Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole is the perfect combination of two kid-favorites, cheeseburgers and tater tots. It’s an instant classic and so easy!

When it comes to easy, filling, kid-friendly Dinner Recipes, it’s hard to beat Tater Tot Casserole. This dish takes that basic idea and adds even more flavor with melty cheddar cheese, Worcestershire sauce, and sour cream. What’s not to love?

Close up of finished Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole in 9x13 pan with bacon and green onions garnish

BACON CHEESEBURGER TATER TOT CASSEROLE

If you’re looking for an easy way to change up your typical weeknight dinners, adding traditional tater tots is a delicious twist on casseroles. The tater tots cook to crispy perfection and perfectly balance out the flavors of this Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole. We already have plenty of other tater tot casserole recipes on the blog, like Chicken Tot Pie and Tater Tot Taco Casserole that you can try next. 

Bacon frying in cast iron pan for Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

This Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole is a perfectly easy, comfort food dinner. Combine the easy ground beef, onion, and mushroom mixture for the creamy casserole filling. Then pour that in between two layers of delicious tater tots and top the cheeseburger mixture off with cheese. Once that’s finished baking, it’s all topped off with real bacon bits. It is the ultimate yummy casserole sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. 

Ground beef before and after adding sour cream mixture for Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

 

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TIPS FOR MAKING BACON CHEESEBURGER TATER TOT CASSEROLE

  • Prep time: To start, preheat oven to 375 degrees and prep your casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray to make sure the casserole doesn’t bake to the pan. 
  • Brown Ground Beef: Add the ground beef and onion to a cast-iron skillet or another sauté pan. Let the skillet brown the mixture for 5-7 minutes. 
  • Creamy Mixture: Add in the Worcestershire sauce, sour cream, and cream of mushroom soup to the pan and whisk the ingredients together. Leave the mixture for 5 minutes of cooking on low heat. 
  • Layer: Layer tater tots along the bottom of the pan. Pour the meat mixture over the tots then top that off with another layer of tater tots. Cover the Tater Tot Casserole in shredded cheese and half the bacon bits. 
  • Bake: Cover the Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole and bake for 40-45 minutes until bubbly and crispy. Finish cooking the casserole and top it with the other half of the bacon and green onions before serving. 

Collage of Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole assembly

VARIATIONS ON BACON CHEESEBURGER TATER TOT CASSEROLE

  • Cheese: There are plenty of different kinds of shredded cheese you can use in this recipe to add to the cheddar cheese blend. Try adding pepper jack, provolone, Swiss, or any of your other favorite cheeses. 
  • Add-ins: For some delicious texture and extra nutrients, try adding mixed vegetables to the cheeseburger mixture. Peas, diced tomatoes, carrots, and red onion slices could all make great additions. For some more flavor, you can also add minced garlic cloves, and mix tomato sauce in with the creamy soup. To add heat, mix in a little hot sauce. Taste test as you go to make sure you don’t add too much hot sauce.
  • Pickles: If you like pickles on your cheeseburgers, then top this casserole off with pickles after baking. Butter pickles or dill pickles would both taste great. 
  • Canned cream soup: In place of the mushroom soup you can use other canned soup. Cheddar soup makes a great replacement for the cream of mushroom soup. Since you’ll no longer have a mushroom mixture if you use cheddar cheese soup, you can add in some sliced mushrooms and other mixed vegetables to the Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole. 

Close up of finished Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole in 9x13 pan with bacon and green onions garnish

CROCK POT BACON CHEESEBURGER TATER TOT CASSEROLE

  • To make Crock Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole, start by browning the meat and onion in a large skillet. 
  • Add the Worcestershire sauce, sour cream, and cream of mushroom soup, and mix the meat gravy together. Let it simmer for 5 minutes. 
  • Spray your crock pot with nonstick spray. 
  • Layer the tater tots along the bottom of the crock pot then pour the meat mixture over the top. Sprinkle on the cheese and half the bacon. Put another layer of tater tots over the top.
  • Cook the Crock Pot Tater Tot Casserole for 3 ½ hours on low. Sprinkle the Crock Pot Tater Tot Casserole with the remaining bacon bits and green onion, then cook for a final 10 minutes and serve. 

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HOW TO STORE BACON CHEESEBURGER TATER TOT CASSEROLE

  • Serve: Don’t leave Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole at room temperature for more than 2 hours.
  • Store: After you’ve let the casserole cool, you can cover it tightly to store in the fridge. It will stay good for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze: You can also freeze the Cheeseburger Casserole for up to 3 months. Let it thaw in the fridge before reheating in the oven. 

Finished Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole in 9x13 pan with bacon and green onions garnish

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Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole is the perfect combination of two kid-favorites, cheeseburgers and tater tots. It's an instant classic and so easy!
Yield 12 Servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion , diced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 32 ounces package frozen tater tots
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese , shredded
  • 6 slices thick cut bacon , cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup green onions , sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees and spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Cook the ground beef and onion in a skillet over medium heat until completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes, then drain any additional fat.
  • Add in the Worcestershire sauce, sour cream, and cream of mushroom soup and whisk together.
  • Let the mixture cook for 5 minutes on low heat.
  • Put a layer of tater tots along the bottom of the pan then pour the meat mixture over the tater tots.
  • Cover with the cheese and half the bacon.
  • Cover with remaining tater tots and bake for 40-45 minutes until the top is browned and bubbly.
  • Garnish with remaining bacon and green onions.

Nutrition

Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 787mg | Potassium: 436mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword: Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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