Cowboy Casserole with Tater Tots!

Cowboy Casserole with Tater Tots
This is a tried-and-true favorite among the family. This is the dish to make when you need a quick and easy recipe that everyone will like. This meal is as wonderfully cozy as it gets, from the creamy minced beef sauce to the crispy tater tots. It takes less than 15 minutes to put together, so you can always make a home-cooked supper for your family. This one, I promise, will be a hit!

What is the definition of a Cowboy Casserole?
Cowboy casserole is a meal that is sure to please a crowd. A creamy ground beef sauce, sweet corn, and cheddar cheese are layered in a casserole dish. The casserole is then topped with tater tots and cooked until the tots are nice and crispy and the dish is bubbling. It’s difficult to resist.

Cowboy Casserole with Tater Tots
Ground beef, corn, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and crispy tater tots top this quick evening family dinner.

Time to Prepare: 10 minutes
Time to prepare: 40 minutes
Time spent: 50 minutes
There are 8 servings in this recipe.


  • 1/2 pound ground beef, (85/15)
  • 1 cup of corn
  • 2/3 cup Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 32 ounces tater tots


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cook the beef in a large skillet over medium heat until it is browned.
In a large skillet, combine the corn, cream of mushroom soup, 1/2 cup cheese, milk, sour cream, onion powder, and black pepper.
Layer the steak, then the cheese, and finally the tater tots in a 913pan before baking uncovered for 40-45 minutes.
Bake for another 5 minutes after adding the remaining cheese.


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