Taco Tater Tot Casserole is made with seasoned ground beef, refried beans and veggies. Topped with everyone’s favourite golden tots and a zesty Pico de Gallo, this casserole brings all the kids (young and old) to the table.
Tater Tots Are the Ultimate Casserole Topper
Simply put, Tater Tots have elevated the humble potato from simple beginnings to it’s full potential. Scroll through Pinterest and you’ll find a large number of tempting tot covered casseroles.
It’s no coincidence…tots make a great casserole topping. They look impressive, taste amazing and always keep their crispy edge. There are really only a few ways to top a casserole, but a top layer of Tater Tots really brings a casserole to another level.
One pan dinners are all the rage right now, and casseroles are the original one pan dinner. They’re the stuff that keeps busy families on the go! Baked pastas are always a huge hit and an extra casserole in the freezer is always a great idea.
It doesn’t hurt to have a few ‘go to’ quick dinner ideas up your sleeve…like tacos! They were the favourite quick dinner in our house because they were ready in 30 minutes flat. These tacos of days gone by provided the inspiration for this Taco Tater Tot Casserole.
Homemade Taco Seasoning
Speaking of tacos (one of my favourite subjects), our Tex Mex inspired basic ground beef tacos were always made using a Quick Homemade Taco Seasoning.
The spice mix includes common spices found in most pantries and takes mere minutes to prepare. Best of all, the recipe is customize-able to fit tender young palates aka picky eaters.
How to Freeze this Tater Tot Casserole For Later
Thinking of making an extra casserole for your freezer? This Tater Tot Casserole is really easy to freeze. Just assemble all ingredients (as per the recipe) in a baking dish then top with the tots, cover well and freeze.
Short on tots? Just freeze the base layer then top with the cheese and tots just before baking.
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For many they are an irresistible treat but for a select few, tots are a way of life.
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