Green Bean Tater Tot Casserole

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This Green Bean Casserole is hearty, cheesy, and oh so easy to make! This one-dish wonder will quickly become a family favorite.

tater tot casserole on a plate

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

Whether you’re preparing for your next potluck or just looking for an easy, satisfying weeknight dinner, this Green Bean Casserole is a perfect choice.

The simple ingredients needed to make this easy to cook recipe are probably already in your freezer and cupboards.

Even better, this comforting dish can be served as a whole meal with meat, cheese, vegetables and potatoes. This really is comfort food at its best!

This easy green bean casserole is another great way to get ahead and let the kids help.

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

Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post:

  • All the ingredients you need to make this Green Bean Casserole.
  • Simple instructions for making this easy casserole recipe.
  • Ideas for dishes to serve with green beans.

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

Ingredients for Green Bean Casserole

How to make Tater Tot Casserole with Green Beans

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

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

minced beef and onions in a pan

STEP TWO: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and brown the ground beef and onion together, draining off any excess fat.

ground beef in a pan with soup

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

ground beef in a pan with soup

STEP FOUR: Spread the meat mixture in the 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 Bean Casserole

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

Green Bean and Cheese Casserole

STEP SIX: Bake the casseroles until the cakes 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 casserole from leaking?

When preparing your casserole, make sure you remove excess moisture from your vegetables and other ingredients.

Your casserole will probably look a little runny right out of the oven – it just needs a little time to thicken.

Take it out of the oven and let it settle on the counter for 10-15 minutes, which usually does the trick.

scoop green bean tater tot casserole

What is a Tater Tot Casserole made of?

This easy casserole is made with simple ingredients that are easy to prepare. Key ingredients include:

  • Tater tots (of course!)
  • Green beans
  • Minced beef
  • Cream
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • Spices

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

What sides go well with this Tater Tot Casserole recipe?

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

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

Here are some side dish recipes for inspiration:

Don’t forget about the potluck potential here, too! This green bean casserole will shine brightly next to any other dish on the buffet table.

green bean casserole tater tot casserole

What is another name for Tater Tot Casserole?

Families in the Upper Midwest know this classic combination of starch, protein and vegetables—all tossed together in a creamy sauce and baked into one dish—as chili.

How do I store leftover Tater Tot Green Bean Casserole?

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

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

Uncooked casserole can be assembled and refrigerated for 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months.

Allow each frozen green bean casserole to thaw slowly overnight in the refrigerator before reheating in the 350 degree oven.

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Time to prepare
15 minutes

Cooking time
45 minutes

Total time
One hour


  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef

  • 1 cup diced onion

  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon of dry parsley

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • Black pepper, to taste

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 (10.75 oz) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 2 cups frozen green beans

  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese

  • 1 package (16 oz.) frozen mini tarts


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

Nutrition Facts:





Quantity per serving:
Calories: 640Total Fat: 41 grSaturated fats: 18 grTrans fats: 1gUnsaturated fats: 18 grCholesterol: 155 mgsodium: 1068 mgCarbohydrates: 21gFibers: 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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