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Easy Tater Tot Casserole with Ground Turkey Recipe

By Rachel
November 29, 2023

This easy tater tot casserole with ground turkey recipe is a quick weeknight meal! Ground turkey, sour cream, cream of mushroom soup, frozen veggies, shredded cheese, and tater tots combined and baked until bubbly. This one-pot meal couldn’t be easier and clean up is a breeze. Easily substitute different veggies or use ground beef or chicken, this recipe can be customized to your liking. Perfect for the whole family!

Easy Tater Tot Casserole with Ground Turkey Recipe

Highlights of this turkey tater tot casserole:

  • Budget friendly
  • Simple ingredients
  • Quick recipe using frozen short-cuts
  • Can be customized with different meat or veggies
  • One-pan meal, perfect for weeknights
  • Kids and adults will love
  • Great for picky eaters
  • Easy dinner recipe, keep on dinner rotation for no fuss
  • Perfect to serve with a side salad for a balanced meal
Easy Tater Tot Casserole with Ground Turkey Recipe

Variations & serving ideas:

  • For some spice, sauté in some diced jalapenos or serrano peppers
  • Use leftover turkey meat from a roasted turkey
  • Add extra sharp cheddar cheese for a cheesy tater tot casserole
  • Mix in chopped bacon
  • Garnish with green onions, parsley, fresh thyme, or other fresh herbs
  • Serve family style for an easy weeknight dinner

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First steps:

  • Sauté onion and garlic
  • Add in ground turkey and brown
  • Mix in sour cream, soup, milk, cheese, and frozen veggies
  • Mix to combine

Grocery Store List & Substitutions:

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Yellow onion, could use white onion or red onion
  • Garlic cloves
  • Extra seasonings like chili powder, garlic salt, Worcestershire sauce, or paprika
  • Lean ground turkey breast, could substitute ground beef or ground chicken, any lean meat
  • Sour cream
  • Cream of mushroom soup, could use cream of chicken soup or any condensed creamy soup
  • Whole milk, could use heavy cream or skim milk
  • Shredded mozzarella, could use shredded cheddar cheese
  • Frozen mixed veggies, such as green beans, corn, or carrots
  • Frozen tater tots. potato puffs, or breakfast potatoes
Easy Tater Tot Casserole with Ground Turkey Recipe

This is one of those perfect hotdish recipes, a true comfort food classic. Crispy tater tots and a rich ground beef mix, you get a little bit of everything in each bite. Cook the mixture and bake in one pan which means easy clean up – you can also serve the final dish directly out of the skillet!

Tools I used for this easy one skillet recipe:

  • 4 qt. Braiser – the perfect casserole dish for preparing and cooking this recipe.
  • Rubber Spatula – a must for any home chef! Perfect for scrapping the mixture out of the pan.
  • Pyrex Mixing Bowl Set – I love this set of nesting bowls for all recipes.

Second steps:

  • Spread mixture out evenly
  • Top with a single layer of tater tots
  • Bake until warm and golden brown

Instructions for the easy tater tot casserole:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once warm add in onion and sauté until soft, 3-4 minutes. Add in garlic and sauté for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Season.
  • Add in ground turkey and brown until cooked through. Mix in cream of mushroom, sour cream, milk, shredded cheese, and frozen vegetables. Mix to combine and spread evenly in the pan. Top with a single layer of frozen tater tots.
  • Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, if desired broil for an additional 3-4 minutes to brown tater tots. Serve immediately.

*Leftover casserole can keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days

*You can always prepare the ground turkey mixture and transfer it to an oven safe baking dish

Easy Tater Tot Casserole with Ground Turkey Recipe
Easy Tater Tot Casserole with Ground Turkey Recipe

Easy Tater Tot Casserole with Ground Turkey Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Ground turkey, frozen veggies, soup, sour cream, and seasonings topped with crispy tater tots.
Servings 8 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Equipment

  • Cast iron or oven-safe skillet

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 medium Yellow onion, finely diced
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 lb. Ground turkey
  • 12 oz. Frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup Sour cream
  • 1 10.5 oz can Cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/4 cup Whole milk
  • 1 cup Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 12 oz. Frozen tater tots

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Heat olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Once warm add in onion and sauté until soft, 3-4 minutes. Add in garlic and sauté for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Season.
  • Add in ground turkey and brown until cooked through. Mix in cream of mushroom, sour cream, milk, shredded cheese, and frozen vegetables. Mix to combine and spread evenly in the pan. Top with a single layer of frozen tater tots.
  • Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, if desired broil for an additional 3-4 minutes to brown tater tots. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 19gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 311mgPotassium: 365mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 2468IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 129mgIron: 1mg
Author: The Hearty Life
Calories: 219kcal
Cost: $
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole, One-pot, Tater tot, Turkey, Weeknight Dinner

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