Crock Pot Tater Tot Taco Casserole
Author: Amy Flory
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 4 hours
Total time: 4 hours 20 mins
This Crock Pot Tater Tot Taco Casserole is a hearty, family-friendly dish!
  • 1 32 oz bag frozen tater tots (may not need entire bag)
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 (1.25 ounce) packets taco seasoning
  • 1 (14½-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 (4 oz) cans diced green chiles, drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  1. Spray slow cooker crockery with cooking spray.
  2. Place frozen tater tots in a layer on the bottom of slow cooker.
  3. In a large frying pan over medium high heat, brown ground beef, working it into small pieces as it cooks. When meat is browned, drain fat, and following the instructions on the taco seasoning packets, add taco seasoning and water. Simmer according to seasoning directions (usually about 5 minutes).
  4. Transfer seasoned meat to slow cooker into a layer on top of the tater tots.
  5. Add drained tomatoes in a layer on top of the meat.
  6. Add a layer of drained diced green chilis
  7. In a bowl, combine sour cream and half of the shredded cheddar cheese, and spread over the diced green chilis.
  8. Cover and cook on LOW 4-5 hours, or on HIGH 2-3 hours.
  9. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top of casserole, and cover again until cheese is melted (about 10 minutes.)
  10. Top with desired toppings, and enjoy!
Optional toppings include: sour cream, green onions, diced tomatoes, lettuce, hot sauce, or cilantro.
Recipe by Funny Is Family at