Tater Tot Casserole is one of those classic comfort food dishes that everyone loves. This Tater Tot Casserole is so cheesy and infused with zesty Tex-Mex flavors.

Tater Tor Casserole is a quick and easy weeknight dinner that the entire family will love.

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I don’t know if it’s the crispy bites of potato or the creamy, cheesy interior of this casserole that keeps it in constant dinner rotation at my house. My family loves the big, bold Tex-Mex flavors and I love how easy it is to whip together!

Delicious Tater Tot Casserole recipe.

Cook’s Note – Cheesy Tex-Mex Tater Tot Casserole Recipe:

  • Leftovers can be kept covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Instead of ground beef, you can use shredded rotisserie chicken.
  • Instead of canned black beans, you can use canned pinto beans or kidney beans.

Tater Tot Casserole with corn

Cook’s Tools – Cheesy Tex-Mex Tater Tot Casserole:

A 9x13 inch pyrex baking dish with lid    A large frying pan

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This Tater Tot Casserole is some serious comfort food!


Tater Tor Casserole with Veggies
4.60 from 5 votes

Cheesy Tex-Mex Tater Tot Casserole

Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
8 servings
Tater Tot Casserole is one of those classic comfort food dishes that everyone loves. This Tater Tot Casserole is so cheesy and infused with zesty Tex-Mex flavors.



  • Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray, and set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat add ground beef, onion, and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently until meat is cooked through and onions are translucent about 8 minutes. Stir in taco seasoning and water, and cook until liquid is reduced and thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in frozen corn, black beans, sour cream, salsa, and cheddar cheese until combined and no sour cream streaks remain and then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour half of the tater tots into the bottom of the prepared baking dish, and top with ground beef mixture. Sprinkle 1 cup shredded cheese over top, followed by the rest of tater tots.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, and then top with remaining 1 cup shredded cheese, and bake 5-10 more minutes, or until bubbly and tater tots on top of casserole are golden.


Calories: 1180kcal | Carbohydrates: 148.22g | Protein: 66.78g | Fat: 38.11g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 525mg | Fiber: 34.3g | Sugar: 6.77g | Vitamin A: 2550IU | Vitamin C: 36.3mg | Calcium: 680mg | Iron: 9.9mg

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Makes 8 servings.

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    1. Lacey Ann says:

      I have this in the oven, as we speak. I used my own seasoning mix instead of taco seasoning and left out the bell pepper (b/c the hubby hates them… lol). The house smells AMAZING right now, and I can already tell you it’s delicious since I snuck several bites during the process.

  1. I could eat this for days! Yum!

    1. Hehe, you and me both!

  2. Adriana Lopez Martin says:

    You got me at cheesy and tarter. Nothing better than cheese and potatoes sign me up! Now I am craving this will need to go to the supermarket and buy some tarter tots to try yoru recipe.

    1. Yaya, I hope that you love it!

  3. Shashi at SavorySpin says:

    My daughter would go gaga over this casserole! She loves tater tots and this is such a fun and delicious way to enjoy them!

    1. This casserole is always a hit with my kids.

  4. When I was younger, I enjoyed a lot of tater tots so this type of comfort food is bringing back memories for me. This looks so delicious; love Tex-Mex flavors!

  5. Liv @ Healthy Liv says:

    This looks like delicious, family friendly comfort food! Love that you put a Tex Mex spin on traditional tater tot casserole. Do you have a favorite brand of tater tots you recommend?

    1. Yes, I like Ore Ida tater tots the best.