Tator Tot Casserole to the Max

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

This is a wonderful change to the original. This is one of those that is even better the next day.


  • 1 lb ground beef extra lean
  • 1 can cream of mushroom with roasted garlic
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (or any cheese you like)
  • 1/2 a red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 a green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can sliced mushrooms, or 1/2 cup fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup bacon (I used Hormel real crumbled bacon from large bag at Sams)
  • 2 cups tater tots (or enough to cover 13 x 9 pan in single layer)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Press ground beef (raw) into an 13 x 9 baking dish. Arrange tater tots in a single layer on top of beef. Spread the soup over the tots. Sprinkle peppers and bacon on top of soup. Top with 1 cup of the cheese.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and stir casserole to bring beef more to the top and break it up. Add the rest of the cheese and cook for an additional 30 minutes.


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