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Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Bake

This bacon cheeseburger tater tot casserole is the perfect dish to bribe your kids; homework, chores, piano practice—consider them done! —Deanna Zewen, Union Grove, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped and divided
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 package (8 ounces) process cheese (Velveeta)
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 package (32 ounces) frozen Tater Tots
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sliced dill pickles


  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook beef and 1 cup onion, crumbling meat, until beef is no longer pink and onion is tender, 6-8 minutes. Drain. Stir in tomato sauce, process cheese, mustard and Worcestershire sauce until cheese is melted, 4-6 minutes.
  • Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. or 3-1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and bacon. Top with Tater Tots. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until bubbly. Top with tomatoes, pickles and remaining onion.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 479 calories, 31g fat (12g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 1144mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein.

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  • Barefootbex
    Mar 5, 2021

    This is my daughter’s favorite casserole, partially because she loves to help! I agree with cutting the bacon portion in half, especially since the Velveeta is so salty. We did the same as other commenters in putting the pickles, tomato, and onion in serving dishes on the table, as well as shredded lettuce for the top. My husband eats the leftovers with a fried egg on top the next morning!

  • JABlair
    Jul 19, 2020

    It really does taste like you are eating a cheeseburger. Followed this recipe as written and wouldn’t change anything. Great recipe and my family loves this!

  • chamie7
    Feb 12, 2020


  • Angel182009
    Jun 30, 2019

    Great flavor but as the other reviewers were saying, I would reduce the amount of bacon used. My family loved this though

  • Medic 716
    Jul 10, 2018

    The dill pickles made this! I would use half as much bacon.

  • BakerLittleK
    Jul 7, 2018

    decent; I found the bacon to be a bit overpowering so would reduce the bacon, perhaps by as much as half and cook the bacon only until just browned, not overly crisp.

  • shawnba
    Jun 19, 2018

    Really nice flavor. As other reviewers have noted, it is a little salty, but otherwise really good. Will definitely make this again

  • cynandtom
    Jun 17, 2018

    I love this dish! Meat was flavorful and tater tots were crispy. A tad on the salty side, so I caution seasoning with additional salt.

  • ButterLovingGirl
    Jan 9, 2018

    No comment left

  • tabithasassy
    Jan 7, 2018

    I loved it!