Hotdish Tater Tot Casserole

Hotdish Tater Tot Casserole

Hotdish Tater Tot Casserole.  It may be called a hot dish or it may be called a casserole.  I think that is highly dependent on what part of the country you live in.  This is one of those recipes that I have been eating since I was a child.  It’s relatively quick and easy to put together and can easily be enough to feed your whole family.

I am sure that there are numerous recipes out there for hotdish tater tot casserole, but this is how it was always made when I was a kid.  This is frequently made with cream of mushroom soup but I am not a huge mushroom fan.  Therefor, I substitute cream of chicken soup.  I don’t believe that most recipes use Velveeta in them but that has always been something that I put in this and Tuna Hotdish.  The way that cheese melts is second to none.

This is another recipe that I am excited to try at a campsite this coming summer.  I think cooking it in a dutch oven (like I did here), over a campfire will work pretty well.  I will have to find the right temperature zone on a fire as to not overcook it or burn it to the bottom of the pan.

Hotdish Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole

Cheesy casserole with ground beef and tater tots
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3 people
Calories 1202 kcal


  • Cast Iron Dutch Oven



  • Brown ground beef
  • Season while cooking
  • Add sour cream and Velveeta cheese
  • Add cream of chicken soup
  • Evenly distribute tater tops to mixture
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
  • Top with shredded cheese
  • Continue to bake until cheese is all melted



Calories: 1202kcalCarbohydrates: 87gProtein: 47gFat: 76gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 163mgSodium: 2658mgPotassium: 1380mgFiber: 6gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 755IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 399mgIron: 6mg
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