Craving a cheeseburger but tired of the same old bun? Try switching things up with this delicious Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole. It’s an easy dinner option that the whole family will love.
Casserole recipes can be a winner for the entire family. They are filling, hearty, and can make great leftovers. They are also a great opportunity to make dinner fun and exciting. Take this Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole recipe, for example, my family loves burgers and tater tots, so it only made sense to take the idea and transform it into something a little more fulfilling for the family.
Ingredients in this casserole recipe
The ingredients in this easy casserole dinner recipe are pretty straightforward and easily accessible at most grocery stores:
Ground beef: Most burgers are made with beef, and so is this casserole recipe. You can also substitute the recipe with ground turkey.
Frozen Tater Tots: Tater tots are pretty inexpensive, and adding them to this dish will be a huge win for the kids.
Sharp Cheddar Cheese: I don’t know about you, but I love cheddar cheese on my burger. You can also use American Cheese instead if you prefer.
Dill Pickles: On my burger, all I typically want is cheese, mustard, lettuce, and pickles. Add the pickles to this casserole is perfect for us pickle lovers.
Diced Tomatoes: I am typically not a fan of having tomato on my burger, but this recipe makes sense.
Making this casserole recipe
The hardest part of making this recipe is keeping calm while this casserole cook. Aside from that, it is a matter of cooking the beef, making the cheese sauce, and giving the layers plenty of flavor through a robust collection of seasonings and spices.
Step 1: Cook the onions and bell peppers. Then, add and cook the ground beef—season with Worcestershire Sauce, salt, pepper, garlic, and onion powder.
Step 2: Make the cheese sauce by making a roux with cheese, milk, and flour.
Step 3: Add the diced tomatoes, pickles, and ketchup to the ground beef mixture.
Step 4: Add the ground beef mixture to the casserole dish, top with tater tots, pour the cheese sauce, sprinkle with the remaining cheddar cheese, and bake!
Commonly Asked Questions
Yes. This can be prepared to be a freezer meal. You can place the casserole in an airtight container, or you layer the casserole dish with aluminum foil once the meal has been made, you can put it in the freezer and place it in freezer to set up.
I’m sure you could take the approach the same way you would a shepherd’s pie and use mashed potatoes. I haven’t tried this method, but I am sure it would be a good alternative.
If you like easy weeknight recipes like this casserole dish, you will love the ones below:
- Steak and Potato Casserole
- Cheesy Taco Skillet Casserole
- Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Bake with Rice
- Chili Cornbread Casserole