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cheesy taco tater tot casserole in white baking dish with beans

Taco Tater Tot Casserole

This tater tot casserole is made with a cheesy Mexican filling of beef, beans, corn, and chiles. It all gets topped off with cheese and tater tots and then baked until hot, bubbly, and crispy on top!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword casserole, comfort food, tex-mex
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 723kcal


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ sweet onion diced
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 16 ounces canned pinto beans drained
  • 15 ounces canned Southwest corn see note
  • 4 ounces canned diced green chiles
  • 10 ounces cream of chicken soup
  • ¼ cup taco sauce mild or spicy
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar
  • 30 ounces frozen tater tots


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • Add the ground beef and onion to a large skillet and cook, breaking the meat up as it cooks, until the beef is cooked through. Drain the fat, and stir in the taco seasoning to coat. Add the beef mixture to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the beans, corn, green chiles, cream of chicken soup, and taco sauce to the bowl and stir well to combine.
  • Spread the beef mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with the cheddar.
  • Arrange the tater tots in an even layer over the cheese.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until the tater tots are golden brown and crispy.



Southwest corn is a mix of corn and peppers, also called Mexi-corn or fiesta corn. 


Calories: 723kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 4224mg | Potassium: 1114mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1118IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 370mg | Iron: 6mg