The ultimate comfort food: potatoes. And what better way to enjoy them than in a cheesy delicious casserole?


  • 2 bags of tater tots, frozen
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • 1 ½ large Roma tomato, chopped
  • 5 pieces of bacon, cut
  • 1 pound of lean ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups of aged cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Chives or green onions for garnishing


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spread the two bags of frozen tater tots on a large baking sheet
  2. Bake for 15 minutes, then set to the side
  3. Add the olive oil and onion to a large pan
  4. Cook the onion over medium heat until translucent, about 5 minutes
  5. Next, add the chopped Roma tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes
  6. Then, add the sliced bacon and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes
  7. After, add the ground beef and seasonings and cook for 10 minutes
  8. Grease a casserole dish, then add a thin layer of the meat mixture
  9. Layer the tater tots on top, then another layer of the meat before covering it with one cup of cheddar cheese
  10. Repeat this process two more times
  11. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, then allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving
  12. Garnish with chives or green onions, then enjoy!

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