Tater Tot Taco Casserole
Tater Tot Taco Casserole is a sure crowd pleaser!! Everything you would put in a taco, then layered with crispy Tater Tots. Delicious and perfect for dinner!
Yay it’s Friday, Yay it’s Friday!! Don’t mind me singing over here. I’m just so looking forward to the weekend. Have no real plans, but just excited that we’re done with this week. How was your week? Did it drag or go quickly?
This week was all about laying low and getting the family healthy again. We didn’t do much beside the usual school (kids), work (hubby) and blogging (me). But the nights were calm and quiet. I love nights like that and I got to have them every night this week.
You never really know how busy you truly are until you get a little peace and quiet. Then you think, “huh, I really do run around everyone and have plans every night of the week.” Now I’m not nearly as busy as some folks, but I do feel like I’m a taxi driver most days. Ever since my son started playing club soccer it’s been crazy.
Two nights a week practices, which I know don’t sound to bad, but when you can’t come home for 3 hours because you live to far away and it would be a waste of a trip, three hours seem forever. Then weekends are game days. Not all games are local. In fact most of them are at least an hour drive away. With the hubby working weekends, I’m always the parent that’s taking the boy to the games.
But I love every second and would do it every day for the rest of my life, just so I can see his face light up when he makes a goal. 😉 Now you all know my little blog here is all about quick and easy recipes. I don’t got time for those long-winded ingredient lists and hours in the kitchen. Nope. I need something quick or I’ll be taking the kids to chipotle again. What…it’s good!!
I remember having fish sticks and tater tots as a kid. It was always a weekend meal and I loved it. I knew the kids would love tater tots too, but I wanted to do something different. I decided to have the tater tots join in with my love for Mexican food. Enter the Tater Tot Taco Casserole! Ta-Dah!!!
This casserole is a breeze to throw together and the flavors…you guys. The taco/Mexican favor is out of this world! This dish is so so good!! Me, who normally never does leftovers ate this for three days in a row. It warms up beautifully and the tater tots add such a fun, delicious flavor. Isn’t it a cute dish? It’s a total crowd pleaser and conversation starter, thats for sure. I just know you’re going to love it, plus you’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time.
Happy weekend! Enjoy your loved ones and have a fabulous weekend!!
Get the Recipe: Tater Tot Taco Casserole
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1/2 red onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove. minced
- 3 heaping tablespoons taco seasoning or 1 packet
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 cup frozen fajita mix, I used a three bell pepper mixture
- 1 can Rotel Tomatoes, drained
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 cups shredded cheese
- 1 32 ounce tater tots, approx. 80 tots
- 2 cups red enchilada sauce
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- garnish, sour cream, avocados
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
- In a large skillet, add ground turkey, onion and garlic. Cook until browned and crumbly, about 5-7 minutes. Drain and place back in skillet.
- Add taco seasoning and mix well. Then add the corn, fajita mixture, drained Rotel tomatoes and black beans. Mix well and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Stir in 1 cup of shredded cheese.
- Add 1 cup of enchilada sauce to the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Spoon the meat mixture over enchilada sauce, then add remaining cup of shredded cheese and enchilada sauce.
- Cover with tater tots. You can throw them on top or line them up nicely, like I do.
- Bake for 40 - 45 minutes, or until tater tots are cooked through and browned.
- Sprinkle cilantro on top and garnish.
- Serve & enjoy!
We don’t even have kids yet and the evenings seem so busy! I hope you have a relaxing weekend. This is definitely a recipe I need to make!
Just wait Beth. It’s gets even crazier, if thats possible huh? Thanks!!
Wow this looks perfect, Cyndi! I make a tater tot casserole every once in a while, so I’m loving the taco twist on it! I think I could eat this just about every week. So creative! Pinned! Hope you have a great weekend!
Thanks friend!! 🙂
Okay! My college boy is home for the summer and he is going to go crazy over this one! Such a fun dish!! Tater tots make everything better!
Thank you Annie and I hope he likes it and has a great summer!! 🙂
This is so fun! The whole crew would love this here!
Thank you Ashley!
I love mexican anything and this casserole looks great! I completely sympathize with feeling like a taxi driver sometimes! I have two kids playing soccer twice a week right now, and next week swimming will start for all three of them on the other two weeknights, so that’ll be insane! But oh well, I do love watching them – they love it so much! 🙂
Stacey I don’t know how you do it all. Your awesome!! Thank you!!
this is such a creative recipe Cyndi! Love it!
Thank you Manali!
This looks sooo addicting! I’m all about tater tots and this Mexican twist looks amazing 🙂
Thank you Medha! 🙂
So so true. It’s amazing how when you finally sit down in peace and quiet, all I can think is man, I need to do this more! And stop running around like a maniac all the time!
Love this casserole! It’s been too long since I’ve had tater tots!
So glad I’m not the only one that feels this way, Ashley!! 🙂 Thanks sweetie!
Yay for the weekend! Tater tots are one of my weaknesses. I love them so much and this casserole looks amazing. Can’t wait to try it!
Hope you had a great weekend Ashley! Thanks!!
Love quiet nights (ours often are, because we don’t have kids yet) 🙂 Tater tots are my favorite, although I don’t remember when was the last time I had them ! This casserole looks so delicious! Pinning of course!
Thank you Mira!
This is such a fun and creative dish! Tater tots are the best and they sound amazing in this casserole! It looks so comforting and delicious!
Thank you Kelly! I heart tater tots too. 🙂
I love tater tots so so much. This casserole sounds great for dinner. It’s so creative! Pinning!
Thank you Jen!
I am so not into the constant ferrying of children to game practices or music lessons or speech therapy. I love the nights when we can just stay home and EXIST.
This casserole looks delicious. I’m so glad that everyone is healthy again!
Thank you Mir!
Mmmm!!! Seriously love the look of this casserole, such a perfect, comforting dish! The flavours sound amazing – and I love tater tots! I will have to make this for dinner!!
Thank you Harriet!
My mom used to make tater tot casserole, but it was never as good as this (shhh, don’t tell her I said that)! I love that you used ground turkey in the base…delicious!
Your secret is safe with me Marcie!! Thanks!
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