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Lighter Tater Tot Casserole

A Lighter Tater Tot Casserole with ground beef, sour cream, mixed vegetables and without cream of soup is an easy cheesy one dish dinner. You'll love this delicious hot comfort food!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 381kcal
Author Dee
Cost $5


  • 1.5 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onions
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup low sodium beef broth
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 3 cups grated Colby Jack Cheese or cheddar divided
  • 16 ounces frozen tater tots or enough to cover the dish


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Cook ground beef in a medium sauté pan over medium high heat until no longer pink, and season with sea salt, garlic powder and pepper, as it cooks. If not using lean beef, drain the fat, then season the meat.
  • Stir in the Worcestershire sauce and beef broth, and cook until bubbling.
  • Remove from heat, stir in the sour cream, and transfer to a greased baking dish
  • Top with 2 cups of cheese, then layer frozen mixed vegetables, and top with tater tots and remaining cheese
  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until heated throughout and bubbly. Broil for 5 minutes at the end, if desired, and allow to rest for about 5 minutes before serving


Use ground turkey for an even lighter casserole.
If you want to add cream of mushroom or celery soup, add that in addition or in place of the sour cream.


Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 765mg | Potassium: 548mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2314IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 308mg | Iron: 3mg