Mexican Tater Tot Casserole - The Southern Lady Cooks

This delicious Mexican Tater Tot Casserole was submitted to The Supper Club and by Julia Reffner from North Chesterfield, VA. As soon as this recipe came in we knew we had to make it. If you have followed out site for any amount of time you know we love tater tot recipes! We have never made a Mexican version so this was a real treat. 

Mexican Tater Tot Casserole Ingredients Needed:

Ground Beef

Taco Seasoning

Frozen Corn


Mexican Cheese Blend

Sour Cream

Tater Tots

We loved that you combine the salsa, corn, taco seasoning with the meat and you actually use the sour cream in the dish and not as a topping. This casserole was really good and it reheats very well. We had it for a few nights and everyone loved it. This casserole comes together very quickly and the best part.. you only need ONE pan to make it. You use one skillet and then a 9X13 dish, so not a lot of clean up, which is a win win!

It’s perfect for a busy night and we will definitely add this recipe to our rotation. Thank you so much Julia Reffner for sending this great recipe!

What you can change or add to this delicious dish:

  • You can switch up the meat, use ground pork, ground chicken or ground turkey. If you are looking for more protein and less fat ground chicken or ground turkey would be the best option.
  • You use the hashbrowns frozen which saves time. This dish comes together very quickly.
  • You can add other toppings like green chilis, Rotel tomatoes, green peppers and onions.
  • You could easily add black or pinto beans to the meat mixture.
  • Switch up the cheese to your liking.
  • You can top it with fresh cilantro before serving.

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Mexican Tater Tot Casserole - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Mexican Tater Tot Casserole - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Mexican Tater Tot Casserole

Judy Yeager
This delicious Mexican tater tot casserole is one of our new favorites!
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 6 servings


  • l lb ground beef
  • 1 10-oz package frozen corn
  • 1 packet taco seasoning or homemade version
  • 1 16 ounce jar of salsa
  • 8 oz Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 16 oz container sour cream
  • 32 ounce bag of frozen tater tots


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Brown ground beef in a medium skillet. (*Also good with ground turkey.)
  • Add taco seasoning, salsa, and frozen corn to ground beef and mix well to reheat in skillet.
  • Spread nonstick spray on a 9x13' pan.
  • Spread beef & corn mixture in bottom of 9x13 pan.
  • Spoon sour cream over beef, use a spatula to spread like frosting over the top of the mixture.
  • Layer half the package of cheese on the sour cream.
  • Top the casserole with a layer of tater tots.
  • Place the remainder of the cheese on top of the tater tots.
  • Bake in a 350F oven for 45 minutes. Cut into squares and enjoy!
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