Ground Beef Tater Tot Casserole is a comfort food dinner recipe with beef and a tater tot crust

Ground Beef Tater Tot Casserole

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

This Ground Beef Tater Tot Casserole is such a comforting, easy dinner idea! Crispy tater tots top this beef and vegetable casserole with gravy!



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 (12 ounce) jars of beef gravy
  • 2 cups frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 (28 ounce) bag tater tots


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Add the oil to a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Brown the onions with the garlic for 5 minutes, stirring often until softened.
  4. Add the beef to the skillet, breaking up with a spoon and cooking until no pink remains, about 7-8 minutes.
  5. Drain any grease from the skillet then add the salt, pepper, worcestershire sauce and tomato paste and stir to combine.
  6. Pour in the gravy and stir into the beef mixture.
  7. Bring the beef to a simmer then add the frozen peas and carrots. Stir to combine with the filling and to defrost slightly.
  8. Pour the filling into a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish that’s been sprayed with cooking spray.
  9. Add the frozen tater tots on top of the beef filling, arranging in a single layer.
  10. Bake for 35 minutes until the tater tots are golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: oven/stove top
  • Cuisine: American