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Tater tots in a white baking pan.

Chili Cheese Tater Tot Casserole

My kiddos don't like beans in their chili, so I leave them out. You can add a can of chili beans to this recipe if desired!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword back to school, easy dinner recipes, kid-friendly recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 537kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1/2 bell pepper diced
  • 1 packet chili seasoning
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce 1 can
  • 14 ounces diced tomatoes 1 can
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
  • 28 ounces frozen tater tots 1 bag
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro


  • 1. Brown the beef, onions, and pepper in a large, deep skillet over medium heat, breaking it up as it cooks. When the meat is cooked through, drain and return to pan.
  • 2. Stir in the seasoning packet, tomato sauce, and the can of diced tomatoes (do not drain). Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  While chili is cooking, preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • 3. Stir in the sour cream and remove from the heat.
  • 4.  Pour chili into a 13x9 baking dish and top with the cheddar cheese.
  • 5. Place tater tots in an even layer over the chili and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
  • 6. Bake for 25 minutes or until tots are as crisp as you'd like. Remove from oven and serve immediately.


Calories: 537kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 942mg | Potassium: 856mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 32.1mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 3.4mg