Chili Cheese Tater Tot Casserole

Chili Cheese Tater Tot Casserole

A hearty beef and bean chili base is topped with gooey melted cheddar cheese and finished with crispy tater tots. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, chili, tator tots
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 packet chili seasoning
  • 1 15 ounce can chili tomatoes
  • 1 10 ounce can condensed tomato soup
  • 2 15 ounce cans chili beans
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 bag tater tots


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

  2. In a saute pan, cook the hamburger and the onion until the hamburger is well browned. Drain off the fat and return to the pan. Add the chili seasoning, chili tomatoes, condensed tomato soup and chili beans. Mix well and pour into a 9x13 pan. 

  3. Spread the shredded cheddar cheese over the chili mixture. Layer the tater tots evenly over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes or until bubbly and the tater tots have nicely browned and crisped on top. 

Recipe Notes

To prepare ahead of time, assemble the casserole and cover with foil. Place in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If using a glass pan, let the pan come to room temperature before baking and bake as normal.