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This green bean casserole is hearty, cheesy, and so easy to make! This one-dish wonder will quickly become a family favorite.
There is something so incredibly comforting about casseroles. Even the word “casserole” conjures up images of family parties and all the joy of sharing with loved ones.
Whether you’re preparing for your next potluck or just looking for an easy and satisfying weeknight dinner, this Green Bean Casserole is the perfect choice.
The simple ingredients needed to make this easy tater tot casserole recipe are probably already in your freezer and cupboards.
Even better, this comforting dish can serve as an entire meal with meat, cheese, vegetables and potatoes. It really is comfort food at its best!
This Easy Green Bean Casserole is another great opportunity to go ahead and let the kids help.
Everyone deserves a chance to contribute and put smiles on the faces of their loved ones. What better way than cooking?
Here is what I will teach you in this post:
- All the ingredients you need to make this tater tots green bean casserole.
- Simple instructions for making this easy tater tot casserole recipe.
- Ideas of dishes to serve alongside the green bean tater tot casserole.
This easy recipe is easy and made with simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Get ready for a delicious and comforting meal that your whole family will love!
How to make Green Bean Tater Tot Casserole
A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.
FIRST STEP: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a 2.5-quart baking dish with nonstick spray and set aside.
STEP TWO: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook the beef and onion together, draining off any excess fat.
STEP THREE: Season the onion and meat mixture with salt, pepper, garlic powder and parsley before mixing in the Worcestershire sauce. Stir the cream and soup until well combined, then remove the pan from the heat.
STEP FOUR: Spread the meat mixture in an even layer in the prepared baking dish. Add the green beans, season with salt and pepper to taste, and sprinkle with one cup of the cheese.
STEP FIVE: Place the tater tots on top of the green beans, then the remaining cheese.
STEP SIX: Bake the casserole until the tater tots are golden and the cheese is melted, about 35-45 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
How do I keep Green Bean Tater Tot Casserole from leaking?
When preparing your casserole, make sure to remove any excess moisture from the vegetables and other ingredients.
Your casserole will probably look a little runny right out of the oven – it just needs a little time to thicken.
Take it out of the oven and let it sit on the counter for 10-15 minutes, that usually does the trick.
What is Tater Tot Casserole made of?
This easy tater tot casserole is made with simple ingredients that are easy to prepare. Primary ingredients include:
- Tater tots (of course!)
- Green beans
- Ground beef
- Sour cream
- Cheddar cheese
- Cream of mushroom soup
If you prefer a meatless dish, try our Meatless Tater Tot Casserole.
What sides go well with this Tater Tot Casserole recipe?
With ground beef, rich creamy base, green beans and tater tots, this hearty recipe can easily stand on its own as a full meal.
It’s also fantastic with something lighter, like your favorite fresh vegetables, cooked greens, or a garden salad with your favorite dressing.
Here are some side dish recipes for inspiration:
Don’t forget the potluck potential here either! This Green Bean Casserole will shine brightly alongside any other dish on the buffet table.
What is another name for Tater Tot Casserole?
Families in the Upper Midwest know this classic combination of starch, protein, and vegetables—all held together with a creamy sauce and baked into one dish—as a hot dish.
How do I store leftover Tater Tot Green Bean Casserole?
If you end up with leftovers, storage is simple and easy!
Store leftover cooked casserole in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
The uncooked casserole can be assembled and refrigerated for 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months.
Allow any frozen green bean casserole to slowly thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating in a 350 degree oven.
Other Casserole Recipes You’ll Love:
1 ½ kg ground beef
1 cup onion, diced
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
½ teaspoon dried parsley
½ teaspoon kosher salt
Black pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 can (10.75 ounces) Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
½ cup cream
2 cups of frozen green beans
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 package (16 ounces) frozen tater tots
- Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray a 2 ½-quart baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the beef and onion together. Drain off any excess fat.
- Season with garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper, then mix with Worcestershire sauce. Stir the soup and cream until well combined, then remove the pan from the heat.
- Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish, spread it into an even layer. Add the green beans, season with salt and pepper to taste, then sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese.
- Spread tater tots evenly on top, then sprinkle with remaining cheese.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes, until the tater tots are golden and the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
Amount per serving:
Calories: 640Total Fat: 41 gSaturated fat: 18 gUnsaturated fats: 1 gUnsaturated fat: 18 gCholesterol: 155 mgSodium: 1068 mgCarbohydrates: 21 gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 44 g
This nutritional information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Product brands and sizes could alter the exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.
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