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Hamburger Tater Tot Casserole with Gravy Recipe

Hamburger Tater Tot Casserole with gravy is the BEST comfort food - this ground beef casserole is topped with tater tots and uses gravy instead of soup!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $7


  • 1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups prepared gravy
  • ¼ cup beef or chicken stock see note
  • 1 ½ cups frozen peas see note
  • 48 tater tots about 1 ¼ pounds


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Place ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle with onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook, breaking up into small pieces, until cooked through. Drain any excess fat.
  • Add gravy and stock and stir until gravy melts into meat, then stir in peas. Remove from heat and place in a 9x9-inch baking dish.
  • Top with an even layer of frozen tater tots. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until tater tots are golden brown and meat mixture is bubbly.
  • Serve hot. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.



  • Can use ground beef or chicken or turkey
  • This is a great use for leftover gravy. Need gravy? Make my homemade recipe
  • The amount of stock you use will depend on how thick your gravy is. My leftover gravy recipe is very thick and needs to be diluted a bit. Use up to ½ cup stock if needed. You want the mixture to be thick but not as thin as stew.
  • You can use beef, chicken, vegetable stock or water
  • Use any flavor gravy
  • Use any kind of vegetables – frozen or leftover
  • Low carb? Use caulitots!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 699mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 211IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 2mg