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This Vegan Tater Tot Casserole is made with vegan ground beef, homemade Vegan Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, crisp green beans and sweet juicy corn. It's perfectly cheesy, savory, and packs 23 grams of protein without meat! Prep this family favorite in just 15 minutes!

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

  • Super simple. This vegan tater tot casserole is made with just 8 ingredients and requires just 15 minutes of prep. Great for busy weeknights and trying out Meatless Mondays.
  • Easy to customize. Use your favorite vegan ground beef, vegan cheese, and tater tots and make this casserole one the whole family will love.
  • Ultimate comfort food. There's nothing better than a super hearty casserole every once in a while and this vegan tater tot casserole doesn't disappoint. If you love casseroles, try my Creamy Vegan Pesto Pasta Bake and Vegan Creamy Mushroom Pasta Bake too!

Ingredients and Substitutions

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Step by Step Instructions

Before starting, go to the Vegan Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup post and prepare it ahead of time. You can even do this a few days in advance (or months in advance if you freeze it) to help cut down on prep time.

Two photos side by side showing sauteed onions then sauteed onions with vegan ground beef.
  1. Sauté the onion. In a medium sized skillet over medium heat, sauté the diced onion in 1 tablespoon of avocado oil for 2-3 minutes, or until fragrant and softened.
  1. Brown the vegan ground beef. Add the vegan ground beef into the pan with the sautéed diced onion and sauté for 5-7 minutes, or until the vegan beef is no longer pink.
Two side by side photos showing how to layer casserole in the dish.
  1. Transfer the onion and vegan beef mixture to a casserole dish. Spread it evenly in the bottom of the dish.
  1. Top with green beans and corn. Again, spread evenly over the top of the beef to create an even layer.
Two photos side by side showing how to layer potato casserole in dish.
  1. Add the Vegan Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup. I like to use a cookie scoop to dollop it over the top of the casserole and then spread it evenly with a silicone baking spatula.
  1. Sprinkle with vegan cheese shreds. I typically use vegan cheddar shreds, but you can use any shreds or even make homemade vegan cheese. My Tofu Mozzarella or Melty Vegan Cheese would both be amazing in this tater tot casserole.
Two photos side by side showing casserole mixed together then topped with frozen tater tots.
  1. Optional: Mix all ingredients to combine! If you prefer a mixed base of the casserole, you can mix it up before topping with casseroles. However, if you prefer layers, skip this step!
  1. Top with a single layer of tater tots. Feel free to have fun with it and make any type of design you'd like.
  2. Bake! Bake the vegan tater tot casserole for

FAQs

Are tater tots gluten free?

Potatoes are naturally gluten free, but tater tots are not always gluten free. But good news is there are a few gluten free brands to look for at the grocery store. Check out this comprehensive guide to gluten free tater tots to find a complete list of gluten free brands.

Can you freeze unbaked tater tot casserole?

Absolutely, and it's a great idea. Try making two casseroles at once and freeze one for later. I use these disposable baking pans to freeze whole casseroles in. Or, if you'd like to freeze single serve portions, divide the casserole ingredients amongst Souper Cubes freezer cubes and freeze small portions before baking. For full freezer instructions, view the complete recipe card notes down below.

What can I serve with tater tot casserole?

Tater tot casserole pairs well with roasted vegetables like carrots, brussel sprouts, green beans, asparagus or simple side salads.

Expert Tips

  • Take time to layer the tater tots on top in a single layer. This will help them cook and brown evenly.
  • Add additional veggies, if desired! Adding 1 cup of diced mushrooms or carrots to the beef mixture would be delicious. You could also swap the corn and green beans for a frozen vegetable medley mix.
Vegan tater tot casserole with scoop being taken out in white casserole dish.

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Vegan Tater Tot Casserole

5 from 2 votes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
This Vegan Tater Tot Casserole is made with vegan ground beef, homemade Vegan Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, crisp green beans and sweet juicy corn. It's perfectly cheesy, savory, and satisfies any comfort food craving. Prep this family favorite in just 15 minutes!

Ingredients
 

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil substitute another neutral oil
  • 1 medium-sized yellow onion diced
  • 16 ounces vegan ground beef defrosted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups green beans frozen or canned and drained
  • 2 cups corn frozen or canned and drained
  • 1 vegan condensed cream of mushroom soup recipe
  • 2 cups vegan cheese shreds
  • 24 ounces frozen tater tots use your favorite

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a 9×13 casserole dish.
  • In a medium-sized skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon of avocado oil (or another neutral cooking oil). Add diced onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until fragrant and softened.
  • Add in defrosted vegan ground beef and cook until browned, 5-7 minutes.
  • Stir in vegan Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Transfer the vegan beef mixture to the casserole dish and spread evenly in the bottom.
  • Layer in the corn, green beans, vegan condensed cream of mushroom soup, and cheese shreds. If desired, toss to combine or leave as layers (see photos in post for reference).
  • Add a single layer of tater tots (24 ounces should be the perfect amount to cover the entire top.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, or until the tater tots are golden and crispy.
  • Remove from oven, top with diced parsley, and serve immediately while hot.
  • Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To Freeze: Lightly grease a disposable baking dish, then follow steps 2-7 as written. Then tightly cover casserole dish with a layer of saran wrap, then 2 layers of tin foil. Label the top with recipe name, date it was frozen, and cooking instructions. Bake from frozen at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 75 minutes, or until warmed through. This tater tot casserole will freeze well for up to 3 months.

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    Notes

    Nutrition

    Calories: 619kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 33g | Sodium: 1416mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 6g

    Disclaimer: The Nutritional Information provided for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the facts listed is not and cannot be guaranteed.

    Course Main Dish
    Cuisine American

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