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Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole


  • 1 bag of tater tots
  • 1 block (16 oz) of Velveeta cheese
  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 1 can (10 oz) of Rotel


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (218°C).
  2. Cook the ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat until it is browned and fully cooked. Drain off any excess fat.
  3. Add the can of Rotel to the skillet with the cooked ground beef. Stir well and let the mixture simmer for a few minutes.
  4. Spread the tater tots in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  5. Slice the block of Velveeta cheese into thin pieces and arrange them over the tater tots.
  6. Pour the ground beef and Rotel mixture over the cheese and tater tots.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the tater tots are crispy and golden brown.

Enjoy your delicious and easy Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole!


Here are some tips to make your Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole even more delicious:

  1. Season the Ground Beef: Add your favorite seasonings to the ground beef as it cooks for extra flavor. Consider using garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, or chili powder to spice it up.
  2. Customize the Cheese: While Velveeta cheese melts beautifully and adds creaminess, you can also mix in other cheeses for added flavor complexity. Try shredded cheddar, mozzarella, or Monterey Jack cheese for a different twist.
  3. Layering: Layering is key to ensure every bite is packed with flavor. Consider layering the ingredients in the following order: tater tots, cheese slices, ground beef mixture, and then top it off with another layer of cheese for extra gooeyness.
  4. Add Vegetables: Sneak in some veggies for added nutrition and color. Chopped bell peppers, onions, or even spinach can be mixed into the ground beef mixture or layered between the tater tots and cheese.
  5. Top with Crunch: For an extra crunch, sprinkle some breadcrumbs or crushed potato chips over the cheese before baking. This will add a satisfying texture contrast to the creamy cheese and crispy tater tots.
  6. Garnish: After baking, garnish your casserole with fresh herbs like chopped parsley or green onions for a pop of color and freshness.
  7. Serve with Dipping Sauce: Serve your Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole with a side of sour cream, salsa, or guacamole for dipping to add another layer of flavor and creaminess.
  8. Make Ahead: You can assemble the casserole ahead of time and refrigerate it until you’re ready to bake. This is perfect for busy weeknights or entertaining guests. Just remember to adjust the baking time accordingly if the casserole is chilled.

Enjoy experimenting with these tips to make your Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole even more irresistible

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