Tater Tot Casserole in the Slow Cooker #Recipe


I just love slow cooker meals.  I love to relax knowing that dinner is slowly simmering away in the kitchen without any effort on my part.  This tater tot casserole is a family favorite.

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This is certainly not the healthiest recipe I will share, but it is delicious, easy, and a hit with my guys.  I start with Browned and Frozen Ground Meat.  This makes this recipe come together so quickly and easily.

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Because my ground meat is a giant meat popsicle cube, I put it in the slow cooker for about 30 minutes to let it thaw and separate.  If your cooked ground meat is freshly cooked, you can naturally skip this step.  I recommend cooking onions and bell pepper into your seasoned ground meat for extra flavor.

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 Are you ready to make some tater tot casserole?  Check out the recipe below!

Tater Tot Casserole in the Slow Cooker #Recipe

Tater Tot Casserole in the Slow Cooker #Recipe


  • Frozen or fresh browned & seasoned ground meat (preferably with onion & bell pepper) (I use ground turkey.)
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 can Cream of Celery Soup
  • 2 cans Peas
  • Frozen Tater Tots
  • Shredded Cheese


  • I put my frozen cube of seasoned ground turkey into the slow cooker for about 30 minutes to thaw it and loosen it. I don’t know exactly how much ground turkey I used, but you can check Here to get an idea. This recipe does not require exact measurements.
  • After the meat is loosened from its icy prison, add the cream of mushroom soup, the cream of celery soup, and the cans of peas and stir well.
  • I have made this with a number of different cream soups. It is kind of fun to experiment with different varieties, but this combo is my favorite.
  • Next, smooth the creamy meaty goodness until it is pretty flat.
  • Add shredded cheese across the top.
  • Begin topping with tater tots that are still frozen.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. Adjust these times for your slow cooker.
  • Lots of yumminess waiting in the slow cooker to get gobbled up. Enjoy!
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Tater Tot Casserole from the Slow Cooker

About Trisha

Trisha Kilpatrick is a homeschooling mother of three. She has a degree in Education with a double major in Elementary and Special Education, but she is more proud of her countless hours of volunteer work in Children's Church. She believes that all children can learn and that, in life, simple is almost always best. *Affiliate links are used on this site. I may be compensated when you click on or buy from these links. If you have any questions, you can contact me at questions@trishadishes.com .

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