Classic Herb-Infused Tater Tot Casserole

Classic Herb-Infused Tater Tot Casserole: A Savory Comfort Food

This Classic Herb-Infused Tater Tot Casserole combines savory ground beef, a creamy mushroom soup base, and a blend of fresh herbs like thyme and parsley, all topped with crispy tater tots. It’s a comforting and flavorful dish perfect for any family meal.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, corn)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 bag (32 oz) frozen tater tots
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Sauté Onion and Garlic:
    • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and sauté until it begins to soften, about 5 minutes.
    • Add the minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Cook Ground Beef:
    • Add the ground beef to the skillet and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks. Drain any excess fat.
  4. Prepare the Sauce:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, chopped thyme, and chopped parsley. Mix well.
  5. Combine Beef, Vegetables, and Sauce:
    • Add the cooked ground beef and frozen mixed vegetables to the bowl with the sauce and mix until evenly combined.
  6. Assemble the Casserole:
    • Transfer the beef and vegetable mixture to a 9×13-inch baking dish and spread it out evenly.
    • Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over the top of the mixture.
    • Arrange the frozen tater tots in a single layer over the cheese.
  7. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the tater tots are golden brown and crispy, and the casserole is bubbling around the edges.
  8. Serve:
    • Let the casserole cool for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with additional fresh thyme and parsley if desired.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve this Classic Herb-Infused Tater Tot Casserole with a side salad or steamed green beans for a balanced and satisfying meal.


Enjoy the comforting flavors of this Classic Herb-Infused Tater Tot Casserole. The combination of savory ground beef, creamy sauce, fresh herbs, and crispy tater tots makes it a family favorite.