Tater Tot Green Bean Casserole

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This Green Bean Tater Tot Casserole is hearty, cheesy, and so easy to make! This wonder of a dish will quickly become a family favorite of his.


There is something incredibly comforting about casseroles. Even the word “casserole” conjures up images of family potlucks and all the joy of sharing with loved ones.

Whether you’re gearing up for your next potluck or just looking for an easy and satisfying weeknight dinner, this tater tot green bean casserole is a perfect choice.

The simple ingredients needed to make this easy tater tot casserole recipe are likely already in your freezer and cupboards.

Even better, this comforting dish can be served as a complete meal with meat, cheese, vegetables, and potatoes. It truly is comfort food at its finest!

This easy green bean tater tot casserole is another great opportunity to go ahead and let the kids help.

Everyone deserves the opportunity to contribute and put smiles on the faces of their loved ones. What better way than cooking?

This is what I am going to teach you in this post:

  • All the ingredients you need to make this tater tot green bean casserole.
  • Simple instructions to make this easy tater tot casserole recipe.
  • Dish ideas to serve alongside your green bean tater tot stew.

This easy recipe is a breeze and made with simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Get ready for a delicious and comforting meal your whole family will love!

ingredients to make green bean tater tot casserole

How to make green bean tater tot casserole

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the end of this post.

STEP ONE: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a 2.5-quart baking dish with nonstick spray and set aside.

ground beef and onions in skillet

SECOND STEP: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook ground beef and onion together, draining excess fat.

ground beef in pan with soup

STEP THREE: Season the onion and meat mixture with salt, pepper, garlic powder and parsley before adding the Worcestershire sauce. Stir in sour cream and soup until well combined, then remove skillet from heat.

ground beef in pan with soup

STEP FOUR: Spread meat mixture into prepared baking dish in an even layer. Add the green beans, season with salt and pepper to taste, and sprinkle with a cup of cheese.

green beans in casserole

STEP FIVE: Arrange potatoes on top of green beans, then remaining cheese.

casserole with green beans and cheese

STEP SIX: Bake the casserole until the tater tots are golden brown and the cheese is melted, about 35-45 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

casserole with tater tots on top

How do I keep green bean tater tot casserole from being runny?

When you make your stew, make sure you have removed excess moisture from your vegetables and other ingredients.

Your casserole will likely appear a little runny when it comes out of the oven; it just needs a little time to thicken.

Remove it from the oven and let it sit on the counter for 10-15 minutes, which usually works.

Spoon to scoop out a potato and green bean casserole

What is Tater Tot Casserole made of?

This easy tater tot casserole is made with simple ingredients that are easy to put together. The main ingredients include:

  • Tater tots (of course!)
  • Green beans
  • Ground beef
  • Sour cream
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • spices

If you prefer a meatless dish, try our Meatless Tater Tot Casserole.

What sides go well with this Tater Tot Casserole Recipe?

With the ground beef, rich creamy base, green beans, and tater tots, this hearty recipe can easily stand on its own as a complete meal.

It’s also great with something lighter, like your favorite fresh vegetables, cooked vegetables, or a salad with your favorite dressing.

Here are some side dish recipes to inspire you:

Don’t forget about the potluck potential here either! This green bean tater tot casserole will shine brightly alongside any other dish on the buffet table.

casserole with potato and green bean casserole

What is another name for Tater Tot Casserole?

Families in the Upper Midwest know this classic combination of starch, protein, and vegetables, all wrapped up in a creamy sauce and baked on a plate, like a hot plate.

How do I store leftover Tater Tot Green Bean Casserole?

If you end up with leftovers, storage is simple and easy!

Store leftover cooked stew in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Raw casserole can be assembled and stored in the refrigerator for 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months.

Allow any frozen green bean tater tot casserole to slowly thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating in the oven to 350 degrees.

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preparation time
15 minutes

Time to cook
45 minutes

Total Time
1 hour


  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef

  • 1 cup onion, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon 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 sour cream

  • 2 cups frozen green beans

  • 2 cups of grated Cheddar cheese

  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen French fries


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray 2 ½-quart baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown ground beef and onion together. Drain off any excess fat.
  3. Season with garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper, then add the Worcestershire sauce. Stir in soup and sour cream until well combined, then remove skillet from heat.
  4. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish, spreading in an even layer. Layer over green beans, season with salt and pepper to taste, then sprinkle with 1 cup cheese.
  5. Spread tater tots evenly over top, then sprinkle remaining cheese.
  6. Bake for 35-45 minutes, until potatoes are golden brown and cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Nutritional information:



Portion size:


Amount per proportion:
Calories: 640Total fat: 41gSaturated fat: 18gTrans fat: 1gUnsaturated fat: 18gCholesterol: 155mgSodium: 1068mgcarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 44g

This nutritional information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Product brands and sizes can alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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