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tater tot casserole in oval casserole slow cooker

Slow Cooker Tater Tot Casserole

Ready to ditch the canned soup and make a simple, easy and delicious Slow Cooker Tater Tot Casserole from scratch? We make this at least once a month at my house!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 414kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons herb and garlic seasoning or favorite seasoning blend
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups frozen mixed veggies
  • 24 ounces frozen tater tots
  • 8 oz shredded cheese


  • In a large skillet brown ground beef over medium high heat until fully cooked and no pink remains and drain any fat
  • Add flour and stir to coat all beef evenly with flour
  • Slowly add broth while continuing to stir to ensure no lumps form from flour
  • Add seasonings and bring mixture up to a slow boil and then reduce to a simmer
  • Let simmer for about 5-7 minutes until broth thickens to coat the spoon
  • Stir in the cream and continue to simmer for another 3-5 minutes to let everything thicken to the texture of cream soup
  • Add veggies and stir to combine evenly
  • Spray slow cooker with nonstick spray
  • Add meat mixture
  • Top with tater tots and cheese
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8


  • If using fresh veggies, be mindful of the water content
  • 5 qt oval slow cooker works best


Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 907mg | Potassium: 584mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 2630IU | Vitamin C: 11.1mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 3mg