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The BEST Green Bean Tater Tot Casserole (with Ground Beef)

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  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


Looking for an easy casserole recipe that can please the whole family and become a regular rotation in your meal planning? ThIS Green Bean Tater Tot Casserole with Ground Beef is the perfect one-dish wonder for busy weeknights. 

It’s the best comfort food that you can enjoy without worrying about heavy cream in the creamy sauce. If you’re cooking a  weeknight dinner this simple tater tot casserole recipe will satisfy your cravings.


1 and 1/2 pounds lean ground beef

1 small onion, diced

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 Tablespoon, plus 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 (15 oz) can green beans, drained

1 (10.75 oz) can cream of mushroom soup

2 and 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

2 to 3 cups of frozen tater tots

Salt & black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. 
  2. Lightly grease an 8 or 9-inch baking dish and set aside. (casserol dish should be at least 2 inches deep)
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef with onion and garlic powder. Cook the ground beef until it is completely cooked and no longer pink.  Drain excess fat
  4. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce.  Taste, then and add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Evenly spread the ground beef mixture in the prepared baking dish.
  6. Spread the cream of mushroom soup over the meat mixture. 
  7. Next, drain the green beans and sprinkle them on top of the soup mixture. Season the green beans with a little salt and pepper. 
  8. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top. 
  9. Finally top with the frozen tater tots in a single layer.
  10. Bake in 375°F for 35 to 40 minutes. Tater tots should be golden brown.
  11. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Storage: Cool casserole completely, then transfer to an airtight container. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave in 30 second intervals until heated through. 

How to freeze tater tot casserole

Freeze before baking – Follow instructions as directed, except use a freezer safe aluminum pan. Tightly wrap the pan with a layer or plastic wrap, followed by a layer of aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. 

To cook : Thaw the tater tot casserole in the fridge overnight and cook as directed. 

Freeze leftover cooked tater tot casserole: 

Place cooled leftover casserole in an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw completely before reheating. 

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American