Slow Cooker Mexican Tater Tot Casserole is loaded with ground beef, cheese and tater tots! Making this a new gluten-free family favorite for taco night! This one pot recipe is a crowd pleaser since kids and adults both will love this tasty tater tot casserole. You must make this cheesy, beefy, tater tot filled casserole. I promise you won’t regret it!
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My kids and husband love anything with tater tots in them. When someone requested to try my delicious Beefy Taco Casserole with tater tots I didn’t need very much convincing! When I got a coupon for Ore-Ida Potatoes I knew exactly what I was making that week for Taco Tuesday.
I am a big fan of casseroles like Kielbasa Casserole to Mac and Cheese. They are so easy to make in the Crock Pot and make my life easier. I love to come home and know there is a delicious hot meal ready to serve for dinner.
Slow Cooker Mexican Tater Tot Casserole is one of those casseroles that is a perfect dinner for a busy night. This meal can be done cooking on high in 2 hours or on low for 5 hours. So it works for whatever your schedule is. All you do is layer 3 ingredients in the Crock Pot and it becomes a delicious meal everyone will devour.
This was my first time trying Tater Tots in the Crock Pot and my husband was a little skeptical. Once he tried it he said it one of his favorite meals ever. I think I see a lot more Tater Tot Casseroles in my future!
Toppings for Slow Cooker Mexican Tater Tot Casserole
Since we were making this for a family dinner I kept the recipe simple knowing my kids will always eat beef, potatoes and cheese. However, the adults love to add lots of toppings to this meal to make it extra tasty. Here are a few ideas to add to yours that we tried!
- Sour Cream
- Green Onions
- Chopped Tomatoes
- Shredded Lettuce
- Jalapeños (my husband loves spicy food)
Plus if your kids are more adventurous than mine you could also add veggies into the casserole. Black beans and corn would be easy to throw in when you start cooking it. Making this a one pot meal with veggies included.
Gluten Free Dinner
The most important part is naturally gluten free, TATER TOTS! I make everything gluten free in our house because my husband has celiac disease, which is when you are allergic to gluten. However, there are a few things to be careful of to make sure to keep it gluten free.
Spice Packets commonly have gluten added to them including Taco Seasoning. Always make sure and check the label before you buy any spice packets, gravy packets or really anything that comes in a packet. I used this Old El Paso one that is gluten free.
Also, don’t swap the Velveeta in this recipe for Cream of Cheddar Soup. This also has gluten in it as do most “Cream of” Anything Soup. I’m not sure why but they love to add gluten to canned soups.
How to Make Slow Cooker Mexican Tater Tot Casserole
Step 1. Layer the bottom of the Crock Pot with tater tots. Add ground beef on top and then Velveeta.
Step 2. Sprinkle Taco Seasoning over everything and lightly stir.
Step 3. Cover with remaining tater tots.
Step 4. Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 5-6 hours.
Step 5. Remove lid and top with 1 cup shredded cheese. Cover and let cheese melt for 10 minutes.
Slow Cooker Mexican Tater Tot Casserole
- 1 pound ground beef browned
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 32 oz bag of tater tots frozen
- 12 oz Velveeta Cheese cubed
- 1 packet Taco Spice
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- Brown ground beef with minced garlic.
- Layer the bottom of the Crock Pot with tater tots. Add ground beef on top and then Velveeta.
- Sprinkle Taco Seasoning over everything and lightly stir.
- Cover with remaining hash browns.
- Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 5-6 hours.
- Remove lid and top with 1 cup shredded cheese. Cover and let cheese melt for 10 minutes.