Beefy Country Potato Casserole

This Beefy Country Potato Casserole is a hearty dish at the entire family will enjoy! With cheese, potatoes, beef, and corn what’s not to love?

Beefy Country Potato Casserole | Who Needs A Cape?

I’m a huge fan of casseroles! And some of my go-to recipes in my house are in the casserole category. What’s not to love? Basically it’s comfort food in a casserole dish! Now you may recognize this dish, and even refer to it as Tater Tot Casserole. There are a million variations of this beloved casserole that orignate back in the 1950’s when tater tots were born.

My version is similar to one I found on Pinterest referred to as  Cowboy Casserole (actually the complete title of this recipe makes me laugh, “Cowboy Casserole … looks like dog food … tastes delicious”) and while you’ve gotta admit it isn’t the prettiest dish, boy is it good!

There’s a couple of things that I use specifically in my version that I wanted to note. First, I use the frozen potato rounds, or sometimes they are labeled as “crowns,” these are circle-shaped and thinner than the traditional cylinder shape of a tater tot. Also, I use cream of celery soup, this is a personal preference and you are welcome to use cream of mushroom or even cream of chicken, or if you’re super zealous and make your own cream soup base, even better!

Now if you’re looking for other family favorite casseroles, we have an awesome selection for you, like some of these:

Cattle Drive Casserole

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Beefy Sour Cream Noodle Casserole

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Cheesesteak Casserole 

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Hatch Green Chile Chicken Casserole

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Beefy Country Potato Casserole

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Beefy Country Potato Casserole


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup of frozen corn
  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 t ground pepper
  • 1/4 t Lawry's Seasoned Salt
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 30 oz bag frozen potato rounds (they are flatter versions of tater tots)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° degrees. Spray 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. To skillet add olive oil, garlic and diced onion, saute 1-2 minutes, add in ground beef and cook thoroughly. Drain off grease. Stir in corn and set aside.
  3. In large bowl stir together Cream of Celery soup, milk, sour cream, pepper, Lawry's Seasoned Salt and 1 cup shredded cheese.
  4. Add in ground beef mixture, stir well.
  5. Layer 1/2 of potato rounds in bottom of 9x13 dish, spread ground beef mixture over top of potato rounds. Layer remaining potato rounds on top of ground beef mixture. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup shredded cheese on top.
  6. Bake 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.

This Beefy Country Potato Casserole is a hearty dish at the entire family will enjoy! With cheese, potatoes, beef, and corn what's not to love?

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  1. I don’t make enough casseroles, and I really should! This looks so good!

  2. I made this for my family and my daughters boyfriend, who LOVES Shepard’s Pie tonight. I changed the cream of celery to cream of mushroom only because that is what I had on hand. WOW was this good. They LOVED it!
    I have NEVER liked things like this. I MUST say this was REALLY good. I WILL be making this again.


  3. Jacquelyn says:

    Can this be done as as crock pot meal?


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