Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole

by Erin

No holiday table is complete without cheesy potatoes and it doesn’t get any better than this cheesy tater tot casserole topped with French fried onions, bacon, and more cheese.

Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole 2

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With every major holiday comes a gathering involving food. But with Easter you have even more options as it can be in the form of a brunch or dinner. Personally I prefer the brunch, especially when my friend would host it while in Memphis and we’d have fried chicken and waffles. Complete with mimosas of course.

But no matter which meal of the day you choose to celebrate with, cheesy potatoes are always welcome. I have made this recipe before but changed it up a bit using tater tots instead of cubed hash browns, and bacon and French fried onions on top instead of corn flakes. Those small changes made a huge difference and this is now my go-to cheesy potato casserole. No leftovers to be seen!

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Yield: 8-10 servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 2-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 (2 lb.) pkg. frozen tater tots, thawed
  • 1 cup crushed French fried onions
  • 2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups of the cheese, yogurt, soup, butter, and seasonings until blended. Fold in the tater tots until evenly distributed and spread evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with onions, bacon, and remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes or until bubbly and the top is golden.
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Source: Adapted from my Cheesy Potato Casserole.

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The Ninja Baker March 26, 2017 - 10:52 pm

Looks like a dream come true for cheese and potato fans! Love that you used Greek yogurt, too =)

spiffycookie March 27, 2017 - 7:40 am

I always sneak Greek yogurt in when I can instead of mayo/sour cream ;-)

Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats March 26, 2017 - 2:42 pm

This dish looks so yummy!! I know my husband would LOVE this!!! Xoxo

Erin@BeetsPerMinute April 10, 2015 - 1:48 pm

HOLY delicious! I love it. I’m experimenting tonight with a cauliflower pizza casserole. I’ve always loved a good casserole, but the traditional ones don’t do it for me! Thanks for sharing! :)

spiffycookie April 10, 2015 - 2:35 pm

I bet this would work great with cauliflower!

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) April 9, 2015 - 8:29 pm

Erin….you evil eviiiil brilliant girl!!!!! :P

spiffycookie April 9, 2015 - 10:34 pm


Joanne March 31, 2015 - 6:57 am

YESS to cheesy potatoes! Especially when those potatoes are tater tots – BEST.

Ala March 31, 2015 - 4:41 am

I’m all for creating holidays during the off-season in the name of enjoying my favorite holiday dishes –and nobody can object if I say “every day should be a thanksgiving!” because that’d be a Debbie Downer kind of thing to do. So cheesy tater casseroles every day all day, I say!!

spiffycookie March 31, 2015 - 8:04 am

I like the way you think!

Amy @ Fearless Homemaker March 30, 2015 - 3:03 pm

Oh sweet holy moly, this looks AMAZING! This is exactly the type of comfort food that I can cozy up to with a fork and dig in. Perfection!

spiffycookie March 30, 2015 - 3:47 pm

Hahaha thanks Amy!

Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg March 30, 2015 - 10:22 am

Okay, this looks like the perfect! The best way to enjoy brunch on Easter!


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