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This Cheesy Tater Tot Pie is an easy dinner solution for busy families – with just 5 ingredients, it’ll come together in a breeze! And for real…..when is tater tots + cheese a bad thing?? That’s what I thought. 😉

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A close up side view of a glass pie dish with Cheesy Tater Tot Pie.

When I was little, Mom used to make a casserole with sliced potatoes, a layer of cheesy ground beef, and then topped it with a green bean/cream of mushroom topping. I loved that stuff….us four kids would always fight over who got the most topping. Who knew that green beans + mushroom soup could be the topic of family feud?! 🙂 Now it seems like any time I want to whip up a pan of that casserole, I’m out of potatoes. Well one day, I didn’t have any potatoes but realized I did have those crispy potato rounds in the freezer… know what I’m talking about….those flattened out round tater tots (like the Potato Oles from Taco Johns, but from the Hy-Vee freezer instead ha!).

A slice of Cheesy Tater Tot pie on a plate. The rest of the pie is in the background with some sliced take out.

Anyway, I used the same concept from the casserole Mom used to make and transformed it into a pie. I love the crispy potato rounds that circle the outside of the pie, the meaty filling, and that same green bean/mushroom soup topping us kids always loved.

An over head shot of the Cheesy Tater Tot pie with two slices taken out of it.

Cheesy Tater Tot Pie

Author: Kelsey
This Cheesy Tater Tot Pie is an easy dinner solution for busy families – with just 5 ingredients, it'll come together in a breeze!


  • 2 cups frozen potato rounds (flat, round style tater tots)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • One 14.5 ounce can French-style green beans drained
  • One 10.5 ounce can cream of mushroom soup


  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Brown the ground beef and drain the grease.
  • Stir in 1/2 c cheddar cheese until the cheese is melted and mixed in well; set aside.
  • Spread the potato rounds out in the bottom of a pie plate and up the sides (you may or may not use all 2 cups of potatoes depending on your dish). It doesn't need to be perfect as you'll have a chance to spread them out after the first bake.
  • Bake the potato rounds for 10 minutes.
  • Flatten the potatoes out using the bottom of a glass or measuring cup.
  • Spoon the ground beef mixture into the "crust" and spread out.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the drained green beans and cream of mushroom soup mix. Spread over the ground beef mixture.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the top is bubbly and the cheese is melted.
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  1. You know she gets the green bean thing from her Grandma Gent!