Broccoli Tater Tot Casserole

Broccoli Tater Tot Casserole is a delicious and hearty meal the whole family will love. This cheesy broccoli tot casserole with rice, ground beef, and creamy cheese sauce is the ultimate comfort food. It’s perfect for a cozy dinner at home or a potluck with friends.

Overhead view of broccoli tater tot casserole with beef in a baking dish and a bowl.

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What Makes Broccoli Tater Tot Casserole Perfect for a Weeknight Dinner for the Family 

Getting your kids to eat broccoli may seem like a tall order, but it is definitely possible, especially when you serve them Broccoli Tater Tot Casserole. With so much cheese, tater tot potatoes, ground beef, and rice that even the most reluctant veggie eater will clean her plate and ask for seconds.

Bring a tater tot and broccoli casserole to your next potluck dinner, but don’t be surprised when everyone asks you for the recipe!

Why You Should Try This Tater Tot Casserole With Broccoli 

A tater tot and broccoli casserole is the perfect dish to serve on a weeknight because it’s easy and quick to make and uses inexpensive staples you probably already have in your kitchen. With no need to thaw the ingredients beforehand, you can go from preheating the oven to getting the casserole on the table in under 45 minutes.

Save money and give your family a hearty and delicious dish that they’ll love with this Broccoli Tater Tot Casserole recipe.

Tater Tot Casserole With Broccoli Ingredients

To make this family-friendly dinner, you’ll need:

  • Ground beef
  • White rice, cooked
  • Cheddar cheese soup, canned
  • Broccoli cheese soup, canned
  • Frozen broccoli
  • Velveeta cheese slices
  • Tater tots, frozen
Ingredients for broccoli tater tot casserole on a tray.

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • You can use sharp cheddar cheese slices instead of Velveeta.
  • You can use cream of broccoli soup instead of broccoli cheese soup but the dish will have less cheese flavor.
  • If you want to use fresh broccoli, cut the head into bite-size pieces.
  • You can also substitute cauliflower florets for broccoli.
  • If you enjoy garlic, add ½ teaspoon of garlic powder or garlic salt.
  • Sprinkle parmesan cheese over the tater tots before baking for an extra cheesy touch.
  • If you leave out the ground beef, it makes a great side dish instead of being a main dish.

How to Make Tater Tot and Broccoli Casserole

To make this family favorite:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 
  2. While the oven is heating up, chop any large broccoli florets in half and set all the broccoli aside for later. 
  3. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and brown the ground beef.
  4. Drain the ground beef well and add it to the bottom of a 9 X 13 casserole dish. There’s no need to grease or coat the dish with cooking spray.
Ground beef layer for a broccoli tater tot casserole.
  1. Spread a layer of the cooked rice on top of the ground beef.
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together both cans of soup and then pour the mixture over the rice. Gently shake the casserole dish and wait a minute or two for some of the soup to seep into the lower layers. 
  3. Arrange the frozen broccoli on top of the soup and cover the broccoli with thin slices of Velveeta. 
Broccoli layer of a tater tot casserole.
  1. Top the casserole with the frozen tater tots.
Broccoli tater tot casserole before baking.
  1. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven until the tater tots are golden brown and the cheese is bubbling. 
  2. Remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool slightly on a wire rack before serving.
Broccoli tater tot casserole serving on a plate next to the casserole.

What to Serve With Broccoli Tater Tot Casserole

Casseroles are great because you can easily pass them off as a one-dish meal. However, adding a side or two is never a bad idea. Three sides pair well with a tater tot casserole with rice are:

  • Garlic bread is a simple side that adds a lot of flavor. 
  • Roasted vegetables will help to round out the casserole. Oven-roasted carrots, brussel sprouts, or zucchini are all good options. 
  • A hearty salad like the Brussel Sprouts and Kale Salad served at Cracker Barrel is perfect. 

How to Store the Leftovers

Let the casserole come down to room temperature. Don’t remove the casserole from the baking dish if you plan to keep the extras in the fridge. Just cover the top of the casserole with aluminum foil.

If you want to freeze the extra tater tot and broccoli casserole, cut it into serving pieces, wrap each serving in aluminum foil, and store the wrapped portions in a plastic freezer bag.

Use refrigerated leftovers within three days or frozen slices within three months.

What’s the Best Way to Reheat Tater Tot Casserole

Thaw the slices of frozen casserole in the fridge overnight before reheating them in the oven:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 
  2. Cover the casserole with aluminum foil and bake for 20 to 30 minutes until hot. 
Broccoli tater tot casserole with ground beef on a fork over a plate of it.

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Broccoli Tater Tot Casserole

Everyone loves a Tater Tot Casserole with broccoli and beef.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Tater Tot Casserole
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 577kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 can cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 can broccoli cheese soup
  • 10 ounces frozen broccoli
  • 4 to 5 slices Velveeta cheese
  • 28 ounces frozen tater tots


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Brown the ground beef in a skillet; drain.
  • Transfer the beef to a 9×13-inch baking pan and layer with the cooked rice and both cans of soup. Distribute the broccoli on top of the soups, and place four or five slices of Velveeta over the broccoli. Arrange the tater tots in a single layer on top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes, or until the tater tots are golden brown and the Velveeta is melted.


Calories: 577kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 1526mg | Potassium: 778mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 775IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 427mg | Iron: 2.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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