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Big Mac Tater Tot Casserole

Tater tot casserole + Big Mac. Need I say more?

Top down shot of big mac tater tot casserole in a white dish.

Big. Mac. Tater. Tot. Casserole. Oh, yes, we did! Is this recipe over the top? Absolutely. Is it worth the occasional indulgence? Most definitely! With juicy ground beef, crispy tater tots, creamy Big Mac sauce, and lots of cheese, what’s not to love? Add in pickles, onions, garlic, and a few other spices, and you’ve got a meal that everyone is sure to love.

Seriously, how delicious does this look? Trust me, it tastes even better! If you’re looking for a twist on classic comfort food, this is the recipe for you.

A serving of tater tot casserole on a plate with garnish.

To get this decadent meal started, preheat the oven to 400F. Grease a 9×13 pan and set it aside. Then, place ground beef and butter in a large skillet. Cook on medium-high, crumbling the ground beef as it cooks. Drain excess grease.

Next, add Thousand Island dressing, mayo, diced onion, diced dill pickle, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to the pan with the beef. Stir until all of the ingredients are fully combined.

Side view of a big scoop of tater tot casserole.

This mixture may look a little questionable, but stick with me! Pour the ground beef mixture into the prepared pan and sprinkle both kinds of cheese on top, followed by a single layer of tater tots. Bake 40-45 minutes or until tots are golden-brown. Once done, sprinkle lettuce on top, followed by a drizzle of Thousand Island Dressing.

Serve up this dish nice and warm and watch it disappear before your eyes! Seriously, this stuff is that good. Go ahead and find the full ingredient list and recipe below!

Top down view of a big scoop of tater tot casserole.

Makes 6-8 servings

20m prep time

45m cook time

4.2
Rated 4.2 out of 5
Rated by 6 reviewers
Casserole:
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup Thousand Island dressing
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup diced dill pickle
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • 24 oz frozen tater tots
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Topping:
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1/4 cup Thousand Island dressing
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Grease a 9x13 pan and set aside.
  2. Place ground beef and butter in a large skillet. Cook on medium-high, crumbling the ground beef as it cooks. Drain excess grease.
  3. Add Thousand Island dressing, mayo, diced onion, diced dill pickle, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to the pan with the beef. Stir until all of the ingredients are fully combined.
  4. Pour ground beef mixture into prepared pan and sprinkle both kinds of cheese on top, followed by a single layer of tater tots.
  5. Bake 40-45 minutes or until tots are golden-brown. Once done, sprinkle lettuce on top, followed by a drizzle of Thousand Island Dressing.
  6. Serve up warm and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from This is Not Diet Food.