a 10-inch ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat until the beef is well browned, stirring to separate meat. Pour off any fat.

  • Step 2

    Stir in the soup, ketchup and Worcestershire.  Top with the potatoes.

  • Step 3

    Bake for 25 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown.  Sprinkle with the cheese (the heat from the potatoes will melt it).  Top with the tomato and green onions just before serving.


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  • joe

    joseph s.
    March 29, 2017

    I Tried this it was terrible,don't waste your time and money

  • Yummy

    Deanna C.
    June 20, 2020

    I first had this at a potluck 30 years ago. The person who brought it said it is easy: brown the hamburger, add cream of mushroom soup, seasonings of your choice, vegetables, cheese and taters on top. I’ve made it dozens of times over the years. Used leftover veggies and frozen ones. I actually prefer cream of chicken soup. On a low sodium diet so use the Heart Healthy soups, and onion powder, garlic powder, etc. we love this it’s so versatile.

  • Quick, easy, good

    Nicole N.
    June 1, 2019

    A quick go to meal that is loved by the whole family

  • Had to substitute Worcestershire

    Courtney B.
    February 20, 2019

    I absolutely love this dish. However I usually make a double batch because I and my family are big eaters. One time I didnt have Worcestershire sauce but i substituted soy, lemon juice, sugar and a dash each of hot sauce and garlic powder turned out just as good! would recommend for the solo college student looking for a make ahead meal

  • Mmm mmm good

    Eric K.
    November 17, 2018

    Good recipe. I double up recipe, except for Tator tots. I add two cans of mixed vegetables, 1 cup of milk, and cheddar cheese in the casserole, and on top the last 15 mins cooking.

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    Calories 472
    Total Fat 27 g
    Sat. Fat 8.5 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 86 mg
    Sodium 910 mg
    Total Carb 26 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Sugar 3 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 28 g
    Vitamin D 0 %DV
    Calcium 7 %DV
    Iron 15 %DV
    Potassium 15 %DV
    Calories 453
    Total Fat 24 g
    Sat. Fat 8.2 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 86 mg
    Sodium 853 mg
    Total Carb 27 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Sugar 0 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 28 g
    Vitamin D 0 %DV
    Calcium 10 %DV
    Iron 15 %DV
    Potassium 15 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.