Thursday, April 11, 2013

Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

Hey guys!
Happy Thursday almost Friday!

I was MIA yesterday, and today I'm sharing a recipe with y'all. Everyone knows that a recipe is just filler when you have nothing else to write about. Right? 
Oh, maybe that's just me.

Either way, you will be glad I shared this one, it is delicious and super easy. 

What you need:

1 Can {8oz) Crescent Rolls
2 Pounds Ground Beef {use 80/20 for the best flavor}
1/4 Cup Yellow Onion, Minced
1/2 Cup Ketchup
1 Tablespoon Yellow Mustard
1 1/2 Cups Shredded Cheese {I use Cheddar}
2 Pounds Frozen Tater Tots

What to do:

1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13 dish with cooking spray and spread the crescent rolls to completely cover the bottom, squishing them together so that the holes are seamed together.

2. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef along with the minced onion until the meat is cooked. {If you are like me and don't like onions, just chop them up small enough and you won't be able to feel them. Or, you can just leave them out but they really do add great flavor!} 

3. Once the meat is cooked, add the ketchup, mustard, and 3/4 of the cheese. Stir until well mixed and then pour evenly over the crescent rolls. 

4. Add the frozen tater tots on top and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top and bake 8 to 10 more minutes to melt the cheese. 

Garrett and I really love this. The sweetness of the crescents paired with the salty sweetness of the meat is delicious! This recipe makes a 9x13 pans worth so you will probably have leftovers. It is still just as good reheated.

I hope you are all having a great Thursday night!


  1. Omg! This looks incredible!

  2. YUM! I'm SO glad you posted this...I need some great recipes and this one looks delicious. I bet Z would even eat the leftovers too :). I definitely would! Gonna try it out next week...I'll let you know whether I butcher it or not!

  3. I think I just gained 5 lbs looking at those pictures. Amazing!

    1. You probably did! I never said it was healthy lol

  4. My goodness that looks amazingly decadent and delicious! Especially right now when I haven't eaten all week! I can't remember the last time I ate a tater tot.

  5. This was basically my mom's go-to dish whenever she didn't want to cook. It's such a comfort food for me. :-)

  6. love your blog

  7. This looks amazing and almost makes me wish I ate meat. As I was looking at the pictures (drooling) I was like, what can I replace the beef with? Spinach? No. Black beans? Hm, no. I'm working on it. I'll think of something.

  8. Yum! Even my super picky BF might eat that! He does love a good cheeseburger after all!

  9. This looks and sounds amazing. And right up Steve's alley!! I am going to try this sometime! It's perfect for spring and summer. I love that you use crescent rolls with it - YUM!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!! I hope you and Garrett have an amazing weekend. Always love your weekend recaps! :) xoxox

  10. Hello! I just came across your blog, and I love it! I’ve decided to follow you! If you get a minute, I’d love to know what you think of my latest outfit post! While you’re visiting, follow along so we can keep in touch! :)
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

  11. great one to add to the recipe collection! i guess you could 1/2 it for just 2 :)

  12. chris would love this!! I should make it!

  13. Ummm YUM! That looks amazing...I think my boyfriend would DIE over this recipe. Definitely making this sooooon :)

  14. oh my casserole this makes me want to eat meat again! lol just stumbled across your blog and am so glad i did! YUM. xo

  15. Hi Whitney, I just saw your blog at Ginny's! O my word, I miss potatoes! I wish I could make it and eat it! However, I have a potato allergy! I love your blog by the way! Super adorable!