It’s a busy time of year and that means one-dish dinners like this Tater Tot Taco Casserole are just necessary at dinner time.
This past week has been a whirlwind with going back to school. This has been our first full week and we survived. Typically, we would be getting back into our normal routine but we are also in the middle of redoing our flooring in our home. Just a note, this post was originally posted in 2016.
This has been one those construction projects that really messes up things a bit or a lot! We actually have to move out, which is a bit hard for a family to do especially for someone that works from home.
I’m just trying to keep my eye on the end result though and these floors will hopefully be very worth it. In the midst of the chaos, we still have to get dinner made. We’ve been basically packing up all week and along with that I decided to make this one-dish dinner for my family.
It was simple and tasty, just what my kids love. I used a gluten free taco seasoning to make this gluten free. It’s simple to make gluten free just by being sure your seasoning is gluten free.
I decided to add the taco seasoning to our beef to make this Tater Tot Taco Casserole.
In the meantime though, this casserole was perfect for our dinner night. I mixed lean ground beef with the taco seasoning packet. Once that was done, I added in drained black beans, corn, and tomato sauce to the beef.
I mixed this all together and placed it on the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish. I topped it with tater tots and baked it up in the oven. When it was almost done, I added shredded cheese and let that bake until it was nicely melted.
What do you need to make Tater Tot Taco Casserole?
- Ground Beef
- Gluten Free Taco Seasoning
- Black Beans
- Tomato Sauce
- Tater Tots
- Mexican Style Cheese
This result was a perfect one-dish dinner that made it much easier for us to get right back to packing.
Are you ready for this back to school season? What are some of your go-to dinner time meals?
Tater Tot Taco Casserole
Tater Tot Taco Casserole
- 1 Lb Ground Beef
- 1 Package Taco Seasoning or Gluten Free Taco Seasoning
- 1 1/2 Cups Black Beans Cooked & Drained
- 1 1/2 Cups Corn Drained
- 16 oz Tomato Sauce
- 1 1/2 Lbs Tater Tots
- 1 Cup Shredded Mexican Style Cheese
- Preheat the oven to 400*.
- Brown the ground beef, drain, and combine with the taco mix as instructed on the package.
- Once the beef is mixed with the seasoning and cooked, add in the beans, corn, and tomato sauce.
- Mix this well then evenly pour into a greased 9x13 baking dish.
- Place the tater tots evenly across the top of the meat mixture.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until nearly cooked.
- Remove carefully, add the cheese on top and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
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Comments & Reviews
dana vento says
We love tater tot casseroles in our house, we a a few different ingredients than you but tater tot love is something else! The kids fight over the crispiest tater tots.
Wow, this looks like a hearty meal that the whole family will love. Those McCormick Organic Recipe Mixes really come in some wonderful varieties.I love the fact that they are organic too – I have not seen that in a seasoning mix before.
That looks like a great dish! I will have to check out those premade seasoning mixes. We go through a lot of taco seasoning, and I want to try the others too. Makes meal prep so much easier!
I used to make this about once a week for my roommates and I in college! I lived with 6 girls and we ate it up QUICK! Tater Tot Casserole brings so many nostalgic memories! I should make it again for my family!
I haven’t had tater tot casserole in years! It was my favorite meal growing up! I need to try this out with my family soon!
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My mom always made Tater Tot Casserole when I was growing up! I love how you put such a fun spin on it with a Mexican flare! Taco seasoning always makes things even yummier!
Aaronica @ the crunchy mommy says
I saw this on Twitter and had to check it out! My hubs LOVES tater tots and who doesn’t love a casserole? Trying this out over the weekend!
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
What a great take on the old tater tot casserole! I’d love to have you share it at The Taco Tuesday link up!
I made this tonight for dinner. I dont eat meat so i made a vegetarian style one and a meat one. SOOOO GOOD!
I am so glad you enjoyed it, that’s a great way to do it too as a meatless meal! Thanks for sharing!
Kristi Bigham says
Make sure you check and get gluten free tater tots! Only certain brands are gluten free.
Wow, this sounds and looks yummy! Great weeknight meal! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!