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Tater Tot Taco Casserole

  • Author: Carissa Shaw for Mom Needs Chocolate
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 hour, 10 minutes 1x


Make Tater Tot Taco Casserole for a fun twist on dinner! So quick and easy to put together, your family with love this delicious casserole filled with taco flavor.



  • 32-ounce bag frozen tater tots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1-pound lean ground beef
  • 1-ounce package taco seasoning
  • ¼ cup water
  • 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 12 ounces frozen corn (no need to thaw)
  • 4 ounce can diced green chiles
  • 10 ounce can red enchilada sauce
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese, divided
  • Toppings: sour cream, sliced avocado, chopped tomato, cilantro, salsa, peppers, chopped black olives, etc.


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Spread the tater tots out in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake at 400F for 15 minutes.
  3. While the tater tots are baking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Do not allow the garlic to brown.
  4. Crumble the ground beef into the skillet and sauté, stirring often, until completely browned. Drain off excess fat. Add the taco seasoning and water to the meat and stir well. Simmer over medium heat for 1-2 minutes, then remove from the heat.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef mixture, black beans, corn, green chiles, and enchilada sauce. Add 2 cups of the shredded cheese and stir well.
  6. Grease a 9×13 inch glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Pour the enchilada filling mixture into the dish. Arrange the tater tots over the top in a single layer. Top the casserole with the remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese.
  7. Reduce the oven heat to 375F. Bake the casserole uncovered for 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the casserole is bubbling around the edges.
  8. Cool the casserole slightly, then serve with the toppings of your choice.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: enchilada casserole

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