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Tex-Mex Taco Tater Tot Casserole

Taco Tuesdays is always a family favorite, especially in our house. From regular tacos to taco salad, the kids already seem to love it. Sometimes though, you just want something different to mix things up a bit. Brian loves to get creative in the kitchen and decided to combine two favorites: Tater Tot Casserole and Tacos. This is another great recipe option that you can adapt to what works for your family or special occasion. When you take into consideration that the twins have had troubles with sensory in regards to food, I can happily tell you this got DEVOURED. No leftovers from this dish! We hope you enjoy this delicious Taco Tater Tot Casserole.

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Tex-Mex Taco Tater Tot Casserole

Combining two kid favorites for this easy and delicious Taco Tater Tot Casserole. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 lb ground sausage
  • 16 oz shredded cheese
  • 10 oz nacho cheese
  • 1/3 c seasoning
  • 1 c salsa
  • 1/3 c chopped sweet peppers
  • 1/3 c chopped onion
  • 3/4 c sour cream
  • 3 c crumbled tortilla chips
  • 1 package tater tots

Instructions

  1. Cook tater tots by normal directions. You can begin working on the next steps while they cook.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  3. Brown ground beef and sausage. Drain any excess grease from meat.
  4. Combine seasoning, salsa, chopped sweet peppers, chopped onion, sour cream, and nacho cheese.
  5. Mix with browned ground beef and sausage.
  6. Spread meat and season mixture in baking pan/casserole dish.
  7. Top mixture with layer of cheese, then tater tots, then cheese.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes at 450 degrees.
  9. Top with crumbled chips and serve.

Recipe Notes

To add some extra yum, we used blue corn tortilla chips and Doritos Cool Ranch chips. 

Here’s a full break down to help!

Ingredients

1 package tater tots
2lbs ground beef
1lb ground sausage
16oz shredded cheese
10oz nacho cheese
1/3c Taco seasoning
1c salsa
1/3c chopped sweet peppers
1/3c chopped onion
3/4c sour cream
3c crumbled tortilla chips

Cook tater tots by normal directions. You can begin working on the next steps while they cook.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Brown ground beef and sausage. Drain any excess grease from meat.

Combine seasoning, salsa, chopped sweet peppers, chopped onion, sour cream, and nacho cheese in a large bowl.

Mix in ground beef and sausage.

Spread meat and season mixture in baking pan/casserole dish.

Top mixture with layer of cheese, then tater tots, then cheese.

Bake for 10 minutes at 450 degrees.

Top with crumbled chips and serve.

 

As you can see, this is another great recipe that you can change up to your liking! Add some more ingredients, different seasoning, it’s a great way to play so recipes aren’t the same-old same-old!

 

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11 comments

  1. This sounds so good! I think this would make a great weekday meal, quick to put together and something everyone will enjoy eating. Making those hectic evenings be a little more manageable. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. This is such a pretty and colorful dish! It would be very impressive to bring to a potluck. You can’t go wrong with cheesy tater tots!

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