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Bacon cheeseburger tater tot casserole in a white casserole dish.

Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6-8 1x


This family favorite, kid-friendly bacon cheeseburger tater tot casserole has all the fun flavors of a bacon cheeseburger in casserole form.


Units Scale
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 can (10.5 oz.) condensed cream of onion soup (see tips for substitutions)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (32-oz.) package frozen tater tots
  • 46 slices (about 1 cup) cooked bacon, roughly chopped / 1/4 cup bacon bits
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Over medium-high heat brown the ground beef in a skillet, breaking up any clumps. Drain any excess grease from the pan.
  2. Add in soup, sour cream, smoked paprika, mustard and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to mix well.
  3. In a 9×13 casserole dish, arrange half the tater tots in a single layer.
  4. Add all the beef mixture for the second layer and top with half of the chopped bacon.
  5. Add 1 cup of cheddar cheese, top with remaining tater tots and finish with the remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese.
  6. Bake uncovered at 350°F for 40-45 minutes or until cheese has melted and tater tots are golden brown.
  7. Top with remaining 1/2 cup bacon and dish and serve hot.
  8. Enjoy!


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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins